PGY1 IPOR Locations/Preceptors
Mutual Drug is a cooperative independent wholesaler located in Durham, NC, and is recognized as the primary wholesaler for NC pharmacy sites and one of the largest single source wholesalers in the nation.
Mutual Drug partnered with the School during the 2016-2017 academic year to launch the Independent Pharmacy Ownership Residency program. Under their supervision, our students participated in and gained exposure to legislative activities, board meetings, retail advisory meetings, and other wholesale topics based on interest and opportunities. The four pharmacy sites for the residency program are all Mutual Drug Member Pharmacies.
DDP Pharmacy, INC (Drugco Pharmacies), is a regional independent pharmacy chain which currently operates four retail pharmacies, one nationwide specialty pharmacy, and one home medical/durable medical equipment division. DDP Pharmacy, INC has been owned and operated by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gene Minton since 1988. DDP Pharmacy, INC and its subsidiaries currently employ over 100 pharmacists, technicians, and support personnel.
Drugco partnered with the School during the 2016-2017 academic year to launch the Independent Pharmacy Ownership Residency program. Under their supervision, our students participated in and gained exposure to legislative activities, board meetings, retail advisory meetings, and other wholesale topics based on interest and opportunities.
Drugco Residency Sites
Drugco Pharmacy – Ahoskie
312 South Academy St
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Drugco Pharmacy – Ahoskie is a moderate volume single pharmacist store with a small HME/DME operation. The pharmacy is also a 340B contract pharmacy for an area medical clinic, and currently participates in many of the clinical programs listed above.
Drugco Pharmacy – Lake Gaston
139 Elams Rd
Littleton, NC 27850
Drugco Pharmacy – Lake Gaston is a single pharmacist retail operation in Littleton, NC. The pharmacy participates in many of the clinical programs listed above. Drugco Pharmacy – Lake Gaston also has a large store front that provides unique opportunities for education in merchandising.
Drugco Pharmacy – Nashville
163 Nashville Commons Dr
Nashville, NC 27856
Drugco Pharmacy – Nashville is a single pharmacist retail store in Nashville, NC that opened in May 2014. This site provides the resident with a unique opportunity to help develop the patient base of a new pharmacy.
Drugco Preceptor Information
Gene Winston Minton, R.Ph. – Owner/Chief Executive Officer
Gene Winston Minton is a 1975 graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He is a founding member of the Association of Community Pharmacists and has served as ACP’s Chairman and Vice Chairman. Minton is currently serving his second consecutive term as a member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy for which he has served as president and vice president at various times. Minton is also president of North Carolina Mutual Drug, a regional wholesaler wholly owned by independent pharmacists. In 2007, Minton received the Bowl of Hygeia award for Community Service to Pharmacy. He maintains membership in the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and operates five pharmacies in Northeastern North Carolina, which offer full service pharmacy, durable medical equipment, specialty pharmacy services, and respiratory care services.
Minton is active in many national, state, and local political organizations, and has served as commissioner and past chairman for Halifax County, as well as mayor and city councilman for Roanoke Rapids. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau since 2005 and became chairman in 2010.
Drew Huggins, Pharm.D., R.Ph. – Chief Operating Officer
Drew Huggins, Pharm.D., is a 2009 graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been a member of the Drugco Pharmacy team since 2008 when he began work on MTM as a pharmacy student. Huggins has served in various capacities including Staff Pharmacist and Executive Vice President of Drugco Health – Specialty Pharmacy, before his current position of Chief Operating Officer. Huggins will be involved in precepting the management, finance, and operations sections of the residency.
Angela Coggins,, R.Ph. – Pharmacy Manager, Roanoke Rapids
Coggins is a 1997 graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and currently resides in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Coggins has been a member of the Drugco Pharmacy team since 1991 when she began work as a pharmacy intern. Coggins has served the company in multiple capacities, and currently works in Roanoke Rapids as the Pharmacy Manager. Coggins will be involved in precepting the management section of the residency, as well as working with the resident on developing a staffing schedule.
Stephanie Iles, Pharm.D., R.Ph. – Clinical Services Manager
Iles is a 2010 graduate of the Campbell University School of Pharmacy and currently resides in Littleton, North Carolina. Iles has been a member of the Drugco Pharmacy team since 2005 when she began work as a pharmacy intern. Iles has worked to develop Drugco’s Medication Therapy Management programs, and is currently responsible for the Mirixa, Outcomes, and CMMI programs. She will be involved in percepting the clinical section of the residency.
Central Pharmacy and Central Compounding Center
Central Pharmacy is an independent family-owned and operated pharmacy that has been serving the Durham, NC for more than 37 years. Central Pharmacy isn’t just any local pharmacy!
Being an independently owned pharmacy gives Central Pharmacy the freedom to be creative in finding new ways to meet customer needs. Central Pharmacy does not subscribe to the “one size fits all” philosophy and believes their success comes from a willingness and ability to go out of their way to find solutions to problems.
Central Pharmacy services include:
- Extended day supply generic drug program
- Sync-Rx program
- Adherence packaging
- Pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements
- Sweet Spot and The Beat patient education classes
- Ideal Protein weight loss program
Central Pharmacy participates in the Community Care of NC CMMI grant and other innovative patient care initiatives.
Central Compounding Center South (CCCS) started as a division of Central Pharmacy but split into a separate practice in order to provide more comprehensive compounding services. CCCS works with health care providers (physicians, PAs, NPs, veterinarians) from across practice settings to prepare customized medications for humans and pets.
CCCS is PCAB/ACHC accredited from both non-sterile and sterile compounding. Their state-of-the-art compounding facilities contain the latest technologies to provide patients with the highest quality compounds. Their pharmacists and staff have over 40 years of combined experience in compounding and have received extensive training in specialty compounding and nutrition in order to provide with the best information and the highest quality compounds.
Central Pharmacy websites:
Central Compounding Center website:
Central Pharmacy and Central Compounding Center Preceptor Information
Jennifer Burch, Pharm.D. – Owner
Jennifer Burch, Pharm.D., received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Campbell University School of Pharmacy in 1993. She returned to Durham after pharmacy school to work at the family owned independent pharmacy, Central Pharmacy. Central Compounding Center spun off of Central Pharmacy in 2003 in order to focus on compounding only. In 2006, she opened Central Compounding Center South.
Burch developed a practice that is strong in patient care. Customized hormone replacement therapy and nutritional supplementation are two of her specialties. She also has a clinical practice at Durham Internal Medicine where she helps to educate and manage patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Burch is very active in local, state and national pharmacy organizations. She is the past president of the Durham-Orange Pharmacist Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).
Burch will precept in the areas of operations and finance at both locations. Jennifer will also precept in all areas of compounding including USP <797>.
Darius Russell, Pharm.D.
Darius Russell, Pharm.D., received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy in 2006. Russell serves as the pharmacist manager at Central Pharmacy. Russell will precept clinical activities at Central Pharmacy.
Donna Ferrell, B.S. Pharm.
Donna Ferrell, B.S. Pharm., received her B.S. in pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Ferrell will precept general compounding areas such as formulations and operations.
Sejjal Patel, Pharm.D.
Sejjal Patel, Pharm.D., received her B.S. in pharmacy from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy in 1994. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1996. Patel has been working at Central Compounding Center South since September of 2013. Patel will precept general compounding in areas such as counseling patients, data entry of compounded medications, as well as general guidelines for auditing logs of compounded medications as per USP <795> guidelines.
Susan Corbett, Pharm.D.
Susan Corbett, Pharm.D., received her B.S. in chemistry from NC State in 2002 and her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006. Susan will precept general compounding areas as well as special interest areas such as research projects.
O’Neal’s Drug Store
O’Neal’s Drug Store, Inc is a private, for-profit North Carolina Corporation with more than 80 years of health care industry experience. It has aimed to provide the highest quality of home healthcare equipment, supplies and services, in a cost-effective manner, to all patients in their geographical coverage area. They strive to improve the health of their patients in a manner that distinguishes them in their industry. Patient rights, responsibilities, dignity and confidentiality are their highest priorities in the delivery and follow-up process. O’Neal’s constantly provides their staff members with updates in the latest home healthcare technology through attendance at seminars, participation in factory training programs, in-house education and other appropriate methods. In addition to the four community pharmacy locations below, Oneal’s has a primary and urgent care clinic located in the Belhaven location.
The O’Neal family has been caring for families since 1932. With stores in Belhaven, Williamston, Chocowinity, and Columbia, their independent, family-owned pharmacies’ goal is to provide the highest quality service, products, and equipment to all customers. What sets them apart from the competition is old-fashioned customer service. The Belhaven drug store has been part of the landscape in the downtown area since 1932, and the O’Neal family is proud to provide care for their friends and neighbors.
O’Neal’s Drug Store Residency Sites
O’Neal’s Drug Belhaven – Primary Site
820 West Main Street
Belhaven, N.C. 27810
O’Neal’s Drug Chocowinity
633 Hwy 33 East
Chocowinity, N.C. 27818
214 Main Street
Columbia, N.C. 27925
Costwise Pharmacy (located within a local grocery store)
712-A WASHINGTON STREET
WILLIAMSTON, NC 27892
O’Neal’s Drug Store Preceptor Information
Skywalk Pharmacy opened in 2003 as the first independently owned community pharmacy located in a children’s hospital in the United States. There are now five locations throughout the greater Milwaukee area that are owned and operated by Jake Olson, Pharm.D.
Skywalk Pharmacy is a full service pediatric retail and specialty pharmacy providing a broad spectrum of services from routine medications to highly complicated compounded prescriptions. Their convenient locations, skilled staff, specialty programs, access to specialty / “hard-to-find” medications, easy refill and home delivery options make Skywalk Pharmacy an ideal choice for all children’s medication needs.
Skywalk Pharmacy Residency Sites
Milwaukee is the flagship store in the Skywalk Pharmacy group and has been operating since 2003. The focus of Skywalk Pharmacy – Milwaukee is to enhance Skywalk’s collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin providers and to support the outpatient discharges and Transitions of Care program. The role of the Milwaukee staff is to provide efficient discharge prescriptions for the hospital and to identify patients suitable for their clinical programs.
New Berlin opened in 2014 to assist Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with their “Care Closer to Home” mission. The building is being remodeled in 2016-17 to add providers and clinicians to the primary care and specialty clinics. With this remodeling comes great opportunity to provide ambulatory care and clinical pharmacy support to the providers in the building. This pharmacy also provides oversight to two Remote Dispensing Sites in other Children’s Hospital Clinics buildings in the greater Milwaukee area.
West Allis opened in October, 2016. This location will consolidate Skywalk’s administrative team and clinical programs while enhancing their delivery services, compounding lab, and it will also provide a retail pharmacy to service the employees of the complex. The complex itself is 650,000 square feet and includes over 50 different businesses as tenants with over 2,500 employees. The retail pharmacy will service employees in the complex and include an expansion of Skywalk’s services to the adult population.
Skywalk Pharmacy Preceptor Information
SunRay Drugs in collaboration with the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences
SunRay Drugs is the largest independent pharmacy organization in Philadelphia, PA currently operating 24 retail pharmacies. SunRay Drugs pharmacists take the time to know their patients by name. With over 40 years’ experience, SunRay Drugs pride themselves with providing safe, value-added pharmacy services and excellent customer service to patients by highly trained, trust-worthy health care professionals. Their mission is to optimize patient outcomes by providing companionate care through medication management, education, preparing customized prescriptions, and collaborating with their patients and professional colleagues.
SunRay Drugs independent pharmacy organization is owned by a small group of pharmacists with over 40 years of experience and employs pharmacists, technicians and support personnel.
SunRay Drugs partnered with the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in 2011 to provide their patients with enhanced clinical services and student pharmacists with exceptional experiential learning opportunities.
142 South 52nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Enhanced Pharmacy Services Include:
• Medication therapy management
• Adherence packaging
• Smoking cessation consultations
• Transitions of care
• Disease state management education
• HIV testing
• Specialty pharmacy
Marc Tancredi – Owner
Pharmacist and Owner Marc Tancredi graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy. Tancredi will precept in the areas of management and finance.
Jimmy Luu – Owner
Pharmacist and Owner Jimmy Luu graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. Luu will precept in the areas of operations and management.