Danielle MacDonald, PharmD, BCACP
Ambulatory Pharmacist Clinician
Essentia Health Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Services, Duluth Family Medicine Clinic; College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Duluth; School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Dr. Danielle A. MacDonald, PharmD, BCACP, is an ambulatory pharmacist clinician with Essentia Health and adjunct faculty member at the Duluth Family Medicine Clinic where she provides direct patient care via comprehensive medication management services, supports student, resident, and clinician education, and is actively involved in interprofessional practice-based research projects.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Bridging the Mental Health and Medical Care Chasm: Impact of Interprofessional Care Conferences to Enhance Patient Safety and Cultivate Collaborative Skills in Family Medicine Residents Across Two Autonomous Health Systems
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…