About Us

35 Years of Compounding and Pharmacy Experience

The Wellness Pharmacy is owned and operated by John Platt, RPh, who has 35 years of compounding and pharmacy experience. He is affiliated with the Professional Compounding Center of America, and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, and is a member of the American Pharmacist Association (APHA) and the Virginia Pharmacist Association (VPHA).

Meet Our Team

When you turn to The Wellness Pharmacy to help you solve problems with your medication, your questions will be answered by a caring team who live and work in the Winchester area.


John Platt, RPh

Owner Pharmacist; Compounding Specialist


John graduated from the Howard University School of Pharmacy in 1980 Magna Cum Loude. Working closely with pharmacy customers at his franchise of The Medicine Shoppe, John began to realize that the best option for medication is not always available in a conventional pharmacy. His desire to help patients solve their medication problems steered him toward pharmacy compounding. John has since completed over 100 hours of continuing education credits including Basic Compounding, Veterinary Compounding, and Hormone Replacement for Men and Women. He is currently owner pharmacist at The Wellness Pharmacy where he enjoys building relationships with patients and prescribers and finding creative and innovative ways to solve patients’ medication problems. 


Deanna Cowgill

Credentialed Herbalist


Deanna is a Master Herbalist. She is credentialed by the American College of Healthcare Sciences with an Associate of Applied Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine with a Certificate in Holistic Nutrition and a Certificate in Herbal Retail Management. With over 150 continuing education courses, she carries a wealth of knowledge in the field of alternative medicine and has been helping customers at The Wellness Pharmacy learn about healthful alternatives since 2010.


Diana Odgers

Certified Technician


Diana Odgers is our Senior Technician has been employed by The Wellness Pharmacy for the last 17 years. Diana completed studies for Human Resource Management at Lord Fairfax Community College. She also completed the pharmacy technician training at Lord Fairfax and went on to pass her state board licensing exam. Diana Completed the Professional Compounding Centers of America training for Basic Compounding, Advanced Compounding, and Aseptic Training. Diana currently acts as Senior Technician and Supervisor in our compounding laboratory.


Connie Gentry

Technician in Training


Connie Gentry recently joined The Wellness Pharmacy. Connie completed the technician training program at Lord Fairfax Community College in the spring of 2016 in preparation for testing to become a certified pharmacy technician. She is currently being trained for compounding by our Senior Technician Diana Odgers


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