Ambulatory care pharmacy practice has evolved greatly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As healthcare begins to think about life beyond COVID, ambulatory care pharmacists are evaluating their role and what practice may look like as services continue to develop to meet the healthcare needs of the ever growing pool of patients who have experienced COVID19.
Quyen Nguyen is currently an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His areas of focus include chronic disease management, anticoagulation, falls prevention, and post-COVID management. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of California, San Diego – Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He completed a PGY-1 at Providence St. Peter Hospital and a PGY-2 in ambulatory care at Providence St. Peter Family Medicine in Olympia, Washington.
Rachel Kruer is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Multispecialty Critical Care unit at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and serves as the Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for the Adult Academic Health Center. Rachel received her PharmD from the University of Cincinnati, and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Rachel is a board certified critical care pharmacist. Rachel works within a team of three critical care pharmacists that see patients in the multidisciplinary IU Health Post Intensive Care Survivor Clinic.
Rachel Steele graduated from Butler University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, completed her PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at Community Health Network. Rachel now works as a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist within Parkview Physicians Group in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In her role, she strives to optimize patient health outcomes with a key focus on diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction.