Lucia Vescera, PharmD, RPh
Consultant | Pharmacist
As a key member of our drug benefits management team, Lucia helps clients better manage the spend in their medical and prescription benefits programs. Her clinical experience, analytical skills, and passion for treatment efficacy ― especially as they relate to specialty drugs ― give our clients confidence that their plan members receive the right medications, for the right conditions, in the right ways.
Before joining Chelko, Lucia was with the Cleveland Clinic Specialty Pharmacy where she specialized in hepatology, infectious disease, and preventative cardiology. Her role also involved clinical consulting for solid organ transplant patients. Lucia’s professional experience includes handling insurance authorizations and appeals, benefits investigation and analysis for coverage determinations, and obtaining patient assistance, copay assistance, and foundation support for appropriate recipients.
• Lucia was instrumental in the opening of the Cleveland Clinic Specialty Pharmacy and helped coordinate its URAC accreditation in 2015 and reaccreditation in 2019.
• Doctor of Pharmacy – LECOM School of Pharmacy
• Registered Pharmacist – State of Ohio
When not chasing her young son, Lucia enjoys spending time with family, cooking, crafts, and running.