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Beyond The Sig Podcast


Beyond the Sig: Prescription for Transformative Pharmacy Care


PPA has partnered with Pharmacy Podcast to bring you a series of podcasts designed to help community pharmacists implement change and practice transformation.  These podcasts are developed in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and their Flip The Pharmacy team and paid for through CDC grant funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. 



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May 2020 Podcasts

Episode 4: IT Takes A Village

Coming soon


As community pharmacies across the nation upend their traditional workflows and business models, pharmacy teams are unifying and growing together more than ever before.  In this episode of Beyond the Sig,  Pennsylvania Practice Transformation Team Lead Stephanie McGrath, PharmD chats with Flip the Pharmacy coaches Margie Lydon, RPh, Manager LTC Strategy and John DeJames, RPh, Manager, Clinical Services and Development from Value Drug Company, Flip the Pharmacy PA Team Partner, to illuminate the importance of  collaboration and teamwork in practice transformation.  

Contact for more info: Margie Lydon and John DeJames


Episode 3: The Show Must Go On - Continuing to Care for Patients in Light of COVID-19

While our healthcare system has been adapting to build capacity and meet the needs of caring for patients impacted by COVID-19, community pharmacies continue to stay open to meet the needs of all their patients.  Pharmacies quickly responded to continue to provide care to patients in a safe manner, especially those managing chronic diseases.  Brandon Antinopoulos, PharmD sits down Rob Maher Jr, PharmD, BCGP, Director of Pharmacy Services for Klingensmith’s Drugstores, to discuss how they’ve adapted to continue to meet the needs of all their patients and where pharmacy goes from here.


April 2020 Podcasts

Episode 2: Best Practices in the COVID-19 Response


With the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the national Flip the Pharmacy program has pivoted from its normally scheduled programming to support pharmacies in best practices for the COVID-19 response.   During this episode of Beyond the Sig, Stephanie McGrath, Executive Director of Network Operations for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network chats with colleague Brandon Antinopoulos, Sr Program Manager of Practice Transformation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to learn how pharmacies are responding in the COVID-19 pandemic.



Episode 1: Flip The Pharmacy: The Time is Now!


On our inaugural show, Dr. Stephanie McGrath, PPCN Executive Director of Network Operations, talks with Flip the Pharmacy national leaders Dr. Randy McDonough, Director of Practice Transformation for Flip the Pharmacy and Dr. Suzanne Feeney, Vice President of Business Development for CE Impact about their roles in community pharmacy practice transformation.  They share a sneak peak at future progressions, and how pharmacy teams and student pharmacists can get involved in the ground-breaking Flip the Pharmacy initiative.




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