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Preceptors

Jamie Anderson, PharmD, BCPS

Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Anderson is the Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and has been a member of the Pharmacy Team at Wesley Medical Center since 2001. She completed an Anticoagulation Therapy Management Certification from the University of Southern Indiana, and now oversees the Anticoagulation Program at Wesley. Additionally, she is an active member on multidisciplinary committees and is involved in the development/improvement of many policies and order sets. She has taken a lead role in the continued improvement of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and the advancement of Pharmacy Surveillance software.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

Anticoagulation Therapy Management Certification at University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana


Joanne Applegate, RPh, BCNSP

Nutrition Support Pharmacist

Ms. Applegate is the Nutrition Support Pharmacist at Wesley Medical Center. She received her pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. She completed a rotation in the Preceptorship in Nutrition Support at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Her previous positions at Wesley Medical Center include supervisor of centralized pharmacy services, clinical coordinator of metabolic support service and investigational/research pharmacist. Joanne is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and has been Board Certified in Nutrition Support since 1994.

Education:

BS Pharmacy, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

Preceptorship in Nutrition Support at Shands Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


Jack Bond MHS, RPh

Market Director of Pharmacy

Mr. Bond is the Market Director of Pharmacy at Wesley Medical Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas, and Masters of Healthcare Science from Wichita State University. Prior to becoming Director of Pharmacy, he served as a Manager in the department for many years, developing nationally-recognized programs and services. He is particularly known for developing and optimizing technology and automation in the practice of hospital pharmacy, contributing to safe medication therapy for patients. Being able to leverage technology and automation has also allowed the pharmacy department to free up resources to provide state of the art clinical pharmacy services three shifts a day.

Education:

BS Pharmacy, University of Kansas; MHS, Wichita State University


Marwa Buser, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Buser is the current internal medicine pharmacy specialist on the medical/telemetry unit at Wesley Medical Center. Her area of practice focuses on, but is not limited to, internal medicine and cardiology patients. Areas of interest include inpatient diabetes care, cardiology, and infectious disease. Dr. Buser is involved with multidisciplinary committees such as P&T, glycemic control, and medicine collaborative committees. She is also involved in the pharmacy’s party planning committee. She has served as a preceptor for previous residents at Wesley Medical Center and students from the University of Kansas, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Creighton, University of the Pacific, and Touro University-California.

Education:

Pre-Pharmacy, Kansas State University; PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Stockton, California


Chris Durham, PharmD

Pediatric Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist Residency Program Director, PGY1 – Pharmacy, Pediatric and PGY2 – Critical Care

Dr. Durham is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the PGY1 and PGY2 Residency Program Director at Wesley Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University and completed a Pediatric Specialty residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Professional affiliations include the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and American Society of Health –System Pharmacists. Dr. Durham is also an instructor for Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Interests include critical care pharmacology, traumatic brain injury, renal replacement therapies and toxicology. Dr. Durham is also a volunteer faculty member for the University of Kansas School of Medicine and participates in the education of pediatric medical residents via a pediatric pharmacology rotation.

Education:

PharmD, Creighton University

Additional Training:

Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri


Leslie Eidem, RPh, PharmD

Pharmacy Manager for Pediatric and Women Services, Sterile Products, Medication Safety and Regulatory Affairs

Dr. Eidem is the Pharmacy Manager for Pediatric and Women Services, Sterile Products, Medication Safety and Regulatory Affairs. She started her career at Wesley over 35 years ago and is excited to have been part of the continued advancements in the practice of pharmacy that set Wesley on the cutting edge both operationally and clinically. She is a member of ASHP, AMIA and serves on HCA’s Medication Management Committee as well as the Medication Safety Task Force.

Education:

BS Pharmacy, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

Patient Safety Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia


Lanae Faires, PharmD, BCPS

Overnight Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Faires is one of the two Overnight Clinical Specialists at Wesley Medical Center. The Overnight Clinical Specialist position is unique to Wesley in that it offers clinical pharmacist coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She graduated from the University of Arizona and completed a PGY1 residency at Via Christi Hospitals here in Wichita. Dr. Faires completed a PGY2 residency in Critical Care at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City and maintains BCPS, ACLS, and PALS certifications. She has enjoyed working at Wesley since August 2013 because of the leadership and innovations of the Pharmacy Department at Wesley Medical Center and working with her colleagues in the pharmacy, nursing, and physician groups. Dr. Faires has special interests in trauma, coagulation/bleeding disorders, and delirium prevention and treatment.

Education:

PharmD, University of Arizona

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Via Christi Hospital, Wichita KS; PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri


Sarah Fogg, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist--Hospitalist/Stroke Medicine

Dr. Fogg is the internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist on Wesley Medical Center’s Hospitalist/Stroke Medicine Unit. Graduating from the University of Kansas in 2007, Dr. Fogg completed her PGY1 training at Wesley prior to obtaining her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy. She now serves as the primary pharmacist on the multidisciplinary hospitalist team, which consists of a dynamic group of 16 hospitalists as well as case-managers and nursing staff. In addition to precepting residents, Dr. Fogg also serves as adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Kansas-School of Pharmacy. Professional practice areas of interest include fall prevention, for which Dr. Fogg serves as the lead pharmacist on the Fall Prevention Committee at Wesley, and medication reconciliation and collaborative practice.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas


Lauren Frasier, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Frasier is the current internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist on Wesley Medical Center’s trauma/medical floor. She works closely with both the hospitalist midlevels, as well as the trauma service, often rounding with the team on a daily basis. Dr. Frasier has been at Wesley Medical Center for two years and is involved with precepting of the ambulatory care rotation through the Pre-Op Clinic at Wesley Medical Center, as well as sits on both the Medical Collaborative and Glycemic Control boards among many other activities. Her passions include precepting of pharmacy students and residents, as well as watching the Kansas State University Wildcats (she is an avid fan! ☺). Dr. Frasier completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center and stayed on due to the wonderful relationships with physicians and pharmacy staff, and the progressive/ active involvement the pharmacy department has with patient care.

Education:

Pre-Pharmacy, Kansas State University; PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas


Kelly Guhr, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Manager, Informatics

Dr. Guhr is Pharmacy Manager, Informatics at Wesley Medical Center. Her primary responsibilities are managing the hospital’s pharmacy, provider order entry, and medication reconciliation drug databases; clinical decision support; and coordinating clinical activities and formulary management. Dr. Guhr has worked at Wesley Medical Center for 12 years. She provided drug information services and formulary management for her first 10 years, and is still passionate about those areas. Dr. Guhr serves on the P&T Committee as well as HCA Corporate clinical and informatics committees.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

Pharmacy Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Kathy Hall, PharmD, BCPS

Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Hall is the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Wesley Medical Center. Originally from Evergreen Park, IL, Dr. Hall received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2012 and her PGY2 Critical Care Residency in 2013 at Wesley Medical Center. She is currently a member of ASHP and SCCM and is certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS and PFCCS.

Education:

PharmD, Drake University

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Critical Care at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas


Allie Harshberger, PharmD, BCPS

Orthopedic/Neurological Floor Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Harshberger received her doctor of pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center. She is currently the clinical pharmacist for the Orthopedic/Neurological floor of Wesley Medical Center. Professional areas of interest include anticoagulation management and trauma services.

Education:

PharmD, Drake University

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas


Lela Fung Hernandez, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Neonatology/Pediatrics

Dr. Hernandez is the clinical pharmacy specialist for the general pediatrics and the neonatal intensive care units. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and completed a pediatric specialty residency at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Hernandez serves as adjunct assistant clinical professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy.

In addition to providing clinical pharmacy services to the pediatric and neonatal patients, she is actively involved in clinical research, quality improvement projects, and multidisciplinary committees throughout the institution, including the Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation Institutional Review Board. Her professional affiliations include Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Society for Pediatric Sedation. Her practice interests include nutrition, cystic fibrosis, and infectious diseases.

Education:

BGS, Wichita State University; PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pediatric Specialty Residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri


Joan S. Kramer, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Research Specialist

Dr. Kramer has been at Wesley Medical Center for the past 11 years and a member of the Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation Institutional Review Board for the past 4 years. Prior to joining Wesley, Dr. Kramer worked as a clinical pharmacist in solid organ transplant for three years and in transplant/oncology for two years. Her past research includes patient compliance with immunosuppressive medications, pharmacokinetic studies of mycophenolate mofetil and influenza vaccine dosing. Dr. Kramer’s current areas of research and systems development include medication reconciliation and long term care medication management. Wesley Medical Center has received two grant awards over the past 9 years to study medication reconciliation. The Kramer and colleagues 2007 Am J Health Syst Pharm publication received the ASHP 2008 Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice. The most recent publication was in the October 2014 issue of Hosp Pharm.

Dr. Kramer precepts pharmacy students in the Pre-op Clinic and offers preceptorship and Research/Grantsmanship rotations for pharmacy practice residents. She completed the ASHP Leadership Academy in 2010 and the ASHP leadersINNOVATION Masters Series in 2013. She is a member of KCHP and ASHP, and served as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Patient Safety and Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC) Region 7 Coach from September 2011 to September 2012. She actively participates in committees organized by the Kansas Board of Pharmacy for regulatory writing, including long-term care facility pharmacy automation and collaborative practice. From 2014-2018, she is an ASHP Kansas 2nd Alternate Delegate progressing to Delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates. This past year, she helped develop and initiate the formation of the HCA Continental Division Pharmacy Research Network, to foster development of pharmacy-related research.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

ASHP Accredited Primary Care Residency, Veterans Health Services and Research Administration, James A. Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, Florida


Stephanie Kuhn, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Kuhn has been serving as the Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist at Wesley Medical Center since 2013. She serves as the primary pharmacist for the infectious diseases consulting physicians, and manages the antimicrobial stewardship program for both Wesley Medical Center and Galichia Heart Hospital. Dr. Kuhn serves on several committees at both the hospital and divisional level including the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Antibiotic Subcommittee, Pneumonia and Immunization Committee, Antimicrobial Management Program, and the Continental Division Clinical Group. In addition to her interests in antimicrobial stewardship, Dr. Kuhn has a passion for teaching, and continues to serve as adjunct faculty for the University of Colorado. She is an active member of ACCP, ASHP, SIDP and IDSA.

Education:

PharmD, Purdue University

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency at University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado


Steven Le, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine Generalist

Dr. Le is an Internal Medicine Generalist at Wesley Medical Center. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2010. After which, he completed a PGY1 from Via Christi Health System in Pharmacy Practice. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Le has worked at other health systems including Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, TX as a PICU Generalist. As such, Dr. Le's practice experience spans the length of 4 years including postgraduate training Dr. Le's interests include Critical Care, Haemotology/Oncology, and Pediatric Critical Care. He is currently a member of ACCP.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Via Christi Hospital, Wichita, KS


Amber Meister, PharmD, BCPS

Medical Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist

Dr. Meister is the pharmacy clinical specialist in critical care where she cares for patients in a medical intensive care unit at Wesley Medical Center. She precepts PGY1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 critical care pharmacy residents. She is an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the University of Kansas and a clinical instructor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine-Wichita, University of Kansas Medical Center through which she precepts family medicine physician residents. She is certified in ACLS and PALS and is a Wesley Medical Center Ambassador and has completed the Wesley Medical Center Leadership Institute. She is a member of SCCM and ASHP. She completed an ASHP Foundation certificate program in pharmacy critical care traineeship program at the University Hospital of the Health Alliance, Cincinnati, OH. She has been at Wesley Medical Center over 10 years. She is ecstatic to be part of an innovative group of professionals that are challenging and redefining the profession of pharmacy always keeping the patients at the center of everything.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas


Jason Moore, PharmD

Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Moore is a Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist at Wesley Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas. His main interests include Trauma, Emergency, Cardiac and Critical Care. Other areas of interest include Surgical, Nutrition, Informatics, and Pediatric Care. He is currently a member of the Wichita Academy of Pharmacists, KCHP, SCCM, and ASHP.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas


Lauren Morton, PharmD, BCPS

Drug Information Specialist

Dr. Morton joined the Wesley Medical Center pharmacy team in 2014 as the Drug Information Clinical Specialist. Dr. Morton completed her doctoral training at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduation, she went on to complete her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, as well as a PGY2 Drug Information residency at the South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Morton is also board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist. She is involved in the formulary maintenance process and operates the hospital’s drug information center. Her committee involvement includes the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Clinical Practice Policy Committee.

Education:

PharmD, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System; PGY2 Drug Information residency at South University School of Pharmacy, Savannah, Georgia


Tina Nester, PharmD

Infusion Services and Nutrition Specialist

Dr. Nester is the Infusion Services and Nutrition Specialist at Wesley Medical Center. She received an Associate of Arts degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics from Wichita State University, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Nester is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, as well as several other professional organizations.

Dr. Nester has training and experience in Outcomes Research, and has contributed to the medical literature with several studies designed to improve the care of patients. One area of particular expertise where Dr. Nester has served as a pioneer is in improving medication reconciliation, which is now recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and JCAHO for its importance in improving the care of patients.

Education:

AA, Wichita State University; PharmD, University of Kansas


Jim Rosendale, BS CIS

Data Architect

Jim has been at Wesley Medical Center for the past 28 years, beginning as a Pharmacy Technician in the IV room and moved in to focused Pharmacy IT support with the advent of Meditech at the institution. Jim also takes an active role in all phases of automation and IT support within the Pharmacy, from CareFusion systems (Med Stations, Anesthesia systems, PyxisConnect, Pharmogistics Carousel, Track and Deliver, and Prep and Check), DoseEdge IV Preparation, to data and statistics reporting within the department. Jim has been a part of the team on many of the published studies and research projects within the department and is part of the precept team for the Informatics Rotation for the residency program. Jim is currently enrolled in the Master’s Degree program at WGU.

Education:

BS Computer Information Systems, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas


Joe D. Slechta, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr. Slechta has practiced at Wesley Medical Center since 1995. In addition to daily patient care activities, he serves on several multidisciplinary committees established to improve the care of cardiovascular and stroke patients. His practice interests are in the therapeutics of acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, percutaneous coronary intervention, and anticoagulation. Dr. Slechta is a certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor, anticoagulation patient self-testing educator and has completed an Anticoagulation Traineeship for Health Care Professionals at the University of Oklahoma. He has been honored with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Clinical Preceptor of the Year, Wesley Medical Center Pharmacy Residency mentor of the year, Wesley Medical Center Frist Humanitarian Award, and recently won an HCA Innovators Award for Financial Impact at the Facility Level. Dr. Slechta is a member of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, ASHP, and the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists – currently serving as the KCHP district 5 director. In his community, he serves on the North Newton Parks & Recreation committee, Harvey County Cities Readiness Initiative Emergency Preparedness Committee, and the Newton/North Newton Planning commission. In his spare time, Joe can often be found coaching or watching his children’s sporting events.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas


Jennifer Wade, PharmD

Long Term Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Wade is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Wesley Medical Center’s Long Term Care pharmacy, WESLEYCare Pharmacy. Her practice site includes distribution of medications to residents, clinical review of residents’ medications and disease states and working closely with the Long Term Care team to ensure residents are receiving the best medical care available. Dr. Wade completed her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2012 at The University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. She completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 Residency at Wesley Medical Center before going on to complete a second year residency at Providence Medical Group in Portland, Oregon, specializing in Ambulatory Care with a focus in Geriatrics. She then returned to Wesley Medical Center due to the expanding services offered by the Clinical Pharmacy Team and the opportunities available at Wesley. Her professional interests include Transitions of Care, focusing on transitions between hospital and Long Term Care home, Diabetes Mellitus and Geriatric care.

Education:

PharmD, University of Wyoming

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Providence Medical Group Portland, Oregon