Douglas Brown graduated from the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy in 1989, completing his internship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Following his passion for community practice, he transitioned to primary care pharmacy and worked with an independent pharmacy, followed by a group practice (Big V Pharmacies) before realizing his dream to be a pharmacist/owner.
Douglas has been working for over 20 years in Port Perry, developing a professional practice that is both patient-centric and collaborative. With a focus on establishing strong pharmacist–patient relationships and working closely with physicians and other practitioners, he has established his pharmacy as a primary care resource and has worked tirelessly to be a champion of patient care for more than two decades.
Douglas has also mentored pharmacy students through the U of T Faculty of Pharmacy SPEP program and with the SPT program through the Ontario College of Pharmacists. His collaboration with his sister — a local physician — has produced an inter-professional education program that sees medical students and residents train with a pharmacist as well as pharmacy students and interns training with a physician. This early exposure to collaboration has greatly improved the professional working relationships of both pharmacists and physicians locally and across the province.
Douglas believes deeply in the maintenance of a strong community and profession. He has received the Mortar and Pestle award from the Ontario Pharmacists Association for contributions to healthcare. He hopes to bring his love of the pharmacy profession and passion for helping patients to University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy students.
Douglas is honoured to join the School of Pharmacy as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and the Regional Clinical Coordinator for Durham Region and Peterborough.