Hi, I’m Kim. My roots in community pharmacy began long before I ever decided to make it a career choice. When I was young, I spent countless hours alongside my dad at our family-owned pharmacy in Watertown, WI. He gave me easy jobs at first, like filing and stocking shelves; and later he had me running the cash register and counting prescriptions. Throughout that time, I had the pleasure of observing him interact with customers and physicians, answering patients’ questions, and helping people with their medication needs. I was always so proud of the way he treated his customers with kindness and respect.
Years later, after earning a business degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison, I decided I also wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy. In 1997, thirty years after my dad became a pharmacist, I earned a doctorate degree from UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. From that point on, I have enjoyed serving the community of Oregon at Hometown Pharmacy.
A lot has changed since my early beginnings in pharmacy but practicing in a small community has afforded me the ability to develop personal relationships with patients and assist them with choices in their healthcare…very much in the tradition of my father.