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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 46: Community Health Solutions & Independent Community Pharmacy

Community Health Solutions, llc exists to find unique and valuable solutions to the health crisis facing our communities, by partnering with local healthcare providers, employers, and community stakeholders through a “wholistic” healthcare and wellness delivery that centers the patient in their care and utilizes improved partnerships, communication, and outcomes.

Jeff Baltas, CEO

Chief Executive Officer and a Principal of Employee Benefits Administrators, Inc., a Kentucky-based third party administration company, administering health plan lives in 25 states, and the President of BaltasVision, LLC, Kentucky’s only stand-alone, vision insurer. Mr. Baltas has held the position of CEO for four years and has held director level positions in healthcare and insurance for the past 20 years. As a twenty-year veteran of the health care industry, Mr. Baltas has worked with clients such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia in HMO development, Kentucky Medical Insurance Corporation in assessing strategic relationships, and created partnerships with Bluegrass Family Health to provide administration to their self-funded clients.

In addition to this, Mr. Baltas is an expert in both fully and partially self-funded health plans, has built medical and optometric networks, and is a key negotiator with stop-loss reinsurers and pharmacy benefit companies. An advocate of re-establishing “consumerism” in the health care model, Mr. Baltas has worked for multiple years to; 1) lower costs, 2) improve outcomes, 3) educate participants as to their role, and 4) offer leading-edge health care delivery models that can be enacted today.

Main Office
10200 Forest Green Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 694-9487
or toll-free (800) 975-9094

Elizabethtown Office
800 Cardinal Drive, Suite 200
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 737-0222

Waynesville Office
415 South Main Street
Waynesville, Ohio 45068
(513) 897-1476

Direct download: Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_46_Community_Health_Solutions.mp3
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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 45: Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with PharmD Students Toney & Vecchiet

We talk with PharmD Students Blake Toney & Jonathan Vecchiet about their futures in Pharmacy and the next generation leadership within our prefession.  

Ohio State University College of Pharmacy History:

As one of the six original colleges, The College of Pharmacy established itself on Ohio State’s campus in 1885.  Armed with only $200 for supplies and one part-time faculty member, its founders firmly established pharmacy at the University. Since that time, the College has led the field of Pharmacy, setting many firsts and educating some of the brightest young students. From Roy Darlington, the first African American in the nation to receive a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences to one of the first distance-learning programs at Ohio State, Pharmacy continues its tradition as a leader in research and practice. Today, the College is home to world-class faculty, researchers, and students who are leading the way in pharmacy education, practice, and research.


Pharmacy Podcast Episode 44: Gabe Trahan & the NCPA Front End Overhaul Program

“You should know, in over 90% of the stores I have visited, measured improvement has been made without spending big dollars. Oh, but you and your staff will be busy for a few weeks.”  Gabe Trahan

Front-End Overhaul Member Benefits

  • 2 full educational programs from NCPA’s Annual Convention
    • Closing the Image Gap: Merchandising with a Critical Difference
    • Mastering Your Message: Crystal Communication of Your Pharmacies Value
  • Full Color Photo Galleries
    • Gabe’s Gallery of Before/After Pictures
    • Front-End Overhaul Hall of Fame
  • Growing library of one-pagers with helpful store take-away information, i.e. merchandising layouts, tips for merchandising excellence, holiday merchandising, private label, and more
  • Articles from America’s Pharmacist
  • Running tip sheet of good, practical ideas you can do today to increase traffic and profits to your front end