- Capital Park and Whitehall Family Health Centers
- OSU CarePoint East General Internal Medicine Clinic
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center
- Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
- Geriatric Independent Living Facilities in Central Ohio
- Ohio Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin
- OSU Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Lipid Clinic
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Ambulatory Care Center
- University Health Services
Capital Park and Whitehall Family Health Centers
Christine Murphy, RPh, CDE, Clinical Assistant Professor
Kristine Harrison, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Capital Park and Whitehall Family Health Centers are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) that provide primary health care to uninsured and insured patients with a variety of ethnic backgrounds, especially Latino, Ethiopian and Somali.
Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers™' mission is to provide high-quality, holistic and sensitive care to meet the healthcare needs of our community, where we honor every person with loving service. The role of the Pharmacist is to partner with the healthcare team to provide the best care for the needs of the patients. It can include the following:
- Medication reconciliation
- Diabetes education
- Smoking cessation education
- Coumadin therapy monitoring and education
- Assisting patients obtain their medications
OSU CarePoint East General Internal Medicine Clinic
Laura E. Hall, PharmD, BCPS
In July 2011, the OSU General Internal Medicine Residents on the Primary Care Track established their new outpatient site at CarePoint East. Adult patients are seen by four attending and eight resident physicians in various years of their training, with additional physician preceptor oversight.
The mission of CarePoint East is to strengthen the workforce of culturally competent primary care physicians practicing high quality primary and preventive care for underserved, uninsured, and underinsured populations throughout Central Ohio and the United States.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Comprehensive Transplant Center
April Delahunty, PharmD, BCPS
The Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) at The Ohio State University Medical Center has one of the largest organ transplant programs in the nation.
The Center performs nearly 400 kidney, liver, pancreas, combined kidney/pancreas, heart and bone marrow transplants each year.
In 2006, the Center also became the first academic medical center in the state to perform a combined heart-lung transplant.
The CTC is a pioneer in creating transplant discoveries through research which become life-saving treatments for our patients. For example, the CTC has recently been approved by the FDA to conduct clinical trials of islet cell transplants, a revolutionary therapy which may offer hope of a cure for Type I Diabetes patients.
The pharmacists within the Department of Pharmacy and CTC are involved in patient care inpatient as members of the multidisciplinary team and outpatient in the transplant clinic.
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Jim McAuley, RPh, PhD
Approximately 25% of time is spent providing Medication Therapy Management (MTM) to patients in both clinics described below. There is only one pharmacist in either clinic.
- Outpatient Neurology Clinic – Patient population is mostly patients with epilepsy. This is the primary clinic where the pharmacist spends (on average) two to three half-days per week. Jim McAuley, RPh, PhD developed the practice in 1994.
- High-Risk Obstetrics Clinic – Patient population is pregnant women with seizures. This is a secondary clinic where the pharmacist spends an average of one day per month on these collaboratively-managed patients. Jim McAuley, RPh, PhD developed this practice in 2002.
While in the Outpatient Neurology Clinic working alongside other members of the Neurology Department's Division of Epilepsy, McAuley provides MTM, educates trainees, and conducts clinical research. He spends a lot of time gathering patient information through interviews and then working with the team to devise and implement a therapeutic plan for each patient. After the plan is decided upon by the team and the patient/family, he works with the patient/family to educate them on the changes being proposed.
Over 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts have been published and 35 scientific poster presentations have been presented in direct correlation to the clinics' activities.
Geriatric Independent Living Facilities in Central Ohio
Ruth Emptage, Pharm.D, CGP
GY1 Community or Ambulatory Care Resident (100 hours per year)
MTM Reviews at various independent living facilities in Central Ohio
Mission statement: Provide P1 students early exposure to medication therapy management as well as to give P4 students the opportunity to fulfill a portion of the required MTM reviews necessary for the completion of the MTM certificate program
The pharmacists at site provide:
- MTM: Comprehensive medication review to community dwelling older adults
- Model MTM for P1 students
- Precept MTM reviews performed by P4 students
Ohio Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin
William Buoni, MD
Holly Cronau, MD
Janet Eggert, PhD
Patrick Fahey, MD
Don Mack, MD
Fred Miser, MD
Milisa Rizer, MD
Luis Salazar, MD
Joan Simon, PhD
Mary Jo Welker, MD
As a tier III Patient Centered Medical Home, the Rardin Family Practice health care practitioners promote well-being through provision of comprehensive, integrated, and personalized care of individuals, families, and communities. Care will be provided with attention to emotional, physical, educational, and spiritual needs in a caring, compassionate, and efficient manner.
OSU Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Lipid Clinic
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Ambulatory Care Center
Melissa Snider, PharmD, BCPS, CLS;
Margueritte Hevezi, PharmD, CDE, CLS;
Maria C. Pruchnicki, PharmD, BCPS, CLS
Andrea Hirsch, PharmD, BCPS
Ginny Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS
Diana Vinh, PharmD, BCPS
The mission of the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Lipid Clinic is to reduce morbidity and mortality of diseases related to dyslipidemia, such as heart attacks, heart procedures, and strokes. Patients are managed by an interdisciplinary team consists of physicians and pharmacists with specialty training and certification in the management of lipids (see lipidspecialist.org). Services offered include:
- Comprehensive preventive cardiology assessment (heart attack or stroke prevention)
- Advanced lipid testing
- Positive lifestyle modifications
- Medication management
Cases that may benefit include: intolerance to therapy, difficulty achieving lipid goals, strong family history of heart disease, low HDL, high triglycerides, metabolic syndrome, and patients on high risk medications for interactions (eg. HIV or transplant related therapies)
University Health Services
Christopher Green, PharmD
University Health Services (UHS), located at 1581 Dodd Drive, Suite 201, McCampbell Hall, is one of two accredited ambulatory care practice sites. The practice focuses on providing health and wellness services to faculty and staff of The Ohio State University. In addition to direct patient care services, the clinic connects faculty and staff to the benefits of the health plan and other resources available on campus. UHS is a division of Ambulatory Services, the outpatient division of Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. Currently, our PGY1 and PGY2 residents are part of an inter-professional practice team that includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, a physical therapist and students from all disciplines. Opportunities for direct primary patient care include the following areas: dyslipidemia, smoking cessation, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, depression, and men’s and women’s health. Along with primary care, the resident will have responsibilities in urgent care with exposure to a multitude of disease states, including, but not limited to: infectious disease, pain and dermatological illnesses. The resident will design and conduct a practice or profession based research project. In addition, the resident will be encouraged to participate in ongoing projects and to assist with the development of new UHS services. UHS was a 2005 recipient of the ASHP Best Practices Award.