A Pharmacy for the Public Good with Ed Ullmann of WellnessRx

Ed Ullman, Ed Ullmann holds a BS degree in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Services, an MPA degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and was a National HMO Fellow at Georgetown Medical School, Washington D.C. Ed Ullmann is a member of the President’s Advisory Council at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Services and he serves as an Adjunct Experiential Faculty member for the school. He has developed over 30 start-up companies, and for 16 years served as an HMO founder and CEO at Wellcare. He has also been a Pharmacy District Manager, a Mental Health Director, County Legislator, and was owner/operator of the world-renowned Warm Mineral Springs in Florida. Mr. Ullmann was named “1994 Health Care Entrepreneur of the Year in Southern New England” by Inc. Magazine, and received the CHIP Visionary Award from Sarasota County, Florida in 2007.
Mr. Ullmann, a dedicated and visionary Pharmacist, and also a Scientist, is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Pharmacy Manager at Wellness Rx in Tannersville, NY.
After expanding his professional strengths into other areas of Wellness management, Ullmann was approached several years ago by the region’s business leaders to create a much needed Pharmacy and health care location. He accepted this challenge to bring his vision, knowledge and wisdom to an area underserved by the Pharmacy and Wellness industry. He has returned to his Pharmacy roots and supports the health needs of the Mountain Top region of the Catskill Mountains.

Topics to discuss —
— Pharmacy industry today — changes to be made — starting at Pharmacy Colleges

— Pharmacy Deserts in rural communities and small urban locations

— Consolidation of power by the Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM)

— “Pharmacy for the Public Good” — our Non Profit model — offering additional and need services for our patients — including immediate emergency triage and trauma care

— Offering hope and trust to our patients abandoned by the healthcare system

Guest – Ed Ullmann, RPh, MBA

Host – Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA
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