Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Credential Moving to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

November 14, 2016


William Ellis, Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® in Washington, D.C. joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels. BPS, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest William Ellis discuss the following:

  • What is the Board of Pharmacy Specialties?
  • How many pharmacists are currently BPS board certified?
  • What sets BPS board certified pharmacists apart from other pharmacists?
  • What role does the BPS board certified pharmacist play as an integral member of the healthcare team?
  • BPS recently announced that pharmacists board certified by the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy will now be BPS Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacists. Can you tell us about the implications of this news?

Duration: 8:52

William M. Ellis is the Executive Director for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), in Washington, D.C.  From 1997-2011, he served as CEO and Executive Director of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation.  Ellis was the Executive Vice President for the Pennsylvania Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists from 1986-1997.
Ellis also serves as Chair of the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy which provides leadership, guidance, public information, and coordination for the profession of pharmacy's credentialing programs. In 2014, he was appointed a commissioner to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
After receiving his pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), Ellis completed an executive residency with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1986 and earned his Master of Science degree in health education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1994. Currently he also is serving as the chair of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors.

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Get Up and Move your A**! A Light-Hearted But Serious Guide To Successful Aging

December 7, 2015

Dr. Patricia & Dr. Harrison Bloom, Clinical Associate Professors of Geriatrics and first-time authors of the book “Get Up and Move your “A**! A Light Hearted But Serious Guide To Successful Aging" joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Health News Channels. With nearly 40 years each of clinical practice, teaching and research in the field of aging, they have both recently entered the “geriatric” age group themselves.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr. Patricia & Dr. Harrison Bloom discuss the following:

  • Why did you decide to write a book like this?
  • We know the boomer age group is growing, do you see or feel this is the reason more people are interested in learning how to stay healthy?
  • What are some easy tips to staying healthy while getting older?
  • It can be overwhelming today with all the vitamins, supplements that are supposed to help one stay younger, what are your thoughts on this?
  • What do you want people to take away from this book?

Duration: 10:45

Patricia Bloom, MD and Harrison Bloom, MD have been partners in work and life for more than 45 years. As esteemed educators and clinicians in the field of geriatric medicine, they are well known throughout the New York City region, as well as nationally and internationally. Both are Clinical Associate Professors of Geriatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and have held leadership positions in the Columbia/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, and Mount Sinai Medical Centers. Harrison Bloom teaches internationally through the United Nations International Institute on Aging, and Patricia Bloom teaches courses and workshops on mindfulness and stress reduction. Equally passionate in their mission to prevent or delay age-related diseases and disabilities, the Blooms hope that their “light-hearted but serious” health message will inspire young, middle-aged and older patients alike. Originally from Minnesota, they have two married children and two young grandchildren—with a third on the way—all living in the California Bay Area, where they frequently visit.

Website: www.doctorsbloom.com