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Karen S. Edgerson, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Indianapolis, Indiana 46256 *(317) 576-1979 (H) *(317) 626-1135 (Cell)

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Dedicated to quality patient focused care in the ambulatory care and/or hospital based setting. Knowledge/Expertise. Extensive experience in a Pharmacist-run disease management clinic focusing on individualized patient medication management with focus on anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and other chronic disease states. Many years of experience as inpatient staff pharmacist. Communication/Interpersonal Skills. Highly valued by medical staff as a source of pharmaceutical knowledge and expertise. Viewed by patients as approachable, available, dependable and trust worthy. Self-directed. Self starter, requiring minimal direct supervision. Highly motivated and thrive in fast paced situations which require multi-tasking

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IU Health, Indianapolis, Indiana Ambulatory Care Disease Management October 2002- December 1, 2013

Management of the Lipid/Anticoagulation/Chronic Kidney Disease/Hypertension Clinics at IU Health Physicians Family & Internal Medicine Practice-East Washington under a Collaborative Practice Agreement with the practice providers Provided point of care INR testing for patients taking warfarin, and provided dosing adjustments when necessary, bridging and patient education Managed warfarin therapy of approximately 200 anticoagulation patients including in office visits, home care patients and phone consults. Provided point of care Lipid, ALT/AST and Ha1C testing, diet and exercise counseling, and medication management for approximately 250 high risk patients. Provided medication reconciliation and chart reviews for all patients. Worked in collaboration with other Disease Management providers providing educational classes for the high risk Medicare population. Provided pharmaceutical knowledge to providers concerning cost effective drug utilization, drug/drug and drug/disease state interactions. Acted as preceptor for Butler University and Purdue University College of Pharmacy students

KAREN S. EDGERSON, R.Ph., Ph.D. * 317-576-1979 * 317-262-1135

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Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, Indiana Inpatient Staff Pharmacist

September 1989- October 2002

Provided inpatient decentralized pharmacy services to various hospital units including Bone Marrow Transplant, Hematology/Oncology and Intensive Care units. Provided pharmacokinetic drug dosing, patient medication counseling and provided drug information to medical and nursing staffs. Evaluated medication orders for accuracy and appropriateness Facilitated medication delivery to hospital units Responded to Code 99 emergency situations. Provided outpatient pharmacy and OR satellite services Provided IV admixture services in the Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic. EDUCATION University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry B.S., Pharmacy

1989 1980

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AND LICENSES American Pharmaceutical Association Immunization Certificate Program University of Southern Indiana Lipid Management Certificate Program Anticoagulation Therapy Management Certificate Program State of Indiana Registered Pharmacist in good standing 1989-present 2003 2003 2013