Our History

Barney’s Pharmacy is an independently owned and operated full-service pharmacy that has been serving the CSRA for more than 50 years. From the moment you walk in the door of any of our Barney’s Pharmacy locations, you know you have found much more than just a drug store. You have found a team of professionals who really care about you and your family. Our mission at Barney’s Pharmacy is to serve the greater Augusta area and neighboring cities with a Christian heart. We take pride in delivering superior customer service unmatched anywhere. We provide efficient, affordable services to our customers and community, driven by moral, ethical and compassionate business practices.

Meet the Owner

Barry Bryant, RPh, is the owner and president of Barney’s Pharmacy, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and has been responsible for the growth of Barney’s Pharmacy over the past 30 years. Barry treats the community like his family and runs his business with a Christian heart. He is always willing to give back to the community that supports Barney’s Pharmacy.

Barney’s Pharmacy is a Family Business

Barry’s passion for community pharmacy was passed down to his three daughters, all of whom graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. 

The eldest, Vanessa Hoffman, oversees geriatric health at Barney’s Pharmacy, making sure medications for long-term care patients are divided into easy-to-use, clearly marked daily dose packages. With a special accreditation in geriatric pharmacy, Vanessa visits nearby nursing homes to review the medication chart of each resident to make sure the treatments do not overlap or cause harmful interactions. Vanessa also manages the Specialty Department at Barney’s Pharmacy, which provides more support for patients undergoing treatments in certain disease states including: oncology, hepatitis, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis and many more. Additionally, Vanessa helps with upholding the standards for our ACHC Accreditation for our Specialty, DME, Compounding and Long-Term Care departments. Lastly, Vanessa works alongside her father to manage the day-to-day activities at our Peach Orchard location. 

The middle daughter, Stephanie Tankersley, has always been interested in overall health and wellness. She developed and implemented a chair aerobics class that was taught at the Barney’s Pharmacy in Augusta and was featured in the New York Times. Stephanie is now the pharmacist-in-charge at the Grovetown location where the Bryant’s family-centered approach to customer service is evident.

The youngest daughter, Brittany Smith, specializes in the business side of Barney’s Pharmacy. She helps manage the day-to-day activities at our Furys Ferry location. Brittany and our junior partner, Bobby Newsome, make a great team!

Barney’s Pharmacy Milestones

1984: After graduating from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and working several years at Kroger Pharmacy, Barry became part owner of Barney’s Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road.

2000-2004: Barry creates and opens Medequip Healthcare and begins selling Durable Medical Equipment. Barney’s Pharmacy also opens its Diabetes and Wellness Center for patient education.

2008-2011: Barney’s Pharmacy expanded by adding Barney’s Long-Term Care Pharmacy, Barney’s Pharmacy in Wrens and Barney’s Pharmacy in Louisville. Barney’s Pharmacy also started their residency program with UGA and expanded the residency program to USC.

2012-2013: Barney’s Pharmacy continued to expand by adding Barney’s Pharmacy in Grovetown and Barney’s Pharmacy at Serenity Behavioral Health. 

2015: Barney’s Pharmacy at Furys Ferry opens its doors. 

2017-2018: Barney’s Compounding Lab is remodeled and expanded to meet the new USP 800 requirements.

Barney’s Pharmacy Awards

2008 Richmond Co. Pride and Progress Award for 23 years of service to South Augusta residents

2010 National Recognition For Pharmacy Innovation, GPHA Journal

2010 University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Graduation Commencement Speaker

2011 UGA Bulldog 100 Club, Award for Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses for UGA Alumni

2014 NCPA Ownership Award at NCPA Convention in Austin, TX

2014 Next Generation Pharmacist Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in Boston

2014 Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award

2015 Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the year

Meet Our Pharmacist

Barry Bryant, RPh

Owner of Barney’s Pharmacy, Inc.

Vanessa Hoffman, Pharm.D., CGP

Co-owner of Barney’s Pharmacy, Inc.
Pharmacist-in-charge at Barney’s Long-Term Care
Pharmacist at Barney’s Compounding
Pharmacist at Barney’s Specialty

Stephanie Tankersley, Pharm.D.

Co-owner of Barney’s Pharmacy, Inc.
Pharmacist-in-charge at Barney’s Grovetown

Brittany Smith, Pharm.D.

Co-owner of Barney’s Pharmacy, Inc.
Pharmacist at Barney’s Furys Ferry

Jimmy Fleming, RPh

Co-owner and Pharmacist at Barney’s Louisville
Pharmacist at Barney’s Wrens

Brent Hudson, Pharm.D.

Co-owner and Pharmacist-in-charge at Barney’s Wrens

Bobby Newsome, Pharm.D.

Co-owner and Pharmacist-in-charge at Barney’s Furys Ferry

Julie Hayes, RPh

Pharmacist-in-charge at Barney’s Louisville

Ashley London, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Manager at Barney’s Peach Orchard
Pharmacist at Barney’s Specialty

Ashlee Riggs, Pharm.D., BCPP

Pharmacist-in-charge at Barney’s Serenity

Ed Rogers, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Manager at Barney’s Grovetown

Ginger Cullens, RPh

Pharmacist at Barney’s Louisville

Chris Davidson, RPh

Pharmacist at Barney’s Peach Orchard

Jennifer Ellis, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist at Barney’s Peach Orchard
Pharmacist at Barney’s Compounding

Ashley Foster, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist at Barney’s Wrens

Haylee Gamblin, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist at Barney’s Peach Orchard
Pharmacist at Barney’s Specialty

Pharmacist at Barney’s Long-Term Care

Donnetta Herold, RPh

Pharmacist at Barney’s Peach Orchard

Emily Koutroulakis, Pharm.D., BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator
Pharmacist at Barney’s Peach Orchard

Sarah Maddox, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist at Barney’s Peach Orchard

Julie Mann, RPh

Pharmacist at Barney’s Long-Term Care

Lynn McGahee, RPh

Pharmacist at Barney’s Long-Term Care

Amanda Reddick, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist at Barney’s Peach Orchard

Morgan Roberts, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist at Barney’s (All Locations)

Amanda Todd, Pharm.D., CGP

Pharmacist at Barney’s Grovetown

Tracy Tomlin, RPh

Pharmacist at Barney’s Peach Orchard

Melissa Weatherford, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist at Barney’s Wrens

Suanne Wohlford, RPh

Pharmacist at Barney’s Serenity

Meet Our Management Team

Debbie Fechtman

Human Resources Director

Rachael Kirkendohl

Business Administrator

Lacey Copeland

Administrative Assistant

Nondiscrimination Policy

Barney’s Pharmacy accepts patients/clients whose needs can be met by the services it provides. Barney’s Pharmacy complies with all federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws when accepting patients/clients for service. Eligibility for acceptance for services is not based on age, sex, race, nationality, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis/infectious disease, ability to pay, or do-not-resuscitate status.