Interview with Dr. LaDisa and Dr. Bartelme!
Dr. LaDisa received her Pharm.D. (2001) from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO (2002). Since completing her residency, she has practiced as an inpatient clinical pharmacist and inpatient pharmacy clinical coordinator at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. In 2012, she joined the faculty at CUWSOP in the Department Pharmacy Practice. Dr. LaDisa practices as an inpatient clinical pharmacist in an acute care GI/GU surgical unit at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. This practice involves multidisciplinary collaboration to provide evidence-based, patient-centered recommendations to optimize drug therapy related to pain, nutrition, infectious disease, and transitions of care. At St. Luke’s Medical Center, she also serves as a preceptor for pharmacy IPPE and APPE students, as well as PGY-1 residents.
Dr. Bartelme earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities College of Pharmacy (COP) with an emphasis on leadership in 2009. She continued at the COP as a PGY1 resident in a 24-month ambulatory care leadership residency. During residency, she spent half her time teaching at the COP and the other half as an ambulatory care pharmacist. The first year she practiced in a family medicine clinic that had established pharmacy services. In the second year, she developed a new pharmacy practice at another clinic. After residency, Dr. Bartelme took a position as a faculty member at Concordia University School of Pharmacy. She currently teaches in the Applied Patient Care courses, the women's health pharmacotherapy module, and co-coordinates the women's health elective. She is an ambulatory care pharmacist at the Ascension Columbia-St. Mary's Germantown Clinic where she provides anticoagulation monitoring services, diabetes management services, and comprehensive medication reviews. She earned board certification as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in 2011.