Karen Riley

karenKaren Riley, BScPhm, Pharm D, BCPS, CGP, BCACP, CDE
Clinical Pharmacist

Jessica and Lamar wanted to bring on a team member that could help them bring their clinical services to whole a new level.  They were so excited to bring on Karen Riley who is a nationally renowned clinical pharmacist in both Canada and the USA.   Karen has been responsible for perfecting programs at Centrepoint Pharmacy such as Warfarin/Coumadin INR testing, in-store cholesterol testing, patient home visits and so much more.  Her pharmaceutical knowledge is beyond impressive and she is an asset to our pharmacy as she has credentials that no other pharmacist in Sarnia has.  Centrepoint patients are definitely blessed to take advantage of one of the only pharmacists in Sarnia that has certifications in almost all major fields of pharmacy!

Karen is the ONLY Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in Sarnia.  She is also a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She holds certification in other areas as well which include the following: Certified Parkinson’s Educator, Stanford Chronic Disease and Pain Self-management educator, a certified immunization provider both in Canada and the US, and the Smoking Cessation certification in Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counseling and Health (TEACH). She uses all of her training and skills to provide better care to patients in the community setting and to continue to develop various programs to advance her pharmacist role in for patient care.

She has published in the areas of nephrology, osteoporosis and Medication Therapy Management. She has presented at conferences for pharmacists at the provincial, national level and international level. She also educates nurses, physicians and the public.

Karen also has 22 years experience in hospital pharmacy as a clinical pharmacist in medicine, intensive care cardiology and surgery units, nephrology and oncology. Over the years, she has been involved in developing many pharmacy programs at the 3 hospitals that she has worked at including a pharmacy residency program.

Karen is currently a Medication Therapy Management Pharmacy Specialist for KD Riley Pharmacist Professional Corporation in Ontario, Canada.  She has been involved in the Working Professional Pharm D Program as a Clinical Assistant Professor since 2004 in various roles as a facilitator and expert presenter. She has been a course coordinator for the Masters of Medication Therapy Management and a group facilitator since 2012.

She is also currently an education coordinator and an elected council member for the Ontario College of Pharmacists and a member of the Pharmacy Council supporting health care decisions to the Ontario Government. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association and the Mental Health Association.

Karen has completed her BScPhm from the University of Toronto and Pharm D from the University of Florida.