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About Us

Appalachian Specialty Pharmacy founders, Jay Graessle and Jay Worthington, saw a need in the mountains for expert pharmacy care and services to reach those who needed compassionate support and guidance. Along with a knowledgeable support staff, their purpose is to build strong partnerships with patients, healthcare providers, families, insurance companies and local service organizations to help manage chronic health conditions.

We are your neighbors helping you and your family understand your medications, why your doctor prescribed them and how you can expect them to work. We understand that your health condition and your medications can be overwhelming; that is why we offer a comfortable space in a private office which allows you to take the time to ask confidential questions. We can also come to you if you cannot come to us.

Our patients are more than just a number in a line, or a faceless voice on the phone, you are the people we live with every day. At Appalachian Specialty Pharmacy, we are committed to helping the people of our community be happier and healthier. We believe that happier, healthier people make a stronger community which flourishes and advances each day.

Meet Our Pharmacy Staff

Jay Graessle

  • Chief Pharmacy Officer,
  • Pharmacy Manager

Dr. Graessle earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Appalachian State University.

Jay Worthington

  • Chief Executive Officer,
  • Pharmacy Intern

Dr. Worthington earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Montreat College and a Bachelor of Science from Georgia College.

Mike Worthington

  • Director of Operations,
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician

Mr. Worthington earned a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and is also proficient in American Sign Language.