Katelin M. Lisenby
Dr. Lisenby received her Pharm.D. degree from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn, Alabama in 2013. She then went on to complete an ASHP Accredited residency in Pharmacy Practice at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL from 2013-2014. Following this completion, she joined the Auburn faculty beginning in the fall of 2014. As a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Lisenby’s practice site is at The Good Samaritan Clinic in Northport, Alabama. Her other responsibilities are part of her position as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice with Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine with the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Lisenby is serving in the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners as a member of the Compensation and Practice Sustainability Advisory Group for the second year. She also participates as a CV reviewer. She is actively involved with the state affiliated chapter, Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where she serves as the Chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee and on the editorial board of the InPharmative Quarterly e-journal.
Established in 1999, The Good Samaritan Clinic is a free primary care clinic that provides health and dental care to indigent patients. The clinic serves 7 surrounding counties in West Alabama with a majority of patients living below the Federal Poverty Line. The clinic provided primary care to over 500 patients in 2015. The clinic has a collaborative relationship with the University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency and Dr. Lisenby, along with pharmacy students and residents work very closely with the medical residents and other attending physicians using a shared visit model.
Dr. Lisenby and her staff have developed a new medication record and medication reconciliation process for each encounter. She has also developed a formulary including all medications available at local pharmacy discount programs to help the physicians prescribe affordable medications and reduce overall medication costs. She is currently looking at the impact of the formulary and pharmacy recommendations on the affordability of medications prescribed. Lastly, they have started providing interdisciplinary classes, including nursing, nutrition, and pharmacy, for patients with hypertension.
Advice for Someone New to Specialty Area
"Embrace collaborative practice opportunities and providing care with other disciplines. Each discipline offers a different perspective based on their expertise and training. When we all come together, high-quality patient care is the result. Regardless of the practice setting or patient population, this is what our patients deserve. Additionally, this provides opportunities for interdisciplinary education and growth."
Becoming Involved in ASHP
"I became involved in ASHP as a student to learn more about the clinical pharmacy track and residency. As a resident and new practitioner, I saw ASHP as a great resource for career development, to network with other ambulatory care practitioners, and to give back to the profession. I also appreciated ASHP's passion for advancing the profession. After I entered into ambulatory care practice, ASHP offered various helpful resources to assist me in developing clinical services."
Value of ASHP
"ASHP offers numerous opportunities for continuing education, networking (within your practice area and across the country), mentorship, and resources for teaching, clinical practice, and scholarship. ASHP also aids residency training and promotes the profession of pharmacy practice. Lastly, it offers a venue to advocate for the pharmacy practice with other pharmacists on the national level."
"ASHP's commitment to the advancement of healthcare with highly-qualified pharmacists as key members of the healthcare team is invaluable to our profession. While being one of the largest pharmacy organizations in the country, ASHP continues to provide education and resources to foster professional development, expand services, encourage research, and advocate for the profession in the midst of healthcare change."