2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards: Meet the Winners!

AUGUST 24, 2016
Civic Leader 2016
Tim Weber, RPh, PRS
Vice President of Pharmacy, Fruth Pharmacy
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Since high school, Tim Weber knew he wanted to be a pharmacist. He credits an independent pharmacist he met early in his life for leading him to the pharmacy profession by touting the benefits of being a pharmacist. Weber’s ambition gave him the momentum he needed to move from staff pharmacist to a top-level corporate position at Kmart in a span of just 10 years.

His inspiration primarily comes from his family. He looks to his 10-year-old son and his wife, who is also a pharmacist, to think of ways pharmacists can make a difference in the community and benefit public health.

Weber believes it is important for people in all professions to focus on the “big picture” rather than sweating the small stuff. He set out to work as hard as he could to benefit his family, his team, and the profession overall—and those reasons remain the basis of his personal philosophy.

Looking toward the future, Weber believes pharmacists need to focus more on the outcomes of therapy, troubleshooting adherence and adverse-event issues, and the overall quality of each patient’s life.