Dr. Laura A. Schalliol has practiced with Summit Medical Group since 2013 and joined Trinity Medical Associates in 2023. She studied at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency with Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. She is now an Associate Professor with South College School of Pharmacy, and she is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care and Geriatric Pharmacy.
What can a clinical pharmacist do?
- Assess the status of patient’s health problems and determine whether the prescribed medications are optimally meeting the patient’s needs and goals of care.
- Evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of medications.
- Recognize untreated health problems that could be improved or resolved with appropriate medication therapy.
- Follow a patient’s progress to determine the effects of the patient’s medications on his or her health.
- Consult with physicians and other health care providers in selecting the medication therapy that best meets the patient’s needs and contributes effectively to the overall therapy goals.
- Advise patients on how to best take his or her medications.
- Support the health care team’s efforts to educate patients on other important steps to improve or maintain health, such as exercise, diet, and preventive steps like immunizations.
What services are offered by our clinical pharmacist?
- Anticoagulation collaborative practice
- Consults for drug information (doses, interactions, side effects etc.)
- Medication optimization and education
- Chronic disease state consulting (diabetes, insulin titration, hypertension, pain, smoking cessation)
- Device education (inhalers, glucometer, insulin devices)