A guest editorial written by Assistant Professor, Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP was recently published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). His article summarizes and defines the “Primary Care Pharmacist.”

Berenbrok’s editorial is noteworthy because it encourages health care teams to recognize pharmacists, who assume the responsibility of a patient’s medication-related needs in primary care, as primary care providers. With an aging U.S. population, pharmacists who provide care including health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, and patient education will become increasingly important as the demand for primary care providers grows.

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