Blount Discount Pharmacy began as Greenbelt Village Discount Pharmacy in July of 1982. Roger Givens opened the pharmacy with two employees. Jim Pershing joined the practice on January 1, 1984 as co-owner, and Terry Webb became associated with the practice in January of 1987 as a partner. Aaron Clark joined us in May of 1996 and Phil LaFoy in November of 1996. Aaron and Phil are now co-owners of the pharmacies.
We moved into our Gill Street location at the Armory Place Medical Building January 1, 1989 and changed our name to Blount Discount Pharmacy. Blount Memorial Hospital was the second location which opened in 1994, and in 1996 Blount Discount West on Montgomery Lane opened.
Since that time Blount Discount Pharmacy has introduced several pharmacy practice innovations in Blount County including our convenient Drive-Thru windows, free delivery service, Medicine-On-Time, and “The Sweet Spot” diabetes management program.
As time has passed, and the company has grown, we have added other pharmacist to our staff, now totaling 16 pharmacists.
All of our pharmacists have been trained in patient counseling and continue to stay abreast of the latest developments in pharmaceutical care through continuing education.
Most of our technicians have successfully passed the National Certification Examination and are Certified Pharmacy Technicians. We are proud of our technicians and the job they do serving our customers pharmaceutical needs.
Belinda was born in Hattisburg, Mississippi and grew up in Mobile, Alabama and then Maryville, Tennessee. After graduating from William Blount High School she attended and graduated from Maryville College while working at Blount Discount Pharmacy as a cashier. She went on to graduate from Samford University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and has been employed with Blount Discount Pharmacy now for the past 14 years. Belinda is certified in Immunizations, Diabetes, and Asthma Care. In her spare time she enjoys her family, practicing yoga and sewing. Belinda lives in Maryville with her loving husband and 2 precious daughters.
Blount Specialty Pharmacy’s mission is to provide pharmaceutical care for patients requiring treatment with specialized pharmaceuticals for specific disease states. These disease states include Hematology/Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hep-C, Crohns disease, Immunology, RA/Inflammatory disease, and Dermatology/Inflammatory diseases. We strive to improve therapeutic outcomes, and patient quality of life, by providing high tech/high touch service to patients throughout Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, and North Carolina. We respect the rights of our patients and are dedicated to providing responsive, timely customer service. We have a very proud tradition of unmatched patient care and unsurpassed service and are committed to the continuance of the standards that have always set us apart from our competitors.