Pharmacists as Providers

Pharmacists are the medication experts on the health care team, with the most advanced knowledge of medication therapy of any health professional. The doctorate program completed by pharmacists takes a minimum of six years. In addition, many pharmacists complete post-doctorate education, including specialized residency and fellowship training programs, based on their area of interest. 

Pharmacists practice in hospitals/health-systems, communities, long-term care facilities, physician offices and as consultants making contact with patients in almost every aspect of health care. In addition to the services listed above, pharmacists are uniquely qualified to perform a variety of other patient care services, including medication compounding, nuclear pharmacy, and health care medication utilization management. 

Click on one of the links at the right to learn more about various areas in which pharmacists provide direct patient care based on your role as a patient or a health care provider.

The Pharmacists as Providers resource is brought to you by the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists and MPA Public Affairs Committee.

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