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Paul W. Dempsey, Pharm.D.

Paul W. Dempsey, Pharm.D.

Paul W. Dempsey received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

He is originally from Clinton, NC and currently resides in Mars Hill with his wife Paula and their two boys, Joel and David.

Away from work, Paul enjoys playing and teaching tennis, and refereeing soccer. Paul says he most enjoys working with providers and staff at all the HSHP centers, and being able to make an impact through pharmacy services on underserved parts of the county. Paul has worked with HSHP since 1999.

Heather Sams, Pharm.D.

Heather Sams, Pharm.D.

Heather Sams, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

She is originally from Hot Springs and attended Madison High. She is so grateful for the opportunity to work with and serve the community that fostered her.

Heather currently lives in Weaverville with her husband and son. She enjoys getting outside, going to concerts and “junking” whenever she can.

Susan Coates,  BSPharm

Susan Coates, BSPharm

Susan received her degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill then worked as  a retail pharmacist in the Weaverville area for 16 years.   She is a native of Madison County and graduate of Madison High School.  Susan currently resides in the Grapevine Community with her husband  and three daughters.


Susan considers it an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Madison County as a member of the Hot Springs Health Program.

Hanna Hardin

Hanna Hardin

Hanna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  She is a native of Madison County, and is a graduate of Madison High School.  Hanna currently resides in Marshall with her husband and son.  Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, yardwork, spending time with her family, and cheering on the Tar Heels!

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