Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

First Advisor

Todd Lemke, Phar.D, CDE

Second Advisor

Jean Moon, Pharm.D, BACACP

Third Advisor

Brian Isetts, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA


Previous literature supports that pharmaceutical care provider in the ambulatory care setting can improve clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes for recipients, and when utilized in employer-provided health plans can lead to reduced spending on healthcare costs by employers. A large health system in central Minnesota offers an Employee Medication Therapy Management (MTM) benefit that offers further financial incentives to meet with an MTM Pharmacist for a comprehensive review of one’s medications. Currently, this program is underutilized due to both lack of awareness of the program and geographic for employees in the wester region of the health system. This project sought to increase the utilization of the Employee MTM program and advocate for ambulatory pharmacy services across the far reaches of the health system.


A report submitted to the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Postgraduate (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program