Ambulatory Care Conference

[144-L04] Meeting Patients Where They Are: Building Relationships with Community-Based Pharmacist Practitioners to Advance Patient Care

Tuesday, June 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: 402, Level 2 (Street Level)

ACPE Activity #0204-0000-18-144-L04-P
1.50 Contact Hours | Knowledge-based

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Bob Tremmel, Pharm.D., BCACP, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Director, Educational Programs I
Bethesda, MD

I will be your ASHP point of contact as you plan your session. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you.


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Brigid K. Groves, Pharm.D., R.Ph., Pharm.D., M.S.

Pharmacy Practice Coordinator
The Kroger Co., Columbus Division
Westerville, OH

Brigid Groves, PharmD, MS is a Pharmacy Practice Coordinator for The Kroger Co., Columbus Division Pharmacy and Residency Program Director for the two-year Community Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program at Kroger and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (OSU COP). Groves has been with Kroger since 2012 and has held previous roles of pharmacy resident, pharmacist, and Patient Care Coordinator. She earned her Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration and her PharmD from OSU COP. Additionally, she completed a combined PGY1 and PGY2 residency in community care pharmacy administration at Kroger Pharmacy and OSU COP. Prior to her PharmD, Groves earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from John Carroll University. Groves has been heavily involved in professional pharmacy organizations for many years. She is currently serving the as Vice President on the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Board of Trustees and immediate past-chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Ambulatory Care Medication Management Section Advisory Group. Groves is an active member of the OSU College of Pharmacy Alumni Society, American Pharmacists Association, OPA, and ASHP. She was most recently awarded the 2017 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award from the Ohio Pharmacists Association and was the 2014 recipient of the Timothy D. Moore Outstanding Health-System Pharmacy Graduate Award from OSU COP.


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Ashley M. Merritt, Pharm.D., M.S., Pharm.D., AE-C

Clinical Services Coordinator
Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy
Ironton, MO

Dr. Merritt is the Clinical Services Coordinator for Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy with four locations in rural southeast Missouri. At present, she is also the manager for the Ironton location. PHMP serves retail, long-term care, and hospice patients. Dr. Merritt is working to improve and expand their clinical opportunities including: MTM services, immunizations, long-term care consulting services, collaboration with hospitals and primary care groups, individual & group-based disease state education, transitions of care services, naloxone education & dispensing, and pharmacy quality improvement measures.

Dr. Merritt attended St. Louis College of Pharmacy and graduated with her Pharm.D. in 2014. She grew up on a small cattle ranch an hour south of St. Louis, Missouri and returned to her rural home to expand ambulatory clinical pharmacy services. Dr. Merritt is a member of ASHP’s Medication Therapy Management in the Community Section Advisory Group, has served as the Missouri delegate to APhA’s House of Delegates for the past since 2015, sits on the MPA Membership Committee and MSHP’s PPMI subcommittee for the Expansion of Clinical Services in Rural Areas. She was the 2017 recipient of MPA’s Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award and nominated for the prestigious Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award. Dr. Merritt also serves as a preceptor for UMKC, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Creighton University, and SIUE schools of pharmacy.


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    Amanda Singrey, Pharm.D., AE-C, Pharm.D., BCACP

    Clinical Pharmacist
    PrimaryOne Health
    Columbus, OH

    Amanda Singrey, PharmD, BCACP is a Clinical Pharmacist at PrimaryOne Health, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) recognized as a National Committee for Quality Assurance Level 3 patient-centered medical home in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Singrey joined the PrimaryOne Health team in March 2017 and provides clinical pharmacy services including chronic disease state management, comprehensive medication reviews, anticoagulation assessments, and smoking cessation consultations. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (OSU COP). Upon graduation from OSU COP, she continued at the college to complete a PGY-1 residency with practice sites at a pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinic and family medicine office, and a PGY-2 residency in ambulatory care with practice sites at a charitable pharmacy and FQHC. After residency, she practiced at an anticoagulation clinic and earned her board certification in ambulatory care before joining the PrimaryOne Health team. Dr. Singrey is an active member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) and American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. She currently holds the position of New Pracitioner eXperience (NPX) Chair for OPA and serves on the Medication Therapy Management committee. Dr. Singrey is a preceptor for both OSU COP and Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, as well as a preceptor for the PGY-2 ambulatory care pharmacy resident at PrimaryOne Health.


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