UF College of Pharmacy faculty pharmacists are embedded in primary care and specialty practices throughout the state. These medication specialists are members of an interdisciplinary health care team and trusted advisors for the people they serve. Pharmacists in these settings help people manage their medications and elements of their lifestyle to achieve better control of chronic diseases. This approach blends the best scientific evidence, medication costs, and the needs, values and desires of the person the pharmacist is assisting, so they can live healthy and fulfilling lives.
Areas of Practice
· Anticoagulation Therapy Management
· Polypharmacy Medication Reviews
· Chronic Disease Education
· Medication Therapy Management
· Anticoagulation Therapy Management
· Medication individualization for diabetes
· Diabetes education
· Medication-related questions from health care providers
· Outpatient IV Antimicrobial Management
· Antimicrobial Stewardship
· Transition of Care
· Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
· Support and guidance for the safe and efficient conduct of clinical drug trials
· The IDS provides accountability, handling, storage, and control of investigational drugs and assures compliance with the standards of the FDA and of the study sponsor
· Telephonic comprehensive medication reviews that identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems, including adverse drug events
· Telehealth individualized education and training services designed to enhance patient understanding and appropriate use of their medications
· Generalized patient education and information activities for medication use
· Medication reconciliation
· Drug monitoring and assessment
· Patient and health care provider education
· Pharmacogenetic testing and result interpretation
· Educational video consult for patients with a pharmacogenetics-specialized pharmacist
· Individualized written consult note for providers with recommendations for current and future medications
UF Health features a comprehensive network of outpatient health care facilities in Gainesville, Jacksonville and communities around the state of Florida. From primary care to specialized services, UF Health’s providers are serving patients with leading-edge care.
In Jacksonville, Nemours works with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, UF Health/Shands Hospital and Mayo Clinic Florida to provide life-changing care for newborns and kids to age 18 with common and complex conditions.
Shell Point Health System provides health care services to this retirement community of 2,600 in Southwest Florida. The centerpiece of health care is Larsen Health Center, a state-of-the-art medical center that offers 200,000 square feet of space with modern skilled nursing care, private rooms and breathtaking views.
UF Health Gainesville
Dr. Farland works collaboratively with endocrinologists, advanced practice registered nurses, dieticians, social workers, and nurses to help support people who are referred to the practice for the management of diabetes. She individualizes medication regimens and doses, interprets home monitored glucose values, and educates on any diabetes-related topic. She also provides support for the endocrinologists and advanced practice registered nurses to answer questions related to medications.
Dr. Yuan works collaboratively with endocrinologists, advanced practice registered nurses, dieticians, social workers, and nurses to help support people who are referred to the practice for the management of diabetes. She individualizes medication regimens and doses, interprets home monitored glucose values, and educates on any diabetes-related topic. She also provides support for the endocrinologists and advanced practice registered nurses to answer questions related to medications.
Dr. Powell’s pharmacy clinical practice at Eastside Family Medicine focuses on chronic disease state management including diabetes, hypertension hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation therapy, transitions of care, and more. By working alongside physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, nursing, and both medical and pharmacy students, his practice is able to deliver comprehensive health care to the underserved population of Gainesville.
Dr. Vascimini’s pharmacy clinical practice at Main Street Family Medicine focuses on chronic disease state management, including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation therapy, transitions of care and more. By working collaboratively with the physicians, medical residents, nurses and staff, she aids in providing comprehensive health care for family medicine patients. She provides additional support to assist with patient counseling and answering questions related to medications.
Dr. Dietrich runs an anticoagulation monitoring service at UF Health Internal Medicine at Tower Hill. His clinical responsibilities include monitoring and adjusting medication doses of anticoagulants to ensure safety and efficacy goals are being achieved. He also collaborates with a multidisciplinary cardiology team at the Post-MI Transitions of Care clinic where patients recently discharged from UF Health Shands following a heart attack receive medication optimization and ongoing cardiovascular care.
Dr. Taylor works collaboratively with internal medicine physicians, physician assistants and nurses to manage patients receiving anticoagulation therapy. He performs the necessary monitoring, adjusts doses as needed, provides patient education and follow-up. He also provides support to the medical staff to answer medication-related questions.
Pharmacogenetics Clinical Consultation Service
Dr. Cicali’s clinical practice role supports the UF Health Precision Medicine Program and the MyRx pharmacogenetic testing and education service – an innovative clinical service that explains how the tiny difference in your DNA can have a huge impact on how you respond to certain medications. Pharmacogenetic testing looks at specific genes to help predict the types of medicines and dosages that may be best for a particular patient based on their DNA.
UF Health Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Program
Dr. Childs-Kean works collaboratively with infectious disease physicians, physician assistants, social workers and nurses to support people who are discharged from UF Health Shands Hospital on long-term intravenous antimicrobials. She individualizes medication regimens and doses, interprets safety and efficacy lab results, and educates patients on antimicrobials. She also provides support for physicians and physician assistants in answering questions related to antimicrobials.
UF Health Jacksonville
Dr. Whitner’s clinical practice at Total Care Clinic is in the urban core of Jacksonville, Florida. She works collaboratively with primary care providers and nurse educators to enhance the chronic disease state education and management among historically underserved patient populations. The chronic disease state education and management includes diabetes, hypertension, mental wellness, and much more. In addition to working with patients of the clinic, Whitner hosts educational workshops monthly for members of the community in effort to increase knowledge on various health topics.
Investigational Drug Pharmacy
Dr. Huston’s clinical practice role on the Investigational Drug Service at UF Health Jax focuses on supporting new and ongoing clinical studies. The investigational drug service coordinates study details between sponsors, research coordinators, investigators and other research team members to enable the dispensing of investigational medications for patients in the health care system.
Dr. Moorman Li supports two different practices at UF Health Jacksonville. She works at the UF Health Pain Management Center, which is a multidisciplinary program that helps patients cope with the debilitating effects of pain. She also sees patients at the UF Health CB McIntosh Clinic by providing pharmacy services in a pain management clinic overseen by primary care providers.
Nemours Children’s Health (Jacksonville)
Dr. Cook works collaboratively with a variety of health care providers across multiple clinical specialties to support the ordering and interpretation of pharmacogenetic testing at Nemours Children’s Health. She individualizes medication regimens and doses through applying pharmacogenetic results and counsels patients on how their results may impact current and future medication use. She also provides education on pharmacogenetics topics to the health system.
Shell Point Retirement Community (Fort Myers)
Dr. Phillips collaborates with the health care team at Shell Point Retirement Community to deliver resident-centered care regarding anticoagulation management and polypharmacy services. In this setting, he interprets laboratory data, determines appropriate treatment plans regarding anticoagulation and other chronic disease states, and provides education and counseling to residents regarding their medications and well-being.
Dr. Rowe’s clinical practice site is the polypharmacy telehealth service at Shell Point Retirement Community. In this role, she assesses medications, interprets laboratory values, educates patients regarding their disease states and medications, and collaborates with the interprofessional team to provide the best care for her patients.
Dr. Soucie collaborates with the interprofessional health care team at the Shell Point Retirement Community to manage anticoagulation regimens for residents of the community. She interprets laboratory values, adjusts medication regimens, assists with peri-procedure planning, and provides patient education related to anticoagulation therapy.
Dr. St. Onge works collaboratively with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants at the Shell Point Retirement Community to manage patients referred to the polypharmacy service. In this role, she provides a comprehensive review of all medications, interprets laboratory values, makes therapeutic recommendations to providers and educates patients regarding their disease states and medications.
Center for Quality Medication Management
Medication Therapy Management
Dr. Leonard provides direction to and oversight of the Medication Therapy Management program at the Center for Quality Medication Management. She also completes telepharmacy visits and counsels participants enrolled in an asthma grant.