Christine Lounsbery

Pharmacy Manager at Avera Health Plans

As a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist with a doctorate in pharmacy, I decided to take my career into the health insurance world to make a difference by improving the overall experience for patients when it comes to understanding their pharmacy benefits. As part of my career as a pharmacist I belong to the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, American Pharmaceutical Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the South Dakota Pharmacists Association.

My husband, who is also a pharmacist, and I have two children. We continue to be amazed with their talents and love for sports. If we are not transporting them from French horn lessons to the soccer, baseball or football fields, you will find us cheering them on at the basketball or volleyball courts. Our family enjoys going to our cabin on Lake Thompson with our two dachshunds, Max and Buddy. I find the challenge of maintenance and upkeep of our home-away-from home to be very therapeutic.

Other favorite past times of mine include scrapbooking, card making, photography, reading, baking tasty treats and watching South Dakota State University sports — go Jackrabbits!

Author Archive | Christine Lounsbery

The Flu Battle Begins

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The flu has blessed us with its presence a little earlier this year and is in full force. Many of us have heard about the flu epidemic out on the east coast that is migrating west as we speak. Read More »
Preventative Care, Primary Care · Avera Health

Managing Medications in Schools

The number of children taking daily medications is on the rise, and some of these medications need to be taken throughout the day. As a mom and pharmacist I want to make sure my children are receiving their medications in the proper dosage. Read More »
News · Avera Health

Bug Spray … Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Because I have two young children, summer is a busy time as we attend various camps and sporting events. Last year at one of my daughter’s soccer games I forgot my bug spray. I spent the entire game trying to swat off mosquitoes. Read More »
Just for Fun, Preventative Care · Avera Health