Meet Dr. Alex Yawny

Dr. Alex Yawny

Degree(s) Earned: Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Alma Mater(s): University of Pittsburgh

Graduation Year: 2021

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Location: Walker’s Drug Store

Alex is a staff clinical pharmacist in Charlotte, NC. He earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience in 2017 and his PharmD in 2021 at the University of Pittsburgh. Alex was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and made the move to Charlotte just after pharmacy school.

Alex worked in community pharmacy throughout pharmacy school and wanted to continue in this setting after graduation. He joined the Walker’s Drug Store team in December 2020 after completing a rotation as part of his pharmacy school curriculum. Impressed with the variety of enhanced services offered to all patients, he wanted to continue working with the team to provide the highest quality of pharmacist patient care.

Why did you become a pharmacist?

I’ve always had a passion for healthcare and being able to help members of my community. As one of the most accessible healthcare providers, I have the perfect opportunity to support and educate my patients about their health and wellness.

What interests do you have that you do in your spare time?

Alex enjoys the warm Charlotte weather with family and friends, travels often, and skis in the winter months.

Favorite Musician/Group

I'm a “Swifty” - Taylor Swift!

Do you have a favourite sports team?

Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow (Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates).

What is your favourite food?

Old Bay Shrimp

What is the country you most want to visit?


What is your favorite place to have travelled to?

London, England and summer vacations to Outer Banks, NC

Brief info about your family?

My partner and I moved to Charlotte, NC about 3 years ago while I was still finishing pharmacy school at Pitt. We recently adopted our puppy, Fauna. She’s an Alaskan Klee Kai, and just about the cutest thing ever (think miniature husky)! We also have two young nephews that live close by who we visit often and love to spoil!

What is one interesting fact about you?

I am an Eagle Scout!

If you had to choose a celebrity to play you in a documentary about your life, who would it be, and why?

Dan Levy because he will get the sarcasm just right! He plays such funny and relatable characters.

Favorite Thing About Carolina Pharmacy?

I love being part of a close-knit pharmacy team who are passionate about providing the best and most comprehensive care to our patients. When I first stepped foot into Walker’s Drug Store as an intern in Summer 2020, I knew that this was the best fit for me to practice as a pharmacist.

Want to join our team?

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