The entrepreneurial pharmacist: Connecting clinic to community

Friday June 26, 2020

With Franklin Roye, PharmD, president and co-founder of IndyCare; and Eshelman School of Pharmacy alumnus

Imagine that you have the flu. But now you don’t have to visit your doctor to get tested or go to the pharmacy to fill a prescription – all while potentially exposing numerous others. Instead, you have a telehealth appointment, and then someone drives to your house, where they test you and bring you the medicine you need. Franklin Roye, president and co-founder of IndyCare, shares how his company transforms independent pharmacies into integrated healthcare hubs that use these and other approaches to expand access to care in local communities. Roye explains how IndyCare had to adapt its business model during COVID-19, the value of co-founding a company with someone you trust, what he learned at the Launch Chapel Hill accelerator, and the rise in entrepreneurial thinking he sees among health scientists.

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On the Heels of Innovation explores the perspectives, insights and journeys of innovators & entrepreneurs who combined creative thinking and hard work to go beyond the expected. The podcast is powered by the Entrepreneurs Genome Project, which consists of research conducted by the Entrepreneurs Lab class taught by Ted Zoller, T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor and director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.