As the Apothecary Director since 1995, and with over 30 years experience in retail & hospital pharmacy management, Frank is responsible for the daily running of the entire department. Frank received his pharmacy degree from Samford University School of Pharmacy (a really long time ago), and is licensed in both Alabama and Tennessee. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Alabama Pharmacy Association, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, National Association of Community Pharmacists, and the Alabama Society of Health System Pharmacists. Frank’s philosophy is if you are not providing some sort of service, then all you are doing is providing a product, and the medications that we dispense are so much more than a product on the shelf. They are the difference between life and death for so many people. And so, he is our driving force.
As an associate since 1996, Rhonda takes sole responsibility for stocking and maintaining the front-end items in the pharmacy. As one of her many achievements, Rhonda has received national certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. We like to refer to her as our customer relations person, because Rhonda is always cheerful, and she consistently goes out of her way to meet the needs of every customer she comes in contact with.
Lisa joined the Apothecary in 2003. A technician for 28 years, she is nationally certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and has experience in both retail and in-patient pharmacy. She is a member of both the Alabama Pharmacy Association and the American Pharmacists Association. Lisa enjoys meeting new challenges and has excelled (through self-direction) in her area of expertise through coordination of several components of health-system services. In turn, this enables provision of the necessary resources to deliver a complete service of providing exceptional patient care in the Long Term Care Unit in conjunction with Noland Hospital Birmingham.
Beth has been with the Apothecary since 2003, and is certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. In addition to her many other duties as a technician, she is responsible for ordering and stocking the bariatric supplies. Beth makes an extra effort to be knowledgeable about the many different products she stocks in order to better assist our patients. She takes a personal interest in every customer she serves.
Although his full-time job is in the hospital pharmacy, Tom has been with the Apothecary longer than anyone here. A hospital associate since 1978, his job in the Apothecary is servicing the Long Term Care unit. Tom’s vast knowledge and experience in patient care makes him a crucial part of the healthcare team. He is meticulous in verifying that all orders are filled correctly. Tom earned his pharmacy degree from Samford University School of Pharmacy in 1981.
Frank has been a part of pharmacy longer than most of us have been alive. Although an associate since 1998, he was one of the original fixtures at Wood’s drugstore for many years. Fortunately, Frank is still working part-time with us since his semi-retirement. His dedication to the betterment of healthcare is reflected in the careful attention he gives to every aspect of his responsibilities.
As a part-time member of the Apothecary staff, Jason’s full-time job is in the main inpatient pharmacy. Jason has 15 years experience with Eastern Health System/St. Vincent’s Health System. A 2001 graduate of McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, Jason is married and has 2 children. Jason’s favorite part of his job is being able to provide a unique clinical knowledge in helping patients to achieve a positive outcome. Jason is professionally affiliated with the Alabama Society of Health System Pharmacists.
David Earman, RPh
David received his pharmacy degree from Samford University in 1980, and is a full-time pharmacist in the hospital pharmacy with 33 years of service. Although he only works with us part-time, David has become a favorite with some of our customers because of his willingness to listen and talk with them even when it’s not pharmacy-related. David is married and a devoted father of 2 daughters. As a pharmacist and a father, David is an avid supporter and contributor to juvenile diabetes research.
Brad is a 2002 graduate from McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, and has been employed with the health system for 12 years. His main job is in the inpatient pharmacy, but he works with us part-time, and is always willing to help out anytime he is needed. Brad is very competent handling any aspect of pharmacy service, and he never acts as if any job is beneath him doing it. Brad is multi-talented, and very knowledgeable on many subjects. He is also dedicated to helping make people feel better.