At the turn of the century, Dr. Trudy's mother, Ms. Mattie, faced a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, marking the beginning of a transformative journey. Witnessing her mother's health struggles ignited a deep-seated passion for healthcare within Dr. Trudy. Driven by an unwavering desire to care for her mother, she aspired to see her own name on Ms. Mattie's pill bottles, knowing that no other human on earth could have a greater level of concern for her.
Despite Ms. Mattie's limited formal education—only reaching seventh grade—her integrity and influence surpassed academic boundaries. Dr. Trudy, being the youngest of 12 and hailing from humble beginnings, possessed an inherent inclination to help others, a trait ingrained in her character.
As Dr. Trudy honed her skills, she earned a doctorate in pharmacology, mastering the nuances of medicine and the art of nurturing. Her journey led her to Concord pharmacy, where she made history as the first black pharmacist in charge after 45 years of operations. Within a year, she took a monumental step, purchasing the business and renaming it John's Creek Pharmacy, a testament to her commitment to personalized care.
The caring ethos, inspired by her mother's journey, permeates every corner of John's Creek Pharmacy. Each person who enters is treated with the same level of care that Dr. Trudy wholeheartedly provided to her own mother.
Introducing Dr. Sharon, a highly experienced pharmacist with a deep commitment to optimizing patient outcomes. With an educational background from the Mercer University School of Pharmacy, and a successful career spanning numerous years, she cherishes the opportunity to improve lives through top-notch pharmaceutical care. Ironically, Dr. Trudy was one of her students, now they are reunited.
Please join us in welcoming her as the newest member of the John's Creek Pharmacy team. Swing by and say hello!
In the Community
The narrative continued with John's Creek Pharmacy actively participating in community development. Through the Fulton County Talented and Gifted program and Chattahoochee High School, students are developed weekly, with notable success stories of two students gaining admission to the University of Georgia in the last two years. The MENTORS program (Model students and Educators Networking Together for Organic yet Reproducible Success), expanded their impact, reaching students at the Fulton County Schools Innovation Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Monthly initiatives include:
- Providing non-perishable food and over-the-counter medicine to the homeless community in southwest Atlanta through a partnership with Love Beyond Walls.
- Free quarterly health screenings and compression sock measurements conducted in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, to that same community, in the Woodward Academy bus parking lot
- John's Creek Pharmacy's commitment to community service and assistance to those in need became a cornerstone of their mission. The legacy of Ms. Mattie's weak heart, which initially sparked this journey, transformed into a source of strength for Dr. Trudy in the realm of community engagement.
For those curious about this inspiring journey, the invitation stands—click, call, or swing by John's Creek Pharmacy to delve deeper into their remarkable story of passion, commitment, and community impact.