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Welcome to The Clinical Pharmacist!

I’m Joe Blais, founder of The Clinical Pharmacist. My mission is to make certain that patients receive optimal medication treatment for their unique health needs. I believe this is best accomplished by working with a clinical pharmacist.

My professional training includes a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta; an accredited hospital pharmacy practice residency, from Alberta Health Services; and board certification in pharmacotherapy, from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

From 2011-2016, I practiced as a clinical pharmacist in general internal medicine and adult intensive care at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Canada. As a licensed clinical pharmacist in Alberta I have obtained a broad scope of practice that includes prescribing authority for many medications.

In 2017, I relocated with my wife to Hong Kong. I’m currently working at the Centre for Safe Medication Practice and Research at The University of Hong Kong and will begin a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology in 2018.

About The Blog

The goal of The Clinical Pharmacist is to educate the public on how to access and navigate the health care system, with a focus on medication therapy options, and to explore the benefits that clinical pharmacists deliver for your health.

I’m happy to address your questions about medications, health care, and clinical pharmacy.


The comments and opinions shared on this website are personal. They in no way represent the views of my current employer(s). The information contained in this website should be confirmed with your personal health care professional and appropriate reference sources.