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The Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee

The purpose of the P&T Committee is to evaluate the relative safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of prescription drugs within a class of drugs and make recommendations to the state on the development of the Washington State Preferred Drug List. The committee also serve as the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board as required by federal law.

P&T Committee/Medicaid DUR Board members

(Term 2017 - 2019)

Dr. Brown is a clinical pharmacist and drug information specialist at MultiCare Healthy System in Tacoma. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She is the Secretary and agenda coordinator for the MultiCare Health System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She also precepts PGY1 Pharmacy Residents, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and an adjunct faculty member with the Washington State University College of Pharmacy.

(Term 2014 - 2019)

Dr. Chew is the Acting Associate Medical Director in Ambulatory Care as well as an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center. She is also an Associate Professor in the Division of General Medicine at the University of WA. In her leadership roles at Harborview Medical Center she has worked collaboratively with multidisciplinary clinical and management teams to implement changes to promote safe and effective care to vulnerable populations.

(Term 2016-2018)

Dr. Figueroa is a board certified family medicine physician, providing care to the underserved at Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee. She is a member of the P&T Committee at Columbia Valley Community Health, and serves as medical director for Cashmere Convalescent Center. Dr. Figueroa serves as adjunct faculty for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, and is an active board member of the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association.

(Term 2017 - 2019)

Susan Flatebo is a board certified oncology pharmacist at MultiCare Regional Cancer Center (MRCC) in Puyallup. She is involved with reviewing MRCC guidelines, and updates chemotherapy regimens within the Beacon/Epic software system. She is an affiliate faculty member with the University of Washington school of pharmacy.

(Term 2012 - 2017)

Dr. Johnson is an ABIM Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center and he provides care for hospitalized patients at Central Washington Hospital. He was a Pharmacist for 7 years before attending medical school in Missouri. He has served on P&T Committees in various functions since 1990 including his time serving as the House Staff Representative on the P&T Committee of the Cleveland Clinic during his residency training. He is currently the P&T Chairman for Confluence Health, which is the new affiliation between Central Washington Hospital and Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. His interests include evaluation and prevention of medication-related errors, especially as they pertain to Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE).

(Term 2012 - 2017)

Mr. Karczewski is a family psychiatric certified ARNP and sees children, adolescents and adults for medication management at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare in Lakewood WA, where he is the team leader for the prescribing group. He is a member of AAPPN, The Psychiatric ARNP professional organization.

(Term 2017 - 2019)

Dr. Lee is a board certified clinical pharmacist at Swedish Medical Group, Primary Care. She is an affiliate clinical assistant professor with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and preceptor for the Swedish pharmacy residents.

(Term 2013 - 2018)

Mr. Sanderson is a Physician Assistant working in several settings providing psychiatric services. He is very active within the PA community, especially in supporting PAs in psychiatry. His primary area of interest is the medical and psychiatric care of individuals with intellectual disabilities. His previous experience includes primary care and respiratory therapy.

(Term 2017-2019)

Diane Schwilke is a board certified ambulatory care specialist pharmacist at Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee, where she also serves as the Pharmacy Supervisor for the organization’s outpatient pharmacy.  Her clinical roles include anticoagulation management as well as patient care through collaborative practice agreement. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

(Term 2017 - 2019)

Jordan Storhaug is a board certified family medicine physician and faculty member at Family Medicine Residency of Spokane. He continues to see patients during pregnancy, delivery, inpatient medicine and outpatient care to a broad diversity of patients. He is active in leadership at the level of the Inland Northwest Academy of Family Physicians and the Washington Academy of Family Physicians.