For patients dealing with chronic illness such as high cholesterol or heart disease, our staff pharmacists help navigate the challenges of managing medications for optimal health. The expertise they bring as a team of medication experts greatly benefit our patients. Our pharmacists work directly with patients during their appointments. They discuss their medications in depth, address any concerns they may have, and they monitor the patient’s health and progress to optimize responses to medication therapies. They also educate patients on the proper use of their prescriptions including inhalers, injected therapies and over-the-counter medications.
Whitney Aultman, PharmD
Dr. Whitney Aultman is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice at East Tennessee State University. She also holds a Clinical Pharmacist appointment at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFHA) where she works collaboratively with multiple providers to optimize medication therapy for patients including those transitioning from hospital discharge. Dr. Aultman is originally from Mt. Pleasant, MI and relocated to Johnson City, TN to join SoFHA and ETSU in 2017. Prior to her appointment at ETSU she completed her PGY-1 residency and PGY-2 Ambulatory Care residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI (a suburb of Detroit). She loves to improve outcomes in all chronic disease states, but has particular passion for the management of heart failure, COPD/asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation, and pain management. In her free time, Dr. Aultman enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and being with friends and family.
Andrea Long, PharmD
Dr. Andrea Long is a clinical pharmacist at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFHA) where she works collaboratively with multiple providers to optimize medication therapy for patients including those transitioning from hospital discharge. Dr. Long is originally from Noblesville, IN and completed pharmacy school at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Prior to accepting this position, she completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Regional One Health in Memphis, TN and her PGY-2 Ambulatory Care residency at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY. Dr. Long enjoys working with all patients to improve their understanding of medications and improve health outcomes, but she has particular passion for management of diabetes, heart failure, infectious diseases, and oncology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and exploring new cities.