Dr. Nathan Pope completed a Community Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2003, a joint initiative between the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Walgreen Co., after completing his B.S. in pharmacy and Pharm.D. from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey. Since then, Dr. Pope has been managing and practicing in various innovative practice settings including Walgreens Patient Care Center, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in California. In 2010, Nathan opened his Independent pharmacy practice, Live Oak Pharmacy, in downtown Austin. Live Oak Pharmacy was named the one of the Coolest New Companies in Austin and won The Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Readers Poll for ‘Best New Local Business’ in its first year of operation. Unfortunately, the business venture was not meant to be and the pharmacy closed in 2012.
Nathan’s then moved to the practice site Forty Acres Pharmacy. Forty Acres Pharmacy serves The University of Texas at Austin community as a source for prescription and non-prescription medications. Nathan increased the educational offerings and patient care initiatives at Forty Acres Pharmacy. Forty Acres Pharmacy is a site for the Advanced Community Pharmacy Experience for The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. While Nathan no longer staffs at the pharmacy, he is still a site preceptor for the Intermediate Practice Experience (IPPE) with emphasis on MTMS. Forty Acres Pharmacy conducts telephonic Medication Therapy Management Services for the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area.
In addition to having completed certificate programs in the following, he is also certified faculty to teach these courses:
- Immunizations (APhA)
- Medication Therapy Management Services (APhA)
- Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing (NACDS)
Nathan is the Residency Program Director for the H-E-B Pharmacy/University of Texas College of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program (CPRP) which is dedicated to developing compassionate, confident, clinical providers of advanced patient care services in a community pharmacy setting. Since 2008, 19 residents have completed the program with 5 residents currently working towards their certificate in 2016. Dr. Pope is an advocate for all Community Pharmacy Practice Residencies, developing innovative practice settings, and outcomes from those practices, and currently serves as a guest surveyor for ASHP Accreditation Services.
Continuing the development and enhancement of the H-E-B Pharmacy-Community Pharmacy Residency Program’s 5 residency sites and residents.
Developing a non-profit organization to support Medication Take-Back Programs in Austin
Research focusing on the business development and sustainability of community pharmacy-based services including:
- Medication Therapy Management Services (MTMS)
- Complementary and Alternative Medication (Herbal and Supplement Emphasis)
- Non-Sterile Compounding Services
- Proper Medication Disposal (Medication Take Back Programs)
- Geriatric Pharmacy
- Pharmacy Quality Measures