Daniel Barra, PharmD

Dan is a new PGY1 resident who graduated from Husson University this spring. He has been living in the Bangor area since going to the University of Maine and fell in love with the area. When not studying or working one of his favorite things to do is bike along the roads and trails in Veazie and Orono, finding new paths and challenges. Dan is excited to continue his professional and personal growth at PCHC and hopes to continue working in ambulatory care pharmacy after completing this year. Dan hopes to help provide outstanding care to patients as well as develop a strong relationship with the community in the process.

Alma Mater

Husson University School of Pharmacy

Where Are They Now?

Community Pharmacy Resident, PCHC

Dennis La, PharmD

Dennis La is originally from Houston, Texas. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy in May 2019. Having no background in healthcare previously, Dennis was unsure what path he was going to take. Due to his curiosity and because of the positive influence of his best friends, Dennis began searching for more clinical experiences and leadership roles. In the summer of his P2 year, Dennis became the lead intern of a small group of pharmacy students at San Jose Clinic, an ambulatory care clinic in Houston. Since then, Dennis has been challenging himself to become the best clinician he can be. After 3 months of ambulatory care experience in his P4 APPEs with Baylor Scott and White in Temple, Texas, Dennis knew ambulatory care is what he wanted to do. He searched all around the nation for residency programs that focused in ambulatory care and found his way up north to PCHC after graduation. A hidden passion of Dennis’ is academia. Aside from work, Dennis enjoys meeting new people, watching shows on Netflix, and exploring new towns to find good shots for Instagram.

Hometown

Houston, Texas

Alma Mater

Texas A&M University

Where Are They Now?

Community Pharmacy Resident, PCHC

Steven Piereson, PharmD

Steven is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident and a long way from his original home in Portland, Oregon. He worked there for many years at a non-profit organization dedicated to clinical HIV drug research and healthcare provider education, participating first-hand in the drug development process as science tackled an epidemic. His last role at his agency was manager of the Oregon AIDS Education & Training Center, a Ryan White funded program.

It was during these years that his passion for pharmacy incubated. He received his Doctorate in Pharmacy at the University of Montana, the school he chose due to its small class size and welcome of non-traditional students. He is keenly interested in growing as a clinical pharmacist, ambulatory care, caring for underserved patients, the medical-home model and interdisciplinary care, public health, system improvement, and leadership opportunities. Steven searched the entire United States for residencies offered at FQHC sites and thus discovered PCHC. He is grateful for the opportunity, excited to learn, and looking forward to exploring Maine and “the other Portland”.

Hometown

Portland, Oregon

Alma Mater

University of Montana

Where Are They Now?

Community Pharmacy Resident, PCHC