Posted by Trina Kuykendall on May 17, 2019
16 May 2019
Speaker: Christopher Keller, Pharmacy
16 May 2019
Buckets on the Table: Camden Public Library
Speaker of the Day: Christopher Keller, Pharmacy
Christopher has been here since 2014 and currently works at Rite Aid Pharmacy. Branches of Pharmacy include community, compounding, specialty ($$), nuclear, mail order and clinical. The duties at a community pharmacy are to fill prescriptions, identify drug interactions, administer vaccines and advise customers. Services include delivery, courtesy refills, vaccines, medication therapy management and advise on general health problems and over the counter products. As for education, a BA up to Doctorate of Pharmacy with up to 2 years residency and a fellowship. Prescriptions based on genetics, dispensing to additional advisory and counseling roles.
 What can make your experience better? Paying for medications (check out options through insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, discount cards, federally funded discount cards). Shop around for the best insurance programs (, check for mail order plans, formulary, deductibles, coupons. Medicaid, ask Am I eligible? Medicaid has strict formulary, requirements for the providers, brand name restrictions. Medicare part D, 65 and older, check to compare plans, there is a late enrollment penalty, deductible and ‘donut hole’ issues, know what applies to formulary.  Medicare part B, allows testing supplies for diabetes, vaccines and post organ transplants. Current issues in pharmacy include drug shortages and recalls and Medicare prices.
Committee Reports:
EREY: just one for today!
Community Service: Special Olympics, cold and Windy but the reschedule was dry!!
Interact Waste pickup this Sat at 0930, See Joan
Awards were given out to student scholarships
Fellowship: June 2 0900 breakfast at Jan and George’s Home
Annual Meeting June 27 signup next week!
Jazz in June (June 15th), need volunteers for parking in the afternoon
Duck Derby:  Need LOTS of Volunteer for the Day, 330 – 6pm, kayaks and land! Will be selling the day of the event! Over $1000 tickets sold on line!
Next Week’s Speaker: Wanona ‘Winnie’ Fritz, Caregiver