195 episodes

We're dispensing stories of success from across the continuum of care.

Talk to Your Pharmacist is a podcast for pharmacists, student pharmacists, and others across the country to hear from industry leaders about their leadership stories and current healthcare topics. The Talk to Your Pharmacist podcast was founded and hosted by pharmacist, Dr. Hillary Blackburn.

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    • 4.6 • 54 Ratings

We're dispensing stories of success from across the continuum of care.

Talk to Your Pharmacist is a podcast for pharmacists, student pharmacists, and others across the country to hear from industry leaders about their leadership stories and current healthcare topics. The Talk to Your Pharmacist podcast was founded and hosted by pharmacist, Dr. Hillary Blackburn.

    Embracing Digital Wellness with Dr. Rajinder Rai

    Embracing Digital Wellness with Dr. Rajinder Rai

    In this episode, our guest is Dr. Rajinder Rai, (Ra-GIN-der RIE) PharmD, the founder and CEO of digital wellness company SunRais Health™. With over two decades of experience in the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical education, Dr. Rai is disrupting this field in holistic and innovative ways. As an advocate for pharmacists, she is actively involved in the advancement of this industry, and currently serves as the president of the Ventura County Chapter of California Pharmacists Association as well as on the advisory board of PatchRx and GoodRx. Dr. Rai aims to guide disease prevention from a holistic approach in order to lead and teach others how to live a healthy, strong, and free life.

    Main points:
    1. Changing role of pharmacists and opportunities for them to pivot
    2. Importance of aligning your vision in life with your purpose to have a fulfilling career and life.
    3. Helping women get off "auto-pilot"

    Guest: Dr. Rajinder Rai
    www.thrivewithdrrai.com | IG: @thrivewithdrrai | www.sunraishealth.com | IG: @sunraishealth

    Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA
    www.hillaryblackburn.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillary-blackburn-67a92421/
    @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook
    @HillBlackburn Twitter

    • 27 min
    Integrative Medicine- Nuts and Bolts of How to Practice with Jim Hrncir

    Integrative Medicine- Nuts and Bolts of How to Practice with Jim Hrncir

    In this episode, our guest is Jim Hrncir (pronounced: hern-sir), who is recognized as one of the pioneers of modern pharmaceutical compounding. Jim is responsible for the formulation of many Bio-Identical Hormones, Dermatological, Nutritional, and Anti-Aging compounds in wide use throughout the US. He has worked in radio and TV, including multiple appearances on Dr. Phil as a hormone expert. As a member of the board of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC), Jim is passionate about the benefits pharmaceutical compounding can bring to patients.

    Jim Hrncir, RPh founded Las Colinas Pharmacy, Compounding & Wellness in 1984 and is recognized as one of the pioneers of modern pharmaceutical compounding. Jim’s 1986 creation of Estradiol Transdermal Gel was the first of its kind in the United States, and he is responsible for the formulation of many Bio-Identical Hormone, Dermatological, Nutritional, and Anti-Aging compounds in wide use throughout the US. Jim was named the 2017 Compounding Pharmacist of the Year by Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) and serves on the board of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC).

    Here are some of the topics we cover:
    For non-integrative medicine listeners, clarify what is compounded bio-identical hormone therapy
    Myths and benefits of compounded hormone therapy, maybe include what happened in WHI and how it has been 100% reversed from the 2002 findings release
    What about the negative NASEM study findings on the Clinical Utility of Compounded Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
    What about the Berkley Research paper dissecting NASEM's findings?
    What is being done to maintain patient access to compounded Bio-Identical Hormones?

    Guest - Jim Hrncir
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LasColinasPharmacy/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LasColPharmacy?lang=en
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-hrncir-rph-8564711a/
    APC facebook: https://www.facebook.com/a4pcrx
    APC Twitter: https://twitter.com/a4pcrx?lang=en
    APC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a4pcrx/

    Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA
    www.hillaryblackburn.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillary-blackburn-67a92421/
    @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook
    @HillBlackburn Twitter

    • 33 min
    Women of Leadership- Educate, Advocate, and Network in South Carolina with State Executive, Helen Sairany

    Women of Leadership- Educate, Advocate, and Network in South Carolina with State Executive, Helen Sairany

    In this episode, our guest is Helen Sairany, the CEO for South Carolina Pharmacy Association. Prior to joining SCPhA, Helen served as the Director of Content Development and Partnership at the American Pharmacist Association. She has extensive knowledge, skills, and experiences in administrative management, regulatory, practice, healthy equity, and accreditation systems gained through her 11 years of serving the profession as a Director of Content Development and Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Director of Quality Assurance at the University of Duhok College of Pharmacy, and as a trauma-informed provider serving the needs of underserved communities at the frontline in Northern Iraq.

    We talk about the role of the state executive, current issues facing pharmacy, and the Women of Leadership meeting hosted by South Carolina Pharmacy Association.

    • 26 min
    Design Thinking and Building Your Brand with Dustin Lippert

    Design Thinking and Building Your Brand with Dustin Lippert

    Our guest, Dustin Lippert is someone I met in Nashville at the Entrepreneur Center. He just redesigned my website hillaryblackburn.com. If you are looking for someone to help with updating your website, he did a fantastic job. Wanted to have him on to talk about the importance of branding.
    A bit more about Dustin
    Over the last 6 years, between his 9-5 in a marketing agency and growing his own clients on the side, Dustin Adam Lippert has created identity systems for local, regional, and national brand ranging from startups to companies with annual revenue of $600 million. In the process he partnered with architectural firms, IT departments, interior design teams, and tech teams to implement brand assets across every medium including print, digital, and environmental products. On the side of his day job, Dustin successfully freelances with several of his own clients doing UI/UX for webdesign, branding, and independent consulting.

    Main points:
    1) What is design? - Good design solves both visible and invisible problems with visible and invisible solutions.

    2) A few ways design is changing/influencing the pharmacy industry.

    3) What to consider when rebranding or launching a pharmacy's identity system and website.


    4) How to apply 'design thinking' to your everyday life.


    How I Can Help Your Listeners

    1) Brand Audit (We want to hear your goals then take a look at everything from your current logo and identity system,
    2) Identity Design
    3) UIUX Design
    4) Print Design

    Dustin Lippert
    Email: dustinadamlippert@gmail.com
    Phone: 615.631.5525
    Instagram — @dustinadamlippert
    Linkedin — linkedin.com/in/dustinadamlippert

    Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA
    www.hillaryblackburn.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillary-blackburn-67a92421/
    @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook
    @HillBlackburn Twitter

    • 28 min
    Keeping It Real with ReTell Pharmacy Podcaster, Mitch Lee

    Keeping It Real with ReTell Pharmacy Podcaster, Mitch Lee

    In this episode, our guest is Mitch Lee of the ReTell Pharmacy podcast. Mitch started in retail pharmacy as a cashier in 2004 and stayed with it as a tech and into pharmacy school (graduated as a pharmacist in 2010). He began to see and hear SO many interesting intersections as a floater and decided to start ReTell Pharmacy Podcast to share those stories so others in our industry won’t feel alone when they have a tough day. Listeners send in their stories through Facebook and Twitter and a new episode of the show drops once a week on Fridays. He really tries to be intentional in being down-to-earth and not taking himself too seriously, as is often the case in the medical field.

    Guest
    Guest: Mike Lee (ReTell Pharmacy)
    Email: mitchell.lee83@gmail.com

    Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA
    www.hillaryblackburn.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillary-blackburn-67a92421/
    @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook
    @HillBlackburn Twitter

    • 41 min
    Biosimilar Updates with National Expert, Sonia Oskouei

    Biosimilar Updates with National Expert, Sonia Oskouei

    In this episode, our guest is Our guest, Sonia Oskouei, PharmD, BCMAS, DPLA, joined Cardinal Health in June 2020 to lead the company’s biosimilar strategy. She most recently served as the Vice President of Innovation and Digital Health at Premier Inc., where she led their national biosimilars strategy on behalf of 4,000 where she partnered with pharmaceutical manufacturers and providers to create resources, and education to help health system stakeholders evaluate and adopt biosimilars.
    Sonia is an established thought leader with numerous publications and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Biosimilars. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Belmont University.

    Main Talking Points:
    Commonly asked questions:
    - What are biosimilars?
    - How they are different than generics
    - How long they have been approved in the U.S. (and the rest of the world)
    - Why are they important (eg cost savings)
    - Explaining the interchangeability designation + why it matters
    - Understanding state regulations and how that will affect pharmacist adoption
    - Current market dynamics and what is on the FDA horizon for future biosimilars

    Host - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA
    www.hillaryblackburn.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillary-blackburn-67a92421/
    @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook
    @HillBlackburn Twitter

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Anne Arvizu ,

Exploring the many aspects of pharmacy

I love that Hillary is inquisitive and open to hearing from all facets of our practice! This is a must listen for any pharmacist wanting to explore career options.

Shelly Spiro ,

Excellent Topics for Pharmacist

Hillary does a great job in bringing topics to Pharmacists and others interested in learning more about what Pharmacists think about and do.

#1BisonFan ,

Great way to connect pharmacists

Hillary is an excellent host bringing a wide variety of pharmacy topics to her podcasts which are informative and enjoyable for all.

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