Tell us a little about yourself!
Hi, my name is Aaron Davis and I am a pharmacist here at Sona. I grew up in Ellenboro, NC. Both of my parents were school teachers and we lived on an Angus cattle farm.
I’ve always enjoyed being outdoors whether it was working on the farm, camping, or playing sports like basketball, golf, and tennis. I have always loved music and learned to play guitar at a young age as well.
I attended Appalachian State University and studied chemistry. I also earned my Doctorate in Pharmacy from Campbell University in 2004.
My wife, Sheena, and I have been married for 18 years and we have three children Alex, Charlotte, and Grant.
What is your passion within pharmacy?
My passion within pharmacy was developed early in my career as a technician before and during pharmacy school.
I was fortunate to work with outstanding community pharmacists that used their small independent pharmacies as a place where people enjoyed coming for their healthcare needs. I witnessed how much of a trusted medical professional pharmacists could be for their community.
These pharmacists mixed advanced medical knowledge with a genuine interest in the health of their patients.
I was inspired and felt like I too, could be not only a medical resource for patients, but could have a chance to truly interact and make a difference in their lives.
I saw the pharmacist as someone who was accessible for patients, who could listen to patients and who could be a key part of a person’s healthcare.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I have an identical twin brother – Nathan.
What is the biggest misconception you see about pharmacists?
As the healthcare system has changed over the years, the pharmacist has become more and more tied up behind the counter on a computer.
I think most pharmacists still have a passion for patient care and want to be able to have meaningful interactions with patients (even though their work environment may not allow it as much as in the past).
A pharmacy like Sona is able to balance the requirements we have behind the counter, while always being accessible to our patients.
What is your favorite thing about Sona?
What I love about Sona is the blending of new ways pharmacist can impact patients through things like clinical services and vaccinations, but still maintain that genuine interaction that inspired me years ago.
We use a variety of resources and technology to provide top notch patient care, but at Sona the pharmacist is always available to listen to the patient and take the time to impact their healthcare.
Finally, what would you like for patients to remember about your blog post?
I would like for patients to know that I truly enjoy being a community pharmacist.
I enjoy being a part of a large team including delivery drivers, clerks, technicians, and pharmacists that all work together to operate a pharmacy that our community can rely on to provide great service.
Each day in a community pharmacy can bring something new and provide an opportunity to impact a patient’s life.