Rachel Chelewski

Not taking her medications could have cost a patient her life. A new Transplant Pharmacy program found her in the nick of time.

Transplant Pharmacy uses a new computer program to find patients who need medication reminders

Transplant Pharmacy team went extra mile during winter ice storm

In February, a frigid winter storm swept across the United States, causing widespread chaos — including power outages, water shortages and business shutdowns. Amid the disaster, many kidney transplant patients in Middle Tennessee did not receive deliveries of their immunosuppressant medications due to hazardous road conditions.

The transplant collaborative pharmacy team includes, from left, Anthony Langone, MD, Keren Johnson, PharmD, CSP, and Rachel Chelewski, PharmD, CSP.

Collaborative pharmacy approach eases physician workload

Thanks to a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement between the Transplant Pharmacy and Renal Transplant Clinic, physicians are spending less time authorizing prescriptions and more time with patients.