Population Health and Practice Development Fellowship

Moose Pharmacy 

Concord/Mount Pleasant, NC
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Moose Pharmacy opened in downtown Mount Pleasant, NC in 1882 on the same location where the original store still stands at the corner of Main and Franklin streets. Moose Pharmacy has remained independently owned and operated for four generations. The goal of providing the best healthcare options for their patients has guided the evolution of Moose Pharmacy from a community drugstore to a modern pharmacy with seven locations.

Moose Pharmacy has partnered with a primary care practice in Troy, NC. They have contracted to provide both in-person clinic and remote services including but not limited to chronic care management (CCM) and remote physiologic monitoring (RPM). We have also recently launched Behavioral Health Integration services (BHI) services. The collaborating practice has approximately 1500 Medicare aged patient many of which also receive Medicaid-based services. Moose Pharmacy fellows will also have the opportunity to explore new clinic agreements throughout fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with fellows at our Salisbury based site and our other clinic-based pharmacists. 

Meet our core team

Joe Moose, PharmD

pharmacy owner

Amie Howe, PharmD

fellowship site coordinator

Rachel Kestin, PharmD

fellowship preceptor
Dr. Joe Moose is a clinical pharmacist and co-owner of Moose Pharmacy and its 7 locations in NC. Joe received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Campbell University (1990). Joe serves as a primary preceptor with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program. He is also a preceptor for students completing introductory and advanced practice experiential education rotations for multiple pharmacy schools across the country.

He has contributed to the state of North Carolina by serving on a variety of committees, including chairperson for the NC Medicaid Drug Utilization Review. In his role at Moose Pharmacy, he has established collaborative practice agreements with local physician’s offices to integrate community pharmacists into a patient-centered medical home. Under his leadership, Moose Pharmacy has also partnered with the City of Charlotte and Union County to manage employees enrolled in the diabetes management program. Working with his pharmacy staff, Joe has implemented and enhanced a variety of clinical services in his pharmacy, including MTM.

Joe also serves as a consultant to Community Care of North Carolina in the position of Lead Community Pharmacy Coordinator. In this role, he has built a network of high-quality community pharmacies that strive to offer enhanced value to payors. He has maintained professional affiliations with the National Community Pharmacists Association and North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

Dr. Amie Howe is the Site Coordinator for the Moose Pharmacy Community-based Residency Program. She also serves as the Technology Center Manager and the Operations Manager for Moose Pharmacy of Mount Pleasant. Amie received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2001. Amie joined the Moose Team in 2001 and began her pharmacy career as the manager of the now relocated Moose Pharmacy of Locust.

Since becoming Manager at the Mount Pleasant location in 2017, Amie has been dedicated to integrating technology into daily operations and improving the quality of clinical services that patients receive. Along with technology operations and day-to-day staffing, Amie has focused on incorporating clinical activities such as compounding, immunizations, care planning, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services, adherence initiatives, and other innovative projects into the workflow. She has also been largely responsible for improving the logistics of the Moose Pharmacy Medication Adherence Program and ensuring smooth operation across all seven pharmacies in the company.

Amie serves as a preceptor for advanced community experiential rotations for pharmacy students from various schools of pharmacy. She is also a preceptor for early immersion students for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also holds a position on the North Carolina Medical Disaster Team through the Department of Health of Human Services (HHS).

Rachel graduated from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in 2022 with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. She completed UNC's Community-based Residency Program at Moose Pharmacy in 2023. Her current role with the company is a hybrid position consisting of staffing and collaborative patient care services with a local family medicine practice. Outside of the pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting and playing golf.  

What are the primary pharmacist-led services?

Chronic care management (CCM)

Management for Medicare patients with 2 or more chronic conditions

Remote physiologic monitoring (RPM)

Management of digitally collected physiologic data

What skillsets are needed to be successful?

  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial approach to building programs
  • Ability to navigate provider and clinic collaborations/relationships
  • Tenacious, compassionate, and strong patient care skills
  • Flexible and works under a growth mindset
  • Maintains and utilizes pharmacy knowledge in patient care
  • Effective time management