Brett Bieber, PharmD
Adjunct Instructor, Doctor of Physical of Therapy* program
Department: Department of Physical Therapy
- Pharm.D., Creighton University (Omaha, Neb.). 2007
- B.S., Natural Science, Midland Lutheran College (Fremont, Neb.) 2003.
- Pharmacy Practice Residency, Sanford/University of South Dakota Medical Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.), 2008.
Biography: After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Midland Lutheran College (Midland University), Dr. Bieber attained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University. Following attainment of his degree, he applied for and was matched with a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Sanford/USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After residency training, he obtained a position as a Clinical Pharmacist at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. In 2009, Dr. Bieber sat for the annual Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy exam and the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist designation was subsequently granted in 2010. He continues to practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Mercy and is licensed to practice pharmacy in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Dr. Bieber's practice currently includes oversight of the:
- Automated cabinet dispensing system,
- Smart IV, epidural and PCA pumps,
- Centrally operated continuous remote temperature monitoring system,
- Barcode system,
- Computerized total parental nutrition compounding system,
- Regional critical access pharmacy oversight and various other systems.
He also coordinates clinically relevant changes to the electronic health record and respond to drug information requests and controlled substance issues, as needed. Dr. Bieber currently serves as the interim lead clinician for the inpatient and outpatient anticoagulation service and provide clinical consultations for a paucity of medication and drug therapy related issues. As part of a hospital and national health system, he am a member of a variety of committees and councils.
Dr. Bieber served as a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident preceptor for the Siouxland Medical Education Foundation/University of Iowa Residency Program since becoming ASHP eligible as a preceptor in 2009 until the conclusion of the program in 2013. During this time, he was the preceptor for 4 residents. He has also been a preceptor for both Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience students and Advance Pharmacy Practice Experience students for a variety of pharmacy schools and non-traditional Pharm. D. Programs since beginning at Mercy Medical Center in 2008.
During 2012-2013, Dr. Bieber was appointed as adjunct faculty at Western Iowa Technical Community College. He was the instructor of record for Pharmacology and the lab practicum for the Pharmacy Technician students. An additional role included coordination of experiential education sites for the lab practicum students.
Dr. Bieber believes that educating the next generation of health care professionals is of critical importance as the practice of health care continues to evolve and body of science grows. As he stated, "At no time in history is it more important to be an expert in your field ,and a functioning member of the health care team, in order to meet the challenging needs of both the patient and health care as a whole."