It’s about reaching out to HIV - AIDS patients, caregivers and service providers.
Dana Point, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2010
Are you or someone you know infected or affected with HIV - AIDS? Are you a pharmacist or health care provider who practices or specializes in the HIV - AIDS community? The new community for all things related to HIV - AIDS has been launched by 18-year industry veteran Michelle Sherman. The community can be accessed by visiting http://www.Michrx.com.
The community was built with a vision of creating a singular Web-based portal for people impacted in any way by HIV - AIDS. That means not only people who have contracted the disease, but also family members of those who have been infected, as well as health care professionals and pharmacists.
“It’s about reaching out to HIV - AIDS patients, caregivers and service providers,” said site creator and owner Michelle Sherman. “The mission of the company is to promote the state of well being through comprehensive pharmaceutical care, diet, exercise and emotional well being. We’re committed to providing cutting edge, quality educational programs and consultation services to physicians, nurses, case managers, pharmacists, corporations, associations, clinics, government agencies, community service providers, and HIV - AIDS patients.”
Who is this community for?:
- you or someone you know is infected with HIV - AIDS
- you or someone you know is affected by HIV - AIDS
- you are a pharmacist practicing in HIV - AIDS
- you are a pharmacist interested in building your HIV - AIDS Practice
- you are a health care provider wanting to know more about HIV - AIDS
MichRx.com will provide these audiences with information and answers to many questions that they may have with regards to HIV - AIDS, including information on HIV Medications, Drug Interactions, Managing Side Effects, Holistic Approaches to living with HIV just to name a few.
Michelle Sherman is a nationally recognized HIV Specialist Pharmacist practicing in Orange County, California for over eighteen years. She has extensive experience and expertise with HIV medications, adherence and resistance issues, ADAP, CalOptima/Medi-Cal, Medicare Part D issues, HIV Sensitivity issues and pharmaceutical care services for HIV infected individuals.
More About Michelle Sherman
Ms. Sherman obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Pharmacy, Johannesburg South Africa. She moved to California in 1987 and has been involved in the HIV - AIDS community for over eighteen years. Ms. Sherman is also certified in the following areas: Dyslipidemia from American Pharmaceutical Association and Immunizations from the California Pharmacists Association, and has completed the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists HIV - AIDS Pharmacotherapy Traineeship, the HIV Pharmaceutical Care Specialist program at the University of Buffalo and is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach IIl and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor l. Michelle is credentialed by AAHIVM as an HIV Expert.
Ms. Sherman's professional affiliations include the following:
American Pharmacists Association, California Pharmacists Association, Orange County Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
Professional accomplishments include the following:
Pharmacist of the year for PayLess Drug Store- 1991, 1992 and 1993; Member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Pharmacists Association since 1992 in the capacity of chairperson of the HIV Task Force; President- elect of the Orange County Pharmacists Association in 1995 and President in 1996; Local Pharmacy Association of the Year Award for 1996 awarded by the California Pharmacists Association and Orange County Pharmacists Association Dutch Hofstetter Community Service Award for 1999. Awarded the first Advancement of Pharmacy Specialties Award in February 2001 by the California Pharmacists Association. Nominated for Innovative Pharmacist of the year award for 2002 by the California Pharmacists Association, Certificate of Special Congressional recognition presented by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in 2004 & 2006, and Women who make a difference in Orange County with recognition from State Senator Joseph Dunn, the California State Assembly and Orange County Supervisor Lou Correa.
Ms. Sherman's professional and community service is extensive and includes the following:
Volunteer at Shanti Orange County for over eighteen years, and appointed to the Shanti Orange County Board of Directors in January 2010; speaker and facilitator at numerous HIV Conferences and Continuing Education programs, Chair of the City of Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Committee, Member of the Advisory council- Cognitive Services Reimbursement for Pharmacists Caring for HIV - AIDS Patients- AIDS Drug Assistance Program, appointment to California AIDS Drug Assistance Program Medical Advisory Committee, and she is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California Irvine College of Medicine Volunteer Faculty. Volunteer at Laguna Beach Community Clinic in Laguna Beach, California and Orange County Health Care Agency in Santa Ana, California. Michelle is also a faculty member on "ask the doctor" at AEGIS
Ms. Sherman has also participated in four California AIDS rides, two as a rider and two as a member of the medical crew as well as a Roadie on the AIDS Lifecycle.
Ms. Sherman has also participated in several research studies which have been posters at the XIIIth World AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa 9-14 July 2000 and the 40th ICAAC Conference, Toronto, Canada September 17-20 2000.
Study with CalOptima and UCSF School of Pharmacy - Evaluation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients Infected with HIV: A Pharmacy Claims Based Analysis, which was accepted for a poster presentation at the United States Conference on AIDS, September 20-22, 2002. Anaheim, CA
Abstract Presentation- "The Establishment of Pharmacist Consultation Services and Collaboration Between HIV Clinics and a Non Profit Pharmaceutical Care Center Specializing in HIV Care in Orange County California" at APhA 2004 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Seattle, WA March 27, 2004