Apple Discount Drugs Diabetes Educators John Motsko and Geoff Twigg Receive Excellence in Innovation Award
Chosen from over 6,000 licensed pharmacists across the state
Fruitland – Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned Health Mart pharmacy, is proud to announce that Apple pharmacists and Certified Diabetes Educators, Geoff Twigg and John Motsko, were honored with the Excellence in Innovation Award from the Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA). This award aims to recognize forward-thinking pharmacists who have expanded their practices into new areas and shown results in improving patient care. This is the second time in recent years a pharmacist at Apple has been recognized for the innovation award. Apple President Jeff Sherr received the same award in 2004. This award is voted on by past presidents of the Maryland Pharmacists Association.
The award was based on Apple’s innovative Diabetes Center and Medication Therapy Management services. These services work both together and independently to help patients achieve better outcomes for their health conditions.
“It is quite an honor to be recognized among our peers for the work that we do every day,” said Geoff Twigg, Apple Certified Diabetes Educator and Ambulatory Pharmacist. “We are committed to initiatives within the pharmacy and diabetes center that promote better health outcomes for our customers,” said John Motsko, Certified Diabetes Educator.
“Both Geoff and John are vital to the Apple Drugs team,” said Jeff Sherr, President, Apple Discount Drugs. “This award proves the value of the services and counseling they provide to our customers, while bringing additional credibility to the innovative programs they bring to the table.”
The Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA) is the only state-wide professional society representing all practicing pharmacists. The mission of the association is to promote excellence in pharmacy practice, strengthen the profession of pharmacy and advocate for all Maryland Pharmacists. The purpose of the association is to promote the health and well-being of Maryland citizens, the safe and effective use of medication and health care devices, the collaboration among health care professionals and organizations, professional competence, leadership development and responsible legislation and regulation.