Clincal Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacist Services: Your Medication Specialist

Your Neurology Provider can refer you to our Clinical Pharmacist at Peak Neurology if you meet criteria for any of the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s Disease or Parkinsonism
  •  Dementia or other memory problems
  • Chronic Migraine or other headaches
  • Blood Pressure is too low Or ups and downs (ex. Orthostatic Hypotension, noH, PAF)
  • Multiple Sclerosis medication education

What is a Clinical Pharmacist?

A pharmacist with specialized training to help provide patient care. They can provide:

  • Education and resources about medical conditions and medications
  • Recommendations for non-medication, medication adjustments, and monitoring
  • Review medications and check for drug interactions and side effects
  • Provide Tips and Tools if you are missing doses of medications
  • They are a resource and work with your care team to improve your care

Who is the clinical pharmacist at Peak Neurology?

Steven Swank, PharmD, BCACP :

I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I received my Doctorate of Pharmacy from Butler University in 2013. I completed PGY1 and PGY2 residencies at Indiana University Health and University of Cincinnati / Five Rivers Health Centers. In 2015 I received Board Certification as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP). I initially worked in Primary Care at Ft. Carson. Prior to joining Peak Neurology in 2022, I worked at the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Center at The University of Kansas Medical Center. It is exciting and an honor to serve our patients in providing comprehensive neurologic care. My special interests include Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonisms, Autonomic dysfunction, Neurodegenerative diseases, and neurologic conditions caused by medication. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with my family. 

What should I expect for my first visit?

  • First visits are typically 1 hour; Follow up visits 30-45 mins
  • The first visit is ideally in-person and follow up visits may be video, telephone, or in-person
  • Bring a list or bag of your current medications and non-prescription meds/vitamins to the visit
  •  Bring a care partner(s) (friend(s) or family member(s)) if you would like

Does it cost anything?

This depends on your insurance but in general for Medicare plans it is $30-$40 copay for 1 hour of time. Some supplement plans may cover part or all of your copay.

Usure if it is right for you?

Ask a member at check out or front desk to schedule an initial (free) 15 min phone call with our clinical pharmacist to inquire more or discuss with your Neurology provider.