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Optime Care General Manager, Brandon Salke, Pharm.D. Named Specialty Pharmacist of the Year in Prestigious 2022 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards

EARTH CITY, Mo., October 04, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optime Care, a national specialty pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization maximizing therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders, is thrilled to announce that Brandon Salke, Pharm.D., general manager and pharmacist-in-charge, Optime Care has been named Specialty Pharmacist of the Year by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems in the 2022 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards. The recognition is a peer-nominated awards program and Salke was one of 31 finalists selected by a panel of industry experts in a broad range of pharmacy sectors including large chain retailers, independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, military bases, health clinics and educational institutions.

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Ed Cohen, PharmD, FAPhA, Executive Vice President, Pharmacy Times, Brandon Salke, Pharm.D., General Manager and Pharmacist-in-Charge, Optime Care and Karen Thomas-Smith, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Parata Systems (Photo: Business Wire)

"I’m deeply gratified to be honored along with these accomplished pharmacists across different sectors of the industry," says Salke, accepting the honor at an awards ceremony on September 30. "It is so gratifying to be leading the talented team at Optime Care where every individual is dedicated to specialty pharmacy and supporting our patients with rare diseases and complex, chronic conditions. Thanks to Optime Care’s experienced patient care coordinators and the entire staff, we can deliver exemplary support with a patient-first approach that addresses not only the physical aspects of a patient's conditions but also the burdens that rare disease place upon the mental health of patients and their caregivers."

Salke earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, MO and holds the Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) credential from the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). He is active in several professional groups, including NASP and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

"Optime Care is dedicated to continuously supporting patients throughout their treatment journey so they can achieve the best possible clinical outcomes," adds Salke. "This commitment transcends distribution, fulfillment and innovative patient management programs that allow specialty pharmacists to create deeper connections, offer more personalized care and support complex therapies for patients with rare and orphan diseases."

About Optime Care

Optime Care, Inc. is a nationally recognized specialty pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization offering a suite of comprehensive services tailored to maximize the therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders. Our executive team has partnered in launching and managing over 40 orphan products and programs while consistently implementing the best brand services for the community. Our experience with small patient populations and our strategic partnership with AscellaHealth, 2022 NASP Strategic Channel Partner, enhances our services and ability to serve the specialty pharmacy market. Optime Care has dual accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for compliance with a specialty pharmacy and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for specialty pharmacy services that demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers.

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