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The high­est level of patient care”

Cara Harshberger, PharmD

Cara Harshberger Spotlight 1

Named one of Laramie’s 20 Under 40 by Laramie Young Profes­sion­als, Cara Harsh­berger is a valu­able member of our Ivin­son team and the commu­nity of Laramie. Cara brought her clin­i­cal prac­tice to Ivin­son in 2011 with the Univer­sity of Wyoming’s School of Phar­macy, as an instruc­tor and precep­tor for UW Phar­macy students. In Octo­ber of 2017, Cara offi­cially joined the Ivin­son team as our Clin­i­cal Phar­ma­cist. When asked what she loves most about Ivin­son, Cara said, I feel supported both as a clin­i­cian and an indi­vid­ual at Ivinson.” 

Commu­nity engage­ment and service is impor­tant to Cara both person­ally and profes­sion­ally. She serves as a mentor and educa­tor to future phar­ma­cists and physi­cians, expos­ing students to what work­ing in a smaller commu­nity looks like, with the hope that they will return to prac­tice in Wyoming. Cara is also involved with the Hematology/​Oncology Phar­ma­cists Asso­ci­a­tion which works to advance prac­tice both locally and nation­ally, bring­ing rural specialty prac­tice issues to the national stage. 

Cara always knew that she wanted to work in health­care but it wasn’t until a high school project with a local phar­ma­cist that she decided on phar­macy as a career. After grad­u­at­ing with her Doctor of Phar­macy, Cara went on to complete resi­dency train­ing in clin­i­cal oncol­ogy phar­macy in Illi­nois. Over the years, Cara has always had her mind set on bring­ing the high­est level of exper­tise in oncol­ogy phar­macy to our commu­nity. She is excited to continue to build the oncol­ogy program with the incred­i­ble health­care team at Ivinson. 

When asked about a time she feels a sense of pride in the work that she does, Cara said, Every day I am proud of the rela­tion­ships I have devel­oped with our providers and team. We have a level of profes­sional trust that promotes the high­est level of patient care.” We are proud to have Cara on our team, provid­ing excep­tional care to our commu­nity. Help us congrat­u­late Cara on this well-deserved recog­ni­tion as one of Laramie’s 20 Under 40!