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Children's Home Pharmacy Care Team

We provide well-rounded care that is overseen by pediatric-trained pharmacists and physicians and includes a comprehensive team of patient care (intake) coordinators, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, equipment technicians, and delivery experts. We skillfully direct the process from the moment a physician writes a prescription to its arrival at your door, providing care management every step of the way.

Pharmacists and physicians

Shweta Namjoshi, MD, MPH, CNSC

Shweta Namjoshi, MD, MPH, CNSC, as a pediatric gastroenterologist specializing in nutrition support and intestinal rehabilitation, I am continually humbled by the partnership between patients, parents, pharmacists, nurses, scientists, and physicians. I collaborate closely with patients and families and our Home Pharmacy to support lifelong learning in therapeutic processes, ensuring that children can dedicate their energy to their goals and dreams.

John Kerner, MD

John Kerner, MD, as one of the founders of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Home Pharmacy programs at Stanford Children’s Health, I have dedicated my life to improving the lives of children who need nutritional support, pediatric gastroenterology treatments, and intestinal rehabilitation. To advance the field of care, I have contributed extensively to novel research efforts. It’s my honor to improve children’s lives through research-driven intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition support.

Marisa Ng, PharmD

Marisa Ng, PharmD, as a pharmacist and manager of the Home Pharmacy for more than 25 years, I have been privileged to work with an exceptional team to build a strong program supporting patients and their families at home. I strive to provide excellent care to patients by partnering with parents and providers to help patients meet personal milestones that improve their lives. We become incredibly close to our families. One of my most rewarding memories was when our Home Pharmacy staff was invited to celebrate the 16th birthday of a patient we cared for since infancy. Having a medically fragile child is stressful, and we do whatever we can to help reduce that stress by empowering families to keep their children at home with safe home therapy.

Sharmee Rajaram, PharmD

Sharmee Rajaram, PharmD, as the Home Pharmacy manager, I take care of the clinical and operational aspects of our pharmacy. My team always puts our patients first to provide the best care possible. Our passion for outstanding patient care and safety is unparalleled and helps us achieve our ultimate goal of ensuring that parents are well equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to help their children thrive after hospital discharge. Being a part of the hospital gives us the advantage of having full access to medical histories and resources to be able to closely coordinate care between our care team and families.

    Our support teams

    Intake team

    The friendly voices on the phone who answer all calls, take referrals, perform insurance benefit checks, obtain prior authorization, and manage refill requests make up our intake team. You’ll get to know them well. They are here to answer any questions you might have or find an answer as needed.

    Nurse coordinators

    Our nurses assess your child’s needs and teach you how to manage your child’s care at home, including caring for central lines, using catheters or gastrostomy tubes, preparing formulas and medication, using medication pumps, learning what alarms mean, and ensuring that you understand your child’s medication.

    Pharmacy technicians

    After receiving precise direction from our pharmacists, our technicians compound sterile medications per the latest sterile compounding regulations. They also perform equipment maintenance and purchase all of our medical supplies.

    Delivery team

    This team coordinates all of our deliveries, including stocking, packing, and communicating with our courier service. They make sure you receive therapies in good shape and on time—keeping you updated during the process.

    Billing team

    If you have any questions on billing, reach out to this team. They handle all insurance paperwork, help troubleshoot barriers, and coordinate with our hospital’s patient financial services.

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