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The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™

The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™

Author: Mike Koelzer, Pharmacist

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Join pharmacist Mike Koelzer and his guests for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes podcast on the business of pharmacy.

Listen (and subscribe) for a new episode every Monday morning. Available on all popular podcast apps and YouTube.

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In addition to hosting the podcast, Mike is owner and CEO of Kay Pharmacy. He has authored three books available on Amazon.

When he isn't working, Mike enjoys hanging out with his wife and 10 children, following the news, and improving his sight-reading at the piano.
40 Episodes
Alex Barker helps pharmacists create fulfilling careers and lives. When he started pharmacy, he quickly burned out. But now Alex shifted his career to help pharmacists find new jobs and start businesses. Alongside 'The Happy PharmD' team, they create content, classes and conferences to help pharmacists. When he isn’t working, he dates his wife, helps raise two beautiful daughters, plays a Mario game and reads comics. Indispensable: The prescription for a fulfilling pharmacy career --- Send in a voice message:
How do you be a pharmacy and not fill prescriptions? Listen as Dr. Kathy Campbell discusses her ongoing quest. Dr. Kathy Campbell has been a pharmacist in Owasso, Oklahoma since 1992. In 2001, she opened Medicap Pharmacy Owasso. Dr. Kathy has served her community for 25 years and has owned her own pharmacy for 15 years. Now, in her own words, Dr. Kathy has dedicated the rest of her career to promoting long-lasting wellness: "I focus on keeping patients from needing a pharmaceutical. If you are to need one, I'm going to maximize and ensure the best outcome with the medication. We are heavily focused on prevention, lifestyle medicine, food choices, and nutrition. We address foundational issues that optimize the effects of medicine and work to prevent the need for medication entirely." #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast #toppharmacypodcasts --- Send in a voice message:
Go behind-the-scenes of 'Pharmacist Moms' with founder Suzy Soliman. Why she founded the group, what makes her tick, how the group works behind-the-scenes, and what plans lie ahead. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast #pharmacistmoms #toppharmacypodcasts --- Send in a voice message:
David is a biotech scientist and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Valisure. Founders Adam Clark-Joseph and David Light reconnected after Adam suffered serious complications caused by batch variability of his anticonvulsant medication. Upon further research, they began to grasp the magnitude and pervasiveness of the problem throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Adam and David brought together a team of like-minded scientists and pharmacy experts to develop and deploy a solution. The result was Valisure, a company dedicated to preventing anyone from suffering adverse effects from low quality medications. --- Send in a voice message:
Neal Smoller, PharmD is a sarcastic, slightly unprofessional healthcare professional. He calls himself a holistic pharmacist, which he admits is a made up term, because he wants people to only use medicine when absolutely appropriate, and instead use lifestyle choices and yes, supplements to prevent and manage diseases. He's launching Supplement School, an online education program to teach people how to build a sustainable wellness practice with their expertise at the center. --- Send in a voice message:
Montuno Software is an innovative digital technology company that has solutions for mobile care management, pharmacy management, medication adherence, and home health. The flagship consumer product, Dosecast, is a mobile medication adherence app that helps patients with chronic illness manage large medication lists. Robert Longyear is Director of Product Management at Montuno Software. #business #pharmacy #podcast #medicalapp #pharmacyapp --- Send in a voice message:
Tim and Paula are community pharmacists at Mitchell's Drug Stores in Neosho, Missouri. They have been providing enhanced pharmacy services for the last 15 years. Their pharmacies are part of CPESN Missouri and were recently awarded a Flip the Pharmacy grant through the Community Pharmacy Foundation and CPESN-USA. #business #pharmacy #podcast #flipthepharmacy #cpesn --- Send in a voice message:
Our guest this week is Mitch Lee, PharmD, retail pharmacist and host of the ReTell Pharmacy podcast. #business #pharmacy #podcast #retellpharmacy --- Send in a voice message:
Tim Koelzer is the president of Equibrand Consulting. Tim brings deep professional experience in helping companies establish and extend brands through marketing, branding, and new product development.  Tim is also the author of the upcoming book 'Upstream Marketing: Using Insight, Identity and Innovation to Drive Growth" You can reach Tim at #business #pharmacy #podcast #upstreammarketing #koelzer #branding --- Send in a voice message:
The Rhoads Brothers (Jared, Justin, and Joel) currently own Triavo Health, a healthcare merger & acquisition consultancy firm based in Arizona and Illinois. The three of them bring over 60 years of pharmacy experience, which includes pharmacy operations/corporate experience as well as independent pharmacy ownership. They have worked with pharmacy owners and buyers across the United States, which includes independent owners, large and small pharmacy chains, and private equity groups. Both Jared and Justin graduated from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. You can find more information at on the organization, as well as the background of the Rhoads brothers #business #pharmacy #podcast #sellingpharmacy --- Send in a voice message:
Dr. Abbi Linde is a functional medicine pharmacist working to transform her pharmacy into a wellness center. Utilizing the framework of CPESN, nutrient depletion, weight loss, and functional medicine, Abbi is trying to build a diverse pharmacy business focusing on food as medicine and keeping patients off medications. #business #pharmacy #podcast #CPESN #functionalmedicine #foodasmedicine #medsync --- Send in a voice message:
Kyle Palmer is the executive director of marketing at Parker’s Pharmacy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His expertise in the field of marketing has propelled the startup from zero patients to 5000+ patients and nearly 17,000 followers on social media, all in the matter of 16 months of the opening of the pharmacy. Follow along on @parkerspharmacy on Instagram and Facebook to witness phase 2 of their marketing plan. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast #socialmedia #marketing --- Send in a voice message:
Anne Arvizu, PharmD, FASCP, PCC, is a global consultant and to fortune 500 biotech companies, and a successful entrepreneur in Miami, FL. The companies she builds & affiliations she keeps all share a common focus of promoting productivity, health & life balance in the lives of entrepreneurial women executives. In 2002, Anne founded RxER Communications Corp., a management consulting firm partnering with biotech companies that require operational capabilities build within Medical Affairs. Anne is a premier Medical Information expert and sought after keynote speaker that brings 22 years of pharmaceutical medical affairs and operations globalization expertise to the table. For more information visit our site. In 2018 RxER launched its proprietary executive coaching model and business framework, Corecentryx®, and the Corepreneur® podcast concept was born. ​Anne also gives back to her community, currently serving as Chair of the YMCA Board of Directors in her local area. --- Send in a voice message:
Brandon Dyson, PharmD is the founder of the pharmacy education website, tl;dr pharmacy ( ). He has practice experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, with well-rounded experiences in oncology,anticoagulation, and Infectious disease. Currently he is the pharmacy manager of a 50-chair outpatient oncology infusion center. He is board certified in oncology and pharmacotherapy. He has several years of experience in teaching a graduate-level online pharmacology course to nurse practitioners. Brandon graduated from Howard University College of Pharmacy. 💲 Special Offer: Right now, Brandon Dyson and tl;dr pharmacy have teamed up with the 3 Tims at Your Financial Pharmacist to put together the Ultimate Residency Prep Giveaway. If you're looking into a residency this year, this package will help get you there. 5 winners will receive over $300 worth of goodies to improve their CV, Cover Letter, Interview Skills, and more. Plus, they'll even pay for your $110 PhORCAS fee. To find out more, check out #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast --- Send in a voice message:
Adam King is the pharmacy savings program manager for Health Plan Advocate which represents self-funded insurance plans. His role is to identify opportunities that save health plans and their members money. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast --- Send in a voice message:
Cristina was born in Madrid, Spain and came to Canada with her parents at the age of 7. The second of six children, she grew up in Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver. In 1990, Cristina graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Montreal, and after spending 7 years working in the hospital setting in Montreal and Toronto, she moved out West and discovered her love for the preventive side of medicine.  Early in her pharmacy career, Cristina realized that her vision for excellent and ethical healthcare would conflict with the growing anti-life and anti-Catholic sentiments prevalent in society. This lead her to seek support from Pharmacists for Life as a student, later acting for several years as coordinator for Western Canada. Cristina went on to serve briefly on several prolife Boards, most recently finishing a 6- year term with COLF (Catholic Organization for Life and Family).  However, her greatest passion lies in seeking to imbue the professional world with upright principles and fighting for conscience rights, so as to safeguard healthcare's intrinsic life-giving mission. In the year 2000, Cristina’s refusal to dispense abortifacient drugs brought her head-to-head with her professional licensing College. With the help of like minded professionals, she lobbied the College for change, raising awareness by putting out press releases under the auspices of “Pharmacists for Conscience”.  In 2007 Cristina equipped herself with a masters in Bioethics from the University of Navarre in Spain. Her thesis examined the Codes of Ethics of Pharmacy Licensing bodies across Canada, bringing to light the lacks of tolerance towards religious believers and conscientious objectors. A summary was published in 2009 in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy under the title “The Hijacking of Moral Conscience from Pharmacy Practice: A Canadian Perspective”, and can be accessed at the Protection of Conscience Project website.  Thankfully, Cristina’s lengthy battle with her licencing College over the importance of respect for conscience and religion has not prevented her from enjoying a successful and rewarding pharmacy career. She worked at the same community pharmacy from April 2000, managing its services since 2012, until it was sold to a Corporation in December of 2018. She sat on the Ethics Advisory Committee of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia for many years, and sits on the Ethics Committee of Vancouver Coastal Health.  She is a clinical pharmacy instructor for the University of British Columbia, and thoroughly enjoys mentoring students. Cristina writes regularly on a variety of topics for the Canadian Healthcare Network in her Blog “From Pill to Till”, and has been published in various newspapers and ethics blogs over the years. --- Send in a voice message:
Tim Ulbrich is a clinical professor of pharmacy and program director for the Master’s in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University.  He graduated from Ohio Northern University with his Doctor of Pharmacy and completed residency training in community/ambulatory care at Ohio State. After paying off more than $200,000 in non-mortgage debt, Tim is working to empower pharmacists and pharmacy students to take control of their financial future. He is the founder of the Your Financial Pharmacist blog, co-host of Your Financial Pharmacist Podcast and co-author of Seven Figure Pharmacist: How to Maximize Your Income, Eliminate Debt and Create Wealth. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast --- Send in a voice message:
Dr. Jerrica Dodd is a pharmacist, entrepreneur, coach and leader. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Science with a focus in Applied Pharmacoeconomics from the University of Florida. She completed her pharmacy practice and administration residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Dodd has been a pharmacist for 21 years and transitioned into full time entrepreneurship after a 17-year career in the pharmaceutical industry in multiple roles in Medical Affairs. She has also managed a hospital pharmacy, and has experience in retail pharmacy. Her recent educational pursuits have been completion of a Nutrition Health Coaching Certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Currently, she is enrolled in the Institute of Functional Medicine and aiming to introduce a functional medicine perspective to the pharmaceutical management of member patients of Your Pharmacy Advocate, LLC where she is the founder and CEO. Dr. Dodd has been requested to serve as a speaker for numerous and diverse professional and community events. Her experience also includes speaking to diverse audiences including health care providers. Jerrica’s most recent speaking engagements were as a speaker and panelist at entrepreneurial events at the 2019 Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA. She is a co-author of the recently published book, I Survived and has been featured on MizCEO, Glambitious and UpWords magazine covers in 2019. Dr. Dodd enjoys traveling, reading, teaching Zumba, cooking, and attending cultural events. With her background in pharmacy, leadership training and her passion for people, Dr. Dodd enjoys encouraging people to be their best and to get the most out of every opportunity that life presents. Her favorite scripture is Luke 12:48...”to whom much is given, much is required” and Dr. Dodd endeavors to live life giving back from the abundant ways in which she has been blessed. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast --- Send in a voice message:
The story behind the success of Ranger Ready Repellent.  Chris Fuentes is the Founder and CEO of Ranger Ready Repellents, and Evan Kesten is Ranger Ready's director of sales for Travel, Health, and Wellness. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast #rangerready --- Send in a voice message:
Paul Lowndes is the co-founder of Mediapharm, the world's #1 pharmacy training platform that up-skills, empowers and motivates pharmacy teams. Mediapharm helps pharmacy businesses grow by instituting higher standards through regular and consistent training. They have helped pharmacy chains and independents for over 20 years to increase sales by improving their training processes and automating delivery. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast #UK --- Send in a voice message:
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