Paul T. Green, Pharm.D. and local Clinical Pharmacist, recently achieved Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). This certification is recognized as the gold standard in determining qualified pharmacists who contribute at advanced practice levels. The BCPS certified pharmacist stands out as the most qualified to take on today's expanding professional expectations.
Green attended Mercyhurst College and then went on to receive a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), School of Pharmacy. He completed his Pharmacy Practice Residency at Hamot Medical Center and was previously employed as a Clinical Pharmacist at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Green is currently employed as a Clinical Pharmacist at Warren General Hospital.
To achieve Pharmacotherapy Specialty certification, a pharmacist must meet certain requirements related to education, training, and current scope of practice. Additionally, the pharmacist must pass an arduous voluntary examination that focuses on the safe, appropriate, and economical use of drugs in patient care. A Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist has responsibility for direct patient care, functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and is frequently the primary source of drug information for other healthcare professionals.
Currently there are only 9,422 Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists in the U.S., or about 3 percent of the estimated 288,260 pharmacists in the country. Green is the first Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in the Warren County area.
Green and his wife Amanda reside in Warren with their son. His office operates out of the WGH Inpatient Pharmacy.