Current Resident (2021-2022)
Ross Wagner, Pharm.D.
UAMS Pharmacy Practice PGY2 in Ambulatory Care
Ross Wagner was originally from Waldron, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2020. Upon graduation, he completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Unity Health–White County Medical Center in Searcy, Arkansas. Some of his professional interests include academia, HIV/AIDS care, diabetes, viral hepatitis and research.
After completion of his postgraduate training, Dr. Wagner hopes to become a clinical faculty member at a college of pharmacy and a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. He looks forward to offering excellent patient care and to playing a role in the education of future pharmacy students. In his spare time, he enjoys making short films and documentaries, playing video games and traveling with his partner and two rambunctious Pomeranians.
Madisyn Strain, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (Juneau, Alaska)
Dr. Strain will practice at SEARHC as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist. In this position, she will provide disease state management for diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. In addition, she will be involved in the pharmacist-run anticoagulation clinic at the medical center in Juneau and participate in the novel program for continuous blood glucose monitoring. The position will also include opportunities to precept students from across the country, facilitate education classes for patients, and provide in-service and continuing education presentations for other practitioners.
Lauren Ford, Pharm.D., BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist, CHI St. Vincent (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Dr. Ford will practice as a clinical pharmacist at the CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, providing quality care and vaccines to patients seen within the health system.
Brianna Rhodes, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System
Dr. Rhodes will be practicing as a Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist within the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System.
Kate Lutek, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (San Antonio, Texas)
Dr. Lutek will practice at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System as a PACT Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. In this position, she will provide disease state management in diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation and heart failure at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The position will also include opportunities to precept students and residents, facilitate a hypertension group education class for patients, and provide continuing education presentations for other healthcare providers.
Stephanie White, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Lumberton Drug Company (Lumberton, North Carolina)
As Lumberton Drug Company’s first clinical pharmacist, Stephanie will help bridge the connection between the community pharmacy and a local physicians office. Stephanie’s goal is to generate enough revenue to both meet and then exceed a pharmacists salary, ultimately supporting the need for a second clinical pharmacist. Services to generate revenue include, but are not limited to, Medicare annual wellness visits, comprehensive medication reviews, referrals for personalized pain creams, diabetes management, and more. Stephanie will track her impact and through improving physician score quality of care metrics will also generate revenue.
Through collaborative practice agreements, Stephanie will make clinical interventions with the goal of simultaneously incorporating clinical services into the community pharmacy workflow in order to help improve more patients lives. This position is incentive based so Stephanie will have a base salary and then incentive pay based on the additional revenue brought into the pharmacy. As the position focuses less on fee for services and more on quality of care improvement, it aligns well with the future direction of the field of pharmacy.