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Derek Jorgenson Professor

Director, Medication Assessment Centre

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E3206 Health Sciences

General

Dr. Jorgenson joined the College in 2008. His research program focuses on primary health care practice with interests in investigating: optimal roles for pharmacists in the primary health care system, interventions to improve medication management in the primary health care system, and best methods of teaching medication management skills to health professional students and practicing pharmacists.

Dr. Jorgenson is also director of the Medication Assessment Centre, a pharmacist-delivered comprehensive medication management service, which aims to optimize therapeutic outcomes through improved medication use and reduction of potential or actual adverse events.

Recent Publications

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  • Jorgenson DJ, Landry EJ, Lysak KJ. A mixed methods evaluation of a patient care clinic located within a pharmacy school. Int J Clin Pharm. 2016 Aug;38(4):924-30. doi: 10.1007/s11096-016-0313-6. Epub 2016 May 11. PMID: 27166829.
  • Jorgenson D, Laubscher T, Lyons B, Palmer R. Integrating pharmacists into primary care teams: barriers and facilitators. Int J Pharm Pract. 2014 Aug;22(4):292-9. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12080. Epub 2013 Nov 27. PMID: 24279947.
  • Weidmann AE, Pammett R, Landry E, Jorgenson D. Interprofessional student-run primary health care clinics: Implications for pharmacy education in Scotland. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2015 May;148(3):156-9. doi: 10.1177/1715163515578124. PMID: 26150889; PMCID: PMC4483755.
  • Jorgenson D, Penm J, MacKinnon N, Smith J. A needs assessment of community pharmacists for pharmacist specialization in Canada. Int J Pharm Pract. 2017 Apr;25(2):159-167. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12297. Epub 2016 Aug 4. PMID: 27488476.
  • Pammett R, Jorgenson D. A comparison of drug therapy problems in patients eligible and ineligible for provincial medication review programs in Canada. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2016 May;149(3):125-9. doi: 10.1177/1715163516640295. Epub 2016 Mar 29. PMID: 27212962; PMCID: PMC4860746.
  • Jorgenson D, Dalton D, Farrell B, Tsuyuki RT, Dolovich L. Guidelines for pharmacists integrating into primary care teams. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2013 Nov;146(6):342-52. doi: 10.1177/1715163513504528. PMID: 24228050; PMCID: PMC3819955.
  • Ramsden VR, McKay S, Bighead S, Boucher G, Bourassa C, Butt P, Clinton A, Crowe J, Felix F, Jorgenson D, LaRocque K, McKee N, Nketia I, Rabbitskin N, Thunderchild E, Troupe C, Turner T. Participatory health research: celebrating smoke-free homes. Can Fam Physician. 2013 Sep;59(9):1014-5. PMID: 24029518; PMCID: PMC3771731.
  • Wilby KJ, Taylor J, Khalifa SI, Jorgenson D. A course-based cross-cultural interaction among pharmacy students in Qatar and Canada. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015 Mar 25;79(2):26. doi: 10.5688/ajpe79226. PMID: 25861107; PMCID: PMC4386747.
  • Farrell B, Dolovich L, Emberley P, Gagné MA, Jennings B, Jorgenson D, Kennie N, Marks PZ, Papoushek C, Waite N, Woloschuk DM. Appendix a: management committee terms of reference. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2012 Jul;145(4):A1-3. doi: 10.3821/145.4.cpjA1. PMID: 23509551; PMCID: PMC3567809.
  • Penm J, Jorgenson D, MacKinnon NJ, Smith J. Part 1: Barriers to the advancement of the pharmacy profession. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2017 Apr 7;150(3):150-152. doi: 10.1177/1715163517702377. PMID: 28507650; PMCID: PMC5415073.
  • Pammett R, Jorgenson D. Eligibility requirements for community pharmacy medication review services in Canada. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2014 Jan;147(1):20-4. doi: 10.1177/1715163513514006. PMID: 24494012; PMCID: PMC3908618.
  • Jorgenson DJ, Landry EJL, Lysak KJ. Family physician perceptions of a medication assessment clinic located within a pharmacy school. Can Fam Physician. 2017 Dec;63(12):e512-e517. PMID: 29237647; PMCID: PMC5729155.
  • Pammett R, Landry E, Weidmann AE, Jorgenson D. Interprofessional student-run primary health care clinics: Educational experiences for pharmacy students. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2015 May;148(3):125-8. doi: 10.1177/1715163515578123. PMID: 26150883; PMCID: PMC4483754.
  • Blackburn DF, Fowler S, Crawley A, Gerwing S, Alcorn J, Mansell H, Evans C, Mansell K, Taylor J, Jorgenson D, Larocque D, Rotter T, Shevchuk Y. An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience for Community Pharmacies Based on a Clinical Intervention Targeting Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Pharm Pract. 2019 Jun 25:897190019857410. doi: 10.1177/0897190019857410. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31238777.
  • McKague M, Jorgenson D, Buxton KA. Ocular side effects of bisphosphonates: A case report and literature review. Can Fam Physician. 2010 Oct;56(10):1015-7. PMID: 20944044; PMCID: PMC2954081.
  • Farrell B, Ward N, Jennings B, Jones C, Jorgenson D, Gubbels-Smith A, Dolovich L, Kennie N. Participation in online continuing education. Int J Pharm Pract. 2016 Feb;24(1):60-71. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12202. Epub 2015 Jul 15. PMID: 26173959.
  • Penm J, MacKinnon NJ, Jorgenson D, Smith J. Part 2: Roles and expertise needed to move the profession forward and improve health outcomes. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2017 Apr 7;150(3):153-155. doi: 10.1177/1715163517702378. PMID: 28507651; PMCID: PMC5415074.
  • Blackburn DF, Evans C, Mansell H, Taylor J, Jorgenson D, Mansell K, Shevchuk Y, Aladwan S, Zhao G, Wright M. Impact of the SIMPL-SYNC Refill Synchronization Program on medication adherence: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Mar-Apr;60(2):328-335.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2019.10.010. Epub 2019 Dec 13. PMID: 31843375.
  • MacKinnon NJ, Jorgenson D, Penm J, Smith J. Part 4: Professional satisfaction and the priorities to advance the pharmacy profession. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2017 Aug 10;150(5):282-284. doi: 10.1177/1715163517713443. PMID: 28894497; PMCID: PMC5582674.
  • MacKinnon NJ, Penm J, Jorgenson D, Smith J. Part 3: Perspectives of pharmacy technicians on practice change. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2017 Jul 7;150(4):239-242. doi: 10.1177/1715163517713201. PMID: 29163724; PMCID: PMC5684983.
  • Currie K, Evans C, Mansell K, Perepelkin J, Jorgenson D. Community pharmacists' experiences with the Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2019 Feb 27;152(3):193-203. doi: 10.1177/1715163519827980. PMID: 31156733; PMCID: PMC6512182.
  • Jorgenson D, Penm J, MacKinnon NJ, Smith J. Part 5: Future vision for the pharmacy profession. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2017 Oct 5;150(6):355-358. doi: 10.1177/1715163517734156. PMID: 29123593; PMCID: PMC5661678.
  • Jorgenson D. Is it time for internal medicine pharmacists in primary care? Can Pharm J (Ott). 2018 Jun 1;151(4):214-216. doi: 10.1177/1715163518779344. PMID: 30237831; PMCID: PMC6141946.
  • Jorgenson D, Landry E, Lysak K, Bhimji H. Impact of pharmacist-led medication assessments on medication costs. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2018 Dec 12;152(1):23-27. doi: 10.1177/1715163518815211. PMID: 30719194; PMCID: PMC6346335.
  • Lysak K, Berenbaum SL, Landry EJ, Mulhall SM, Perepelkin JP, Shevchuk YM, Taylor JG, Jorgenson DJ. Student perceptions of an experiential education clinic within a pharmacy school. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018 Dec;10(12):1636-1640. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2018.09.001. Epub 2018 Sep 12. PMID: 30527831.
  • Ford KL, Jorgenson DJ, Landry EJL, Whiting SJ. Vitamin and mineral supplement use in medically complex, community-living, older adults. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2019 Apr;44(4):450-453. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0515. Epub 2019 Jan 10. PMID: 30628461.
  • Pammett, R.T., Blackburn, D., Taylor, J., Mansell, K., Kwan, D., Papoushek, C., Jorgenson, D. Evaluation of a community pharmacy-based screening questionnaire to identify patients at risk for drug therapy problems (2015) Pharmacotherapy, 35 (9), pp. 881-886.
  • Weidmann, A.E., Pammett, R., Landry, E., Jorgenson, D. Interprofessional student-run primary health care clinics: Implications for pharmacy education in Scotland (2015) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 148 (3), pp. 156-159.
  • Wilby, K.J., Taylor, J., Khalifa, S.I., Jorgenson, D. A course-based cross-cultural interaction among pharmacy students in Qatar and Canada (2015) American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79 (2), art. no. 26, 8 p. Link
  • Pammett, R., Landry, E., Weidmann, A.E., Jorgenson, D. Interprofessional student-run primary health care clinics: Educational experiences for pharmacy students (2015) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 148 (3), pp. 125-128.
  • Pammett, R., Jorgenson, D. Eligibility requirements for community pharmacy medication review services in Canada (2014) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 147 (1), pp. 20-24. Link
  • Jorgenson, D., Laubscher, T., Lyons, B., Palmer, R. Integrating pharmacists into primary care teams: Barriers and facilitators (2014) International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22 (4), pp. 292-299.
  • Yakiwchuk, E.M., Jorgenson, D., Mansell, K., Laubscher, T., LeBras, M., Blackburn, D.F. Collaborative cardiovascular risk reduction in primary care ii (CCARP II): Implementation of a systematic case-finding process for patients with uncontrolled risk factors (2013) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 146 (5), pp. 284-292. Link
  • Jorgenson, D., Dalton, D., Farrell, B., Tsuyuki, R.T., Dolovich, L. Guidelines for pharmacists integrating into primary care teams (2013) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 146 (6), pp. 342-352. Link
  • Farrell, B., Jennings, B., Ward, N., Marks, P.Z., Kennie, N., Dolovich, L., Jorgenson, D., Jones, C., Gubbels, A. Evaluation of a pilot e-learning primary health care skills training program for pharmacists (2013) Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 5 (6), pp. 580-592.
  • Ramsden, V.R., McKay, S., Bighead, S., Boucher, G., Bourassa, C., Butt, P., Clinton, A., Crowe, J., Felix, F., Jorgenson, D., LaRocque, K., McKee, N., Nketia, I., Rabbitskin, N., Thunderchild, E., Troupe, C., Turner, T. Participatory health research: Celebrating smoke-free homes (2013) Canadian Family Physician, 59 (9), pp. 1014-1015. Link
  • Jorgenson, D., Gubbels-Smith, A., Farrell, B., Ward, N., Dolovich, L., Jennings, B. Characteristics of pharmacists who enrolled in the pilot ADAPT education program: Implications for practice change (2012) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 145 (6), pp. 260-263.
  • Phillips, L., Ferguson, R., Diduck, K., Lamb, D., Jorgenson, D. Integrating a brief pharmacist intervention into practice: Osteoporosis pharmacotherapy assessment (2012) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 145 (5), pp. 218-220.
  • Jorgenson, D., Muller, A., Whelan, A.M. Pharmacist educators in family medicine residency programs: A qualitative analysis (2012) BMC Medical Education, 12 (1), art. no. 74. Link
  • Farrell, B., Dolovich, L., Emberley, P., Gagné, M.-A., Jennings, B., Jorgenson, D., Kennie, N., Marks, P.Z., Papoushek, C., Waite, N., Woloschuk, D.M.M. Designing a novel continuing education program for pharmacists: Lessons learned (2012) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 145 (4), pp. e7-e16.
  • Kennie-Kaulbach, N., Farrell, B., Ward, N., Johnston, S., Gubbels, A., Eguale, T., Dolovich, L., Jorgenson, D., Waite, N., Winslade, N. Pharmacist provision of primary health care: A modified Delphi validation of pharmacists' competencies (2012) BMC Family Practice, 13, art. no. 27.
  • Blackburn, D.F., Yakiwchuk, E.M., Jorgenson, D.J., Mansell, K.D. Proposing a Redefinition of pharmaceutical care (2012) Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 46 (3), pp. 447-449.
  • Jorgenson, D., Muller, A., Whelan, A.M., Buxton, K. Pharmacists teaching in family medicine residency programs: National survey (2011) Canadian Family Physician, 57 (9), pp. e341-e346. Link
  • Jorgenson, D., Lamb, D., MacKinnon, N.J. Practice change challenges and priorities: A national survey of practising pharmacists (2011) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 144 (3), pp. 125-131.
  • McKague, M., Jorgenson, D., Buxton, K.A. Ocular side effects of bisphosphonates: A case report and literature review (2010) Canadian Family Physician, 56 (10), pp. 1015-1017. Link
  • Jorgenson, D. Asleep at the wheel? (2010) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 143 (3), p. 104.
  • Buxton, K., Mansell, K., Jorgenson, D. Pharmacist interventions: Improving adherence to evidence-based therapy (2010) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 143 (2), pp. 74-76.
  • McKinnon, A., Jorgenson, D. Pharmacist and physician collaborative prescribing: For medication renewals within a primary health centre (2009) Canadian Family Physician, 55 (12), pp. e86-e91. Link
  • Jorgenson, D. Determinants of health (2009) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 142 (3), p. 113.
  • Evans, C.D., Eurich, D.T., Lamb, D.A., Taylor, J.G., Jorgenson, D.J., Semchuk, W.M., Mansell, K.D., Blackburn, D.F. Retrospective observational assessment of statin adherence among subjects patronizing different types of community pharmacies in Canada (2009) Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, 15 (6), pp. 476-484. Link
  • Mansell, K., Jorgenson, D. Pharmacist interventions: Tobacco cessation in 3 minutes or less (2009) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 142 (4), pp. 174-176.