Wilkes University


Wilkes Pharmacy Provides Health Screenings With Senator Bob Casey!

On August 22, Danielle Distefano, Kelly Kempa, Kellie Palko and Alex ponce joined Dean Stolte and Dr. Pezzino at Friendship Community Center in Harrisburg, PA for an event with Senator Bob Casey! The students had the opportunity to provide health screenings and brown bag medication reviews.
A sincere thanks to Senator Casey for inviting us and being such a strong supporter of pharmacists and advocating for patient access to affordable healthcare and medicines! The students did an amazing job during the event! Senators Casey's office later reached out to us and shared how impressed they were with our student pharmacists! Over the course of an hour, the team provided 24 blood pressure screenings, 16 glucose screenings and 10 full medication reviews. In addition, medication disposal bags and pill boxes were made available. The team identified one patient with an elevated blood pressure and learned she forgot to take her medicines that morning! The students provided her with some water to take her medications and then discussed tips to help her remember in the future, including providing her with a pill box! Great work team!