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Beth Thomas, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Expertise

Pharmacotherapy, Weight Management/Obesity, Nutrition

Highlights

There is so much conflicting information regarding medication, vitamins, supplements, nutrition, and weight management. Empowering people with facts so they can advocate for themselves, play an active role in their care, and take preventive action for better health is a passion of mine.

— Beth Thomas, PharmD

Experience

Betthany (Beth) Thomas, PharmD, RPh, is a clinical pharmacist with over 13 years of experience. Her career began in the community setting, where she counseled patients daily on prescription drugs, vitamins, and supplement use. She also performed brown bag medication reviews for her local Council on Aging and assisted in diabetes self-management education classes for African American Medicare beneficiaries.

Dr. Thomas spent approximately two years in utilization management, evaluating non-formulary and prior authorization requests for insurance companies. In her current role as a medication therapy management pharmacist, she helps optimize prescription and nonprescription treatment for patients affected by multiple chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis, and high cholesterol. Her work involves ensuring that patients are on the best medications for their medical conditions, assessing for medication side effects and unnecessary drugs, providing lifestyle change recommendations to improve overall health, and looking for drug cost savings.

Moreover, after completing her weight loss journey, Dr. Thomas founded BMT Coaching in 2014. As the company's lead wellness coach, she created its signature program, the BMT Breakthrough, to help busy women (with 30 or more pounds to lose) permanently transform their lives using the power of food. BMT Coaching partners with physicians, independent pharmacies, and fitness studios to offer various nationwide health coaching and weight management services. Dr. Thomas has helped many discover that consistent, healthy eating does not have to be overwhelming or complicated. Her clients have included those who have been exercising without getting the results they want, who can't name a diet they haven't tried and even those who have had weight loss surgery.

Education

Dr. Thomas received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and graduated with magna cum laude honors. She is also an American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA)-certified weight management specialist and an AFPA-certified nutrition and wellness consultant.

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