Ann Yapel, BCACP, Pharmacist Clinician
Pharmacist Clinician
Essentia Health Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Services, Duluth, MN and Duluth Family Medicine Clinic, Duluth, MN; Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN; Family Medicine and Com
Dr. Ann Yapel currently practices ambulatory clinical pharmacy at both the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Clinic and Essentia Health Lakeside Family Practice Clinic. In this role the pharmacist provides Comprehensive Medication Management Services primarily by direct patient care encounters. Other responsibilities include participation in a health care team, providing education to medical providers and ancillary staff as well as precepting both students and residents. Ann feels strongly that educating patients enhances their medication experience and medical care overall. Her medical interests include comprehensive medication management, medication management of chronic disease states through collaborative practice agreements and opioid tapering.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background Patients with severe mental illness often lack care coordination between primary care and mental health providers. Siloed patient care across separate healthcare systems can negatively impact quality and safety of patient care. Team-based care is integral in the effective management of patients with multiple comorbidities, with the family medicine physician central in coordinating holistic care. Family medicine residency programs must provide models of effective interprofessional collaboration and mental health treatment to prepare residents to navigate an evolving healthcare…