Pharmacy Solutions

How do I evaluate pharmacy options? How can I make sure our needs are met? What’s the best plan for independent providers?

In 2012, the RSE Pharmacy Committee worked with Creekside Consulting, a pharmacy consulting firm, to help NRAA members:

  • Evaluate provider pharmacy needs,
  • Assess various pharmacy options, and
  • Recommend services and solutions that are the best fit for NRAA members.


Elan Rubenstein , Pharm D., MPH, Creekside Consulting presented on Oral-Only ESRD Drugs at the NRAA Annual Conference on September 26, 2013 in Seattle, WA. This presentation included a discussion of the services that a pharmacy should offer dialysis organizations.

On May 21, 2013, Elan Rubinstein, Pharm. D., MPH, Creekside Healthcare Consulting, presented on its findings and recommendations regarding orals-only medications. This included results of a telephone and eSurvey of the NRAA membership, performed in late 2012, during which consultants assessed the readiness and priorities of dialysis centers for managing this responsibility. Results of interviews and capability assessment of potential vendors by type were presented. Pharmacy terminology, and related operational options and issues were reviewed. Special thank you to Elan Rubinstein and Warren M. Dodge, a senior-level strategic healthcare executive, Creekside Healthcare Consulting, for developing this presentation.

Presentation slides and an audio recording are now available in the NRAA Members Only Section.