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Cheryl Mearig, PharmD.
Dr. Cheryl Mearig received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo. After practicing in a community care setting as a pharmacist, she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo. She has worked as a clinical assistant professor, community-based educator, clinical pharmacist, and educational program developer.
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Christina Varvatsis, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Christina Varvatsis earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2012. She has worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at Saint Clare's Health, St. Vincent's Medical Center in Waterbury Hospital for 10 years. She now helps create content that promotes patient-centered care.
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Elena Borrelli M.S.PAC
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Elena Borrelli M.S.PAC, BCPA
Elena Borrelli is a certified physician assistant (PA). She co-founded a private patient advocacy company, Pathway Patient Advocates LLC, and is a consultant for board certification prep courses for USMLE and PANCE/PANRE. In addition to being a clinically practicing healthcare provider, Borrelli is also a Board Certified Patient Advocate.
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Dr P. E. Pancoast, MD
Dr. P. E. Pancoast, MD is a U.S. Trained Emergency Physician who has practiced for 15 years and guided alcohol and drug addiction programs for the past 20 years.
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