Kelly Hoenig, PharmD, is CRMEF’s dedicated clinical pharmacist. And, as any resident knows, the given in that job description is “clinical pharmacist,” with the emphasis on “dedicated.” Kelly is a gifted teacher, who shares those gifts with residents on the inpatient service and in clinic, no less than with medical students and pharmacy students on rotation, not to mention residents on other rotations, faculty and even far-flung alumni.
The program behavioralist facilitates the Resident Support Group meetings, conducts weekly narrative medicine rounds with the inpatient team and holds regular, one-on-one mentoring sessions with residents. In addition, the behavioralist sees patients for counseling and is always available to residents for individual consultation on any patient in need of behavioral services.
Ronald Reider, MD, who holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics, coordinates the residency’s Geriatrics Program. Under his guidance, residents regularly conduct geriatric assessments and provide follow-up services at local care facilities to recently hospitalized patients. Residents also have the option of completing a geriatrics elective as part of their individualized curricula.
Nursing Home Visits
As part of their training, residents manage their own panels of nursing home patients, providing additional experience in addressing the health-care needs of a geriatric population. Nursing home visits are team-oriented in approach, with Dr. Reider or another physician faculty member in attendance, in addition to Dr. Hoenig, the residency’s clinical pharmacist.
Eastern Iowa Health Center
Eastern Iowa Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center and Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home in Cedar Rapids, is the residency’s continuity clinic. Here, residents provide comprehensive health care to the uninsured and underserved of the city and its surrounding rural areas and, in doing so, learn to manage complex medical and social issues.