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Sutton's welcomes Brandy Robertson

by Kelly Paul

La Center - A new addition to Sutton Drugs in La Center is certainly a familiar face in Ballard County. Brandy Robertson has joined the pharmacy as a part-time pharmacist that seeks to help every client that comes through the doors.

Robertson is the daughter of Pearl and Jerry Hargrove of Barlow. She is a 1998 graduate of Ballard Memorial High School. She is also a 2002 graduate of Paducah Community College (now West Kentucky Community and Technical College), where she earned an Associate in Nursing degree. Robertson continued her studies at PCC for an additional two years as she studied Pre-Pharm.

Robertson attended Pharmacy School at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) from 2004-2009. She graduated from UMKC in 2009. She married long-time boyfriend of 12 years, Richard Robertson of Wickliffe, in 2008.

Robertson has worked at Sutton Drugs on a part-time basis since July 1st. Her mom, Pearl, has worked for Richard Sutton since the 70s. Prior to coming to Sutton Drugs, Robertson had worked for CVS Pharmacy for a short time and then worked at Med Care in Cairo for three years.

When she heard that Sutton's full-time pharmacist, Wendy Renfrow, was considering hiring a part-time pharmacist, Robertson jumped at the chance. She said her mother had enjoyed working at Sutton's for so long, and she just knew she would enjoy it as well. She had also known Richard Sutton for a long time, and really liked him.

Robertson said she likes the friendly atmosphere at Sutton Drugs. She looks forward to giving personal service to all of her clients everyday. "I went to pharmacy school to help people," she said.

Robertson said she spends a lot of time with Medication Therapy Management (MTM), which is a service that optimizes therapeutic outcomes for individual patients by helping them get the best benefits from their medications by actively managing drug therapy and by identifying, preventing, and resolving medication-related problems.

"I'm glad to be here," Robertson said. "It's nice working for Richard, and I like Wendy, too."

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