The Hands of Experience® in Advanced Health Care

Preceptors

Dr. Aaron Blevins, Pharm.D., MHA

Dr. Aaron Blevins, Pharm.D., MHA

Director of Pharmacy and Drug Information

Dr. Blevins, Pharm.D., MHA is currently Director of Pharmacy and Drug Information at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at West Virginia University in 2001. He later earned a Master’s in Health Care Administration degree from Marshall University School of Business in Huntington, WV in 2005.

Dr. Blevins has significant committee involvement at St. Mary’s Medical Center including the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Risk Management Committee, Value Analysis Team, Joint Commission Readiness Committee, and Performance Improvement Council. In addition, Dr. Blevins serves as a PGY1 pharmacy practice resident preceptor for the Pharmacy Service and Pharmacy Management learning experiences.


Dr. Abigail Hay, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Jeff Hamrick, Pharm.D., CDE

Clinical Pharmacist

Jeff Hamrick, Pharm.D., is currently a clinical pharmacist at St. Marys Medical Center in Huntington, WV. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from West Virginia University in 1981 and received his national certification in diabetes education (CDE) in 1988. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 1997. Dr. Hamrick has a variety of experiences in his 35 years of pharmacy practice. He has been a Director of Managed Care Pharmacy, is past Chair of the Governor's Diabetes Task Force, is Certified in Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and has interests in Artificial Intelligence. He currently precepts and is adjunct faculty for IPPE and APPE students for MUSOP and UCSOP. He was 2016 Preceptor of the Year at MUSOP. He oversees the employee Diabetes Program education process at SMMC. He currently serves as the PIC of the SMMC Outpatient Pharmacy.


Dr. Sharon Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Sharon Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS

Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Residency Program Director, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiology

Dr. Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS, is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiology at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at West Virginia University in 1981. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 1999. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency with emphasis in critical care at the Grady Health System in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Jones is the Residency Program Director and Clinical Coordinator. She is involved in several committees such as Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Critical Care Committee, Medication Safety Committee, Investigational Review Board, and Joint Commission Preparedness. In addition, she serves as a Cardiology and Critical Care preceptor for SMMC PGY1 pharmacy residents and students from West Virginia University, University of Charleston, and Marshall University. Her practice interests included anti-thrombosis.


Dr. Carol Carico, Pharm.D., BCOP

Dr. Carol Carico, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Oncology

Dr. Carico, Pharm.D., BCOP, is currently the Clinical Specialist in Oncology at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from West Virginia University in 1981 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado in 2004.

Dr. Carico has experienced a variety of pharmacy practice experiences during her career at SMMC. She has implemented decentralized clinical pharmacy practices on several patient care units, including pulmonary, skilled nursing, medical/surgical, telemetry, and oncology. In addition, her experience includes being responsible for medication safety for SMMC for several years and precepting the Drug Information Rotation for SMMC residents and University of Colorado on-line rotations. She is Board Certified in Oncology and precepts the PGY1 pharmacy residents. She also serves as a preceptor to pharmacy students from South University and West Virginia University.


Dr. Kara Orwig, Pharm.D.

Dr. Kara Orwig, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases

Dr. Orwig, Pharm.D., is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in 2000. She then completed a general pharmacy practice residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, followed by a specialized residency in Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Orwig is the co-director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at SMMC and is involved in several committees such as Infection Prevention Committee, Critical Care Committee, and the Severe Sepsis Committee. In addition, she offers Infectious Diseases I and II and Antimicrobial Stewardship rotations for SMMC PGY1 pharmacy practice residents.


Dr. Christopher Andreason, Pharm.D., BCPS

Melissa Arthur, RPh

Pharmacy Operations Coordinator

Melissa Arthur, RPh, is currently Operations Coordinator at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She received her BS degree in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1992. She is the Med Safety Team Chair. She participates in various committee meetings at the hospital such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Nursing and Pharmacy Teams. She oversees the operations and training of pharmacy projects and automation. Some of the latest projects are an upgrade to the Pyxis ES platform with the addition of Pyxis Anesthesia units to the surgery suites.


Dr. Mathew Johnson

Dr. Mathew Johnson

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Mathew Johnson, Pharm. D., is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH in 2016. He joined SMMC in the summer of 2018 after completing a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, VA and a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Johnson provides pharmacotherapy patient care to both the Medical and Neurotrauma Intensive Care Units.


Dr. Tyler Clay

Dr. Tyler Clay

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Tyler Clay is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Marshall University School of Pharmacy prior to completing his PGY-1 residency at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. Dr. Clay currently teaches in two courses at Marshall University including Infectious Disease and Cardiology as well as precepting MUSOP APPE students and SMMC residents.


Dr. Joe Barnhart

Dr. Joe Barnhart

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Joseph A. Barnhart, PharmD, is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Transitions of Care. Dr. Barnhart received his PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2017. After graduation, he stayed at Ohio Northern University to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with a focus in ambulatory care through the ONU HealthWise program. In addition to his clinical work at St. Mary’s, Dr. Barnhart teaches courses at Marshall University School of Pharmacy and precepts pharmacy students and PGY1 residents at SMMC.