Our History

Barney’s Pharmacy is an independently owned and operated full-service pharmacy that has been serving the CSRA for more than 50 years. From the moment you walk in the door of any of our Barney’s Pharmacy locations, you know you have found much more than just a drug store. You have found a team of professionals who really care about you and your family. Our mission at Barney’s Pharmacy is to serve the greater Augusta area and neighboring cities with a Christian heart. We take pride in delivering superior customer service unmatched anywhere. We provide efficient, affordable services to our customers and community, driven by moral, ethical and compassionate business practices.

Meet the Owner

Barry Bryant, RPh, is the owner and president of Barney’s Pharmacy, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and has been responsible for the growth of Barney’s Pharmacy over the past 40 years. Barry treats the community like his family and runs his business with a Christian heart. He is always willing to give back to the community that supports Barney’s Pharmacy.

Barney’s Pharmacy is a Family Business

Barry’s passion for community pharmacy was passed down to his three daughters, all of whom graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. 

The eldest, Vanessa Hoffman, oversees geriatric health at Barney’s Pharmacy, making sure medications for long-term care patients are divided into easy-to-use, clearly marked daily dose packages. With a special accreditation in geriatric pharmacy, Vanessa visits nearby nursing homes to review the medication chart of each resident to make sure the treatments do not overlap or cause harmful interactions. Vanessa also manages the Specialty Department at Barney’s Pharmacy, which provides more support for patients undergoing treatments in certain disease states including: oncology, hepatitis, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis and many more. Additionally, Vanessa helps with upholding the standards for our ACHC Accreditation for our Specialty, DME, Compounding and Long-Term Care departments. Vanessa enjoys working alongside her father to manage the day-to-day activities. 

The middle daughter, Stephanie Tankersley, has always been interested in overall health and wellness. She developed and implemented a chair aerobics class that was taught at the Barney’s Pharmacy in Augusta and was featured in the New York Times.

The youngest daughter, Brittany Smith, enjoys promoting overall health and specializes in the business side of Barney’s Pharmacy. She helps manage the day-to-day activities at multiple locations. 

Barney’s Pharmacy Milestones

1984: After graduating from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and working several years at Kroger Pharmacy, Barry became part owner of Barney’s Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road.

2000-2004: Barry creates and opens Medequip Healthcare and begins selling Durable Medical Equipment. Barney’s Pharmacy also opens its Diabetes and Wellness Center for patient education.

2008-2011: Barney’s Pharmacy expanded by adding Barney’s Long-Term Care Pharmacy, Barney’s Pharmacy in Wrens and Barney’s Pharmacy in Louisville. Barney’s Pharmacy also started their residency program with UGA and expanded the residency program to USC.

2012-2013: Barney’s Pharmacy continued to expand by adding Barney’s Pharmacy in Grovetown and Barney’s Pharmacy at Serenity Behavioral Health. 

2015: Barney’s Pharmacy at Furys Ferry opens its doors. 

2017-2018: Barney’s Compounding Lab is remodeled and expanded to meet the new USP 800 requirements.

Barney’s Pharmacy Awards

2008 Richmond Co. Pride and Progress Award for 23 years of service to South Augusta residents

2010 National Recognition For Pharmacy Innovation, GPHA Journal

2010 University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Graduation Commencement Speaker

2011 UGA Bulldog 100 Club, Award for Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses for UGA Alumni

2014 NCPA Ownership Award at NCPA Convention in Austin, TX

2014 Next Generation Pharmacist Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in Boston

2014 Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award

2015 Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the year

Nondiscrimination Policy

Barney’s Pharmacy accepts patients/clients whose needs can be met by the services it provides. Barney’s Pharmacy complies with all federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws when accepting patients/clients for service. Eligibility for acceptance for services is not based on age, sex, race, nationality, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis/infectious disease, ability to pay, or do-not-resuscitate status.