Beth Thomas, PharmD Title: Clinical Pharmacist Education: University of Louisiana at Monroe Expertise: Pharmacotherapy Official nutritionist for Black Girls LiftOwner of BMT Coaching, named by the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), one of the 7 Black-owned health and fitness businesses that are changing the industry Contributor, Pharmacist Moms Experience Beth Thomas, PharmD, RPh, is a medication therapy management pharmacist and founder of BMT Coaching. As a pharmacist, she optimizes prescription and nonprescription treatment for patients affected by multiple chronic conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis, and high cholesterol. In her work, Dr. Thomas prioritizes ensuring patients are aware of the best medications for their medical conditions, medication side effects, and lifestyle changes that can improve overall health and drug cost savings.Dr. Thomas began her career counseling patients daily on prescription drugs, vitamins, and supplement use. She performed brown bag medication reviews and assisted in diabetes self-management education classes for African American Medicare beneficiaries. She also spent two years working in utilization management, evaluating non-formulary and prior authorization requests for a number of insurance companies. She founded BMT Coaching after completing her own weight loss journey. The BMT Breakthrough program was created to help busy women, with 30 or more pounds to lose, permanently transform their lives using the power of food. BMT partners with physicians, independent pharmacies, and fitness studios to offer nationwide health coaching and weight management services. Empowering people with evidence-based tools and knowledge for better health and seeing them implement positive lifestyle changes are my favorite parts of being a healthcare provider.-Dr. Beth Thomas Education Dr. Thomas graduated with magna cum laude honors and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She is also certified by the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA) in weight management and nutrition and wellness consultancy. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.