Public Health Matters - Episode 9

Pharmacy Focus: Public Health Matters- Self Care is the New Healthcare

Pharmacists need to focus on taking care of themselves while they continue to take care of others in even bigger ways post-COVID-19 pandemic.

This week's episode features Dr. Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD, Founder and CEO of Pharmapreneur Academy, who discusses self care as a pharmacist, the ties of public health with pharmacy, and how pharmacists are playing an even bigger role in the field than their usual responsibilities.

Blair Thielemier, PharmD, is a business development consultant specializing in pharmacist-led billing models. She consults on and produces e-learning programs for state and national organizations, pharmacy wholesalers, payers, technology start-ups.  She has books and online courses available for individuals looking to leverage their pharmacy knowledge into monetized clinical programs at PharmapreneurAcademy.com She speaks internationally about trends in leveraging pharmacists to improve value-based care.

Blair is passionate about the advancement of the profession of pharmacy and believes the shift to a value-based healthcare model is an opportunity for pharmacy to play a bigger role in the system.  She believes this shift will change the face of our profession drastically in the next 20 years and wants to help her colleagues prepare and adapt to those changes.

In 2015, she founded a pharmacy consulting business BT Pharmacy Consulting, LLC and currently helps train and coach other pharmacists looking to start their own consulting businesses through an online e-course and membership site at the PharmapreneurAcademy.com.  Part of that business includes presenting at pharmacy conferences and pioneering the use of educational online courses for pharmacists interested in providing enhanced clinical services, such as immunizations, point of care testing, chronic care, and transitional care management programs.