Director of Compounding Pharmacy
Franklin received a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Western Carolina University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Throughout his education, he has taken a particular interest in ways to motivate and help the community through compassion, mental health, and public health. His research on developing a naloxone co-prescribing program was published in the March 2017 Journal of the American Pharmacists Association issue. From years of experience working and training in pharmaceutical compounding, Franklin has acquired expertise in hormone replacement therapy, dermatology, anti-aging, veterinary, and complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM.
The health of humans is more than simply numbers on a scale or blood test results. Time Magazine Alternative Therapies states, “So many factors contribute to well-being–our mental and emotional states, stress levels, relationships, and community ties can all influence how good or bad we feel.” A growing number of people are using CAM along with standard medical care to improve their health and well-being. Nutrition, supplements, controlling chronic stress, restorative sleep, movement, and mindfulness techniques or practices are vital to improving our look and mood. Research suggests that the best way to incorporate CAM practices is not as a substitute for conventional care but as a complement.
Franklin enjoys visiting art museums, international travel, and delicious coffee. In his spare time, he studies languages and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He is passionate about bringing creativity, open-mindedness, and evidence-based research to help providers and patients address concerns that may otherwise remain unanswered. Prior to joining Sona Health in 2021, he practiced at Ingles Markets Pharmacy and Asheville Compounding Pharmacy.