Melody Hartzler

Melody Hartzler, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice


Dr. Hartzler earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. After finishing her degree she completed her pharmacy practice residency at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio. During her residency she also obtained a teaching certificate from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Her clinical specialization involves Medication Therapy Management Services (MTMS) including anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, and lipid management.

Dr. Hartzler's clinical practice involves a collaborative practice at Western Medicine Family Physicians, a private family medicine office in Enon, Ohio. She practices as a clinical pharmacist with collaborative practice agreements that allow her to order medications and labs for her patients. She provides care for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and COPD. She also oversees the practice’s chronic care management program. Dr. Hartzler also has a passion for integrative and functional medicine and currently blogs at PharmToTable.Life. 

Education and Credentials

  • Pharm.D., Ohio Northern University 
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) 
  • Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) 
  • Teaching certificate, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy 
  • Residency in pharmacy practice with an emphasis on ambulatory care, Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center

Scholarly Works

  • Impact of collaborative shared medical appointments on diabetes outcomes in a family medicine clinic. Diabetes Educ. (Hartzler ML, Shenk M, Williams J, Schoen J, Dunn T, Anderson D.) 2018 May 1
  •  Pharmacological agents utilized in patients with type-2 diabetes: beyond lowering A1c. Pharmacy and Therapeutics. (Chung JW, Hartzler ML, Smith A, Hatton J, Kelley K.) 2018;43(4):214-227
  •  EXAMINING THE INFLUENCE OF CARDIOVASCULAR OUTCOMES TRIALS: IS IT THE HEART OF DIABETES? CE Session at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, CA, December 2018 Repeated at APhA  Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 2019. Co-presenter Dr. Kristi Kelley
  • Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills Progression in a Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum (Daniel James, Melody L. Hartzler and Aleda M.H. Chen) Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2016)
  • Results of a Survey to Assess Residency Preceptor Development Methods and Precepting Challenges (Melody L. Hartzler, Jeb Ballentine and Matthew J. Kauflin) American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (2015)
  • Evaluation of Jamaican Knowledge of Diabetes and Health Beliefs (Melody L. Hartzler, Aleda M.H. Chen, Bethany L. Murphy, et al.) Christian Journal for Global Health (2014)
  • Perceptions, Obstacles, and Solutions for Offering Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences in the Community Hospital Setting: A Qualitative Survey (Tina Harrach Denetclaw, Elizabeth W. Young, Amy M. Tiemeier, et al.) Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2014)
  • Individualizing Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (Melody L. Hartzler) American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting (2015)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Favorite Place(s) to visit: Hawaii, Spain (actually anywhere there is sand and blue water!) 
  • Hobbies: Relaxing with my husband and children, music (piano/singing), traveling, blogging, spending time with friends and family, cooking, learning photography
  • Why Cedarville?:God has blessed me with the amazing opportunity to use my passion for pharmacy education and patient care for His glory! He is working in amazing ways through this program. I have loved watching our students grow in both their faith and their pharmacy expertise.