A New Kind of Pharmacist
Ross Valley Pharmacy, tucked away inside a larger building of clinics, is not a big place, but it's very very busy. Its owner, Paul Lofholm, PharmD, has a vision of the pharmacist's role that goes far beyond simply putting pills in bottles. He sees pharmacists as integral members of the healthcare team who can fill the gaps in patients' education about their conditions and their medications.
Dr. Lofholm initially saw the need for a diabetes education program after a friend's son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After helping his friend deal with that crisis, says Dr. Lofholm, "I looked around and said, ‘Well, what do