Alumni of the year – 2005

John and Mary Pat Bohlman, both 1974 UW SOP graduates, own and operate Bohlman Drug Store in Boscobel, WI, a business established by John’s father, Vilas, in 1937.

Today, the pharmacy provides community, long-term care, hospice and home infusion therapy via Bohlman Drug Store, Inc. and Infusion Pharmacy Services.

They have been exemplary members of their profession and have created a model practice environment in Boscobel. Responsible for delivering clinical and administrative pharmacy services, the Bohlmans go beyond the traditional pharmacy practice to offer consulting services in high-tech infusion pharmacy and nursing home pharmaceuticals. They also coordinate and administer vaccinations as a preventive health program.

John and Mary Pat serve as adjunct faculty for several pharmacy schools, coordinating experiential practical clerkships for doctor and pharmacy candidates .

They are members–together and individually–of many pharmacy-related organizations including the Long Term Care Section of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, National Community Pharmacy Association, American Herb Research Foundation, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and the Wisconsin Cancer Pain Initiative. Many of you recognize John from his many years of service to the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board as member and Chair and his leadership in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.

John was the first recipient of WphA’s Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award. He has also received the PSW Bowl of Hygeia Award, and a UW School of Pharmacy Citation of Merit in 2002. Bohlman Drug Store was also recognized by Drug Topics Magazine in 2003 as a national Blue Chip Independent Pharmacy Practice.

The Bohlmans are well-respected civic leaders, working tirelessly in their contributions to the Boscobel Area Health Care Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Community Master Plan, Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Plan, Unified Counseling Service of Grant and Iowa Counties, and the Grant County Health Committee.