This podcast provides an overview of how healthcare providers may initiate transitions of care services. Speakers share both successes and challenges experienced when implementing their own transitions of care services as well as how they were able to overcome barriers.
Monica Green, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Southern University. Her awareness of the health disparities inspired her to complete an Ambulatory Care Residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She first practiced as an clinical pharmacist and was later promoted to Clinical Manager. Now she is an Operations Manager for UTMB Health, and her role has expanded to include transitions of care, retail and specialty pharmacy services.
Dr. Creaque V. Charles received her PharmD from Texas Southern University and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at St. Claire Medical Center. She started her career as a Clinical Pharmacist in Geriatrics and currently is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Texas Southern University with a practice site at the UTMB Health. Her research and scholarly interests include inappropriate medication use in the elderly and initiatives aimed at closing health disparity gaps.
Amy Perpich, PharmD, BCPS received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. She currently works at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky as the Clinical Manager for Ambulatory Pharmacy Services and has been responsible for the oversight and implementation of the Transitions of Care team since 2017.
Justin McCann, PharmD, MBA, BCACP is one of the Transitions of Care pharmacists for Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a 2018 graduate from the University Of Kentucky College Of Pharmacy and completed both his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Norton Healthcare.
Dr. Amanda Martinez, PharmD, BCACP, CPh, is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapy Specialist at Tampa General Hospital. Through a collaborative practice agreement, she manages various chronic diseases in complex, high-risk patients. She also implemented and expanded pharmacist-led transitional care management and chronic care management services for high-risk patients. Dr. Martinez serves as an ambulatory care clerkship preceptor for several local pharmacy schools and serves as the Co-Director for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program.
Kimber Woodrum, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CDCES received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky, where she also completed her Master of Public Health. She completed her PGY1 and PGY2 in ambulatory care at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY. She currently is the organization’s Employee Population Health and Benefits Clinical Pharmacist.