The “What I Wish I Knew” series of articles is a service of CPNP’s Resident and New Practitioner Committee. Articles are intended to provide advice from experts for students, residents, and new practitioners. Articles are not intended to provide in-depth disease state or pharmacotherapy information nor replace any peer-reviewed educational materials. We hope you benefit from this “field guide” discussing approaches to unique problems and situations.
Dr. Kelly Gable is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at SIUE School of Pharmacy. She is also an adjunct assistant professor with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Department of Neurology and Psychiatry. She received her Pharm.D. from the University of Mississippi, and subsequently completed a specialty residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gable’s clinical appointment is with Family Care Health Center in St. Louis, where she works collaboratively with psychiatry as part of a behavioral health team focused on the integration of primary and behavioral health care. She is the first psychiatric clinical pharmacist to be recognized as a provider by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. After spending years working as a psychiatric care provider on Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams at Places for People, she now acts as an ACT team consultant, focused on psychiatric medication management for individuals with serious mental illnesses.