An ambulatory care pharmacist can manage patients in collaboration with physicians
and other prescribers in an outpatient care setting and often are crucial in managing
chronic disease states like diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and many others.
Collaborative practice agreements set up with physicians and other prescribers allow
pharmacists to perform patient assessments, manage diseases through monitoring and
adjusting medication use, coordinate care with other providers and provide patient
education and counseling services. Through these types of partnerships, ambulatory
care pharmacists can have a major impact on wellness, prevention and optimum outcomes
for their patient populations.