Brett Becker, PharmD, grew up 20 minutes away from Dubuque in Cuba City, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky. His professional interests include administration, chronic disease management, and ambulatory care. His favorite setting is in health-system pharmacy, so he is very excited to be practicing through MercyOne. He chose a community residency through the University of Iowa because of the rich history and innovations that the program provides. He hopes to leave a positive impact on his patients and his practice site.
Amy Dunleavy, PharmD, is originally from Denver, IA. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. Amy chose to pursue a PGY-1 Community-based Residency with the University of Iowa because of the program’s dedication to advancing the pharmacy profession in the community setting. Amy is looking forward to serving the Maquoketa community through the numerous enhanced services offered at Osterhaus Pharmacy. Amy’s professional interests include chronic disease state management, interdisciplinary collaboration, service development, and practice advancement.
Madison McDonald, PharmD, is originally from Geneseo, Illinois. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Madison was drawn to the PGY1 community residency programs through the University of Iowa after learning about the many innovative practice opportunities the pharmacies offer to best serve their patients. These patient care opportunities also tie into Madison’s interest in public health. Madison is eager to learn more about independent pharmacy and to learn from various pharmacy leaders through Greenwood Pharmacy and the University of Iowa. Her professional interests and passions include public health, rural access to health care, and chronic care management. She is looking forward to increasing her knowledge and assisting with the growth of community pharmacy practice, as well as the opportunity to educate current pharmacy students.
Eric Ronald Mueller, PharmD, is originally from Winona, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota before going on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy with a distinction in leadership at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Mueller is fascinated by the business side of the healthcare industry and believes that exceptional patient-centered care is the cornerstone of any successful healthcare business. He is excited to learn and grow with one of the most innovative pharmacies in the country, Towncrest Pharmacy.
Dr. Mueller’s dream is to facilitate the founding of a new healthcare company. He plans to utilize his residency year to identify the “next big need” within the healthcare industry for which to base his business model upon. Dr. Mueller enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Dana, and his dog, Bullet. He also enjoys running competitively, watching sports (especially his Minnesota Vikings), producing music, and being in the company of family and friends.
Alex Wagner, PharmD, is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a concentration in diabetes from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. He pursued a PGY-1 Community based Pharmacy Residency with the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy because of his passion for making a positive difference in the day to day lives of his patients. Additionally, the opportunities for growth through both clinical and managerial experiences brought him back to the state of Iowa. Alex is looking forward to learning from his preceptors and co-residents in this program through their innovative practice and leadership in the world of pharmacy. He is particularly interested in diabetes and other chronic disease states along with precepting future pharmacists with a passion for community pharmacy.