About Us

The Apothecary Pharmacy Staff

Our History

The Apothecary Pharmacy was first known as The Clinic Pharmacy and was founded in 1948. At that time a group of several physicians were planning to establish a new practice, which would include a pharmacy. This combined physician practice, along with a pharmacy in the clinic, was a relatively new concept in the late 1940’s. The clinic was established and named the Thompson-Brumm & Knepper Clinic (TBK) in downtown St. Joseph, at 902 Edmond St. Jack Foley was the pharmacist who was tasked by the clinic partners to establish The Clinic Pharmacy and prepare it for business. He was assisted by Arthur Berenson.

The pharmacy continued to operate under this name and ownership until 1980 when the TBK clinic was dissolved and Herb Woodbury purchased the business. It operated as Woodbury Pharmacy from 1980 to 1982. Midwestern Health Management was the buyer in 1982, and changed the name to The Apothecary. The business moved from 902 Edmond St. to the Methodist Medical Center. It operated there until it was sold in November of 2004 to David & Bernadine Stevenson, who moved the pharmacy to it’s current location at 1517 St. Joseph Avenue. In February of 2014 Paul & Tara Stevenson purchased the pharmacy and continue as owners today.

Paul Stevenson

Paul Stevenson
Owner/President

Paul’s career at The Apothecary began in 2004, as a business office and daily operations manager. At that time, his parents, David & Bernadine Stevenson owned the pharmacy, who had recently purchased it from Heartland Health. In February of 2014, Paul and his wife, Tara, took ownership of the pharmacy. He enjoys the challenges that come with owning a small business and attributes their success to an outstanding group of co-workers. Service to the people of St. Joseph and the surrounding communities continues to be the daily focus. Paul has strived to create and cultivate a work environment that is comfortable and rewarding. He lives in St. Joseph with his wife, Tara, and their three boys.

Deanne Jungbluth

Deanne Jungbluth
Pharmacist

Dee earned her Pharm.D. from Creighton University in 1996, then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. There, she worked as a Clinical Pharmacist, practicing hospital acute and ambulatory care, and later, practiced clinical pharmacy at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. In 2001, she and her family moved back to the St. Joseph area, where she grew up, and she began working at her father’s pharmacy, Stevenson Family Pharmacy. There for 13 years, Dee enjoyed working closely with patients, through patient counseling, disease state management classes, and immunization programs. In 2016, she joined the team at The Apothecary Pharmacy, where enjoys working along side her brother, owner Paul Stevenson. Dee is currently the Sales & Marketing Director of Specialty Pharmacy Services at the Apothecary. She lives in St. Joseph with her husband and 3 children.

Kim Nolte

Kim Nolte
Pharmacist

Kim is a native of NE Kansas, having been born and raised in Hiawatha, KS. After graduating from KU School of Pharmacy, Kim moved to St. Joseph where she lived for 8 years and worked as a pharmacist for Wal-Mart and Heartland Hospital. After 7 years of living in the Pacific Northwest, Kim and her family moved back to NE Kansas where they reside today. Kim’s pharmacy interests include hospice care, diabetes management, immunizations, and patient medication review/utilization. Kim has been a pharmacist for over 25 years, with most of those years spent in independent, family owned pharmacies. Although the practice of pharmacy has changed quite a bit over the last 25 years, the patient contact and personal interactions are two things that led to her interest in pharmacy and that she enjoys the most today.

Annette Swett

Annette Swett
Pharmacist

Annette was born and raised in St. Joseph, and graduated from UMKC School of Pharmacy. As a new graduate, she opened the original Walmart Pharmacy here in town, and served as pharmacy manager there for 20 years. Another 7 years were spent at Walgreens, then she returned to her original training area of community independent pharmacy. Annette loves the personal contact available in the community setting, and she enjoys interacting with customers. She feels that this is a big plus for the customers to be able to talk to their healthcare professionals so easily.

Patty Weitz

Patty Weitz
Pharmacist

Patty graduated from UMKC School of Pharmacy in 1983 and has lived in St. Joseph her entire life. She has practiced many different types of pharmacy and received a state award for innovation. She enjoys spending time with family, dancing, singing, being outdoors, tackling home improvement projects and treating herself and family with holistic health methods. She is open-minded and always willing to listen and learn. Her family consists of 1 son, 1 daughter, 2 grandchildren and 3 dogs.

Tyler Woods

Tyler Woods
Pharmacist

Dr. Tyler Woods is a native of St. Joseph and graduate of UMKC School of Pharmacy in 2009. Tyler started his career in long-term care in the Kansas City area as a nursing home consultant. After serveral years he took a manager position at an independent long-term care pharmacy in Riverside, MO. In the summer of 2013 he took over as the owner of Permier Compounding Pharmacy located locally here in St. Joseph. As a pharmacist, Tyler has extensive background in long-term care, compounding and retail pharmacy and is currently the pharmacy manager here at The Apothecary. Tyler strives to continue growing and improving the pharmacy services to reach those in need in our greater St. Joseph area!