Valerie Lindell, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacist, Patient Centered Medical Home, Pharmacy Innovations and Partnerships
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Rotations Offered: PGY-2 ambulatory care residents-Brighton Center for Specialty Care Hypertension Clinic


PCMH PharmD at Brighton Health Center (BHC, general medicine), Brighton Center for Specialty Care (BCSC, specialty care), Central Transitions of Care(TOC), and Chelsea Hospital Heart Failure (HF) TOC program; I continue to train new Meijer PharmDs joining our Meijer Hypertension Clinic Partnership. I manage type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and conduct comprehensive med reviews (CMRs) and create Asthma Action Plans for patients at BHC. I mainly manage hypertension with cardiology, nephrology, and endocrinology specialties at BCSC. I also manage hyperlipidemia and conduct PCSK9 inhibitor visits at BCSC, and manage smoking cessation with pulmonology at BCSC. I conduct TOC calls for patients recently discharged from the hospital prior to their upcoming PCP appointment and assess appropriateness of medications, dosages, drug interactions, symptom assessment, clinical status, medication adherence/cost, home monitoring, etc. and make medication-related recommendations to PCPs. I conduct HF TOC calls for patients recently discharged from Chelsea Hospital prior to establishing or following up with U of M cardiologist post-discharge and assess the same as the Central TOC calls with a HF focus. I continue to train Meijer PharmDs to conduct hypertension visits at Meijer stores similarly to UM PharmD hypertension management visits. 

Pharmacy School Attended: West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (2014)

Other Training:

  • PGY1 Pharmacy: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI (2015)
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care: University of Michigan (2016)
  • BCACP (2017-present)

Fun Fact: Disney World is my happy place

Areas of Interest

Cardiology, Transitions of Care

Honors & Awards

  • Make A Difference Award 8/2019, 9/2020
  • Michigan Medicine/Meijer Pharmacy Partnership Program chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)as the number one nationwide program which assists in reducing hypertension and other risk factors for CVD through comprehensive pharmacy care and selected to collaborate with the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention on a rigorous evaluation 9/2018

Published Articles or Reviews

Michigan Medicine Primary Care Outpatient Asthma Guideline team update 2021

Vordenberg SE, Lindell V, Sheerer K, Settles A, Fan A, Serlin D, et al. Improving hypertension control through a collaboration between an academic medical center and chain community pharmacy. JACCP. 2019 Aug. 2(4);357-65.

Lindell VA, Azar M, Telega E, Kelling SE. Review of community based organization and community pharmacy partnerships for preventive care services. Innov Pharm. 2018 May. 9(2)8;1-10.

Lindell VA, Stencel NL, Ives RC, Ward KM, Fluent T, Choe H, et al. A Pilot Evaluating Clinical Pharmacy Services in an Ambulatory Psychiatry Setting. Psychopharmacology Bulletin. 2018 Jan. 48(2);18-28.

Smith AL, Palmer V, Farhat N, Kalus JS, Thavarajah K, DiGiovine B, et al. Hospital-Based Clinical Pharmacy Services to Improve Ambulatory Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2016 Nov. 33(1); 8-14.