My name is Dr. Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS. I’m a consultant pharmacist licensed in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota and based out of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. I’m passionate about long term care and medication safety.  In addition to being a PharmD, I’m Board Certified in Geriatrics and Pharmacotherapy.  Throughout my career, I’ve been working with seniors in the community, assisted living, home care, and of course long term care. Geriatrics is truly my passion.


I’ve consulted in over 50 long term care facilities and realize that increasing demands and regulations on long term care facilities are making medication management more difficult for directors of nursing, nurses, administration, physicians, and other providers. From Department of Health surveys, antimicrobial stewardship, a shift to more acute care and behavioral health type residents, and to the “Mega Rule”, the challenges to stay informed and compliant continue to mount.  Son of a teacher, I love to educate and have a servant’s heart.  While I would love to consult one on one with every facility in the country, I realize that is not physically possible.  My goal is use what I have learned to help provide trusted information about medication and issues specific to long term care and the geriatric patient population.


As a medication expert, I’ve been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, American Journal of Nursing, Pharmacy Times, authored a blog that’s received over 1,000,000 page views, and have written an Amazon #1 best seller.  I’ve also had the opportunity to speak at regional (Minnesota Directors of Nursing Association) and global conferences.  While I’m proud of those accomplishments, what’s more important to me is the impression that I’ve left with the people who know me best.  If you have any questions, are looking for consultant pharmacy services, or are looking for help on a specific topic within your facility, please feel free to contact me!