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My colleagues and I run the oral chemotherapy monitoring program for about 500 patients at the University of Minnesota Health Masonic Cancer Clinic.

I work with patients when they begin their treatment, helping them deal with side effects, and monitoring their adherence to their medications. In between their appointments, I check on their refills. Some of them need to send their prescriptions outside of Fairview Specialty Pharmacy when required and we can help with that, as well.

My job is really diverse. At any given time, I could be answering questions from 50 providers plus 15 to 20 nurses in the clinic. Two days a week, I do Medication Therapy Management (MTM) visits for patients in the cancer clinic.

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