Did you know that 99% of people have genetic differences that prevent them from processing medications as they are intended?1 Or that adverse drug events are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States?2
Tired of the "trial and error" approach to treatment?
Feeling like your current treatment regimen doesn't help?
Worried about drug side effects and adverse events?
Interested in saving money and time to find what works best for you?
Taking more medications than you want?
Curious to know how your body will respond to medicine in the future?
Meet Dr. Corrie Sanders, PharmD
Dr. Corrie Sanders is residency trained, licensed pharmacist with years of specialized experience in medication safety and a certification in pharmacogenomics. Corrie currently serves as President of the Hawai'i Pharmacists Association and is passionate about ensuring safe access to medical care across the Hawaiian Islands.
Dr. Sanders graduated from Virginia Tech Honors College with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutrition and Exercise Science and minor in Medicine in Society. She obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Virginia Commonwealth University and then completed her residency training with Sentara Healthcare System in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2022, she earned her pharmacogenomics certificate through the University of Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine.
Corrie embraces innovation and aims to bring precision medicine to Hawai'i where the '"one size fits all" approach to medical care is often ineffective. The unique ethnic demographic in Hawai'i should change how we approach treatment, as minority populations are often not represented in large drug trials and research. The clinical application of pharmacogenomics gives providers another tool in the treatment toolbox to ensure quality care for patients in a state with an overburdened healthcare system.
Corrie is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys the natural beauty of the Hawaiian islands. She loves hiking ridges, playing golf (mostly driving the cart), and searching for the latest ube food fads. She and her husband have been on Oahu for three years and have quickly made Hawai'i home.