Dr. Kavel Bhathela

Name: Kavel Bhathela

Degree(s) Earned: B.S. in Biochemistry, Doctorate in Pharmacy

Alma Mater(s): North Carolina State University, University of Tennessee

Graduation Year:2009 and 2013

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Position: Staff Pharmacist

Location: Walker’s Drug Store

Dr. Kavel Bhathela

PharmD – Staff Pharmacist
Kavel was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He was a bio-chemistry major at NC State University before attending the University of Tennessee for Pharmacy School. Upon graduating, Kavel took a position with Target Pharmacy. Frustrated by the corporate world’s focus on revenue over the patient, he sought out a better way to help patients in the community. Kavel took the position of Pharmacy Manager at Walker’s Drug Store in Cotswold, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. In his spare time, Kavel enjoys travelling, is an avid designer shoe collector and trying new restaurants in Charlotte with his wife, Shannon.
When did you become a pharmacist?
“2013.”
What interests do you have that you do in your spare time?
“Collect and consign shoes online.”
Favourite sports teams?
“Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and NC STATE Wolfpack.”
Favourite food?
“Sushi and pizza.”
Favourite place to travel to?
“Napa Valley, California.”
Country you most want to visit?
“Japan”
Brief info about your family?
“My Parents immigrated to Raleigh, NC from India in 1985 with my mom’s side of the family which included my grandparents and my mom’s five sisters and three brothers. My uncles and aunts all had new born girls some years later and at the time I was born I was the only baby boy in the family, which is why my parents named me Kavel (means only in Hindi).”
If you had to choose a celebrity to play you in a documentary about your life, who would it be, and why?
“Hassan Minaj because he’s funny and can grow a beard.”