SARA (MANDY) WILSON REECE, PHARMD, CDCES, BC-ADM, BCACP, FADCES 
Department of Pharmacy Practice 
Director of Interprofessional Education, School of Pharmacy
Vice-Chair and Associate Professor


Dr. Reece has a diverse background in the pharmacy arena. She has held positions in community pharmacy, state pharmacy association, public health, primary care and diabetes education. During her time at PCOM, she has coordinated and taught in multiple pharmacy practice courses. Her passion for diabetes and caring for patients with diabetes has led to her area of clinical and research specialty—endocrinology, with a focus in diabetes. She actively mentors colleagues who are pursuing a practice focused in diabetes. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist and Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management who actively serves as a clinician and educator. She provides clinical services at Hall County Health Department and Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Family Medicine (Family Medicine Graduate Medical Education Program) in Gainesville, Georgia. She is a founding core faculty member of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Family Medicine GME program.

In May 2015, Reece was appointed to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Commission on Medical Cannabis, a committee established to help set Georgia's policies on medical marijuana. In 2015, she was elected to a three-year term (2016-2019) on the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Board of Directors. She currently serves as Treasurer of AADE. In 2017, she was inducted as a Fellow of AADE. Most recently, Dr. Reece developed a blog—Reece's Pieces in a Diabetes World—that offers practical information about medications for patients living with diabetes. 

Dr. Reece enjoys spending time with her family. Additionally, she is actively involved in her church's Prayer Ministry and serves as a facilitator for Divorce Care for Kids. 

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy, 2001
  • PGY1: Community Pharmacy Residency - Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Courses

  • Self Care and Holistic Wellness
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapy
  • Integrated Case Studies
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Management
  • Entrepreneurship: Building an Ambulatory Care Practice
  • Personal and Professional Development

Research

Dr. Reece's area of interest is diabetes. She has given podium and poster presentations on diabetes at regional and national meetings. She has published in several journals.  Below are recent highlights of presentations and publications.

Presentations

August 2021

“Medications, Technology and Behavior Change for Older Adults with Diabetes.“ Invited speaker. Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Annual Meeting.

“Comprehensive Medication Management Team-Based Cardiometabolic Care.” Invited speaker. Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Annual Meeting.

 “GLP-1 Agonists and SGLT-2 Inhibitors: Cardiometabolic and Renal Protection.” Invited speaker. Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Annual Meeting.

June 2021

“Optimizing CGM and Clinical Outcomes: The Role of the Pharmacist.” Invited speaker; webinar. American Pharmacist Association.

August 2020

“Considerations for Difficult-to-Treat Patient with Type 2 Diabetes.” Invited speaker; sponsored by Sanofi. Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Annual Meeting.

“Balancing Act: Mental Health, Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medication Needs.” Invited speaker. Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Annual Meeting.

November 2019

“Risk Stratification in Population Health Management: Getting Started.” Invited speaker. American Association of Diabetes Educators Webinar.

August 2019

“Population Health: The Diabetes Educator Evolving Role.” Invited speaker. American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting.

Publications

Reece, SW, Beltran A., Nattama S. Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Visiting an All Too Familiar Preventable Emergency. ADCES in Practice. July 2021; 9 (4): 24-29.

Mobley-Bukstein W., Reece S., Hebdon K. Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons with Diabetes. ADCES in Practice. July 2021; 9 (4): 30-42.

Reece S., Williams C., Trusty V., Brahmbhatt E. Population Health: Integration of Diabetes Educators and Care Coordinators in Addressing Care Gap. AADE in Practice. July 2019:25-28.

Awards

  • Teacher of the Year 2019, School of Pharmacy
  • Outstanding Allied Health Professional Award - Healthy Hall Awards from the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
  • Fellow of American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Peach Teaching Award, 2012-2013
  • Silver Shovel Award Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • 40 under 40 Pharmacists Georgia Pharmacy Association, 2003

Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association

Grants

Wilson SA. Development and Evaluation of a Mild Cognitive Impairment Screening and Education and Medication Therapy Management Service. American Pharmacists Association Foundation. Received July 2005. $1,000.

 

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