For CPESN® Luminary-of-the-Year Finalist, Deborah D. Bowers, CPESN Networks is the solution for offering quality services and sending a unified message to medical side payers. That belief is what drives the CPESN South Carolina lead luminary and owner of Yorkville Pharmacy. Deborah has worked tirelessly over the past year because she believes CPESN South Carolina is vital to help secure compensation for medication-related services and help independent pharmacies survive. Devoting her time to CPESN initiatives was an easy decision for Deborah because she is passionate about helping patients, caregivers, and practitioners solve their problems.
Deborah feels the best part of CPESN Networks is being able to collaborate with other like-minded pharmacies on the same mission. It is exciting for her to learn about what other pharmacies are doing and to spread the word to other health care professionals about how beneficial community pharmacy can be—not only for them, but for their patients as well. Deborah believes that being involved with CPESN Networks will be “well worth it if we can get plan sponsors to understand that not every pharmacy is created equal” and secure reimbursement for more than just the product.
Up next for Deborah and CPESN South Carolina is to continue to inform other pharmacies about their network to encourage like-minded visionaries to join. She has met with numerous payers over the past 12 months and is confident that her network will secure a contract to provide services in the near future.
Deborah D. Bowers Bio
Deborah D. Bowers, PharmD, is the owner and pharmacist-in-charge at Yorkville Pharmacy in York, SC. Deborah received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina (2000). She has furthered her studies by taking several certificate training programs including immunization, diabetes, metabolic nutrition, drug nutrient depletion, point-of-care testing and lifestyle coaching.
Deborah is a preceptor for all of the South Carolina schools of pharmacy. She enjoys sharing her love of independent pharmacy with students. Deborah is active in several professional organizations including acting as Lead Luminary for CPESN®South Carolina, House of Delegate member for the South Carolina Pharmacy Association, Board of Director for the Academy of Independent Pharmacies, and member of NCPA.
She enjoys giving back by being part of a medical mission to Honduras, being on the Mission team of her Church and leading a Ladies Bible Study. Deborah’s accomplishments include being married for 17 years, being a mother to two children (12 and 9), receiving the Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in South Carolina (2004), and receiving the Excellence in Innovation Award by NASPA and Upsher-Smith Labs (2017).