Department of Pharmacy Services
The Pharmacy at the Riverview Psychiatric Center is dedicated to easing the suffering of those afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness through responsible pharmacological treatment of the client as a whole to reenter society and reach the maximum potential every human being deserves.
The Riverview Psychiatric Center (RPC) Pharmacy cares for the clients hospitalized at RPC, select mentally ill indigent patients and affiliated sites (Homestead, Capital Community Clinic, Prebble Street and MOCO). The RPC Pharmacy dutifully dispenses medications, provides psychopharmacological and general pharmaceutical clinical services, performs medication utilization reviews, actively participates in pertinent committees to develop policies and procedures to ensure maximum client benefit, and obtains medications in the most cost effective manner possible. Indigent patients that have prescriptions filled at the RPC pharmacy enjoy access to a caring pharmacy staff that has unique insight into the difficulties of mental illness. Affiliated sites enjoy a dedicated pharmacy that will prepare medications in a time effective manner.
services are contracted by the State of Maine to McKesson
Medication Management. The Pharmacy Director is Adam Decatur,
Pharm.D., BCPP. Adam has had extensive training in the psychopharmacology
treatment of the severe and persistently mentally ill. He
has completed a residency and fellowship through the State University
of New York at Buffalo and has shown continued success here
at RPC. The clinical pharmacist is Stephanie Keller, Pharm.D.,
BCPP. In addition to her Pharm.D. degree and Board Certification
in Psychiatric Pharmacy, Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Psychology and Sociology. She has completed a pharmacy
practice residency specializing in psychopharmacology through
the State University of New York at Buffalo in conjunction
with the New York State Office of Mental Health. Betty and Kathy
are the pharmacy technicians and truly the rock that the pharmacy
is built upon. Betty has worked in pharmacies for several
years and her experience and exuberance helps brighten the day
of both staff and the clients. Kathy has also had much experience
as a pharmacy technician and her bright smile and warm heart
make her a pleasure to work with and a valued asset to the
RPC family and the Center as a whole.