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Wayne A. Bryant, RPh
Pharmacist in Charge

Wayne has been a Pharmacist at Wheeler Pharmacy since his graduation from the University of Kentucky in 1972. Before becoming a Pharmacist, he worked at Wheeler's since 1967 as a clerk and delivery driver. He likes to play golf during the warm months so he's a self described "fair weather golfer" and likes to work around the house year round. He has been married to Marty for over 40 years, and they have one daughter, Katie.


Molly B. Carr, PharmD
Diabetes Educator

Molly graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration from the Citadel School of Business Administration in Charleston, SC in May 2009. She then completed a Community Pharmacy Residency at the University of Kentucky in 2010, where her primary residency site was Wheeler Pharmacy. She began working full-time at Wheeler Pharmacy in 2012. She enjoys crossfit, playing volleyball and spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and their sons, Briggs and Hudson.


Lynne Eckmann, PharmD
Director of Home Connection

Lynne, a Senior Care Pharmacist, is Director of our Home Connection Program, a specialized medication management for seniors.  She joined the staff at Wheeler in 2006. She received her B.S.  and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Kentucky in 1991 and 1992, respectively. Lynne has over 23 years of geriatric experience in consulting and clinical pharmacy practice in community and long-term care settings. She also serves as preceptor through the University of Kentucky Community Pharmacy Residency Program.  She stays busy outside of work with her husband and four children.


Kim Leake, CPhT

Kim Leake is a Henry Clay and University of Kentucky graduate.  She is a Certified Pharmacy Technician and has worked at Wheeler Pharmacy for 5 plus years in the Home Connection Program. She loves her work which enhances the opportunity for geriatric patients to remain independent. Kim has a strong love of family and often returns to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky with her 2 children and husband to visit.

Pharmacy Interns
Store Management

Buddy Wheeler, RPh

Buddy is the founder and still owner of Wheeler Pharmacy. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1956 and opened Wheeler's in 1958. Buddy is a certified diabetes and compounding specialist. He is now "semi-retired" so he does not hold regular work hours in the store. He has been married to his wife, Lucy, for over 50 years and together they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. He enjoys playing golf, gardening, fishing, and spending time at the lake with his family.


Claire Wheeler Love, RPh
Pharmacy Administrator

Claire is the Pharmacy Administrator at Wheeler Pharmacy and the youngest daughter of owner, Buddy Wheeler. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in 1993. Claire began working at Wheeler Pharmacy in 1999. She specializes in compounding (Wheeler Custom Compounding) and is certified by PCCA (Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America) and regularly attends seminars and training, in order to keep herself and the Wheeler's staff educated on the newest developments in the art and science of compounding. In her free time, she enjoys attending movies, the musical theater and spending time with their two sons with sports and school activities.


Stuart Wheeler
Store Manager

Stuart is the Store Manager at Wheeler Pharmacy and Buddy Wheeler's son. He has been with Wheeler's since 1988 as the store retail manager. He is here to help you with just about whatever you need. Stuart is married to Karen and together they have one daughter. He enjoys playing golf, as well as fishing and boating.


Tammy Wheeler

Tammy is the store's bookkeeper and Buddy Wheeler's daughter-in-law. She has been with Wheeler's since 1999. Tammy is our "jack of all trades" and will address all your concerns about your store charge account, help you find products in our store, ship your packages via UPS, and you may even see her making your milkshakes! Tammy and her husband of over 35 years, Kendall Wheeler, have 2 daughters and are both avid golfers.


Kendall Wheeler
Project Manager

Kendall rejoins Wheeler's after a nearly 40 year absence. He enjoyed a 30 year career with IBM spending the last 20 years in various management and project management roles. He's married to Tammy and likes to say he's just here to help out.

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