Collaborating with Pharmacists to Extend Clinical Services in Chronic Disease Management.
Catherine Harrington, PharmD, PhD with Jacintha Cauffield, PharmD, CDE
We will explore the collaboration story between the Pharmacy School at Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU) and the Community Health Center (CHC) of West Palm Beach, an indigent care clinic started by the First Baptist Church. PBAU pharmacists staff the Chronic Disease Clinic under a collaborative practice agreement with the CHC medical director. PBAU takes referrals of patients with chronic disease (e.g. diabetes) needing intensive management and the Chronic Disease Management Clinic works with those patients to meet their medication, emotional, and spiritual needs on a long term basis.