January 12, 2022, is National Pharmacist Day!
For this reason, let’s celebrate National Pharmacist Day 2022 by learning more about 2 of our outstanding pharmacy team members at HealthPoint.
First, Meet Belinda Cutrone
Belinda always had a deep love for science. For this reason, she decided to pursue a degree from The University of Texas at Austin. While there, she attended the university’s prestigious School of Pharmacy and earned a degree.
Professional Background & Why HealthPoint?
Since graduation, Belinda has worked in various retail pharmacy settings, both corporate and privately owned. Over the years, she witnessed the escalation of drug prices. Subsequently, her patients’ struggled to afford their medications. “I sought to find an environment where I could help patients and their families find affordable medication. That’s what led me to HealthPoint 11 years ago.”
More about Belinda
“In my leisure time, I enjoy playing my baby grand piano and hiking on wilderness excursions. Recently, my husband and I hiked 70 miles of trail in Palo Duro Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, and the Guadalupe Mountains.”
Meet Annette DeSantiago
Annette attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in Weatherford, Oklahoma. While there, she earned her undergraduate degree. She enjoyed her time there so much, she decided to pursue her graduate degree from its College of Pharmacy. Specifically, she earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy.
Annette completed her postgraduate year 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, TX. Then, Annette moved to Tucson, AZ, where she completed her Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Medication Management Program. After graduation, she worked as a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner in North Carolina. Annette provided Chronic Care Management (CCM) services before moving back to Texas.
“I recently joined HealthPoint in September 2021. I wanted to be part of a team whose focus was providing care in underserved areas. My family grew up not having many resources, and I see my parent’s faces in the patients I help manage. In a way, I understand these patients’ barriers and difficulties managing their chronic diseases. With this, I strive to aid them to achieve their goals.”
More about Annette
“I have an “Irish twin”! Meaning: I have a sibling less than a year apart in age. Here is a couple of months, my younger sister and I will be the same age for a few weeks.”
Finally, thank you for celebrating their outstanding work by learning a bit more about Belinda and Annette on National Pharmacist Day 2022! Click HERE to return to our blog homepage.