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Duquesne University Pharmacy And Center For Pharmacy Care

Director: Suzanne Higginbotham, B.S., Pharm.D., BCACP

About The Center

Duquesne University Pharmacy is a community pharmacy located in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.. It is a first-in-the-nation, faculty-designed, university-operated community pharmacy. The pharmacy offers a unique educational training opportunity for Duquesne University student pharmacists.

The goal of the pharmacy is to improve access to medications and patient adherence, while enhancing medication safety and reducing overall health care expenditures. We seek to improve access to affordable medications by coordinating resources and delivery options, and to improve patient adherence through regular patient contact and prescriber collaboration. Patient counseling is the primary focus. We are committed to working with community leaders and organizations, especially within the Hill District, to bring medication therapy management and pharmaceutical care to local residents.

The Center for Pharmacy Care is part of the Duquesne University Pharmacy and is a pharmacist-coordinated provider of disease prevention and disease management services for the Duquesne University campus and Pittsburgh community.

The Center for Pharmacy Care, established in October 2002, provides wellness, disease prevention and medication therapy management programs, focusing on hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes asthma, chronic pain, depression, travel health and osteoporosis.

We offer campus and community health screenings, lifestyle counseling, educational seminars, drug therapy review and management, disease state management and outcome reporting for certain health conditions.

Our educational programs, presented by experienced clinical pharmacists and pharmacy residents, enhance the awareness of health and wellness issues. We provide an individualized assessment of current medication therapies and assist our patients in choosing self-care treatment options.

Our screening professionals are student pharmacists under the supervision of our staff. The Center is dedicated to the education of the public in an effort to promote wellness, increase awareness of risk for chronic diseases, medication therapy management, and improve health outcomes. We are driven by the desire to improve the health outcomes and well-being of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.

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Duquesne University Pharmacy is able to provide the following services at no charge:
Chronic Disease Management and consultation for-

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Asthma
  • Mental Health and Addiction

The pharmacy provides the following prescription and over-the-counter medication services:

  • Personal counseling
  • Comprehensive medication review
  • Recognizing potential side effects
  • Proper use and storage

Health Risk Assessments Offered

  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood glucose
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Bone Density
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Facial Skin Analysis
  • Anemia Screening
  • Hypothyroid Screening
  • Spirometry Screening

Wellness Promotion


Tobacco Cessation
Nutritional Counseling
Lifestyle Modifications


Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham

Director of Duquesne University Pharmacy and Center for Pharmacy Care, Coordinator of Residents/Fellows Program, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Triangle Shops Complex, 1860 Centre Avenue (Mondays/Thursdays)
215A Student Union (Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays)
9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Joyce Kossol, B.S. Pharmacy, R.Ph.

Pharmacy Manager

Triangle Shops Complex
1860 Centre Avenue


Louis Zangara, R.Ph.


Triangle Shops Complex
1860 Centre Avenue

Elizabeth Bunk, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist

Triangle Shops Complex, 1860 Centre Avenue (Mondays/Thursdays)
215A Student Union (Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays)
9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Dorothy Smith

Pharmacy Technician

Triangle Shops Complex
1860 Centre Avenue


Carrie Purtill

Financial Coordinator

Triangle Shops Complex, 1860 Centre Avenue (Mondays/Thursdays)
215A Student Union (Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays)
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Mary Marciniak

Administrative Assistant

Triangle Shops Complex, 1860 Centre Avenue (Mondays/Thursdays)
215A Student Union (Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays)
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Denise Baskin

Community Coordinator

Triangle Shops Complex
1860 Centre Avenue


9 AM–5 PM

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