Vancouver, BC

Michael Matula

Michael Matula

Michael Matula

Primary Care Pharmacist

Profile submitted by: Lindsay Ellefson

Brief description of role or responsibilities​

Michael serves as a primary care pharmacist at the Quesnel Primary Care Clinic, where he provides medication optimization services to patients on a referral basis. His role involves addressing a wide spectrum of healthcare needs, ranging from complex chronic disease management to exploring unconventional therapies. Additionally, Michael is an advocate for heart failure medication optimization, collaborating with a cardiologist on a project aimed at enhancing therapy for heart failure patients in rural and remote areas.

Describe how the individual or team made a positive contribution to patient care or their pharmacy department:

Michael’s dedication to patient care shines through his proactive approach to medication optimization. Through his consultations, he identifies opportunities to improve patients’ medication regimens, ensuring they receive the most effective treatments tailored to their individual needs. His involvement in the heart failure medication optimization project exemplifies his commitment to driving positive change in healthcare delivery, particularly in underserved areas. By collaborating with a cardiologist and leveraging telehealth technologies, Michael extends access to specialized care, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for heart failure patients in rural and remote communities. Michael’s passion for his work and his unwavering dedication to patient well-being are evident in the positive outcomes he achieves and the lasting impact he makes on the lives of those he serves.