How I Went From Full-Time Clinical Pharmacist, To Independent MTM Consultant Pharmacy Owner…


Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD

Hey, my name is Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD, and I lost my full-time income as a clinical hospital pharmacist. I happened to be about 6 months pregnant at the time…

But, in my moment of desperation, my pharmacy network came to my aid offering me work as a relief pharmacist…

Then as a clinical MTM pharmacist…

And now I am running my own independent consulting business!

I thought that the lay-off was the worst thing that could happen to me, but it turned out to be one of the best!

Earlier this year, I put up my website to market my services locally.

I also added a LinkedIn page, made up some business marketing flyers and business cards.

Yes, I was thinking too small.

Not a good way to run a business long term.

A surprising thing happened to me – you all started contacting me asking how to start consulting businesses of your own…

For I while I just thought, this is neat I enjoy talking with all of these amazing pharmacists.

Conversations were great…but I could only help one person at a time.

And then I had the idea to start a blog chronicling my journey.

I showed pharmacists how to get started with MTM.

They came back with more questions.

First: How do I get paid?

Ha ha… this one is easy. 🙂

After watching Shark Tank for years, I knew this was not the biggest barrier to starting in the independent consulting business.

“I contract with local pharmacies.”

Boom – Problem solved.

Then question #2 came out:

Second: Well how do I get started?

Huh…? Get started?

I don’t know you just start doing it, like I did.

“But there is no blueprint for this type of business” they said…

Now, that was something I had learned the hard way.

So I went back and took a look at all of the documents I had created, cheat sheets that I used personally.

“Well, if I already have gathered all this information, how can I easily get it out to all the pharmacists that need it?”

Hmmm… I had never thought about using the internet as a tool for teaching?

I could help pharmacists…
I could reach more patients…
I could have a bigger impact…
And I can change more lives…
How else could I impact patients who live in Nigeria, Canada, Egypt and the United States?

As you can guess, that put me on a new mission.

At the time, I only intended to offer my services in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

It even still says that on my website!

But I wanted to make a bigger impact.

After all, pharmacists kept contacting me and asking for my help.


“THIS course allowed me to feel confident, get organized, and approach them with opportunities to do their MTM, train on MTM, and most excitingly CONSULT in their clinics with a collaborative agreement. Today, I consult in 3 outpatient clinics monthly and am working on a copyrighted Superbill for each clinic! This course opened my eyes to multiple opportunities I had never even considered previously.”

Nicole Rosenke

I already knew I would never have the time to speak to each and every person individually… but what if I could answer all of their questions at once?

Within weeks, I knew what I had to do.

I hired a business coach (because I knew very little about the internet!!!)

Do you know how to set up an email list?

Me neither [I do now] and I hope that you are on it!

That’s the formula for a winning business!

Now all I had to do is find out HOW I can best help you build your business.

Offer online courses, coaching packages and access to a forum where you can interact with other pharmapreneurs!


You already know how to care for your patients.

We can figure out the first steps as we go.

Together we can create a new career path.

And I predict that you will find your passion for pharmacy again!


“I am finding value in this course. I think one of the hardest parts about starting is just knowing how to approach the business as a whole. There are so many details I probably wouldn’t have thought of had I attempted it solo. Thanks!”

Chelsea Ochoa

So, next time you start thinking that you need to start your own independent MTM business, remember:

1st – How do I get paid? is not the question

2nd – How do I get started…

If you need help getting started, this course will help you build a business that fits your lifestyle and not the other way around!

"If I am not willing to invest something in my business, then no matter what I do, I'll never actually value it."


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  • Can I do MTM independently for pharmacies/group practices/home health agencies/LTC facilities?
  • Do I need special training?
  • What about reimbursement from insurance?
  • How do I find customers?
  • What does it take to get started?

“How to Build An Independent MTM Consulting Business” Online course will answer all of these questions and more.
The E-Course has 9 modules that walk you through the basics of entrepreneurship!
Such as:

  • Registering your business
  • Identify your target market
  • Market to your ideal customers
  • Build your network
  • Speaking and presentation skills
  • Social Media Management

And we now also offer advanced trainings on: CCM, TCM, CPAs, Incident-to billing codes, POCT and PGx testing

Are you ready to invest in your dreams?

This twelve week course will walk you through the step by step process of creating, marketing, and planning your MTM consulting business.

“The course is a very good compilation of the nuts and bolts of getting started in the field. I especially like the marketing advice, the training implementation timeline and the various revenue streams discussed. The templates ( tech call script, power point) were also quite helpful. My favorite thing was the links to free services like Canva, etc. You are spot on about ROI !”

Paula Belle

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About the images:
My Consulting business enables me to fulfill my dreams of travel and freedom. All images used on the site were taken by me, Blair, in locations around the world. Ask me about them!