Meet the Staff

Originally started as FairCo Drugs in 1971. After a few years the named changed to East Tennessee Discount Drugs. Purchased by Joe Nowell Sr. in 1981 the store was a 5000 sq. ft. pharmacy. Over the past 35 years East Tennessee Discount Drugs has grown to 10,000 sq.ft. including a separate gift shop, compounding lab and mastectomy boutique. In fact, the mastectomy boutique has grown to a total of three sites. These boutique locations are located inside Thompson Cancer Center, and University of Tennessee Cancer Center as well as the one located inside Gifts Unique.  

East Tennessee Discount Drugs is a MEDICARE 5-STAR RATED local neighborhood pharmacy. We are renowned for our personalized attention to each of our patient's medication profiles. We do this by synchronizing a patient's medications to be refilled on the same day each month. We perform targeted medication reviews which enable us to develop Care Plans for each of our patients. Afterwards, we set up an appointment to meet with them. We will even send a pharmacist in to the home if needed. This plan is then followed throughout the year as we maximize the patient's medicinal therapy. This appointment-based model is unique to our pharmacy and is the reason we are able to increase our patient's therapeutic outcomes, decrease the number of medications they take and improve compliance and adherence scores for the physicians that have referred them to us.

Compliance bubble packed medication cards are also available for the patients that have dexterity or memory challenges. This is done at no extra charge for the patient and it even saves them money by decreasing the frequency of trips to the pharmacy. 

We also offer Transition -of-Care and Bedside Delivery Services for hospitals and other healthcare agencies as well as Chronic Care Medication Management Services for practitioners and Medication Therapy management Services for their patients.

We also specialize in compounding medications for a variety of needs such as Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and women, Pain Management, Veterinary Medications, Dental Products, Pediatric Needs, Custom Flavoring and Wound Care. Other services include a wide range of Durable Medical Equipment and Mastectomy Items, Vitamins & Mineral Supplements, Herbal Medications, Homeopathic Remedies and other natural medicinal options.

If outstanding and unexpected customer service is what you are looking for in a local pharmacy, then we are your best choice for improving you and your family's healthcare!
Last Updated: 3/17/2017