Host Site: Geritom Medical, Inc
NMS Match Code: 111228
Program Length: 1 year
No. of Positions: 1 per year
Site Coordinator: Jason Wachtl, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP
Additional Preceptors: Mark Frost, Luexa Yang, and Brock Reed
Resident(s): Meet the current resident(s)
Geritom Medical, Inc. is a Long Term Care pharmacy located in Bloomington, MN who succeeds by delivering outstanding service to a wide array of long term care customers, including Intellectual and Developmental Disability patients, Intermediate Care Facilities, Adult and Child Foster Care, Assisted Living Facilities, senior care facilities, and some individual customers with complex and chronic health conditions. We believe in service beyond expectation, achieved through a constant desire to anticipate and fulfill evolving customer needs.
The honesty, intelligence, and commitment of our people are vital to Geritom’s mission. We share pride in our company and respect each individual’s contribution at every level. With over 12,000 customers and 1,600 facilities served in the greater Twin Cities area Geritom is dedicated to pushing the limits of excellence, standing at the forefront to provide the finest and healthiest environments attainable in the industry.
The resident can expect to participate in direct patient care three days a week conducting MTM visits, one day staffing, and one day on projects. They will be providing comprehensive medication reviews, documenting recommendations, and communicating with prescribers and facility staff. These visits take place at the facilities where the individual patients reside which will include driving from Geritom to these facilities. A Geritom vehicle will be provided for this purpose on MTM days. There is an emphasis on the use of pharmacogenomic testing (PGx) within the population being served and the resident will utilize PGx as a tool to care for these patients. As the year progresses the resident will have more opportunity to work with minimal supervision.
The resident will work closely with their preceptor(s) with regular opportunities to review patients and ask questions. Other opportunities include journal clubs, addressing drug information questions, staffing, consulting, and completing a residency research project. The resident will also participate in Academic Days and participate in the residency program’s Curbside Consult publication.
Dr. Jason Wachtl, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, serves as Vice President, Pharmacy and Clinical Programs at Geritom Med, Inc., a large independent Pharmacy where he oversees all compliance, accreditation, clinical, and pharmacy programs. Jason is an experienced executive leader with a strong focus on management, operations, and compliance of Pharmacies with over 19 years of experience in the field. Jason currently Jason’s past experience includes running Medication Therapy Management Programs at the district level and Pharmacy Management at a large retail Pharmacy chain.
Jason has earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Iowa in 2007 and is currently a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) and a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP). He lives in Plymouth, MN and enjoys sports, cars, music, and spending time with his family in his free time.
Luexa Yang, Pharm.D., BCMTMS is a clinical staff pharmacist focusing on MTM in a long-term care setting. Prior to joining Geritom Medical in 2016, Luexa precepted IPPE and APPE students in a community pharmacy environment with an emphasis on the implementation and expansion of APhA-based immunization strategies and MTM. Currently, he acts as a preceptor for Pharm.D. students and provides direct patient care MTM services. When not in practice, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and the outdoors. Luexa is a 2011 graduate of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana.
Mark Frost, PharmD, is a pharmacist and the Senior Director of Pharmacy Operations for Geritom Medical. He graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2013. After graduation he worked for Thrifty White Pharmacy at the Grand Rapids, MN location focusing on both Community and Long Term Care Pharmacy. He began working at Geritom Medical in 2015 as a staff pharmacist before transitioning to the Consultant Pharmacist role in Nov. 2015 followed by the Lead Pharmacist role in Nov. 2018 and his current position in Jan. 2020. He was instrumental in developing Geritom’s APPE rotation site and has been the lead preceptor since its inception in 2018.
Brock Reed, PharmD, graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2013 and has been a Lead Pharmacist at Geritom Medical since 2015. In addition to managing day to day operations and pharmacy staff he helps precept APPE students and residents. His pharmacy interests include the integration and utilization of technology into pharmacy practice and clinical decision-making.