June 2017

A.T.O.M.S. Newsletter  –  Vol 30 No 6

Co-Leaders:  Emily & Tom Teasdale  607-2861

Newsletter Editor:  Jody Bukacek  755-5756

Website Guru:  Alan Geiger


Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:30 P.M. till 4:00 P.M.

St Stephens Presbyterian Church

2424 NW 50th  (NW 50th & Villa)


The ATOMS June Speaker is Jeffrey  Golla, PharmD. Dr. Golly is the pharmacy manager at the CVS location at 5025 N May in Oklahoma City. He knows that ATOMS members may be taking a number of different medications (pills, shots, infusions, OTCs, etc.) delivered at several clinical locations, retail pharmacies, and mail order pharmacy services. He will update us on the technological advancements being used to make the pharmacy experience more patient friendly. He will focus on how CVS utilizes current technologies (internet and smart phones) to connect with their patients, and how technology intermingles with retail pharmacy to benefit patients. He’ll also be happy to field questions about medications, interactions, side effects, etc. that members may not have previously addressed with their doctors or pharmacists.

Jeffery is very familiar with MS as he and his wife Jenny are top fund raisers for Walk MS.

An Oklahoma River Cruise on Oct 22nd starting at 6 PM is in the works; Stephanie is organizing a charter cruise just for ATOMS members, family, and friends. A prior cruise was great!  Make your reservation with Stephanie at $35/person.

National MS Society

Trivia Night (Smarty Pants) is scheduled for Friday, Aug 25th at the Oklahoma History Center. Planning meetings are still underway. Registration is not yet open, but plan on doors opening at 6:00 and Trivia games starting at 7:00.  Dinner will be a catered Caribbean taco theme and there will also be a raffle.

Bike MS, The Road Divided is set for Sat-Sun, Sep 30th & Oct 1st.  More details are coming. The starting will be in Norman, the overnight in Guthrie, and the Finish Line at OSU in Stillwater.  ATOMS members can make a difference by volunteering at rest stops or just cheering the riders on. You are the Mission! Click on the button below for more information and to sign up.


Can’t see the video above? Click on the “Video” button below for a link.


Medication Seminars

As an affiliate with the National MS Society, while we do not endorse specific drugs, there are a few educational events coming up that may be of interest to you.

Jul 12, (6:00 pm To 8:30 pm) – Genzyme maker of Aubagio is sponsoring an educational event titled “Listen, Learn, Live Life With MS” at Cattlemen’s Special Event Center; 1325 South Agnew Avenue; Oklahoma City, OK 73108. Shanan Munzo, will be the speaker discussing relapsing forms of MS, provide an overview of a once-daily oral therapy called Aubagio, and inform patients of available support. For reservations call 1-866-703-6293, reference program TR419210 or use the “Info” button link below.

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Jul 20 (5:30 pm To 7:30 pm) EMD Serono,inc. maker of Rebif, is having a live event titled “Let’s CHAT About MS Workarounds”Let’s CHAT About MS Workarounds”. The location of the event is, Bravo! Cucina Italiana; 13810 N Pennsylvania Ave; Oklahoma City, OK, 73134. The speaker will be Jennifer Thomas RN. To register for the event call 1-877-969-1722.


Jul 24 (6:00 pm) Sanofi Genzyme maker of Lemtrada is having an educational event titled “Could Lemtrada Be Right For You?” Tiffany Randel MD will be the speaker. The event will be held at: 3Sixty Restaurant; 5900 Mosteller Dr.; Oklahoma City, OK 73112. For more information and to register by clicking on the “Info” button below; no phone number has been provided.



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