February 24, 2022

Employee Spotlight - AnnMarie, Consultant Pharmacist

As part of the Education Department, AnnMarie supports the hospice and home care clinical teams and community as a Consultant Pharmacist. Her primary task is reviewing patient medication profiles for potential drug-drug interactions, harmful side effects, and duplicate therapy. When reviewing patient charts and visit notes, she also makes recommendations to improve patient medication adherence by simplifying a regimen, offering crushable/liquid alternatives/special compounds for a patient having difficulty swallowing, and tools such as an alarmed medi-planner or pre-packaged medication.

In addition, she provides community education presentations on Medication Management and Immunizations for Patients over 50.  

“I became a Pharmacist to combine my interests in science, math, and health care,” AnnMarie said. “Practicing in retail and long-term care pharmacy settings, and precepting pharmacy students has prepared me well for this Consultant Pharmacist role at Granite VNA.”