[Portland, OR] ZoomCare, the innovative healthcare company that's building the world's first neighborhood clinic and smart phone-based healthcare system announced that Larry Cartier, R.Ph., has joined ZoomCare as Chief Pharmacist, Director of Pharmacy Operations.
Larry comes to ZoomCare from Wellpartner, a nationally recognized provider of mail order medications for members of health plans, hospital systems and governmental entities throughout the country. Prior to joining Wellpartner, Larry was Regional Pharmacy Account Manager for Fred Meyer and prior to his role there, he spent a number of years in ever increasing roles of responsibility with Retired Persons Services (RPS), a mail order pharmacy provider for members of AARP. His final position with RPS was that of Western Division Director of Pharmacy Operations.
"We are delighted to have Larry Cartier join the ZoomCare team," said Dave Sanders, MD, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of ZoomCare. "Larry is exactly the right person to guide us as we further expand and enhance pharmacy as a critical element of ZoomCare's mission to provide complete patient care."
Larry is well known throughout the pharmacy industry as he has served as President of the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, Vice President and board member of the Professional Society of Pharmacists, President of the Oregon State Pharmacy Association, as well as a board member of the Oregon Society of Health System Pharmacists. Larry's dedication to the practice of pharmacy has been recognized via numerous awards over the years ranging from Pharmacist of the Year for the Oregon Pharmacist Association and also Pharmacist of the Year for the Oregon Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. Additionally, Larry was also selected as the preceptor of the year in 2006 by the Oregon State College of Pharmacy and with the very distinguished ICON of Pharmacy award in 2012.
Larry received a B.S. in Pharmacy from Oregon State University.
Portland, Oregon based ZoomCare is a privately-held company started in 2006 by David Sanders M.D. and Albert DiPiero M.D. The ZoomCare Foundation operates a free clinic supporting monthly "ZoomCare Free Nights" to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries at ZoomCare's Mississippi Ave. clinic at 3872 N. Mississippi, Portland.