Behind The Mic
Anthony J. Bolus, Pharm.D. has worked in community pharmacy for more than 10 years, starting as a pharmacy technician in 2007. Bolus graduated from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2013. Upon graduation, he became the pharmacy manager at a chain pharmacy in Calera, Alabama, returning to school in 2014 to complete a year-long postgraduate year one (PGY1) community pharmacy residency with Family Medical Services (FMS) Inc. and Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
After completing the residency, Bolus was hired to be the full-time clinical coordinator of FMS, Inc., a position in which he has served for more than five years. Through this position, he helps oversee, train and create services beyond dispensing medication at all four of the independent store locations. Services include (but are not limited to) diabetes education, wellness screenings, immunization clinics, weight management training, and medication therapy management programs. Bolus also returns to Samford’s campus as an adjunct professor, helping when needed with different pharmacy practice labs and simulations. He currently serves as a preceptor for both Samford and Auburn University pharmacy students during their respective rotations.
In addition, Bolus is the founder and a producer of Healthy Dose®, a pharmacy radio show that began in 2011 and ran for six years on Birmingham’s Smooth Jazz Radio Station, WVSU-FM 91.1. In 2020, Bolus brings Healthy Dose® back to Birmingham through Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy podcasts.
Outside of his work in pharmacy, Bolus is involved at St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church where he serves as the chairman of the St. Elias Maronite Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival that host more than 8,500 people each year. Bolus is married to Victoria and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
About Our Show
Hosted by Anthony Bolus, Pharm.D., each episode addresses a topic that relates to our health and wellbeing.