Recognizing our own Brandon Salke, Pharm.D., General Manager and Pharmacist-in-Charge who was recently honored in the Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards and named Specialty Pharmacist of the Year by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems.
American Pharmacists Month (APhM) is hosted by the American Pharmacist Association (APhA) to celebrate the nation’s pharmacists and show appreciation for their important role in communities.
For rare disease patients and those living with complex, chronic conditions, pharmacists play an integral role in supporting the patient’s health and treatment journey. Specialty pharmacists possess condition-specific rare disease expertise, allowing for unmatched depth and breadth of care.
APhM is also a great opportunity to thank Brandon Salke, pharmacist-in-charge at Optime Care, for his commitment to serving Optime Care’s clients and rare disease patients and the community. Working with experienced patient care coordinators and the entire staff, Salke and team deliver exemplary support with a patient-first approach that addresses not only the physical aspects of a patient’s condition but also the burdens that rare disease place upon the mental health of patients and their caregivers.
Brandon is well-deserving of the award and was one of 31 finalists selected by a panel of industry experts in a broad range of pharmacy sectors including large chain retailers, independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, military bases, health clinics and educational institutions.
Rare diseases are conditions that impact less than 200,000 people in the United States. Because these conditions are less common, these patients need specialized care and ongoing support throughout their treatment. Specialty pharmacists develop personal connections to help ensure patients stay compliant to therapy so they can achieve the best possible clinical outcomes.
Optime Care specialty pharmacists and care coordinators utilize their clinical skills, deep rare disease expertise and custom clinical programs to better manage patients with rare and orphan diseases.
With patient-first distribution and patient management programs, Optime Care’s specialty pharmacists can create deeper connections, offer more personalized care and enhance clinical outcomes of patients with rare and orphan diseases.
Learn more about how Optime Care’s pharmacists and care coordinators support patients with rare diseases and complex, chronic conditions here.