The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™

The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™

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Join pharmacist Mike Koelzer and his guests for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes podcast on the business of pharmacy. Listen (and subscribe) for a new episode every Monday morning. Available on all popular podcast apps and YouTube. Comment and follow on social media @BizOfPharmPod on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. In addition to hosting the podcast, Mike is owner and CEO of Kay Pharmacy. He has authored three books available on Amazon.


Behind-the-scenes of ‘The Happy PharmD’ | Founder Alex Barker, PharmD
Jan 17 • 87 min
Alex Barker helps pharmacists create fulfilling careers and lives. When he started pharmacy, he quickly burned out. But now Alex shifted his career to help pharmacists find new jobs and start businesses. Alongside ‘The Happy PharmD’ team, they create…
How do you be a pharmacy and not fill prescriptions? | Dr. Kathy Campbell, PharmD
Jan 10 • 72 min
How do you be a pharmacy and not fill prescriptions? Listen as Dr. Kathy Campbell discusses her ongoing quest. Dr. Kathy Campbell has been a pharmacist in Owasso, Oklahoma since 1992. In 2001, she opened Medicap Pharmacy Owasso. Dr. Kathy has served her…
Behind-the-scenes of ‘Pharmacist Moms’ | Founder Suzy Soliman, PharmD
Jan 3 • 33 min
Go behind-the-scenes of ‘Pharmacist Moms’ with founder Suzy Soliman. Why she founded the group, what makes her tick, how the group works behind-the-scenes, and what plans lie ahead. https://www.pharmacistmomsgroup.com/ #business #pharmacy #podcast…
The man responsible for the global recall of ranitidine | David Light, Valisure founder and CEO
Dec 26, 2019 • 78 min
David is a biotech scientist and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Valisure. Founders Adam Clark-Joseph and David Light reconnected after Adam suffered serious complications caused by batch variability of his anticonvulsant medication. Upon…
Learning to tell your story | Neal Smoller, PharmD - founder of ‘Supplement School’
Dec 19, 2019 • 62 min
Neal Smoller, PharmD is a sarcastic, slightly unprofessional healthcare professional. He calls himself a holistic pharmacist, which he admits is a made up term, because he wants people to only use medicine when absolutely appropriate, and instead use…
A healthcare app startup | Robert Longyear of Montuno’s Dosecast
Dec 13, 2019 • 81 min
Montuno Software is an innovative digital technology company that has solutions for mobile care management, pharmacy management, medication adherence, and home health. The flagship consumer product, Dosecast, is a mobile medication adherence app that…
Flip the Pharmacy | Pharmacists Tim Mitchell & Paula Boettler
Dec 5, 2019 • 57 min
Tim and Paula are community pharmacists at Mitchell’s Drug Stores in Neosho, Missouri. They have been providing enhanced pharmacy services for the last 15 years. Their pharmacies are part of CPESN Missouri and were recently awarded a Flip the Pharmacy…
Behind-the-scenes of ‘ReTell Pharmacy’ podcast | Mitch Lee, PharmD
Dec 1, 2019 • 64 min
Our guest this week is Mitch Lee, PharmD, retail pharmacist and host of the ReTell Pharmacy podcast. #business #pharmacy #podcast #retellpharmacy —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mikekoelzer/message
Growing stronger brands & companies | Tim Koelzer of Equibrand Consulting
Nov 21, 2019 • 43 min
Tim Koelzer is the president of Equibrand Consulting. Tim brings deep professional experience in helping companies establish and extend brands through marketing, branding, and new product development. Tim is also the author of the upcoming book ‘Upstream…
How three brothers grew their Rx merger & acquisition business | Jared, Justin, & Joel Rhoads
Nov 15, 2019 • 64 min
The Rhoads Brothers (Jared, Justin, and Joel) currently own Triavo Health, a healthcare merger & acquisition consultancy firm based in Arizona and Illinois. The three of them bring over 60 years of pharmacy experience, which includes pharmacy…
‘Functional medicine pharmacist’ business strategy | Abbi Linde, PharmD
Nov 8, 2019 • 35 min
Dr. Abbi Linde is a functional medicine pharmacist working to transform her pharmacy into a wellness center. Utilizing the framework of CPESN, nutrient depletion, weight loss, and functional medicine, Abbi is trying to build a diverse pharmacy business…
Marketing done right! | Kyle Palmer of Parker’s Pharmacy
Nov 1, 2019 • 62 min
Kyle Palmer is the executive director of marketing at Parker’s Pharmacy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His expertise in the field of marketing has propelled the startup from zero patients to 5000+ patients and nearly 17,000 followers on social media, all in…
Pharmacy industry had me at hello | Anne Arvizu, PharmD, FASCP, PCC
Oct 25, 2019 • 58 min
Anne Arvizu, PharmD, FASCP, PCC, is a global consultant and to fortune 500 biotech companies, and a successful entrepreneur in Miami, FL. The companies she builds & affiliations she keeps all share a common focus of promoting productivity, health & life…
Behind-the-scenes of ‘tl;dr pharmacy’ | Brandon Dyson, PharmD
Oct 19, 2019 • 61 min
Brandon Dyson, PharmD is the founder of the pharmacy education website, tl;dr pharmacy ( https://www.tldrpharmacy.com ). He has practice experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, with well-rounded experiences in oncology,anticoagulation,…
Community pharmacy at a crossroad | Adam King, CPhT, RPhT, PRS
Oct 13, 2019 • 88 min
Adam King is the pharmacy savings program manager for Health Plan Advocate which represents self-funded insurance plans. His role is to identify opportunities that save health plans and their members money. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast —-…
The conscience dilemma | Cristina Alarcon, BPharm, MBE
Oct 6, 2019 • 52 min
Cristina was born in Madrid, Spain and came to Canada with her parents at the age of 7. The second of six children, she grew up in Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver. In 1990, Cristina graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Montreal, and after…
Behind-the-scenes of ‘Your Financial Pharmacist’ | Tim Ulbrich, PharmD
Sep 29, 2019 • 73 min
Tim Ulbrich is a clinical professor of pharmacy and program director for the Master’s in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University. He graduated from Ohio Northern University with his Doctor of Pharmacy and completed residency…
How passion ignites growth | Jerrica Dodd, PharmD
Sep 22, 2019 • 60 min
Dr. Jerrica Dodd is a pharmacist, entrepreneur, coach and leader. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University, and a Master of…
Turning an idea into a successful product | Ranger Ready Repellent
Sep 15, 2019 • 52 min
The story behind the success of Ranger Ready Repellent. Chris Fuentes is the Founder and CEO of Ranger Ready Repellents, and Evan Kesten is Ranger Ready’s director of sales for Travel, Health, and Wellness. #business #pharmacy #podcast #pharmacypodcast…
How pharmacy works in the UK | Paul Lowndes
Sep 9, 2019 • 45 min
Paul Lowndes is the co-founder of Mediapharm, the world’s #1 pharmacy training platform that up-skills, empowers and motivates pharmacy teams. Mediapharm helps pharmacy businesses grow by instituting higher standards through regular and consistent…
Reverse engineering your life | Kevin Yee, PharmD
Sep 2, 2019 • 53 min
Dr. Kevin Yee is the founder of Refugee Hustle, a YouTuber, a Jiu Jitsu addict, a Korean BBQ and a cold brew connoisseur. He helps healthcare professionals transition into entrepreneurship. #business #pharmacy #podcast #JiuJitsu #refugee #hustle —- Send…
Starting a business as a technician | Bridget Hanna
Aug 26, 2019 • 18 min
Bridget Hanna is the owner of Independent Edge Consulting. She is a certified compounding pharmacy technician (CPhT) with over 10 years in Pharmacy. She is passionate about pharmacy compounding and helping all Independent pharmacies grow their retail and…
Dealing with your anxiety in the pharmacy | Molly Koelzer
Aug 22, 2019 • 62 min
Join Molly Koelzer and her dad, Mike, as they discuss such topics as dealing with anxiety in the workplace, career decisions, and personal branding. You can find Molly on Instagram at mollykoelzer —- Send in a voice message:…
Standing out in a busy marketplace | Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD, of Rx Ashlee
Aug 21, 2019 • 37 min
Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD/MHA, is the founder of RX Ashlee, a career development company that focuses on teaching professionals on how to stand out in a busy marketplace. Ashlee has been in the nontraditional healthcare arena for over 16 years and rose…
Success is often about timing | CEO Chad Halvorson of When I Work
Aug 20, 2019 • 60 min
An in-depth discussion with Chad Halvorson, CEO & Founder of When I Work (the easiest way to schedule, communicate and track time with your employees). PS An exclusive free offer for Business on Pharmacy Podcast listeners: Get your first two months of…
Taking back your pharmacy | Terry and Angela Forshee
Aug 16, 2019 • 58 min
Terry Forshee has been an independent pharmacist for 42 years. He has done pretty much everything one can do in pharmacy. He has owned five stores, two DME companies, two home infusion pharmacies, and an LTC pharmacy. Terry and Angela started the…
Reinventing yourself | Christina Tarantola, PharmD
Aug 12, 2019 • 45 min
Christina Tarantola is a pharmacist turned transformation coach who helps women reinvent themselves - releasing struggle and overwhelm and embracing their power. She blends hypnosis and energetic work as well as intuitive coaching to help them achieve…
How to win at podcasting | Hillary Blackburn, PharmD
Aug 8, 2019 • 50 min
Dr. Hillary Blackburn is a clinically trained pharmacist licensed in 11 states who has been practicing for almost a decade in a variety of healthcare settings. Dr. Blackburn is currently serving as the Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Dispensary of…
How to change careers | Adam Baillio
Aug 6, 2019 • 37 min
After a successful career in theater, Adam Baillio decided he needed a career with more consistent work. Pharmacy was his choice. Never one to relax in his pursuits, he knew that even as a student, networking with current pharmacy professionals would get…
Business startup coach | Asha Pai Bohannon, PharmD
Aug 5, 2019 • 61 min
Based in Raleigh, NC, Dr. Asha Pai Bohannon is a holistic health guide, bestselling author, professional speaker. As a Doctor of Pharmacy with more than 23 years in health care, Asha leads PAI Wellness Group, Raleigh’s holistic health practice serving…
Find your purpose and passion | Erin Albert, PharmD
Aug 5, 2019 • 32 min
Edutainer who helps pharmacists, entrepreneurs, authors, healthcare, life science, budding STEM, and health law professionals get to their best state and career ikigai. Striving to be the the Kathleen Kennedy/Beyonce of continuing professional education,…
Growing a CBD startup | Esan Forde, PharmD
Aug 2, 2019 • 56 min
Dr. Esan Forde, Pharm.D, R.Ph, C.Ph, M.S, is a partner of a hemp farm and national distribution manager for Right Coast Agriculture. Their farms are located in Vermont & Maine, and certified clean green and organic. They provide high quality CBD products…
Importance of liking your career | Scott Braden
Aug 2, 2019 • 56 min
Pharmacist Scott Braden just attended an annual convention. All the attendees he ran into there said how much they loved their careers. Was it a pharmacy convention? Listen and find out. To contact Scott: Join him on facebook, email him at…
Behind-the-scenes of ‘Rx Radio’ | Richard Waithe, PharmD
Jul 31, 2019 • 20 min
When most people are going to bed, Richard Waithe, founder of Rx Radio, is gearing up for another four hours of output. Listen as Richard discusses with host Mike Koelzer how extending his workday was the key to his successful launch, and continued…
Think like an owner | Tony Guerra, PharmD
Jul 30, 2019 • 43 min
What finally lead Dr. Tony Guerra to publish 15 audiobooks? Why does he say that every pharmacy student graduating today must be thinking like an owner? Listen as Tony, along with podcast host Mike Koelzer, enjoy a fun conversation around these topics.…
A new idea for helping independents | Omar Hassad of Rxeed
Jul 10, 2019 • 52 min
From his challenging years spent in chain pharmacies, to his eye-opening experiences in hospital pharmacies, and on to his adventures into pharmacy ownership, Omar Hassad developed ideas that would give him the fuel to launch Rxeed.com Listen as Omar…
PharmacyProud.com | Dave Ruth
Jul 9, 2019 • 59 min
Dave Ruth is a pharmacy owner in Kentucky. He’s worked in chain pharmacy most of his career, but became an independent owner just over a year ago. He is also is a founder and partner in PharmacyProud.com In listening to Dave, it’s easy to hear the pride…