“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
-Robert F. Kennedy
President of Avant Institute
Amina Abubakar graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy University of the Sciences in 2005. She is the owner and manager of Rx Clinic Pharmacy in Charlotte, NC.
She is a clinical pharmacist, Certified HIV Specialty Pharmacist, a preceptor to UNC Chapel Hill residents and students from several schools of pharmacy.
She has fostered an environment that showcases the significance and impact of patient care of community pharmacists by collaborating with medical providers and expanding pharmacist led clinical services in her community.
Currently, she shares her passion for pharmacy advancements with pharmacists, patients and policy makers all over the country through Pharmacogenomics. She was invited to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and to the FDA to discuss the role of pharmacists in pharmacogenomics.
Vice President of Avant Institute PharmD, CFts, AAHIVP
Olivia Bentley received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah in 2012 and completed a PGY1 Community Residency Program at the University of Georgia with Village Drug Shop in Athens, GA in 2013.
Currently, she is the Director of Ambulatory Care Services at Rx Clinic Pharmacy where she co-developed and implemented a variety of non-dispensing, cognitive-based clinical services in an independent community pharmacy. Through physician collaboration, she leads a team of clinical community pharmacists in providing Medicare annual wellness visits, chronic care management, and more.
Dr. Bentley is a Board Certified HIV Pharmacist. She is also experienced as a Certified BHRT pharmacist, Therapeutic Shoe Fitter for patients with diabetes and Certified in Pharmacogenetics and Precision Medicine.
She currently serves the profession of pharmacy on the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) as the Chair of the New Practitioner Network and remains active in many local, state and national professional organizations such as NCPA, APhA and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.
Jessica Sinclair, PharmD
Desiree Gaines, PharmD
Mandy Irvin, PharmD, CPP, AAHIVP
Edana Holliday, PharmD
Brianna Johnson, PharmD
As seen in PharmacyToday!
On the surface, it’s safe to assume Desiree Gaines and Brianna Epps Johnson, two community pharmacists at RxClinic Pharmacy in Charlotte, NC, share a similar journey performing chronic care management services (CCM). Through a contract agreement with RxClinic Pharmacy and local physicians, Gaines and Johnson provide CCM services to qualified Medicare patients, and both get paid when the physicians are reimbursed by Medicare.
But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that Gaines and Johnson each have a unique story to share about their experience with CCM.