This week’s story comes from Medipreneur Michelle Fritsch:
Life can take you down so many different paths and you never know what will happen. I started out wanting to be an astronaut. That’s its own story. But once I got to pharmacy school and residency, I fell fully in love with geriatrics and healthy aging. I trained with a robust inter-professional team, and I was asked along the way during residency if I had any interest in academia and I said, “absolutely not.” So, as it happens, I spent the next 25 years in academia!
My path has had many twists and turns and I’ve had the opportunity to create resources for seniors and the underserved. I’ve even helped start a new pharmacy school. What I ultimately found was that I got myself so immersed in administrative duties that I lost my opportunity for patient care, knowing I could have helped prevent the problems that landed some patients in a hospital bed.
This is what led me to create my business, MedsMASH. I’ve designed a new practice model that helps people make good choices upfront in a very proactive way, armed with the information about how to ask the right questions and how to maneuver in the healthcare system. In this video, I’ll tell you more about my experience with creating this!
If you’re feeling the pinch of productivity models and you KNOW you could make a difference for patients if you only knew where to start, then the Medipreneurs Summit is for you. Please join us April 27-29 in Asheville, NC. I’d love to meet you
We are three smart, fierce, and pretty quirky pharmacists who chose to get out of the box, become entrepreneurs, and find freedom by starting our own businesses. This allowed us to pursue our passions, and approach health care holistically with the focus where it should be – on the patient.
The three of us joined forces to help each other through the journey from traditional pharmacist to business owner and from this we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly along the way. We spent years working to create business models and systems that work; to understand the marketing strategies necessary for growth; and to grow our highly successful businesses.
We made a choice to forge new paths in healthcare, and take back the power to heal that a pharmacist should have. Although we’re each following our own unique passion, we are united in our purpose: To give other medical professionals the tools to do things differently and join us as leaders in this new movement in pharmacy.
We work and network with many pharmacy entrepreneurs and INTRApreneurs, and we are witnesses to how THESE are the pharmacists who are not only finding true autonomy and are able to provide real patient-centered care, as they should be, but they’re also finding greater financial success doing so.