Suzanne Keyes, PharmD, F.A.C.A.
Adjunct Instructor American College of Apothecaries
Graduate of AFMCP 2015
Dr. Keyes graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in 1996 and returned to academia in 1999 when she attended non-traditional classes offered through the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. In 2004, she graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy, the highest degree offered to pharmacists.
Suzanne has had 20 years experience in varied pharmacy settings; retail management for a chain drugstore, nursing home consultant, hospital pharmacist and her current position as a functional medicine compounding pharmacist. Her passion to get to the underlying cause of disease is what drove her to pursue advanced education and eventually certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine and will be sitting for their comprehensive exam in the coming year.
Dr. Keyes is trained to approach chronic disease in a 'systems' algorithm rather than a 'symptoms' algorithm. Her mantra is simply put, "...we are the culmination of seven biological SYSTEMS and NOT hundreds of SYMPTOMS". It is this philosophy that has created her ability to help multiple patients 'connect the dots' leading to their improved outcomes.
Rounding out her functional medicine concierge model, Dr. Keyes has become quite proficient in supplemental therapies, including nutrition and critical vitamin support, specifically designed in an attempt to arrest and even reverse chronic disease.
As a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries, Dr. Keyes spends her time outside of the lab designing, speaking for and teaching several courses at the home office in Bartlett, Tennessee as well as traveling to individual pharmacies for ACPE-accredited on site training.
Dr. Keyes has been honored with invitations to speak about functional medicine at nationally recognized conferences such as “IACP Compounders on Capitol Hill”, “IACP Educational Conference”, “ACA Fall Conference” and “ACA Wellness & Nutrition Spring Conference”. In addition, she was selected as the 2016 “Spotlight Pharmacist” in a nationally publicized newsletter produced by Ortho Molecular Products, reaching over 9,000 providers and colleagues alike.
Most recently Dr. Keyes was selected as one of 20 entrepreneurial pharmacists to be interviewed by Dr. Blair Thielemier (Pharmapreneur Academy) for her launch of the “Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit” online.
Currently, she is one of three nationally recognized pharmacists designing an educational program for a full-line distributor of compounding chemicals.