Debra, one of our ICU/PCU preceptors, has been expanding our pharmacy presence within the ICU & PCU by enhancing our daily rounding routines. Her pharmacy interests include infectious disease and critical care with the goal to become board certified in critical care medicine and continue to expand pharmacy involvement in the ICU/PCU. Outside of the hospital, Debra is helping to bridge the gap of active pharmacy leadership in Southern Oregon by becoming an active member of OSHP.
Having been born at SLMC and raised close by in Chiloquin, OR; Debra has a special connection with and passion for SLMC and the indigenous Klamath Basin patient population. She attended Oregon State/OHSU for undergraduate studies (Bachelors of Science with minor in chemistry) prior to her graduate PharmD coursework. After a short stint of working in Northern Oregon, Debra quickly jumped on a chance to come back to her roots and work at SLMC.
Outside of the medical center, Debra is married to her high-school sweetheart with whom she has two dogs and one cat. They enjoy hiking trails, swimming in Klamath Lake, and floating down our gorgeous rivers. On snowy nights, she also likes to read gothic/ghost story novels.
As the youngest of 10 children, Debra is no stranger to large family functions. She even participates as a “carnie” once a year in the local Klamath County Fair with her family as they make doughboy cinnamon and sugary treats!