08 Sep 2011
- Written by Myron Mays
| Dr. Claude Montgomery Jr. (seated), a retired dentist and pharmacist from Clarksdale, Miss., helped make The Taylor-Brown Apothecary ribbon-cutting ceremony even more of a special occasion. Also pictured: Buck Buchanan, Jason Ivory Taylor, Dr. Joyce Brown Taylor, Dr. Ivory Taylor, City Councilman Harold Collins and Mayor AC Wharton Jr. (Photo by Tyrone P. Easley)|
“Hypertension and diabetes is killing us,” said Wharton. “Anybody can write out a prescription, but how many people can sit down and tell you that this medicine will do this for you, but you have to change your eating habits?”
The Taylor-Brown Apothecary – the only African-American owned and operated drugstore chain in the Southeast –is a full service retail chain and includes a focus on disease management services, wellness and education. The disease management service programs ddress health issues, including – but not limited to – cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, behavioral health issues and other wellness issues.
In addition to the Shelby Drive location, The Taylor-Brown Apothecary has a location at 568 Poplar Ave., with plans to open another location on McLemore in the Soulsville area.