Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dr. Seth Tucker Earns Specialty Certification

The Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) has awarded Cookeville's Dr. Seth Tucker a certification in Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Tucker has been a pharmacist at Cookeville Regional for two years. Pharmacotherapy is the area of pharmacy practice that is responsible for ensuring the safe, appropriate, and economical use of drugs in patient care. The pharmacotherapy specialist has responsibility for direct patient care, often functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and is frequently the primary source of drug information for other healthcare professionals.  Dr. Tucker received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2001 from the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. After completing a Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2002, he cared for patients in a variety of arenas including ambulatory care clinics, community pharmacies, and health-systems. He joined the pharmacy staff at CRMC in 2008. Dr. Tucker is a faculty preceptor and associate professor for the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. He is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and is also active in the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Seth is married to Missy Tucker and they have one son Eli.