#ReThinkPharmacy - initiated by David Pope, Pharm.D.
Joseph Moose, PharmD
Moose Pharmacy Concord, NC
The secret to Joseph Moose’s success is the ability to collaborate with physicians, pharmacy staff, and patients, allowing him to reinvent pharmacy practice at Moose Pharmacy. A fourth-generation pharmacist who follows in his greatgrandfather, grandfather, and father’s footsteps, Dr. Moose offers traditional dispensing and clinical services at his family’s pharmacy.
“(Dr.) Moose has seen the role of the pharmacist transition to a provider of care and he strives to maintain a business model that integrates optimal patient care and cutting edge community-based clinical services,” Ashley Branham, clinical service director at Moose Pharmacy, wrote in her nomination. “This business thrives because he values relationships with his patients, with local prescribers, and with his staff.”
His initial encounter with pharmacists as health care resources began early in his career, although the idea has run in the family for generations. According to his nomination, his great-grandfather became a pharmacist at the suggestion of his great uncle, a physician. For Dr. Moose, that close collaboration became apparent during his first year after receiving his PharmD degree, when he would work with local physicians to help patients understand their prescription medications.
Knowing the quality of care and information provided by Dr. Moose led more patients to the pharmacy for medication therapy management (MTM) services and patient counseling. His experiences there led to Moose Pharmacy opening a specialty pharmacy and compounding practice, expanding the family business further.
Often, colleagues will seek Dr. Moose’s advice on MTM services or on new business models because of his knowledge in those fields. Moose Pharmacy’s business model garnered awards from Wake Forest School of Business and Campbell School of Pharmacy.
In addition to his work as a community pharmacist, Dr. Moose strives to develop future pharmacy leaders as a preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 residents. He is the first independent pharmacy preceptor in the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s residency program.
“He is a leader that inspires people to build their strengths,” Branham wrote. “Joe’s energy, passion, and vision for pharmacy has transformed community pharmacy practice.”
- See more at: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2012/October2012/2012-Next-Generation-Pharmacist-Awards-Meet-the-Winners/#Entrepreneur