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Clinical Preceptors (Main Campus) - Pharmacy Residency Program

Sondra Adkinson, Pharm.D., DAAPM, CPE is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Primary Care and Pain Management and serves as program co-coordinator for the Pain Team. Dr. Adkinson received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 1980 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. She is board certified as Geriatric Pharmacist specialist by examination in 1998 and 2003. She is also a credentialed pain practitioner by examination in 2004 recognized as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Adkinson is a Certified Pain Educator by examination in 2009 by the American Society of Pain Educators. She is also a certified Consultant Pharmacist for the State of Florida since 1986. She has been the recipient of an APhA Innovation Practice Grant and presented a paper and lecture at the San Antonio Annual Meeting 1999 on Pharmaceutical Care and the Visually Impaired Veteran. She is also received the PAINWeek 2012 Clinical Pain Educator of the year award. She is actively involved in the Pain Team at Bay Pines VAHCS and currently practices in the Chronic Pain Clinic. She serves on the National VA Pain Workgroup and is an active member of ASHP, APHA, ASPE, AAPM, FSHP, FPA, SWFSHP, PPA, and the National Rifle Association.

Noris D. Babb, Pharm.D. CGP, BCPS is the clinical pharmacist specialist in the Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) at Bay Pines Healthcare System in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Babb received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Florida in 1982 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Campbell University in 1991. She actively holds a license as a Registered Pharmacist and Consultant Pharmacist in the State of Florida. Dr. Babb is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) since 2004. In 2007 she obtained the credential as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). She holds academic appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Atlantic, Florida A&M University, LECOM and Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Babb's responsibilities include disease state management targeting hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hypertension in the special elderly population. She is an active member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).

Kim Barkoviak, Pharm.D., BCPP, is the clinical pharmacist in Acute Psychiatry at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Barkoviak received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL in 2005. She completed both an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency and The University of Florida Teaching Certificate Program the following year at Bay Pines VAHCS. In 2008 she became a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, issued by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. Dr. Barkoviak is actively involved in the clinical and administrative training of pharmacy students and residents at Bay Pines VAHCS. In addition she serves on the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC), Acute Psychiatry Leadership Committee and participates in the New Employee Training Program (NET) as a new-hire mentor & advocate.

Marie Beadle, PharmD, CGP, is a clinical pharmacist at the Port Charlotte VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2004, and completed a Geriatrics Pharmacy Practice residency at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Health System, Gainesville, Florida , in 2005. She actively holds a license as both a Registered Pharmacist and Consultant Pharmacist in the State of Florida . In 2007, she obtained certification as a Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) with the Commission for Certification of Geriatric Pharmacists. Her current position duties are divided between the Port Charlotte VA Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC) and the Outpatient Clinic. She is responsible for quarterly medication regimen reviews of all HBPC patients and participates in HBPC Interdisciplinary Team Meetings on a weekly basis. In the primary care setting, she assists with anticoagulation management, disease state management (mostly hyperlipidemia), formulary initiatives, mail order processing, drug information procurement for facility providers, and patient education.

Hetal Bhatt-Chugani, Pharm.D, is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the PACT and Anticoagulation clinics. These clinics are pharmacist-managed disease-state clinics emphasizing control of patient's diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, inpatient and outpatient anticoagulation, and compliance. She holds academic appointments for University of Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic, Mercer University, LECOM, Florida A&M, and University of Rhode Island. Dr. Bhatt-Chugani received her Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology in 1999 and Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2003 from the University of Florida. Dr. Bhatt-Chugani completed a post-doctoral Pharmacy Practice Residency with an Emphasis in Ambulatory Care from the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in 2004. Dr. Bhatt-Chugani is actively involved and enjoys clinical training of Pharm.D. students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS and Palm Harbor CBOC.

Emily Dierlam, BS, MS, RPh is the Outpatient Program Manager. Her responsibilities include the day to day operations of the outpatient pharmacy and the pharmacy telephone triage center. Clinical pharmacists in this area provide counseling for patients picking up medications and those being discharged from the hospital. Emily received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from Michigan State University. She received her Master's in Medical Sciences, with a focus in Physiology and her Bachelors in Pharmacy from The University of Florida. She is involved in the clinical training of Pharm.D. students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. Her academic affiliations include LECOM University.

Nancy Elrod, Pharm.D. is the Pharmacy Education & Research Program Manager for Bay Pines VAHCS Department of Pharmacy. She oversees the five residency programs conducted at the multiple BPVAHCS locations, serves as a Florida A & M University Teaching Certificate Program Coordinator, and manages all education-related activities to include pharmacy student experiential rotations. She also serves as the program manager and clinical pharmacist for the BPVAHCS Investigational Drug Service and is a member of the local Investigational Review Board. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Creighton University, she completed two years of post-graduate residency training in Pharmacy Practice and Health Systems Pharmacy Administration. She is also a member of the U.S. Air Force.

Kristina Freed, Pharm.D., BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist that primarily works in the centralized inpatient pharmacy. Dr. Freed received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and went on to complete a post-doctoral residency in Pharmacy Practice with an emphasis in primary care at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. She also completed the University of Cincinnati teaching certificate program while completing her residency. Dr. Freed is board certified in Pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and is also a member of ACCP and APhA. She is actively involved and enjoys the clinical training of Pharm.D. students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. Dr. Freed also facilitates pharmacy residents in their research projects as a sub-investigator. Her academic affiliations include LECOM University, Florida A&M University and University of Florida.

Sarah Grawe, Pharm.D.,BCACP is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Emergency Department. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Health Science degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2010. She completed her PGY-1 residency with an emphasis in primary care at the Bay Pines VAHCS in 2011. Dr. Grawe holds a teaching certificate and an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor from the University of Florida. She became Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy in 2012. She is involved in the clinical training of Pharm D students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. Her primary practice areas of interest include emergency medicine, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

Kim Hall, Pharm.D., is a Clinical Pharmacist with practice responsibilities in the Pharm-Pain, Falls, Anticoagulation, and PharmCare clinics at Bay Pines VAHCS. Dr. Hall received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed a post-doctoral pharmacy residency in Primary Care at Bay Pines VAHCS, where her residency project evaluated the effects of conversion to a Lantus (glargine) insulin regimen on blood glucose control and cost. Primary practice and research interests include pain management, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, renal disease, and nutrition. She is a member of ASHP and APHA.

Tod J. Hammill, B.S., Pharm.D., is a clinical pharmacy specialist working in the centrialized inpatient pharmacy and emergency room. He holds an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor at the University of Florida and has acted previously as a preceptor for Ferris State University, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Mercer University School of Pharmacy and Florida A&M. Dr. Hammill received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Ferris State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida. His previous pharmacy experience also includes Hematology/Oncology, Home Infusion therapy and Long Term Care.

John Hoeldtke, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, is the Pharmacy Education and Residency Coordinator for Bay Pines VAHCS. He is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Pharmacy Investigational Drugs service. Dr. Hoeldtke received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, and Mercer University School of Pharmacy, is board certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is a member of the Research & Development Board at Bay Pines VAHCS.

Idi Idiong, BSc. Pharm.D., is a Clinical Pharmacist in the Emergency Department. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Connecticut. She is a graduate of the Bay Pines VHCS Pharmacy Practice Residency, Class of 2005. She holds a Teaching certificate from University of Florida. Her areas of interest include Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, and Infectious Disease. Dr. Idiong completed a research project on Impact of Education on Rapid Delivery of Parenteral Antibiotics for Treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia. Her responsibilities include training new pharmacy staff; precepting students and residents in the Emergency Department.

Keri Justice, Pharm.D., CACP, Associate Chief of Pharmacy - Clinical Services. Dr. Justice received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1995. After graduating, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Bay Pines VAHCS in 1996. In 1997, she started at the first Bay Pines CBOC in Sarasota. Since that time, the CBOCs have grown to 7 clinics staffed with 9.5 clinical pharmacy specialists following the model developed at Sarasota. Dr. Justice currently manages all clinical programs within the Pharmacy Service facility-wide, as well as serves as the Anticoagulation Program Manager. She completed the VISN 8 Competency Development for Leaders in the 21st Century program and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Dr. Justice is a member of FSHP and a full member of the American Academy of Clinical Pharmacists. She works closely with the PGY2 Administrative resident as well as gives several management topic discussions with the PGY1s.

Paige Kelley, Pharm.D. is a clinical pharmacist for the Home Based Primary Care program at the Bay Pines VAHCS campus. Dr. Kelley received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. Dr. Kelley completed a post-doctoral Primary Care Residency at Bay Pines VAHCS in June 2009. She is involved in the clinical training of residents and Pharm.D. students at Bay Pines VAHCS. She holds academic appointments as Clinical Associate Professor for University of Florida and LECOM University.

Vicki Koenig, Pharm.D. is the director of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program and is an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Koenig received her doctor of pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2008 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Bay Pines VAHCS in 2009. Dr. Koenig's residency research project was the implementation of an inpatient anticoagulation monitoring service, which stands as the standard of care throughout the medical center. She holds academic appointments at the University of Florida, Florida A&M University, Nova Southeastern University, LECOM, and Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Gail Krug, B.S. Pharm.D. is the Inpatient (Central) Pharmacy Supervisor. She holds academic appointments at University of Florida (UF), Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University-Lloyd Gregory School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Mercer, Florida A&M University and Ohio Northern University. Dr. Krug received her Doctor of Pharmacy (WPPD) University of Florida in 2005 and her B.S. in pharmacy from The Ohio State University in 1980. Bay Pines VAMC is her 10th VHA career assignment. Dr Krug has served as a retail pharmacist, mail out pharmacist, clinical pharmacist in the Intensive care units and on a variety of med-surg, psychiatric and rehabilitation units, IV supervisor(Wade Park), ADPAC, Ambulatory Care Clinical pharmacist, Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor (Augusta, Hines, Bay Pines), nutrition support specialist – developed nutritional support guidelines at Manchester and Big Spring VAMCs, written IV policy & procedure at Wade Park, Manchester, Big Spring and Bay Pines, served on implementation teams for Unit Dose dispensing at Brecksville, Bay Pines, and American Lake. She has specific expertise in Medication Safety and Management in include unit dose dispensing and USP <797>. She is member of the VHA national USP<797> Pharmacy Experts group, and was instrumental in the development of our USP<797> compliance program and operations. Special interests: Medication Safety Adverse Events, Incident investigation.

William Lavinghousez, Pharm.D., MBA, is a clinical pharmacist with primary responsibilities in the Inpatient/Outpatient Anticoagulation Service and PharmCare Clinic (focusing on diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, compliance). Dr. Lavinghousez received his Doctorate of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University in May 2006. He completed a post-doctoral PGY-1 Residency with emphasis in primary care at Bay Pines VAHCS in June 2006. Dr. Lavinghousez is involved in the clinical training of Pharm.D. students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. His academic affiliations include University of Florida, Mercer University, Florida A&M University, NOVA Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and LECOM University.

Rashondra Levarity Pharm.D. is a clinical pharmacist with primary responsibilities in the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (MRRTP). She works with the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Program (DRRTP) and the Center of Sexual Trauma (CSTS) staff to treat veterans with homelessness, PTSD (focus on Military Sexual Trauma), substance abuse and/or primary care health issues. Dr. Levarity received her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2003. Then she completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency – PGY1 from Bay Pines VAHCS in 2004. Dr. Levarity residency research project was "Clinical Outcome Evaluation of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Non-Intensive Care Unit Patients Treated with Various Antibiotics." Her clinical practice interests are psychiatry, emergency medicine, and internal medicine.

Amy Mack, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacy specialist working in the centralized inpatient pharmacy. She received her PharmD from the University of Florida in 2006 and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Bay Pines VAHCS in 2007. Her residency research project was an evaluation of conversion from atorvastatin to Vytorin. Mack has an advanced scope of practice for anticoagulation and parenteral nutrition. She is involved with resident training through an IV room rotation and serves as a preceptor on the weekends for pharmacokinetics, parenteral nutrition, and inpatient orders.

Jacqueline Martinez, Pharm.D., is a Clinical Pharmacist. Dr. Martinez received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Bay Pines VAHCS. She previously completed a research project in Evaluation of Pharmacokinetic Parameters of Gentamicin in Patients Above and Below Ideal Body Weight. Her clinical practice interests include Internal Medicine, HIV/AIDS, and women's issues.

Megan R. Martinez, Pharm.D. is a clinical pharmacist specializing in diabetes care. Dr. Martinez received her Doctorate of Pharmacy at West Virginia University in May 2001. She completed a post-doctoral Pharmacy Practice Residency at Tampa General Hospital affiliated with Florida A&M University in June 2002. She completed a research project on weight based heparin dosing during her first residency. She later went on to complete her specialty residency in Primary Care at Bay Pines VAHCS in June 2003. She completed a research project on urinary cultures and sensitivities in different hospital settings during her second residency. Dr. Martinez is involved in the clinical training of Pharm.D. students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. She also facilitates pharmacy residents in their research projects as a sub-investigator. Her academic affiliations include University of Florida, Mercer University, Florida A&M University, NOVA Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Ohio Northern University. Her primary practice areas of interest include diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and anti-coagulation.

Cecilia C. Morelli, B.S., BCNSP, is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist on the Nutrition Support Team. Also, she provides Pharmacy support to the Visually Impaired Service Team, arrangement of home IV infusions, and serving on various committees. She holds academic appointments as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern College of Pharmacy, and Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Mrs. Morelli received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy. She is a board certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist. She is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Federal Pharmacists Association-Tampa Bay Chapter.

Michael W. Osborne, B.S., Pharm.D., is the Clinical Pharmacist for the Ambulatory Surgery Unit. Dr. Osborne received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Gannon University, B.S. in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy, and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. He holds faculty appointments with the University of Florida, Nova and Palm Beach Atlantic Colleges of Pharmacy. He also is the national training coordinator for the US Army Reserve Junior Pharmacy Officer Program.

Peter Pasek, Pharm.D., is a clinical pharmacist serving various areas throughout the Bay Pines VA Medical Center pharmacy service including inpatient pharmacy and outpatient advanced scope of practice clinics. Dr. Pasek received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and went on to complete a post-doctoral residency in Primary Care at Bay Pines. He also completed the University of Florida teaching certificate program while completing his residency. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Pasek published the results of his research project entitled Return on investment of a pharmacy residency training program in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. His role in education continued with his initiative in attaining Board of Pharmacy accreditation for the pharmacy continuing education program in which he has served as the program administrator. Dr. Pasek continues to evolve professionally with his selection to participate in the 2011 Leadership Bay Pines leadership development program. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world and learning music.

Rodrique Rodney, Pharm.D., BCACP, is a clinical pharmacy specialist in ambulatory care. Dr. Rodney received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in 2007. He completed a post-doctoral PGY-1 Residency with emphasis in primary care at Bay Pines VAHCS in June 2008. Dr. Rodney is involved in the clinical training of Pharm.D. students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. He became board certified in ambulatory care in 2011. His academic affiliations include University of Florida and Florida A&M University. His research interests include Type 2 diabetes and sickle cell anemia.

Linda B. Rolston, Pharm.D., C.G.P., is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Long Term Geriatric Care. She holds academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Florida A&M, PBA (Palm Beach Atlantic), Mercer University School of Pharmacy and SUNY (Buffalo). Dr. Rolston received her B.S. in Pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She completed her Certification in Geriatrics with AACP in 1997. She is an active member of ASCP, FPA, FSHP, SWFSHP, Pinellas Pharmacy Association, and Pinellas County Gator Boosters.

Victor F. Rozance, Jr., B.S., Pharm.D., is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Instructor at the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, and Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Rozance received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Ohio State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida. He is a certified ACLS instructor and Cardiac Rehabilitation Pharmacist. Research includes weight-based heparin dosing in the veteran population with MI and acute angina, Co-investigator for "Comparative Toxicity of Gentamicin ODA & TDA in Surgical vs Medical ICU."

Devin Salter, Pharm.D., is a Clinical Pharmacist rotating to different areas of pharmacy practice. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Bay Pines VAHCS. Her areas of interest include Internal Medicine, Intensive Care, and Infectious Disease. Her responsibilities include training new pharmacy staff and residents on inpatient order entry as well as the Bar Code Medication Administration program.

Marjorie Howard, Pharm.D, CACP, is the CBOC (Community Based Outpatient Clinic) Pharmacy Supervisor. She holds academic appointments at University of Florida (UF), Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University-Lloyd Gregory School of Pharmacy and Ohio Northern University. Dr. Howard received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2002. After graduating, she completed a Primary Care Residency at the Shands UF Eastside Community Practice in Gainesville, Florida. In 2007, she became a Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider. Dr Howard's responsibilities include anticoagulation services, disease state management, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus and hypertension and conducts New Patient Orientation Group classes in Sarasota. She currently provides diabetes counseling as part of the diabetes nutrition classes. Dr. Howard is a member of FSHP and the president elect of the Sarasota Regional Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She is also active in Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity where she has served as a past national officer and served on several national committees.

Brian R. Steele, Jr., PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CGP, AE-C is a clinical pharmacy specialist in ambulatory care. Dr. Steele earned a PharmD degree in 2003 from Northeastern University and an MBA degree in 2011 from the University of South Florida. He was boarded as a pharmacotherapy specialist in 2006 and was certified as a geriatric pharmacist and an asthma educator in 2007. Dr. Steele has been certified in advanced cardiac life support since 2004. At Bay Pines VA HCS, Dr. Steele collaborates with pharmacy residents in research as a sub-investigator and he serves on the Residency Advisory Committee, the Medication Use Evaluation Committee, and the Pharmacy Professional Standards Board. He is also one of the Speakeasy leaders who teaches public speaking skills to pharmacy residents. Dr. Steele is a basic life support instructor who trains healthcare providers in CPR. At the University of Florida, he is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacokinetics. Dr. Steele is a member of the Florida Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and the Pinellas County Pharmacist Association. His practice interests include asthma, diabetes, hypertension.

Robert D. Stewart, PharmD, is supervisor for Disease State Management at the Bay Pines VA. He is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the PharmCare clinic, which is a pharmacist-managed disease-state management clinic. He is also the clinical pharmacy specialist for Home Based Primary Care and the HAZ-MAT/EMRT team. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Associate Professor at Florida A&M University, University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Atlantic, and Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Stewart received his PharmD. from Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1996 and completed a Pharmacy Practice residency a Bay Pines in 1997.

Catherine Sypniewski, Pharm.D., is the Surgical Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for both inpatient and outpatient care. She holds academic appointments as Clinical Instructor for Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy and Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Sypniewski received a B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida.

J. Mark Trotter, Pharm.D., C.G.P., is a Clinical Pharmacist. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Instructor at the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, and Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Trotter received his Pharm.D. and B.S. in Pharmacy from University of Georgia. He also completed a residency in Pharmacy Practice at the University Medical Center in Jacksonville. Dr. Trotter completed his Certification in Geriatrics with CCGP in 1999, and recertified in 2003.

Anita Truitt, Pharm.D. is a clinical pharmacist in the 4D Specialty Clinic, serving Allergy/Pulmonary, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Renal/Dialysis and Rheumatology. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. Her responsibilities include patient education and drug information. She is a member of the Florida Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and serves on the Bay Pines Pharmacy Professional Standards Board.

Trista Wagoner, Pharm.D., is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Emergency Department. She works with the emergency medicine team reviewing medication orders, counseling patients, and aiding in emergency situations. Dr. Wagoner’s other practice interests include infectious disease and cardiology. Dr. Wagoner received her Pharm.D. from the Ohio Northern University. She completed a post-doctoral residency in Pharmacy Practice resident at Bay Pines VAHCS. Her residency research project was a retrospective outcome evaluation of outpatients with community acquired pneumonia treated with various antibiotics.

Camaro West, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP, Assistant Chief, Pharmacy, is the Outpatient Pharmacy Program Manager. Dr. West received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Auburn University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and is a Certified Anticoagulation Provider. Her research interests are in endocrinology with emphasis on Type-2 Diabetes.

Gary L. Wilson, PharmD, Chief, Pharmacy Service is responsible for the overall management of pharmacy services for the Bay Pines Healthcare System. This includes providing pharmaceutical care services to a 192 bed acute care hospital, 112 bed Community Living Center, 65 bed Domiciliary, 34 bed Residential Treatment program, Ft Myers Outpatient Clinic, 7 Community Base Outpatient Clinics, and 3 State of Florida Veterans Homes. Dr. Wilson is a member of Medical Staff Executive Board, Administrative Executive Board, Performance Improvement Board, Bay Pines Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, VISN 8 Pharmacy Benefits Management Advisory Council, VISN 8 Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, and a member of the board directors for the VA National Bar Code Resource Board. Prior to his appointment as the Chief, Pharmacy Service he served as the Administrative Program Manager to the Chief of Pharmacy, Inpatient Program Manager, and staff pharmacist with 23 years of service at Bay Pines VAHCS and 2 years at the Birmingham VAMC for a total of 25 years of government service. Dr. Wilson received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Samford University and his PharmD from the University of Florida.

Mandy Wortock, Pharm.D., is a clinical "float" pharmacist. Dr. Wortock received her doctor of pharmacy degree from University of Florida in 2003 and completed a pharmacy practice residency in 2004. Her residency research project was a retrospective evaluation of gentamicin dosing in the obese patient.