Paula Straub Pharmacy Director
Clinical Pharmacist at PHD with more than 20 years in pharmacy utilization. She also has extensive experience in pharmacy management and the development of initiatives for cost-effective prescribing.
Paula is currently focusing on developing and instructing on the cost effectiveness and appropriate use of pharmaceuticals workign with physicians, health plans and conducting quality studies with pharmaceutical firms for disease management.
She provides weekly pharmacy tips to approximately 1,000 physicians on key research articles regarding drug efficacy, interactions, etc. in the IPA weekly newsletters and holds polypharmacy meetings with physician groups on their senior patient population.
She established intervention educational programs including Antibiotic Intervention Program and Chart Review Reminder Program (for use of most effective drug therapy).
In her past experience managing pharmacy operations for three clinics she was able to improve the pharmacies profitability from approximately a $500,000 annual loss to self-supporting within 2 years.