Compounding is our passion. We take great pride in making medications to fit the individual. Customized hormone replacement is a perfect match with compounding pharmacy because women’s needs vary greatly and a one size fits all approach is not very effective. We work directly with your physician to evaluate your hormonal needs, formulate a custom blend for you, and adjust as needed for your personal hormonal balance. Balance is the key to being your best. Life has ups and downs and when your hormones are out of sync, the highs aren’t as joyous and the lows are that much worse. When you are balanced, you have a much better chance of dealing with the lows and enjoying your blessings. We want to be a part of your success story!
Jean Beamer is co-owner and takes great pride in stocking unique products at Andrews Apothecary. From Lampe Berger, to CliC reading glasses, to Grumpy Cat, and beyond, she is the buyer and has a great eye, so if you need a gift for someone special, check us out. Jean is very creative and recently wrote a play and entered it into a national competition **she would never share this, but since she did not turn in her bio, someone else got the honor—- now what else could we say about Jean??** She loves spending time with her 3 children and she thinks her husband is just the best!
Jerry Beamer, RPh, loves problem solving and if he had to pick, would go with the methimazole ear prep that we make for cats as his favorite. “Just knowing that cat owners are going to be able to get this needed medication into their animal by easily rubbing into their ear without fear of being clawed or bitten is very rewarding!” Jerry graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1984 with a pharmacy degree and counts himself blessed to have Jean as his wife along with their 3 children, Amelia, Garland, and Colin. But, “nobody loves me like Gracie, our Australian Shepherd!”.
Michael Gray Blankenship, PharmD, graduated from Campbell University School of Pharmacy in 2003. He plays in two bands, races bicycles, and cares for four dogs. In his spare time he enjoys music, reading, and spending time in the woods. His favorite compounds are anything with many steps, preferably heavy on the math!
Dusty Benston, CPhT, recently married at Carolina Beach in a beautiful beach wedding at sunset. She loves compounding and has many years of experience. Crafts occupy some of her spare time and quilting is her favorite. Family is very important and Dusty enjoys hers with her husband, Scott, four nieces, one great nephew and a great niece. She also has 2 dogs, Goose /chow chow and Hank/lab.
Katie Matthews, PharmD, is a graduate of UNC School of Pharmacy. She has one daughter, Carson, and two dachshunds, Zoe and “Wild” Earp.
In her free time, Katie enjoys horseback riding, attending concerts, the beach and her jeep. Katie’s favorite part of being a compounding pharmacist at Andrews Apothecary is helping patients find an alternative solution to their treatment options.
Angela Gallimore King
Angela Gallimore King, CPhT has 2 children, Taylor and Jackson, and a cat that keeps her busy. She enjoys running in half marathons, watching football, and cooking. Dental gels are her favorite compound that we make because “they smell really tasty!”. Angela also loves shopping for her family right here at work because she can find something for everyone.
Julie Berrier, BSN is originally from Mt. Airy, NC and graduated from UNC-Charlotte with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working in a clinical setting for many years, she transitioned to Andrews Apothecary to lead their PCAB accreditation program. She is most impressed by our compounded medications for pets – her yellow Labrador Retriever, Simon, is one of our most valued customers! In her free time she enjoys cheering on the UNC Tarheels and traveling to tropical destinations for scuba diving with family.
Austin Martin is a pharmacy technician and attends Davidson County Community College. Between school and work he enjoys listening to music and playing card games. Austin also enjoys seeing the smiles of people getting exactly what they need or even something they never knew they needed.
Fabiola Sanchez Pereida, “Fabi”, is originally from Mexico but raised in Lexington, North Carolina.
She speaks two languages and has a young daughter, Annabelle. On her days off she likes to go shopping, spend time with her closest friends, watch kid movies with Annabelle, and be with her family. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that she can make a difference. Fabi is likely the first person you see when you come in to Andrews Apothecary.
Nicole Hicks, CPhT, started with Jerry in 2009 after completing the pharmacy technician course at GTCC. She has a wonderful husband, Chad, and two beautiful children, Cheyenne and Cameron. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and trying out new recipes, but her passion is singing and she would love to record an album one day. Her favorite thing about compounding is telling interesting stories about how we have been able to help our human and animal patients with the medications that we make at Andrews Apothecary.
Mary Ellen Watson
Mary Ellen Watson is a pharmacy technician with a background in music therapy who is happy to call Winston Salem her home town. After graduating from ASU in 2001, she moved back to the city of arts and innovation, where she proudly started a second career as a member of the compounding staff at Andrews Apothecary in 2013. When she’s not busy making custom capsules, Mary Ellen can be found playing her violin-either as a long time member of Western Piedmont Symphony in the beautiful NC mountains, or as part of the vibrant downtown arts scene right here in Winston Salem.
Julie Williams, CPhT, was born in Ohio. She has worked with Jerry since 2002 and has been compounding since 2008. Julie is married to Anthony and has two daughters, Emily and Kylie. When she is not working, Julie enjoys camping with family and friends as well as reading. Favorite foods include Japanese and Mexican (Taco Tuesdays happen here at the pharmacy from time to time and Julie is usually the one posting the sign!). Everyone at Andrews Apothecary recognizes that Julie is the best troche maker—troches are like lozenges and they are very tricky to make.