- BS, West Virginia University, 1994
- PharmD, West Virginia University, 1998
Review Articles and other Papers
Mallow JA, Theeke LA, Barnes ER, Whetsel T, Mallow BK. Free care is not enough: barriers to attending free clinic visits in a sample of uninsured individuals with diabetes. Open Journal of Nursing. 2014;4:912-919. Published Online December 2014.
Mallow JA, Theeke LA, Barnes ER, Whetsel T, Mallow BK. Using mHealth tools to improve rural diabetes care guided by the chronic care model. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. 2014;14(1):43-65. DOI: 10.14574/ojrnhc.v14i1.276
Mallow JA, Theeke LA, Barnes ER, Whetsel T. Examining dose of diabetes group medical visits and characteristics of the uninsured. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2015;37(8):1033-61. DOI: 10.1177/0193945914529190. Epub April 6, 2014
Mallow JA, Theeke LA, Whetsel T, Barnes ER. Diabetes group medical visits and outcomes of care in low-income, rural, uninsured persons. Open Journal of Nursing. 2013;3:314-322. Published Online July 2013.
Whetsel T. Self-care of heartburn. California Pharmacist. 2010;57(3):26-30.
Whetsel T. Women's Heart Health. Drug Store News 2007. Available at cedrugstorenews.com.
Kavookjian J, Elswick B, Whetsel T. Interventions for being active among individuals with diabetes: a systematic review of the literature. The Diabetes Educator 2007;33:962-988.
Whetsel T, Elswick B. Update for pharmacists: The 2007 American Diabetes Association standards of medical care in diabetes. Pharmacy Today 2007;13(4):47-61.
Sulli MM, Whetsel TR. Teaching self-care as a junior faculty member: perspectives and lessons learned. AJPE 2006;70:Article 142.
Whetsel TR, Wietholter JP. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In: Chisholm-Burns MA, Schwinghammer TL, Wells BG, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, DiPiro JT, eds. Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2016. (In preparation).
Whetsel T, Zweber A. Heartburn and dyspepsia. In: Krinsky DL, Ferreri SP, Hemstreet B, Hume AL, Newton GD, Rollins CJ, Tietze KJ, eds. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. 18th ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2014.
“Flipping the Classroom: The What, Why, and How of Flip Teaching.” A continuing education program presented as part of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Teaching Scholars Summer Institute, Morgantown, West Virginia, June 2015.
“Outstanding Tips from Outstanding Educators.” Invited panel participant for WVU Health Sciences Center Faculty Development Program, Morgantown, West Virginia, October 2014.
“Flipping Out to Connect with Students and Develop Active, Self-Directed Lifelong Learners.” A one-day workshop presented at the Florida A&M University COPPS Faculty Development program, Tallahassee, Florida, August 2014.
“OTC Updates” A continuing education program presented at the 107th Annual Convention of the West Virginia Pharmacists Association, Roanoke, West Virginia, August 2014.
“Updated Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension and Dyslipidemia.” A continuing education program presented at West Virginia University Healthcare Pharmacy Noon Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia, July 2014.
“What’s New in OTCs?” A continuing education program presented at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Alumni Day, Morgantown, West Virginia, June 2014.
“Pharmacy 732: A Flipped Classroom Example.” Presented at Celebrate 2014, a West Virginia University Faculty Development program, Morgantown, West Virginia, May 2014.
“Converting a traditional course to a hybrid course with team-based learning: Effect on retention of nonprescription medication knowledge.” An Educational Best Practices Roundtable presented at American Pharmacists Association Self-Care Institute, Washington, DC, June 2013.
“Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes.” Serve as a faculty member for this APhA certificate program for pharmacists.
"Over-the-Counter Options for Women's Health: Is it safe? Does it work? What does it cost?" Presented at the 28th Annual Reproductive Health Update, Clarksville, Maryland, April 2010.
"Dietary Supplements for Dyslipidemia." A continuing education program presented at West Virginia Society of Health System Pharmacists and West Virginia Pharmacists Association Spring Meeting, Morgantown, West Virginia, April 2009.
"Women's Heart Health." A continuing education webinar for Drug Store News presented September and November, 2007.
Teaching Interests and Courses Taught
Dr. Whetsel provides lectures on nonprescription medications, medication therapy management, smoking cessation, pre-diabetes, and weight management. She facilitates a number of labs related to these topics and others.
PHAR 732, Nonprescription Drugs: course coordinator
PHAR 712, 735, 736, Pharmaceutical Care Labs 2, 5, and 6: instructor
PHAR 710, 717, 719, 742, 746, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6: instructor
Dr. Whetsel’s main practice site is Cheat Lake Physicians. Dr. Whetsel provides diabetes education and management services and medication therapy management for clinic patients. She consults with other health care providers at the clinic to ensure optimal pharmacotherapy for a number of chronic diseases.
Research and Scholarship Interests
Dr. Whetsel’s research interests include developing, implementing, and evaluating teaching innovations and pharmacist-delivered patient care services.
About Tara Whetsel
Tara Whetsel earned her B.S. in pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. After earning her PharmD, she completed an ambulatory care residency at the Louis Stokes V.A. Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Whetsel is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She coordinates and teaches the Nonprescription Drug course. In 2011, Dr. Whetsel redesigned this course using a flipped classroom model. Other teaching responsibilities include precepting introductory pharmacy practice experiences and advanced pharmacy practice experiences, and lecturing on medication therapy management, tobacco cessation, and other ambulatory care topics.
Dr. Whetsel provides patient care at Cheat Lake Physicians and Milan Puskar Health Right (MPHR) Clinic. Services include medication therapy management and diabetes education and management. She is the program coordinator for the MedCheck program, a collaboration between the WVU School of Pharmacy and MPHR where faculty preceptors and third year student pharmacists provide medication therapy management services to uninsured, low-income patients. Dr. Whetsel also provides education and drug therapy recommendations for the primary care providers at the clinics. She is board certified as an ambulatory care pharmacist and in advanced diabetes management.