Meet the Owners
Greg & Julie Bohannon
Thrifty MedPlus Pharmacy is owned and operated by Greg and Julie Bohannon. Both Greg and Julie grew up in the Chattanooga area and have returned "home" to serve their community by offering Collegedale/Ooltewah an exceptional full-service pharmacy and compounding center.
Julie is a graduate of Samford University School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama, where she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. After working as a community pharmacist for 9 years with Kroger Company in Peachtree City, Georgia, she now serves as Chief Pharmacist at Thrifty MedPlus.
While both Greg and Julie attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as undergraduates, Greg went on to earn his Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Knoxville. He worked 10 years as an industrial engineer and operations manager for various Atlanta-based branches before assuming the role as Pharmacy Manager/CPhT of Thrifty MedPlus.
The Bohannons have two daughters, both now in college, and enjoy spending precious time visiting them when time allows. Outside of work and family, Greg & Julie now dedicate much of their time advocating for independent pharmacy across the state and promoting meaningful legislation to protect small community pharmacy practices much like theirs.
Thrifty MedPlus employs three pharmacists that collectively have over 50 years of pharmacy experience in community practice. They are all CPR certified with the Red Cross and certified to administer immunizations such as influenza, pneumococcal, COVID-19, and shingles vaccines.
Julie Bohannon, Pharm.D.
Julie is a graduate of McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Upon receiving her Doctorate of Pharmacy, Julie spent the first 9 years of community practice as a pharmacist for the Kroger Company in Peachtree City, Georgia. In August 2005, Julie and her husband, Greg, purchased Thrifty MedPlus Pharmacy and fulfilled a life-long dream as entrepreneurs. Julie values the role she plays as a small business owner and hometown pharmacist. Much of her time at the pharmacy is dedicated to making Thrifty MedPlus one of the best pharmacy retailers in all of the greater Chattanooga area. "A happy customer is the foundation of every thriving business," and Julie with the help of her staff is constantly striving to exceed expectations. Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending precious time with her two daughters and husband, Greg.
Jonathan Barnett, Pharm.D.
Jonathan Barnett, born and raised in Chattanooga, has over 15 years of community pharmacy experience. He started as a pharmacy technician in 2002 and pursued his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Memphis in 2011. Jonathan has worked as a pharmacist for Walgreens and a pharmacy manager for CVS since receiving his doctorate. He has received multiple awards for providing outstanding Medication Therapy Management to patients and was the top immunizer for the past 5 years with CVS. Jonathan also works closely with the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy, where he serves on a Committee for local pharmacists. Jonathan’s previous accomplishments are all a result of his passion to provide the best, most personalized healthcare to the community.
Outside of pharmacy Jonathan is a loving husband and father to three beautiful girls. He takes part in adventure races and has a great love for the outdoors. Most of his free time is spent enjoying his family. Family is the most important aspect of Jonathan’s life and drives his ambition to help the community as a pharmacist. He’s outgoing and eager to meet anyone who walks through the doors of Thrifty MedPlus!
Thrifty MedPlus employs five certified pharmacy technicians (CPhT). The CPhT’s are those employees with extensive training and understanding of pharmacy support who have also successfully passed a national pharmacy exam.