About Us

Vital Care Compounder's professional staff has over 100 years of combined experience in the industry. We are highly trained to prepare at our facility many types of compounded medications from medicated lollipops to sterile dosage forms.

Locally owned and operated by licensed Pharmacists, we have a long history in the Hattiesburg area having operated three retail pharmacies prior to establishing this compounding-only pharmacy. Our normal operating hours are 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM Monday through Friday; however, we are on call 24/7 for emergencies.

Several insurance companies assist in paying for your compounded medications. Please feel free to inquire about whether your insurance company is among them.

Our staff is involved with numerous professional organizations and assists local hospice and home health organizations with their special needs patients. We have roots in South Mississippi and support our community and state.

Please consider Vital Care Compounder for your next compounded prescription or allow us to prepare a nutritional supplement or hormone assessment for you. Our staff works hard daily to meet the needs of our customers while demonstrating through service that "We're Specialists in YOU!"

 

Meet Our Team


Ginger Perry, R.Ph.
Staff Pharmacist

Ginger Perry, R.Ph. is a staff pharmacist with Vital Care Compounder pharmacy. She was born and raised in Winona, MS and attended Winona High School where she graduated as Valedictorian of her class. She graduated from University of Mississippi in 1991 with a Biology degree and taught school for 3 years before deciding to pursue her degree in pharmacy. While at Ole Miss School of Pharmacy, she served as class secretary and was admitted to the Pharmacy Hall of Fame. Ginger received her BS in pharmacy in 1997 and began working for a chain before gaining experience in both hospital and independent pharmacy settings. She worked her way to Vital Care Compounder in 2014 where she has taken on the role of women’s health and skin care specialist. Ginger’s motto in the way she practices pharmacy is preventative measures are always the best measures. To schedule an appointment for a consultation with Ginger, call the store at 601-261-0503.

Ginger wants her patients to know that she truly cares about their overall health and she does the very best she can to help them improve the quantity and quality of their lives. She has heard numerous success stories since joining Vital Care Compounder, but her favorite stories always involve having her patients tell her how the care plan she helped them develop made a huge difference in their lives and that they feel alive again.

Ginger and her family are active members of Petal Harvey Baptist Church where she sings in the choir. In her off time, Ginger enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert, their son, Robert Jr. and daughter, Erin.

Missy James, CPhT, CSPT
Certified Pharmacy Technician, Director of Operations

Missy James, CPhT has been with Vital Care since its inception in 1998. Prior to that Missy worked with the owners at their three independent retail pharmacies for 14 years where she assumed the role of lead technician and credentialing specialist while pursuing her secondary education. Missy was born and raised in the Hattiesburg area and now lives in Petal with her husband, Jason and their fur baby, Sawyer. She attended Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi where she studied chemistry, mathematics and communications. She received her pharmacy certification from PTCB in 1995.

As Aseptic Compounding Lab Manager, Missy oversees quality control and QA measures, assuring that USP standards are met. She performs sterile compounding and maintains an overall sterility program for product integrity. Over her 30 + year pharmacy career, she has been a part of every aspect of the pharmacy industry and provides training and formulation assistance when needed. She has attended a number of training programs in sterile applications as well as compliance, compounding and billing.

Additionally, Missy serves as Vital Care Compounder’s Director of Operations.

Jessica Crane, CPhT
Certified Pharmacy Technician

Jessica Crane, CPhT has been with Vital Care Compounder since January 2009. Jessica was born and raised in Jones County, MS and attended Jones County Junior College where she received an associate’s degree in pharmacy technology in 2007.

Jessica’s role at Vital Care is multi-faceted. Initially, she compounded creams and suspensions exclusively but is now trained to make every non-sterile dosage form and serves as training tech for all new hires. Additionally, Jessica manages accounts receivables, processing payments and generating statements monthly. Throughout her career with Vital Care Compounder, she has always returned to her first love in retail which is customer interaction. She enjoys building relationships with customers and hearing their success stories. Her favorite quote comes from satisfied customers who say, “Vital Care has changed/saved my life.” Jessica lives in Jones County with her fiancé, Brian and their furry children.


Kanoye Leggett, CPhT
Certified Pharmacy Technician

Kanoye Leggett was born and raised in Collins, MS where he attended Collins High School. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, with a BS in Biology. He is a lifelong member of Mount Olive Community Church in Mount Olive, MS.

Kanoye is a second generation compounding pharmacy employee, coming to us part time on the recommendation of his technician father over a year and a half ago. He compounds capsules, creams, suspensions and most other non-sterile compounded medications.  In addition, he steps up when we need any heavy lifting and deliveries.

He is a flexible employee, eager to complete any task asked of him. He plans to continue his education, pursuing a medical degree.

 

Michelle Edwards
Bookkeeper

Michelle Edwards is the wife of Ron Edwards, Mom to Carter and Peyton and Chelle to her stepson, Brooks. She is a licensed registered X-ray technician and worked for many years in her specialty until becoming a stay-at-home mom.

Michelle agreed to add bookkeeping for Vital Care Compounder to her already busy mom schedule.  Michelle was born in Jones County, MS and lives in Hattiesburg with her husband, Ron and their children. Michelle is an avid gardener and enjoys spending time with her family. She is a baseball mom, a karate mom and a Christian mom. She exudes her faith in everything she does and is an inspiration to everyone she meets.

Silas Myers
Facilities Maintenance

Silas Myers has been with Vital Care Compounder since 2011 and keeps our facilities in tip top shape. He was born and raised in Bassfield, MS where he graduated from Bassfield High School and lives in Hattiesburg with his wife and children. He is a member of New Testament Baptist Church. He owns and operates his own lawn care business, Country Boy Country Cuts which allows him to devote time to maintaining our pharmacy.

Silas follows a very strict cleaning protocol for our non-sterile lab and keeps dispensing items stocked at 6 work stations. He has completed a program designed by Vital Care Compounder’s Director of Operations which follows USP guidelines for maintaining the clean room suite. He has received additional training on a company designed computer program where he logs his maintenance activities for the facility. He makes himself available to the pharmacy for special projects as needed.

Silas is a valued member of the Vital Care Compounder team. In his limited spare time, he enjoys fishing and cooking for his family.

 

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