“#IAmAProviderBecause the medication education groups I provide for both inpatients and outpatients have been so rewarding and filled with many “thank you” from patients. I am very grateful that I have years of experience where I can provide education and recommendations for my patients based on their questions during medication education groups. Med Ed groups are very helpful for the patients because they learn from each other with the issues and questions they present during groups. I am very blessed to work with patients who can also help each other. I am a provider and I am blessed to help others.”
Dr. Mary Gutierrez is currently a professor of pharmacy practice at Chapman University School of Pharmacy and faculty-in-residence at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach working with patients with chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Gutierrez received her bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from USC. She completed her residency and fellowship training in psychiatric pharmacy practice at USC. After her fellowship training, she joined the faculty at the USC School of Pharmacy. She has received several Professor of the Year awards and Preceptor of the Year awards from both USC and Loma Linda University Schools of Pharmacy.