174: A Conversation with David Bowyer

Bill Auxier, Ph.DPodcast2 Comments

This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about pharmacy in rural areas. We’re having that conversation with David Bowyer, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Charleston, School of Pharmacy.

“You have to be willing to take chances and be willing to stand up for what you believe in…”

~David Bowyer

David is a West Virginia native, where he attended West Virginia University and graduated from the School of Pharmacy. David has been a pharmacist for 35 years, having served in both hospital and community pharmacy, and made the switch to academia fourteen years ago.

“What excites me the most is the acceptance and willingness of the medical community to utilize the pharmacist and other members of the healthcare team to develop a real team approach to healthcare.”

~David Bowyer

David now serves as the Department Chair and Associate Professor at the University of Charleston, where he has 12 pharmacists working under him. To David, pharmacy was a way to remain in healthcare and take care of patients in a different way than other healthcare professionals.

2 Comments on “174: A Conversation with David Bowyer”

  1. Thank you for a great podcast! I have had the pleasure of working with Dave and he is a great advocate for the profession of pharmacy. I appreciate that he continues to share how pharmacists can help patients and be a valuable member of the healthcare team. Also, I share the concern that we want patients to be an advocate for their healthcare first. Pharmacists help manage medications and often find it concerning when patients are not able to recall why or when they were prescribed a medication. I believe in evidence based medicine and practice that we should do our best to ensure safety with medications.

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