Get to know Advanced Practice Pharmacist Dr. Kirolos Andrawos, who serves patients in Redlands, California.
Dr. Andrawos is an advanced practice pharmacist with years of experience filling and dispensing medications to patients. His special interests / practice experience include: Coumadin dosing and management, IV antibiotics management, diabetes management, hypertension medication management, reconciliation with patient-centered care, and medication regimen review.
Currently, he is affiliated with Beaver Medical Group – one of the most comprehensive medical groups in Southern California with over 200 doctors in 25 specialties along with many on-site services such as laboratory drawing, radiology, optical shops, and more. There, Dr. Andrawos supervises and optimizes the process of disease management programs to reduce strokes, heart attacks, and diabetic complications through the use of evidence-based best practices. In this role, he oversees and implements robust protocols for anticoagulation clinic operations to ensure quality care and improved outcomes for patients. He also works advises on clinical and fiscal pharmacotherapy issues, as well as interacts with other departments at Beaver Medical Group, presenting reports and findings to higher level officials.
Attributing his success to his love of the field and his hard work, Dr. Andrawos loves interacting with patients and serving his community. He earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy and Biotechnology from the German University in Cairo in 2013. Upon relocating to the United States, he went on to complete his postgraduate training at Owl Western Pharmacy in Covina, California.
For the purpose of staying up to date in his field, he remains a member of the California Pharmacists Association – the largest state association representing pharmacists whose mission is to advance the practice of pharmacy for the promotion of health.
An advanced practice pharmacist (APh) is a new category of pharmacists which was created under Senate Bill 493 (2013, Hernandez). Pharmacists who meet the necessary criteria for APh recognition will have unique authorities. These will include the ability to perform patient assessments, refer patients to other providers, and operate as a collaborative drug therapy management pharmacist outside of hospital walls. The development of the APh licensure designation creates new opportunities for physicians, hospitals, clinics, and health plans to engage pharmacists in managing patients with conditions such as chronic care diseases.
APh recognition will be valid for two years, coterminous with the certificate holder’s license to practice pharmacy. Once licensed as an APh, pharmacists must complete an additional 10 hours of CPE every two years.
When he is not working, Dr. Andrawos enjoys reading, swimming, drawing, as well as playing musical instruments such as the guitar, kawala (an oriental musical instrument), and duduk (an Armenian instrument). He is an Egyptian who is a permanent resident of the United States. He speaks Arabic, English, French, and German (limited working proficiency).
Learn more about Kirolos Andrawos:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/82736018-Kirolos-Andrawos-Clinical-Pharmacologist or through Beaver Medical Group, https://www.beavermedicalgroup.com/Bios/Kirolos_Andrawos,_RPh_APH.aspx
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