Pharmacogenomics and Provider Status with Scott Knoer | PGX for Pharmacists

November 17, 2021by Josh Pirestani0

Pharmacogenomics and Provider Status

According to the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), community pharmacists are highly accessible health care professionals and 95% of Americans live within just 5 miles of a pharmacy. (https://ncpa.org/provider-status) And what APhA or American Pharmacist Association, the largest association of pharmacists in the US is doing is laser focusing on getting provider status for pharmacists. So why is that important when it comes to PGx as this is a PGx podcast? Pharmacists can order the PGx test when they see fit for their patients without the need of a clinician to sign that form.

Scott Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, became the 13th Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Pharmacists Association in June 2020, after serving for nine years as the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Knoer is a passionate advocate for patients and the profession of pharmacy. He has successfully lobbied boards of pharmacy in Ohio and Minnesota to allow the advancement of pharmacy practice, and he has led initiatives that changed Ohio and federal law related to the elevation of pharmacy practice and reducing the impact of drug shortages. He received his BA in psychology from Creighton University and his PharmD from the University of Nebraska.

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