The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™

The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™

The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™ is an interesting and entertaining weekly podcast discussion on the business of pharmacy. Hosted by Mike Koelzer, an independent pharmacist in Grand Rapids, Michigan, each episode covers a new topic relevant to pharmacists and pharmacy owners. Listen to a new episode every Monday morning.

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Recent Episodes

March 27, 2023

Pharmacy Identity Shift | Blair Thielemier, PharmD, Pharmapreneur Academy

Episode Summary: In this episode, host Mike Koelzer speaks with Blair Thielemeir, the founder of Pharmapreneur Academy, about the future of pharmacy and overcoming self-limiting beliefs. They explore the need for pharmacists ...

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March 20, 2023

Lawfully Addicted: Chain Pharmacy's Role in Our Opioid Epidemic | Ray Carlson, R.Ph., Author

Host Mike Koelzer speaks with pharmacist Ray Carlson about the impact of chain pharmacies on the opioid epidemic The discussion centers on the challenges faced by chain pharmacists in complying with federal laws designed to p...

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March 13, 2023

The Complex Relationship Between PBMs, Pharmacies, and Plan Sponsors | Joey Dizenhouse, HealthTrust

Host Mike Koelzer speaks with Joey Dizenhouse, an actuary and PBM expert, about the intricate relationships between PBMs, pharmacies, and plan sponsors Negotiation requires leverage, subject matter expertise, and tenacity Joe...

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Recent Blog Posts

Pharmacy Identity Shift | Blair Thielemier, PharmD

The conversation between Mike Koelzer and Blair Thielemeir, PharmD of Pharmapreneur Academy, highlights the need for a signific…

Lawfully Addicted: Chain Pharmacy Opioid Epidemic

The opioid crisis has been a major public health issue in the United States for years. In a recent podcast, host Mike Koelzer interviewed pharmacist Raym…

The Complex Relationship Between PBMs, Pharmacies, and Pla…

In a recent podcast episode featuring Joey Dizenhouse, of HealthTrust, and host Mike Koelzer, they discuss the complexities of the PBM industry and the r…

About the Host

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Mike Koelzer

Host and Pharmacist

In addition to hosting the podcast, Mike owns an independent pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. When not working, Mike enjoys improving his sight-reading at the piano.