I am NCPA
Lea Wolsoncroft, RPh
PHARMACY: Owner, Remedies Pharmacy, Birmingham, Ala.
FAMILY: Married to Tom; two children, Carly, 16, and Chace, 13.
EDUCATION: B.S. in Pharmacy, Samford McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
NO NEEDLES, PLEASE: Lea grew up in a family of nurses. She worked in a hospital for a time and gravitated toward a medical career, specifically in anesthesiology. But she didn’t like needles or blood. A doctor she worked with suggested that she might consider pharmacy.
CHANGE AGENT: Lea opened KidsMeds, a pediatrics and compounding specialty pharmacy in 2002. She was successful for years, but she came to realize that the name limited her business. She sold the business and opened Remedies in 2018.
PASSION FOR PARTNERSHIP: “Pharmacists are another cog in the healing process. I think there’s too much of a piecemeal approach now, and we need a more integrative model. I like the idea of balancing … focusing on wellness, diet, exercise, working in partnership with doctors.”
SHE’S A BELIEVER: Lea has seen the power of CBD at work in her practice, and she hopes other pharmacists will explore the opportunities. “I love it,” she says. “I have seen it work in so many cases.”
THE VALUE OF NCPA: Lea has been involved with NCPA since pharmacy school and now serves on the board of directors. She values the relationships she’s developed with other pharmacists and their willingness to share what’s working for them. “I love NCPA because so often you’re told what to do, and you have to figure it out. But NCPA gives you the tools, the knowledge, and the education.”