Ten years after joining the faculty of the WesternU College of Pharmacy, Roger Klotz celebrated his retirement on June 29, 2017. Roger celebrated his retirement with his faculty and staff colleagues and his wife and son. The retirement party featured German food, beer and music. Roger has been a pediatric pharmacist, Director of Pharmacy, pharmacy owner, ambulatory care pharmacist, academician and always an innovator and leader. He has been active in pharmacy associations and received numerous awards. Well done, Roger!
California Specialty Pharmacy in Whittier California provides specialty medications, non sterile and sterile compounding, an infusion center and even a clinical research organization (CRO) affiliated with it. I visited with Cris Craw, PharmD, Senior Vice President and Ethan Huynh, PharmD, Vice President of Pharmacy Operations on June 1, 2017. WesternU student pharmacist Cindy Mar, PharmD Candidate 2018 and West Coast University student pharmacist Katelyn Liao, PharmD Candidate 2018 were working on optimizing the therapy of a multiple sclerosis patient during my visit.
Cindy Mar described her rotation at California Specialty Pharmacy:
"I conduct care plans, assess patient management and learn about compounding regulations. I enjoy working with Dr. Ethan Huynh along with his team to familiarize with the operation of a specialty pharmacy including billing process, prior authorizations and filling prescriptions. I was also afforded with the opportunity to call patients and understand how specialty pharmacies can help improve their quality of life through mandatory patient management."
Posted by Sam Shimomura, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP