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Empowering Patients With Kidney Disease: The Role Of Patients in Improving Care

Empowering Patients With Kidney Disease: The Role Of Patients in Improving Care

Most improvements in healthcare outcomes are attributed to clinical, operational, or financial process changes.  However, patients can also play a considerable role in improving their care.  This presentation explores patient empowerment and shared decision-making concepts, specific to patients suffering from kidney disease.  By recognizing the potential benefit of empowered patients, it shifts the balance of care from the hospital and clinician to the community and patient – giving kidney patients a voice and control to improve outcomes!

Location

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

2120 Southlake Mall
Merrillville, Indiana 46410 United States
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(219) 795-9463 View Venue Website

Featured Speakers

Geoffrey Lockwood

Geoffrey Lockwood, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Nephrology Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Geoffrey Lockwood, PharmD, BCPS, MBA is a clinical pharmacist who works as a Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. He has been in his current role for 2 years, supporting Nephrology. Prior to joining Otsuka, he worked as an Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr Lockwood earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Dr Lockwood completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Lockwood worked as a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He then moved to South Bend, Indiana where he took on the role of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Dr Lockwood then moved to Elkhart General Hospital where he started the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Program and served as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr Lockwood is currently working to complete his MBA with a Value-Driven Organization emphasis through Central Michigan University. Dr Lockwood is board certified in pharmacotherapy and is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Michigan and Indiana.

Jaimini Patel

Jaimini Patel, PharmD, BCCCP

Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Jaimini Patel, PharmD, BCCCP, is a Nephrology Clinical and Scientific Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC). Dr Patel earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed two years of post-doctoral residency at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Loyola University Medical Center, respectively, specializing in critical care pharmacy practice. Prior to joining Otsuka, Dr Patel practiced as a critical care pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center for 3.5 years and has cared for patients in the medical, surgical/trauma, cardiothoracic and neuroscience ICUs, and was significantly involved in the care of patients with COVID-19. Dr Patel holds board certification in critical care pharmacotherapy and is a licensed pharmacist in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. She is also an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine through which she is engaged in research and leadership.

*Drs Lockwood and Patel are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC).

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