ADTEP Contract Faculty & Instructor Louise Achey, PharmD
Teacher, pharmacist, and firefighter, Dr. Louise Achey has been involved in health and fitness for the past 3 decades. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy from Idaho State University in 1994. She has practiced pharmacy in hospitals, nursing homes and community pharmacies for the past 32 years, the last ten teaching safe and effective drug therapy to new doctors, physician assistants, pharmacy, and dental therapist students. After joining a local rural volunteer fire department in 1990, she served 14 years, first as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician, then for 7 years as Fire Captain, responsible for all firefighter training. Determined to improve her physical fitness despite all the demands on her time, Louise has researched, learned and tested many approaches to physical fitness and health. A passionate teacher, Dr. Achey has won 4 awards for teaching excellence with the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant training program and has taught in Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. Louise treasures time with her family: husband Charlie, daughter Maureen, and their 3 Scottish Terriers. She also plays a 36-string Heartland harp at church on Sundays.