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Pharmacy Residency

PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

wadley

As part of Steward Health Care, Wadley Regional Medical Center is physician-owned and led, and is a full-service, general acute care hospital currently located in downtown Texarkana, TX. Our mission, for the last 120 years, is to provide comprehensive, accessible medical care to our community. WRMC offers a full range of services including Level III Trauma Center, Level II NICU, certified Primary Stroke Center, accredited Chest Pain Center, obstetrics, intensive care, general medicine, and surgery. The pharmacy residency integrates closely with all services to offer an extensive training program.

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MEET OUR TEAM

AMANDA NEEDHAM, PHARM.D., BCPSAMANDA NEEDHAM, PHARM.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Residency Program Director

I was born and raised in Southwest Arkansas. I knew I would return to the area after completing pharmacy school at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I saw a need to enhance clinical pharmacy in the region, so during my fourth year I helped start the PGY1 residency program at Wadley. I was the first resident here, was the program coordinator for a few years, and am now the program director.

I precept the orientation and infectious diseases rotations as well as the antimicrobial stewardship, nutrition, and residency program management electives. I love watching our resident grow in their confidence throughout the year and enjoy mentoring them along the way. 

Being the clinical pharmacy manager, I focus on pharmacy related clinical projects and training throughout the hospital. Outside of pharmacy I love spending time with my family and friends.

 

STACY WISE, PHARM.D., MBASTACY WISE, PHARM.D., MBA
Pharmacy Director

I am the pharmacy director here at Wadley. My pharmacy involvement started as a technician during my undergraduate studies at SFASU (Axe’em!) prior to pharmacy school at the University of Houston (Go, Cougs!). Following graduation, I completed a pharmacy residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston. More recently, I have obtained my MBA with Emphasis in Healthcare from The University of Texas at Tyler.

I precept the Management rotation and assist with topic discussions in Transitions of Care. Most of my career has been in management and I enjoy interacting with students and residents on changes in the field.  It is my goal to make the rotations interesting and relative to real-world scenarios.

Outside of pharmacy, my husband and I enjoy life on our little farm, but when I can, I love to scuba dive in various world locations.  Other interests are reading, doing puzzles, and attending SFA athletic and alumni events with family.

 

KELSEY MCCAIN, PHARM.D., BCPSKELSEY MCCAIN, PHARM.D., BCPS
Critical Care Pharmacist and Residency Program Coordinator

I was born and raised in Southwest Arkansas. I knew I would return to the area after completing pharmacy school at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I saw a need to enhance clinical pharmacy in the region, so during my fourth year I helped start the PGY1 residency program at Wadley. I was the first resident here, was the program coordinator for a few years, and am now the program director.

I precept Critical Care, Critical Care II, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, and the Teaching Certificate Program. My favorite part about precepting is watching my learners shape their clinical practice into their own style with success and the excitement when they’ve made an original intervention.

My favorite part about being an ICU pharmacist at Wadley is the opportunity to not stay in one pharmacy lane! Likely though my favorite thing are my co-workers. Outside of pharmacy I love cooking, gardening, working out, listening to audio books, and flipping through magazines to gather decorating ideas for our home!

 

STACY WISE, PHARM.D., MBAPARISSA MITCHELL, B.S. PHARM., BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist

I attended pharmacy school in University of South Carolina. I precept the Medical-Surgical learning experience as well as the longitudinal staffing component of the residency year.

My favorite part of precepting is meeting new interesting people with different point of views. My daily pharmacy routine is going to the inter-disciplinary rounds. I then review all my patient’s profiles and follow up with IV to PO, renal dosing, and kinetics reports. In addition to this, I manage warfarin and TPN consults and am responsible for all order entry for patients on my floor. Medical-Surgical pharmacy satellite is right in the middle of action on 5th floor.

My favorite thing about Wadley is that everybody is so nice, and I feel right at home here. My hobbies outside pharmacy are reading books, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with my family.

 

 

LANCE CALHOON, B.S.PHARM., BCPSLANCE CALHOON, B.S.PHARM., BCPS
Ambulatory Care and Internal Medicine Specialist

I received my pharmacy degree from South Dakota State University, and I worked as a clinical pharmacist at Wadley for many years before taking a position as the sole clinical pharmacist with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Family Practice Medical Residency here in Texarkana. I am often told I have the best job by my students.

My day consists of rounding with our internal medicine team in the morning and running the warfarin clinic in the afternoons. I love watching the residents’ communication skills and confidence grow as they work with the interdisciplinary team to care for our complex patients.

 

 

 

 

MICHELLE CURAN, PHARM.DMICHELLE CURAN, PHARM.D
Clinical Staff Pharmacist

I was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I attended pharmacy school at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, graduating in 2017. After pharmacy school, I began my career in long-term care pharmacy before transitioning to hospital pharmacy.

I am a preceptor in training, currently helping with a pharmacy technician lead medication reconciliation project. I precept the Transitions of Care rotation and help facilitate Orientation. I enjoy working closely with residents at the beginning of the residency year to help them feel comfortable in their new role.

Outside of pharmacy my favorite role is aunt to my wonderful niece and nephews. I also, recently started to attempt to play tennis, it’s the thought that counts.

 

NATALIE WEBER, PHARM.D., MBANATALIE WEBER, PHARM.D., MBA
Clinical Staff Pharmacist

I was raised right outside Charlotte, NC and moved to Kentucky after high school where I completed my PharmD and MBA at the University of Kentucky. After graduation, I moved to Texas and completed my PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Wadley Regional Medical Center.

Upon the completion of residency, I accepted a full-time clinical/staff pharmacist position to stay at Wadley. I have gotten to work in our Intensive Care, Medical/Surgical, and Step-down units. I love working daily with the interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, case managers, and dietitians to assist in the care of patients. In addition to daily clinical work, I co-precept the residency longitudinal research rotation as well as co-precept the staffing component.

Outside of the world of pharmacy, I love to run, garden, travel, and am always on the hunt for the best street taco!

 

PHARMACY RESIDENTS

Natasha Akinwande, Pharm.D.
[email protected]
903-798-7041

 

Tina Wilson, Pharm.D.
[email protected]
903-798-7194