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Local pharmacist attends conference

Tim Gibbs, a partner in Brown Drug Company, Inc., joined more than 200 pharmacists from 15 states at the 34th annual meeting of the American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (APCI).

The conference, held in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel in March, is considered an industry leader and is held each year in order to equip independent pharmacists with the education and tools they need to better serve patients.

“Independent locally-owned pharmacies are vital to our communities, and we are proud that patient-focused pharmacists like Tim Gibbs are part of APCI,” said Tim Hamrick, CEO of APCI. “We are convinced that local pharmacists serve patients best, like no big-box chain can. APCI offers the necessary training, tools, products and supportive services to equip community-based pharmacists to take the best possible care of those who depend on them.”

A pharmacist for 36 years, Gibbs earned his pharmacy degree at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

He and his partners – his brother, Lee Gibbs Jr., and Jim Dorsett – own Brown Drug Company, Dallas Avenue Pharmacy, Med Center Pharmacy, Interlink Drug Company, Valley Grande Pharmacy, Union Drugs and Maplesville Pharmacy.

“We know that trust is essential when it comes to patient care, and that’s a commitment we take very seriously,” said Tim Gibbs. “Our patients are like family to us, so we always go the extra mile to give them the very best care. They can call us anytime, night or day, and we are willing to help them with their healthcare needs.”