Pharmacy alumna Heather Rhodes (‘13) empowers women to better understand their bodies

Alumni: Heather Rhodes

Program: Doctor of Pharmacy

Undergraduate Institution: Campbell University

Where are you currently employed: Self-Employed

Title: Founder, CEO, Dr. Heather Rhodes, LLC

Tell us a little bit about how amazing your current position is and what you do. I currently own and operate my own digital business, serving women through educational courses, virtual support, and resources. When working in my most recent clinical position I recognized a gap in education for women, specifically in terms of nutrition, lifestyle modification, supplement selection, and stress management in the realm of hormone health and support. The physicians I was working alongside desired a resource for their female patients to teach, guide, support, and assist with accountability through health optimization and decisions around conditions such as: pre-conception, fertility, PCOS, weight management, PMS, and other associated hormone conditions. Once I began working with this population I further recognized the desire patients have to understand how their bodies work, alternative and complimentary therapies, and integrating lifestyle changes. There is a huge gap in patient education, especially with women, about how our bodies work, how to support them long-term, and how to work alongside medication therapy to achieve lasting and optimal results. I slowly began supporting women through this type of education independently as I built my online resources. Eventually I transitioned to creating widespread resources through passive teachings to reach more women and create more impact for health!

Why did you choose CPHS and what benefits do you believe you gained from attending Campbell? I believe that having an intimate community and multiple opportunities for close-knit relationships with professors, staff, and clinical sites laid a foundation for me to confidently integrate into the clinical setting. I attribute my ability to acquire a post-graduate residency in ambulatory care to the preparation and dedication I received from CPHS. Rotation sites, references, coaching and support for obtaining residency at CPHS was monumental, not just in my decision to seek out a residency, but also the ability to have a competitive advantage in pursing programs I desired. In addition, having exposure to the capabilities of pharmacy services within the medical home during P4 rotations created the desire to take full advantage and extend to the community setting on a broad scale.

Please summarize your personal, business, and academic journey, please be sure to include info about underserved, practicum, awards won, promotions, national organization leadership positions, papers published, etc.

PGY1 residency at CMC NorthEast with a focus in ambulatory care

Member of Phi Delta Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma

Scholarship recipient

4 years at an independent pharmacy, St Simons Drugs Inc.

Clinical Medication Therapy Management Pharmacist at US Navy Medical Branch

MTM Clinical Consultant Pharmacist

Dr. Heather Rhodes, LLC

Served over 350 women within first 12 months of business

On track for first 6 figure 12-month income

Featured on multiple top podcasts

At Campbell we believe in purposeful lives and meaningful service. What legacy are you leaving? I want every woman to know that God designed our bodies with such intricacy and amazing design. Women can experience life changing health results. When we tackle our health struggles with intention and simplicity that aligns with education on our body’s processes, we gain freedom from the restraints of health struggles. This means amplifying our ability to show up, fulfill our purpose, serve, share and experience joy, and change others lives through our own mission. We were designed to heal.

Reasons why prospective students should choose Campbell over other Graduate and Professional Schools. Campbell offers a unique experience to have top rated clinical exposures combined with an intimate and integrative community mirroring most organizations where pharmacists thrive.