Using Our In-House Pharmacists as a Resource

Emily Torgerson  •   October 5, 2017

American Pharmacists Month

Did you know that October is American Pharmacists Month? In honor of the daily contributions that pharmacists make to the health care field, we’re highlighting your very own in-house pharmacists at National CooperativeRx. Keep reading to learn how you as a member can use them as a resource.

Wayne Salverda, R.Ph.

Wayne Salverda is the Senior Director of Clinical Services at National CooperativeRx. He has been in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 20 years and is our go-to encyclopedia for anything health care related. Wayne works with members every step of the way to develop, evaluate and monitor their benefits plans, while keeping their best interests at heart.

Jocelyn Kerl, PharmD.

Jocelyn Kerl is the Clinical Services Manager at National CooperativeRx. Her pharmacy background allows her to be an expert resource to both members and staff. Jocelyn is passionate about health care and uses her extensive knowledge to maximize each member’s plan design to work in their best interest.

So, What Can They Do for You?

  • High-Dollar Claims Monitoring. As members, one of the most important aspects of health care today is cost. Wayne and Jocelyn monitor high-cost drugs on your plan to ensure they are appropriate for your participants’ needs and recommend lower-cost options when they see fit.
  • Plan Exclusions. Wondering how your plan could save even more money? Talk with Wayne and Jocelyn to see how your plan can exclude high-cost drugs in favor of generic equivalents that achieve the same results.
  • Patient-Centric Approach. Our pharmacists review and monitor each plan to ensure it is cost-effective and aligns with our member’s best interests. Wayne and Jocelyn’s goal is to provide the best plan for you and your participants.

There is a reason why most medical settings have a licensed pharmacist on staff, working closely alongside physicians and nurses. Pharmacists are trained to make sure you receive the best health care possible, and for National CooperativeRx, that means educating members on best options for your plan. We are lucky to have Wayne and Jocelyn at our members’ disposal to help you achieve the highest level of wellness for your participants.

Happy American Pharmacists Month!