Gary Russell is an avid sports fan, and Bluegrass Pharmacy regularly supports local sports teams. The habit began when Russell’s son began playing basketball and continues to this day. Bluegrass Pharmacy is also a contributor and member of the following organizations:
Bluegrass Pharmacy opened its doors to the people of Madisonville, Kentucky on November 17, 1980, and has become an irreplaceable fixture in the medical community of Hopkins County. Bluegrass Pharmacy was founded on the principal that giving the general public the most effective, comfortable and convenient medical provisions possible is a necessary and worthwhile endeavor. Born from a genuine desire to help people facing various health-related challenges, the original business has expanded its services to encompass every aspect of healthcare. Bluegrass Pharmacy supplies all prescription needs, including home infusion services. Seeing the need for a full service medical equipment supplier, Bluegrass Home Medical was started in 1992. After many years of servicing the nursing home community, Bluegrass separated its long term care business from it’s retail store in 2007 to create Bluegrass LTC Pharmacy.
After years of watching his uncle own and operate an independent pharmacy in Calhoun, KY, Gary decided early on he wanted to become a pharmacist. He wanted to continue the family tradition of serving and helping others. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he accepted a job offer from Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, where he met Julie Austin, his future wife. Together, they strive to bring the most comprehensive medical services to the people of Madisonville and the surrounding area. Their desire is for each patient to be treated with a caring and compassionate attitude and that their experience with Bluegrass will be pleasing while helping to relieve the stress associated with illness.
Bluegrass Pharmacy currently has four pharmacists on staff:
- David Adams
- Gary Russell
- Rob Turley
- Suzanne Weir