Patient-Centric Care That Goes Beyond Traditional Medication Delivery


The Pharmacy Challenge

As quick-service dispensaries, traditional retail or community pharmacies are challenged to engage with patients after the handoff of medications. Therefore, patients experiencing multiple comorbid conditions and complex medication regimen are at high risk for errors and readmissions.

The PharmD Live Solution

At PharmD Live, our board certified PharmDs spend quality time with each patient so that we can develop a customized plan and make well-informed recommendations that improve health outcomes, minimize medication  errors and reduce costs.

Our Mission

At PharmD Live, we bridge the medication-related gaps between the physician and patient with a focus on preventable medication-related problems that can arise from complex medication therapy. We use new technology, clinical and pharmacy expertise, and patient-centric pharmacy delivery services

One Size Does Not Fit All

When it comes to healthcare, we believe there is an opportunity for personal attention and a customized solution for every patient. Access to up-to-date healthcare metrics and information helps our patients feel more empowered to take an active role in their own health management.

Our Comprehensive Menu of Solutions Include:

  • Value-based chronic care management (CCM)
  • Annual wellness visits (AWV)
  • Transitional care medication management (TCM) services
  • Post-discharge medication reconciliation
  • Anticoagulation management
  • Smoke cessation
  • Fall risk reduction programs
  • Diabetes prevention programs
  • Drug therapy monitoring
  • Pharmacogenetic analysis
  • Patient education programs
  • Medication cost savings initiatives including medication streamlining and prescription assistance programs
  • 24/7 Drug Information line for healthcare providers and patients

Meet Our Team

Chioma C. Nwaubani, PharmD, BCGP, CMTM

CEO and Founder

Dr. Chioma Cynthia Nwaubani is a board certified geriatric consultant pharmacist and is the CEO and founder of PharmD Live. Prior to founding PharmD Live, Dr. Nwaubani delivered a broad range of medication management services to patients in diverse healthcare practice settings. It was in these diverse healthcare settings that she witnessed a myriad of preventable medication related problems, including gaps in care, medication non-adherence, sub therapeutic dosing, overdosing, and many other issues related to the convergence of complex medication therapies and patient comorbidities. It was clear to Dr. Nwaubani that pharmacy delivery services needed a complete transformation to effectively manage preventable medication related problems across the continuum of care.

Dr. Nwaubani has extensive experience in the managed care pharmacy industry, hospital inpatient pharmacies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), post acute care facilities (PACs), MTM organizations and retail pharmacies. She specializes in working with patients with the most complicated medication therapy management cases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary disorders, mental health and HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Nwaubani received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research from Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia PA. She graduated with honors , and was also a member of the Rho Chi Honor Pharmacy Society—a privilege accorded to those who distinguished themselves by their academic and professional achievements. Dr. Nwaubani is also a board certified Geriatric Pharmacy specialist, and a licensed pharmacist in both Virginia and Washington DC.  She’s an active member of The American Society for Medication Therapy Management (ASMTM) and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).

Bob E. Kaplan, MHA

Chief Information Officer

Bob is responsible for providing oversight for all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics at PharmD Live.

Bob is a seasoned healthcare professional who provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment. His responsibilities encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues, including governance and policy, resource allocation and information technology protocols.

Prior to joining PharmD Live, Bob held Chief Information Officer positions with Audax Health Solutions (now Rally Health), Future Genesis, NCQA, WebMD, and PHP Healthcare Corporation.  He started his career at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, in 1976 as an Administrative Resident where he installed the hospital’s first information system. He went on to design the nation’s first healthcare electronic claims interchange, and one of the first healthcare patient engagement social networks. Bob holds a Master’s degree in healthcare administration from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Engineering Science from the University of Maryland.

Bob is married, has a son, and he is a second generation native of Washington, DC. He is a popular author of historical fiction novels, and an ardent Corvette enthusiast.

Ellery Plowman

Co-Founder / VP Sales & Business Development

Ellery Plowman is responsible for developing, implementing, and executing PharmD Live’s business development and sales growth strategies. Prior to joining PharmD Live, she led executive and entrepreneurial teams to gain new businesses across the software, technology, government and real estate industries.

With a strong knowledge in leadership, client management relationships and strategic marketing, she has grown start-ups and extended the markets for corporate organizations. 

As a creative visionary, Ms. Plowman has pioneered the expansion strategy for startup organizations, and has helped improve the performance of existing businesses. 

Joining PharmD Live has been instrumental to fulfilling her lifelong dream of improving the lives of patients seeking care through an effective chronic care and medication management system. 

Ms. Plowman graduated from Radford University with a B.Sc in Business, and has accumulated numerous sales awards by exceeding annual company goals.  She is recognized as an industry expert for developing new streams of revenue and serves as an active member, speaker and panelist in several trade organizations.

Stella Desmond, PharmD, BSC, CMTM

Director of Operations

Stella Desmond is the Director of Operations at PharmD Live and a seasoned pharmacist with 29 years of extensive experience in a variety of clinical pharmacy practices. Stella applies her solid clinical and critical thinking skills to medication therapy management, critical care management, population health management, retail/mail order delivery, and staff pharmacy services.

In addition to her experience in providing the highest quality pharmacy services and a commitment to excellence in patient care, Stella’s strengths include a talent for establishing positive relationships with patients, medical professionals, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical representatives and manufacturers, and insurance providers. Stella is a respected leader, and is able to train and manage diverse teams to deliver peak performance.

Stella received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Howard University in Washington, DC. She’s currently a licensed pharmacist in the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and maintains an active membership in APHA. Her certifications include BCLS, ACLS, Immunization and Medication Therapy Management.