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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

What is a clinical pharmacy specialist?

Marissa Ostroff, PharmD
Marissa Ostroff, PharmD

A clinical pharmacy specialist or Doctor of Pharmacy is an expert who specializes in the study of the effects of drugs on the body. Clinical pharmacy specialists have an in-depth knowledge of how medications work and how medications can interact with each other.

Through our partnership with Western New England University College of Pharmacy, we have a clinical pharmacy specialist on site who may help you with a number of problems including examining your medicines to help you minimize the risk of drug interactions and adverse effects, helping you with diabetes or blood pressure control, or even working with your doctors to find cheaper alternatives to the medicines you already take.

If you have questions about your medications, please ask to see our clinical pharmacy specialist when you visit us.