The John’s family of pharmacies started with a single store in Cape Girardeau over thirty years ago.
For over 30 years, John’s Pharmacy has been serving the Cape Girardeau community. Our motto is “we go the extra mile for you.” We do that for our patients by offering free local delivery, free medication adherence programs, and free pharmacist medication review and optimization program.
Our family of pharmacies are dedicated to you and your family’s health care needs. We specialize in personal service and offer our customers the friendliest, most personalized, and comprehensive care possible.
We have grown to include four retail pharmacies and two long term care pharmacies.
John McMullin, Rph
Owner / Founder
John McMullin is a 1965 graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy and, long-time owner and founder of John’s Pharmacy. Through his years of experience, changes and growth, John's goal has always been to provide patients and employees with “extra-mile care.” Originally from Essex, Missouri, John worked throughout pharmacy school and continued to work in St. Louis until 1967, when he returned to Sikeston, operating an independent pharmacy. In 1972 he relocated to Cape Girardeau to work for Medicare Pharmacy. In 1990, when Medicare Pharmacy closed, John made the pivotal decision to open John’s Pharmacy. His pharmacy, services, and staff of three have grown considerably since that time. Still, he places the highest value on people. John still works in the pharmacy daily, and enjoys the one-on-one relationships with the patients and staff that he has built over his 55-year career.
Abe Funk, PharmD
Abe Funk is a co-owner of all our locations. Abe’s specialties include Long-Term Care Consulting with an emphasis on antipsychotic drug usage and reduction, women’s health, mental health, and custom-made compounded medication. Abe completed his undergraduate degree in History at Brigham Young University prior to attending The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy where he graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2009. Upon graduation he moved to Cape Girardeau to work full time in the family-owned pharmacies, where he previously worked part time since 2005.
Abe currently holds positions as Adjunct Clinical Instructor at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and The University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Pharmacy and as Clinical Affiliate Faculty at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville College of Pharmacy.
Derek Palisch, PharmD
Director of Operations
As our Director of Operations, Derek oversees pharmacy operations for all of our pharmacy locations. After receiving his Doctorate of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2009, Derek began his pharmacy career with Walgreen, spending seven years in Sikeston, Missouri and three years as the Pharmacist-in-Charge at the Perryville, Missouri location.
Derek joined our team in 2018. As a pharmacist and a leader, he cares about helping people. Derek is dedicated to helping our business evolve in customer-friendly ways and enjoys the challenges that leadership and management provide.
Heather Palisch, PharmD
Heather is our primary Meds@ONCE pharmacist, caring for a large number of our patients through our prescription synchronization service. Heather grew up in Jackson, graduated from Jackson High School and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2009. She began her career at Walgreens in Cape Girardeau, where she worked as a Staff Pharmacist and Pharmacist-in-Charge for seven years prior to joining our John’s Pharmacy team in 2016.
Stephen Byrd, PharmD
Originally from Conway, Arkansas, Stephen graduated high school in Poplar Bluff and went on to pharmacy school at the University of Kansas City School of Pharmacy (UMKC), at the Columbia, Missouri campus. After receiving his PharmD from UMKC in 2011, Stephen and his family were looking to stay close to home when he joined our team at John’s Pharmacy. Stephen loves the relationships he has been able to build with our customers over the years. He also enjoys the one-on-one nature of clinical pharmacy and looks forward to helping to make additional clinical services available to our patients.
Amy Boyd, RPh
Amy grew up in the area, across the river in Mounds, Illinois and is proud to have always called this part of the country home. Amy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2001 and began her career at Kroger Pharmacy in Anna, Illinois, where she has worked as a Staff Pharmacist and Pharmacist-in-Charge for 19 years. In July of 2020 she joined our John’s Pharmacy team. She is excited to work with a locally-owned, family-oriented business who prioritizes providing the highest possible quality care to our patients and our communities.
Danielle McMurphy, PharmD
Pharmacist in Charge
Danielle was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where she completed high school and attended St. Louis College of Pharmacy. During pharmacy school, she spent the majority of her time working in long-term-care pharmacies and was drawn to this specific type of pharmacy practice. She graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) in 2016 and relocated to Jackson, Missouri to settle down and start a family. Danielle joined our long term care team at John’s Rx in 2016 and began serving as the position of Pharmacist-in-Charge in 2018.
Katrina Trentham, PharmD
Katrina is a Southeast Missouri native, attending Notre Dame High School before graduating from St. Louis College of Pharmacy with her Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) in 2019. Over the past five years she has worked in pharmacy, gaining experience in Hospital, Retail, Long Term Care, and Ambulatory Care pharmacy settings. After working with us as an intern, Katrina decided that she wanted to continue taking care of a diverse group of patients in a family oriented atmosphere and officially joined our John’s Rx team in 2018, specializing in Long-Term Care pharmacy.
Nicole Lee, PharmD, BCGP
Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Nicole graduated from Midwestern University-Glendale, Arizona in 2006 with her Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD). She went on to complete 2 years of post-graduate residency training and specialized in Ambulatory Care at the Dallas Veteran’s Hospital and TTUHSC School of Pharmacy. She specialized in diabetes management and chronic disease management. Prior to joining our team, she was an assistant professor at UMKC School of Pharmacy in Columbia, Missouri.
She started working for John’s Pharmacy and John’s Rx in April 2010 after relocating to Cape Girardeau. As a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, she serves as our Long-Term Care (LTC) Consultant Pharmacist.
Billy Taylor, PharmD
Pharmacist in Charge / Owner
JOHN’S Rx SOUTHWEST
Originally from Southwest Missouri, Billy graduated from the University of Kansas City School of Pharmacy (UMKC) with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2011. Shortly after graduation he began practicing with an emphasis in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and Nursing Home Consultation services and found that he enjoys working with facilities and providers in the Long-Term Care pharmacy setting. In 2018, Billy partnered with John’s Rx to open John’s Rx Southwest in Ozark, Missouri and continues to work as the Pharmacist-in-Charge, serving facilities in Southwest Missouri from our Ozark location.
Pharmacist in Charge
Born and raised in Poplar Bluff, it seems Whitney has always been a part of Dille’s. She started as a Delivery Driver and Pharmacy Technician while attending high school and went on to receive her Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2012. After a short stint at Wal-Mart Pharmacy she found her way home in 2013 when she re-joined the Dille’s team as a Staff Pharmacist. She took on the role of Pharmacist-in-Charge in 2018 and enjoys getting to know her customers and helping them make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Gary Simmons, RPh
Gary is a Poplar Bluff native and has been a friendly face at Dille’s for many years. He graduated from Poplar Bluff High School, Three Rivers College, Southeast Missouri State University and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He began his career at Simmons and Graham Pharmacy in 1976 and has worked to care for customers at Dille’s and Simmons and Graham since that time. Gary truly cares about people and has built lasting relationships with employees and customers over the past 40+ years.
Melissa Graham, RPh
Pharmacist in Charge
SIMMONS & GRAHAM PHARMACY
Jana Thompson, RPh
SIMMONS & GRAHAM PHARMACY
Aftan Swindle, PharmD
Pharmacist in Charge
Originally from Advance, Missouri, Aftan graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2017. Prior to becoming a pharmacist, Aftan worked for an independent pharmacy for eight years as a technician and a pharmacy intern. After graduating pharmacy school, she worked for Walgreens for almost two years before joining our team at Gideon Pharmacy. Growing up in a small town, Aftan feels at home in Gideon and enjoys getting to know our customers on a first name basis.
We offer a prescription sync service at all our locations. No more taking mutliple trips to the pharmacy each month. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Call us and we will start working to get all of your prescriptions scheduled to be filled at the same time each month.
Our staff will review your meds, call you, and prepare only what you need for the month.
Pick Up or Delivery
We'll have your meds ready for pickup or delivery on the same day every month. Contact us to get started!