Patient Care Provider 2016

About the Category

Awarded to a pharmacist whose focus on patient care and customer service, through a specific occasion, personal action or activity, has established himself or herself as an exemplary patient advocate.



Richard Michael, BSPharm
Unity Point at Home
Fort Dodge, Iowa

As a consultant pharmacist with Unity Point at Home, Richard Michael has advanced the role of the pharmacy professional by becoming a pharmacist volunteer to the state of Iowa Senior Health Insurance Information Program, which provides confidential, unbiased counseling to Medicare beneficiaries.



Joel Marrs, PharmD
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Aurora, Colorado

As an associate professor of pharmacy and a clinical pharmacist, Joel Marrs has strived to optimize patient care by utilizing the skills required of health care providers and teachers, helping his patients to reach their best outcomes.


Ashley Abode, PharmD
Realo Discount Drugs
Wilmington, North Carolina

As a clinical service coordinator, Ashley Abode strives to enhance patient care in community pharmacy. Seeing the challenges her patients face has given her the drive to do her part to provide more comprehensive patient care beyond the pharmacy bench. Examples include disease state classes and a transitions-of-care program.