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About Us

The Florida A&M University, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, runs a Telehealth Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Program.

The Telehealth Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is a medication therapy management (MTM) program with the goal to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and preventable hospitalization.

Patients with cardiovascular disease deal with multiple chronic medical conditions and are on several medications, and often see more than one provider or doctor. Our Pharmacist faculty will review your medications and conditions with you and become your advocate to help you receive the best care.

The Telehealth Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Program helps all of our patients achieve better treatment outcomes through:

  • improving medication adherence,
  • optimizing safety and treatment options for you, and
  • reducing costs associated with unnecessary treatment and preventable hospitalization.

Mission

The mission of our Telehealth Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Program:

  1. Clinical Rotation Site: Our site will serve as a center for clinical rotation. Our students will develop the expertise to provide medication therapy management (MTM) through hands-on experience.
  2. Clinical Care Outreach: Through a partnership with other health clinics, we will reduce the economic and social impact of cardiovascular disease and stroke by providing MTM services to the medically underserved population.
  3. Residency program: Our center is a home for recently graduated students who are interested in a post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy residency program with a primary focus on primary care and provision of MTM among the medically underserved population (Community Health Northwest Florida).
  4. Research: The Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Program conduct health-outcomes and behavioral research geared towards understanding risk factors and approaches to improve cardiovascular disease and stroke among the medically underserved population. Click here to view a publication list of our studies

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of patients do you see?

We accept all patients who are at least 18 years old, including patients who are:

  1. Homeless
  2. Low-income
  3. Medicaid-eligible
  4. Medicare-eligible
  5. Native American or Hispanic or African American
  6. Migrant farmworkers
  7. Uninsured patients

Do I need a referral from a primary care provider in order to enroll in your program?

No, you do not need a referral from your doctor. However, we will communicate with your doctor regarding the care you are receiving from our service.

What if I don’t have a doctor?

We will help you find a doctor who will review the recommendations that we provide.

Is there a cost associated with this service?

No, there is no cost to you.

Do I need to come to the Florida A&M University campus for me to receive your service?

No, all of our services are provided either virtually or telephonically.

How do I enroll in the program?

You can email us at pharmacyhealth@famu.edu.

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Contact Us

Arinze Nkemdirim Okere, PharmD, MS, MBA, BCPS, BCCP

Program Director

Email: pharmacyhealth@famu.edu

Phone: 850-412-7491