Job Title :
Pharmacist, Pharmacy Director and Compliance Officer
Practice Name :
Private Independent Practice
PONCE, 00731 United States
Description of Practice :
Highly skilled pharmacist with over 20 years experience in the Pharmacy Industry and broad knowledge in wholesale, hospital, retail and community pharmacy. Strong background in new business projects and development, pharmacy administration and operation including: compliance, personnel supervision, inventory and budget management. Certified and motivated pharmacist with demonstrated versatility in adapting to ever-increasing complexity in the healthcare industry. Commited to provide quality pharmaceutical care as an essential link in disease management.
Areas of Expertise :
Retail, Hospital and Wholesale Management, Pharmacy Director, Pharmacy Compliance Officer
University of Puerto Rico, School of Pharmacy
Year Graduated :
Board Certification :
Pharmacist license, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery License, CPR/AED, ICS/NIMS, FEMA
How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
I make a difference in patient's lives taking care of them in a way that exceed their expectations. We can achieve this in some many ways because they trust us. This is my personal list of those things that exceed their expections:
1. Fight for them- fight hard for their medication authorizations and let them know every step of the process. Also, help them to make appeals, if necessary.
2. Empathy- be happy when they are or, encourage them when they are sad.
3. Be their complice- if they're in a rush, a sense of urgency is a must
4. Listen- some of them only comes to speak to somebody
5. Remenber their names and birthdays- have a box with a bunch of gifts (can be promotional items) and give to them if they come to you on this special day
6. Cares for them as family- they can feel it and they know that you're always be there for them.
Professional Society Memberships :
CFPR-Colegio de Farmacéuticos de Puerto Rico
Honors and Awards :
- Manager of the Quarter Award Q2 2012
- Who Cares More Award 2013
Use of over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers in the adult population. This is a 3 credits continuing education course design for healthcare professionals.
Teaching and Speaking :
Use of over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers in the adult population. A continuing education course (3 credits) for healthcare professionals. It was offered in POPAC (Ponce Paramedical College).
Research Interests :
New medications, New disease treatment guides, New pharmacy regulations, Medicine advances and discoveries
Philanthropic Initiatives :
I work or actively collaborate with the following organizations:
1. Samaritan's Purse
2. The HSUS- The Humane Society of United States
3. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
4. Go Red for Women
5. Go Go Foundation Puerto Rico
Attributes Success To:
I attribute my success to the passion during the execution of my profession irrespective of the scenario. I always work hard, that's why I'm proud of my work. I believe in myself and the sky is the limit. I love being a pharmacist, the challenges and the versatility that it offers. This gives me the opportunity to learn, grow and develop in many areas with the satisfaction of improve people's lives and health while growing personally and professionally. Excellent adaptability and communication skills allow me to interact adequately with patients and healthcare professionals to create positive and productive relationships in order to develop great and strong work teams.
Place of Birth :
Favorite Medical Journal :
U.S Pharmacist, All major medicine and pharmaceutical publications
Baking, Traveling, Reading, Listening music, Spending time with family and my little dog