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Meet Our Team

The Post-Acute Care Team


BJC Accountable Care Organization’s (ACO) post-acute care team provides continuity of care as patients transition from the hospital to post-acute care/skilled nursing facility and then back to their home setting.

Lara Kerwin, PharmD, clinical pharmacist, BJC Medical Group

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Lara Kerwin, PharmD, is a registered pharmacist through the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy with a Medication Therapy Services (MTS) certification. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in Kansas City, MO and then completed a two-year post-doctoral residency program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. During residency, she spent time specializing in ambulatory care pharmacy practice, professional advocacy, clinical pharmacy service development and expansion, teaching, and implementing quality improvement initiatives in health care.

Mweemba Chipepo, NP

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Mweemba Chipepo, NP, is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. He received his Master’s of Science in Nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Mweemba has a unique passion for serving the elderly and provides compassionate care to all his patients.

Gina Uzendu, NP

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Gina Uzendu, NP, has been practicing since 2007. She attended nursing school at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO and completed a preceptorship with Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.

Care Partners


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Brittany Wooten, LPN, care partner

Brittany Wooten, LPN, care coach

About Me

I am a patient advocate and reach out to patients that have been discharged from the emergency department and/or the hospital. I provide health education, involving their medications and answer any questions they may have, in regards to the recent visit. I also will reach out to any providers that need to urgently reach the patient, along with scheduling. My main objective in this job/position is to care for my patients and not let any concerns or questions go unanswered. 

My Qualifications

I have over 12 years working in the medical field in physician offices, assisted living, nursing homes, and memory care units. Through this experience I understand it is sometimes difficult for patients to talk about health problems. I encourage them to be open about their health to me and all the providers involved in their care so we can keep them at home where they are comfortable and with their loved ones. Patients have access to my work line at any time and I will be happy to speak with them about their care. I try my best to have every question answered in a timely fashion, because your worry is also mine.

What Inspires Me

People inspire me every day, and that’s why I always refer to this quote, “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

What I Would Like My Patients to Know 

You can always call me and if I don’t answer please leave me a voicemail, I will make sure to call you back in considerate amount of time. My number is always available, please don’t hesitate to call.

Phone: 618.235.5464 or toll-free 844.996.7020 
Email: brittany.allsup@bjc.org

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