Gena Curl turpin, pharm.d.
Born and raised in rural Georgia about 45 minutes north of Atlanta, Dr. Turpin joins Apothecary with an immense amount of experience with independent pharmacy practice.
Following in the footsteps of her mother, father, and grandfather, she is a 3rd generation pharmacist. Her family has owned and operated independent pharmacies for a total of 37 years.
Dr. Turpin attended Kennesaw State University where she studied pre-pharmacy and chemistry. She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy with a concentration in Missions and Public Health at Belmont University College of Pharmacy in May 2014. During her time there she was active in the American Pharmacists Association and Tennessee Pharmacists Association as well as the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Dr. Turpin served as a student pharmacist intern and later as a pharmacist for The Shaloam Foundation on pediatric surgery missions in Guatemala with the Moore Pediatric Surgery Center.
Upon graduation, Dr. Turpin committed her career to community pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist at Walgreens in Middle TN and served as the Director of Pharmacy at the United Neighborhood Health clinic for the homeless in downtown Nashville where she was instrumental in developing clinical programs. She is certified in medication therapy management, pharmacy-based immunizations and travel health, pharmacist-provided contraception and as a Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist.
Dr. Turpin is a resident of Nashville with her husband Chase and their two fur babies, Javi and Elliott. In her spacetime, she enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, spending time with her family, and traveling.
"My goal as a pharmacist is to improve health and quality of life by ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. I believe that having talent and education does not make you better than the rest of the world, it makes you responsible for it."