Correct Rx’s clinical department is dedicated to adapting our services to your facility’s specific needs. We provide staff education, medication utilization analysis, and survey support in addition to participating in Quality Improvement committee meetings.
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Dr. Hui Seo, Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Valerie D. Barnes, Vice President of Clinical Programs & Pharmacoeconomics
Dr. Kareem Karara, Director of Clinical Programs
Dr. Hui Seo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CCHP
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Hui Seo received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy in 1998 and his Master of Business Administration in 2012 from the University of Maryland, University College. He completed a post graduate residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center while serving as an officer in the Army. He has clinical pharmacy experience in both the acute care and ambulatory care setting through rounding with the surgical intensive care team and direct patient care contact in an outpatient disease state management clinic. He served as formulary manager for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to provide pharmacy benefit management in the National Capital Area. He also comes with significant operational experience managing an outpatient pharmacy and as the Pharmacy Manager for Coram Healthcare, a national home infusion provider.
Dr. Seo oversees Correct Rx’s clinical pharmacy services including medication utilization management, formulary management, non-formulary review, and drug information services. In addition, Dr. Seo oversees the clinical pharmacists’ monitoring of medication consumption by tracking and trending the utilization data searching for anomalies and inconsistencies. Correct Rx believes in taking a proactive approach in preventing the misuse, over-ordering, and inappropriate prescribing of medication. He also helps to manage the drug costs by providing drug information services to the healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists as well as pharmacy personnel. We believe that direct communication with the prescribers and education leads to better prescribing habits that are not only cost effective, but beneficial to the patients’ overall health and well-being.
Dr. Valerie D. Barnes, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Vice President of Clinical Programs and Pharmacoeconomics
Dr. Valerie D. Barnes received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in 2001. She joined Correct Rx as Senior Clinical Pharmacist in 2009. Prior to joining Correct Rx, Dr. Barnes held a position as the local Pharmacy Operations Manager for a national long-term care pharmacy provider. She has recently completed her Master of Science in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in applied pharmacoeconomics from the University of Florida.
Dr. Barnes also possesses extensive experience as a consultant pharmacist and disease state management pharmacist specializing in the area of respiratory care. Her past positions have afforded her a strong background in the areas of customer service, quality assurance, and drug utilization review. She acts as a drug information resource for the customers she serves and had the opportunity to present at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic ASCP Conference and 2011 NCCHC National Conference.
Dr. Barnes brings years of experience to the clinical department of Correct Rx. In her role as Senior Clinical Pharmacist, she is responsible for supporting our clinical management team regarding drug utilization, medication therapy management, and formulary management as well as conducting Pharmacy and Therapeutics meetings and site visits for our facilities.
Dr. Kareem Karara
Director of Clinical Programs
Dr. Karara received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2011. He joined Correct Rx as a Corporate Clinical Pharmacist in 2012. Prior to joining Correct Rx, Dr. Karara completed a Post Graduate Year 1 General Practice Pharmacy Residency at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. In his role as Director of Clinical Programs, he is responsible for supporting our customers through drug use analysis, formulary management, non-formulary request evaluation, as well as conducting Pharmacy & Therapeutics meetings and site visits for our facilities.
Dr. Karara is a well-versed and energetic clinician who has worked collaboratively with prescribers in multiple settings. He has experience in managing drug therapy for anticoagulation patients, complex infectious disease cases, and HIV patients, among others. His skills in drug information and evidence-based clinical practice provide our clients with a high level of pharmaceutical care while working to reduce healthcare costs.
His past positions have afforded him a strong background in clinical practice, drug information, systems implementation, and customer service. Maryland’s Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene appointed Dr. Karara to serve on Maryland’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program Advisory Board. He has also served as the Paul G. Cano Legislative Intern for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and as a Regulatory Affairs Intern for the National Community Pharmacists Association.