Dr. Brent Thompson, Pharm D, has been Pharmacy Director at FirstLight Health System since 2002, after starting in 2000 as the only Clinical Pharmacist. Prior to FirstLight he was a community pharmacist in Pine and Kanabec counties. He also operated an independent consulting practice for various nursing homes and assisted living facilities from 1999 to 2010. Brent earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at North Dakota State University and has been active in professional associations since his early college years. He finished a term as President of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association in 2011. Brent served on the 2012-2013 Policy and Reference committee’s for the American Pharmacists Association and has been a delegate since 2009. In 2013, his FirstLight pharmacy team was the recipient of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award. Brent was most recently the recipient of the 2014 APhA Foundation Bowl of Hygeia Award. In 2015, he was chair for the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County, working toward the reduction of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse among youth and young adults.
In addition to his professional work, he is passionate about our future. He helps precept a full schedule of interns, and is a Co-Director of FirstLight Health System’s Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program. As a community leader, Brent is a director on the Pine County Fair Board, bringing thousands of kids to the Pine County Fair each year.
His passion, second only to pharmacy, is deer hunting in which he serves as Habitat Director for the Jim Jordan Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.