Ambulatory Care Division

Purpose Statement

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy is the provision of coordinated patient-focused care within physician office practices of the RWJBarnabas Health System.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Ambulatory Care Division to provide integrated health-care services by pharmacists who are accountable for addressing medication needs, developing sustained partnerships with patients and practicing in the context of family and community. This is accomplished through direct patient care, patient advocacy, wellness and health promotion, education and medication management for ambulatory patients.

Who We Are

The Ambulatory Care Division is led by a team of residency trained and board certified pharmacists, Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University faculty with expertise in assisting in the delivery of primary care, population health management, patient education and patient advocacy.

How we accomplish our mission

  • Placing a priority on individualized direct patient care and meaningful interventions to improve the well-being of the patients.
  • Having an established presence within several physician office practices. In this setting, we are available to develop relationships with patients and providers in order to establish successful practice based initiatives.
  • Aiding in medication reconciliation and drug optimization in order to improve patient outcomes and adherence.
  • Utilizing resources such as pharmacy residents and students to foster a learning environment and broaden the reach of the division.
  • Tracking interventions, monitoring progress of patients and initiatives, reporting successes and learning opportunities with other providers to improve the health of the patients we serve.
  • Tailoring pharmacy services to meet value-based payment models.
  • Developing collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) agreements with providers to increase efficiency of team-based care.
  • Coordinating efforts on community outreach and Global Health initiatives, Emergency Management and Disaster Relief efforts.

Duties/responsibilities

The Ambulatory Care Division works closely with healthcare providers, residents, students, and medical staff to:

  • Perform comprehensive medication reviews to assess the appropriateness of medications, check for drug–drug interactions, and identify and resolve any adverse drug reactions.
  • Formulate patient specific medication related treatment and monitoring plans.
  • Evaluate and titrate patients’ medications after close monitoring of patients’ response to therapy pertaining to safety and efficacy.
  • Assist in the medication acquisition process, helping patients obtain needed medications at an affordable cost.
  • Deliver accurate, comprehensive, disease specific and/or patient specific drug information to patients, caregivers, and health care providers involved in the care of the patient.
  • Perform research and utilize findings to optimize patient care and outcomes.
  • Provide an environment to train future ambulatory care providers.
  • Connect with the larger community by participating in wellness activities across the region.
  • Create Centers of Excellence for ambulatory pharmacy training

Ambulatory Care Division Leadership

Alyssa Gallipani
Alyssa Gallipani
, PharmD, BCACP
Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice; Fairleigh Dickinson University

Samuel Reveron
Samuel Reveron
, PharmD, BCPS
Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Atkins-Kent

Ammie Patel
Ammie Patel
, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Caitlyn Bloom
Caitlyn Bloom
, PharmD, AE-C
Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey