Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
The San Francisco Health Plan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee assures that our pharmacy benefits are consistent with sound clinical principles and processes, and that they comply with current standards or practice. It makes recommendations about the formulary and pharmaceutical and therapeutic treatment guidelines.
The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee of the San Francisco Health Plan meets quarterly. Meetings are held at 50 Beale St., 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Agenda and printed meeting materials are available for inspection at the same location in addition to the San Francisco Health Plan website.
Any documents distributed to the majority of the Committee Members regarding any agenda item for an open session, after the agenda has been posted, will be available for public inspection during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
We encourage you to use the SFHP website to access Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meeting materials. Members of the public may request to be mailed a copy of the agenda and board materials, which is subject to a fee that equals the cost of mailing and preparation. If you wish to have the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee agenda and/or materials mailed to you, please contact the SFHP Pharmacy Department or call 1(415) 547-7818 ext 7085.
Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals who may require any accommodations (alternative formats — i.e., large print, audio, translation of meeting materials, interpretation, etc.) to participate in this meeting and wish to request an alternative format for the agenda, meeting notice, and meeting packet may contact the SFHP Pharmacy Department or call 1(415) 547-7818 ext 7085.
Notification at least one week before the meeting will enable us to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meetings and to the related materials.
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Members:
- Lisa Ghotbi, Pharm.D. Pharmacy Director, San Francisco Health Plan
- James Glauber, MD, Health Plan Physician Advisor, San Francisco Health Plan
- Nicholas Jew, MD, Chinese Community Health Care Association
- Jenna Lester, MD, UCSF Dept. of Dermatology
- Maria Lopez, Pharm.D., Mission Wellness Pharmacy
- Andrew MacDonald, Pharm.D., AAHIVP, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy
- Joseph Pace, MD, San Francisco Dept. of Public Health
- Ron Ruggiero, Pharm.D., UCSF Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy
- Jaime Ruiz, MD, Mission Neighborhood Health Center
- Linda Truong, Pharm.D., San Francisco Health Network
- R. Brad Williams, MD, Mission Neighborhood Health Center
- Steven Wozniak, MD, South of Market Mental Health