[Interview ] Implementing a Cash-Based Weight Management Program in a Community Pharmacy with Tom Barus
Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit: Day 2 Session 5
Dr Thomas Barus is President of Barus Consulting LLC, a management consulting company focused on developing strategy and executing to the objectives of his clients in the Pharmacy Industry.
Currently, Dr. Barus is working with Ideal Protein to lead International and Domestic Business Development through the Pharmacy channel as well as the Business Intelligence team.
Dr. Barus has over 11 years experience in the Pharmacy industry where he has worked in the Pharmacy Retail, Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), and Health Insurance businesses.
In his recent career, he acted as contributing strategist in product and formulary development for the now largest Medicare Prescription Drug plan in the United States, designed financial models in support of manufacturer negotiations and overall organizational value, developed and managed the data warehouse, data delivery, informatics, and analytics for a Fortune 10 corporation’s government healthcare business, led various IT capital projects in support of Client needs, and developed innovative strategic solutions to assist in Client growth.
Dr. Barus holds is Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University with advanced training in Pharmacoeconomics and completed his Residency at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield where he completed various clinical clerkships including Specialty Pharmacy, Medical Management, Pharma Contracting, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, and Clinical Program Management.
Learn more about Ideal Protein on their website.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD is an independent consultant pharmacist living in Arkansas with her husband and daughter. Her latest project is the first-ever virtual pharmacy conference, the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit. She is also the founder of Pharmapreneur Academy, an online e-Course and Community where she guides pharmacist-entrepreneurs through the process and barriers of building a pharmacy consulting business. She is the author of How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business, a contributing author for Pharmacy Times and guest host on the Pharmacy Podcast. More information about Dr. Thielemier can be found on her website.
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