Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: The Effect of a Community-based Pharmacist Driven Disease Management Program on Clinical Outcomes
“This project continues to highlight the ways community pharmacists can impact patient health through increased engagement in direct patient care services”
Victoria (Tori) Watkins, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at the University of North Carolina & Sona Pharmacy + Clinic in Asheville, NC.
Dr. Watkins hopes to evaluate the impact of a community-based pharmacist driven disease management program on clinical outcomes, measured as the change in low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), triglycerides (TG), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) lab values, blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI), A1C, asthma control tests (ACT), PHQ-9 scores, and total number of medications from baseline to one year later.
"I believe community pharmacists are uniquely positioned to fill the gap in provider access. The biggest factor in patient satisfaction is time with provider and community pharmacists can aide in improving clinical and financial outcomes while increasing overall patient satisfaction."