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Comprehensive medication review

  • Pharmacists have an important role in your care

    Taking prescription medicines can be a challenge. There are a lot of details to understand. One member of your health care team - a pharmacist practitioner - can help you manage your medicines and your health. A pharmacist practitioner is doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) that is specially trained to provide patient care in the clinic setting.

    Several Allina Health clinic locations offer a special clinic visit that lets you talk privately with a pharmacist practitioner about your medicines.

    During the review, the pharmacist will:

    • tell how safe your medicines are
    • tell how well your medicines are working
    • assess any needs or problems caused by your medicines
    • create a care plan just for you
    • give suggestions to your regular health care provider
    • schedule a follow-up appointment (if needed)
    • answer your questions.

    Bring all of the medications you are taking. Include prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, herbals and natural medicines. The pharmacist practitioner needs to know all of the medicines you are taking.

    Also, bring a list of questions. For example, do you know what to do if you forget to take your diabetes pills, is there an herbal you want to start taking, or do you think your asthma inhaler isn't working as well as it used to.

  • Pharmacist practitioners

    A doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) can help you manage your medicines and your health. You can make an appointment for a medication review with an Allina Health pharmacist practitioner.

    Anjanette Finnegan, PharmD

    Anjanette Finnegan, PharmD, sees patients at Allina Health Cottage Grove, Faribault and Hastings First Street clinics. Her special interests include mental health, diabetes and the medication experience of underserved patient populations.

    Matt Kresl, PharmD

    Matt Kresl, PharmD, sees patients at Allina Health Bloomington, East Lake Street and Shakopee clinics. His special interests include geriatric medicine, pain management and psychiatry.

    Sarah Leslie, PharmD

    Sarah Leslie, PharmD, sees patients at New Ulm Medical Center. Her special interests include pain management, tobacco use disorder, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and psychiatry.

    Mckaya Schmit, PharmD

    Mckaya Kastner, PharmD, sees patients at Allina Health Plymouth, Nicollet Mall and Richfield clinics. Her special interests include asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol and patient education.


    Jonica Thorson, PharmD, sees patients at Allina Health Bandana Square, Maplewood and Shoreview clinics. Her special interests include smoking cessation, asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol.


    Beth Zerr, PharmD and certified asthma educator, sees patients at Allina Health Buffalo, Coon Rapids and Ramsey clinics. Her special interests include asthma, cholesterol management and patient education.