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6/30/2021

Sarah Lothspeich

Sarah Lothspeich

Pharm.D., M.P.H.

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

CoxHealth

Springfield, MO

Her Story

Dr. Lothspeich received her MPH degree from the University of Iowa College of Public Health in May 2018 and her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in May 2019. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in June 2020 and is currently a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri.

Describe the facility where you work (eg. Is it a teaching hospital?

CoxHealth is the region’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, serving a population of over 1 million. It is the area leader in health care and community involvement, with six hospitals, more than 80 clinics, five ERs and nearly 12,000 employees throughout southwest Missouri.

Recent Significant Projects

Dr. Lothspeich is currently working on her PGY2 research project which is evaluating targeted ambulatory care pharmacist interventions at post-hospital follow-up visits to reduce readmission rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Dr. Lothspeich is also working with her co-residents to develop a business plan to expand pharmacy services through the population health department within CoxHealth.

Initial Involvement in ASHP

Dr. Lothspeich currently serves on the Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapy Section Advisory Group.

Why did you become involved in ASHP? 

Dr. Lothspeich became involved in ASHP as a student to network with pharmacy professionals on a national level. She continued her membership as a resident to further extend her network and to have access to valuable educational material.

Advice for Someone New to Specialty Area

“For pharmacists or residents new to ambulatory care, I would encourage them to build relationships with the health care team they work with beyond the providers and patients. In ambulatory care, it really is a 'team effort' and the best results come when we recognize the unique contributions each member of the health care team brings to the table."

How would you explain the value of ASHP to a friend or colleague?

Dr. Lothspeich became involved in ASHP as a student to network with pharmacy professionals on a national level. She continued her membership as a resident to further extend her network and to have access to valuable educational material.

What is the value of ASHP for the profession?

ASHP offers opportunities to stay up-to-date with issues relevant to the pharmacy profession, network nationally and advocate for the advancement of pharmacy practice. Members of ASHP have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other pharmacy providers around the United States through the discussion boards.

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