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Clinical Preceptors (Sarasota) - Pharmacy Residency Program

Rachel Pfaus, Pharm.D., BCACP is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and residency preceptor at the Sarasota VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). She is a preceptor for APPE rotations for students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine College of Pharmacy (LECOM-COP). Dr. Pfaus received her BS in Biology from Florida State University, Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and completed a PGY-1 residency at the Sarasota CBOC. She received board certification as an ambulatory care pharmacist in 2011. She is a member of the Employee Wellness Committee at the Sarasota CBOC. Dr. Pfaus's clinical responsibilities include disease state management for anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. Dr. Pfaus is a member of ASHP and FSHP.

Steven Totterdale, B.S, Pharm.D., is a Clinical Pharmacist and PGY-1 CBOC Residency Program Director at the Sarasota VA Primary Care Clinic (CBOC). He holds academic appointments at the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University-Lloyd Gregory School of Pharmacy. Dr. Totterdale received his BS in Pharmacy from Ferris State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is a member of the Professional Standards Board at Bay Pines Medical Center. Dr. Totterdale responsibilities include anticoagulation services, disease state management, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. He is also the site coordinator for the Sarasota Clinic MOVE (Moving Overweight Veterans Everywhere) program. Dr. Totterdale is a member of FSHP and is a past president of the Sarasota Regional Society of Health-System Pharmacists.