Welcome to our Wellness Blog!

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our blog! This blog is used to share valuable wellness and health information. We hope you find these posts beneficial to maintaining and/or restoring your health.


Wellness has not always been a part of our pharmacy name, but it has always been a passion of ours. Our name recently changed from Rx Clinic Pharmacy to Avant Pharmacy & Wellness in 2021, and we are excited to have our official name support our forever goals. Our pharmacists, technicians, and staff seek wellness for our patients everyday by recommending additional supplements and support to current medications when needed, contacting our patients monthly for updated medication list and refills, stocking our pharmacy with quality, safe, and effective supplements, and providing our patients with wellness tips. In addition, our Wellness Department offers wellness and weight loss programs that meet our patients where they are individually. We know that our health goals may not all be the same, and our pharmacists know that. 

Health and Wellness

I am Desiree Gaines, Pharmacist, and Health and Wellness Director at Avant Pharmacy. I struggled coping with my weight after having 3 girls, dealing with stress and… let’s face it… COVID did a number on many of us!  I tried programs in the past that were the typical “eat less, move more” or required taking medications that often made my blood pressure worsen. It was time for a change, but I needed a program that was right for me and only me. I began completing training in functional medicine, as I had heard many great things about taking a functional medicine approach to health. Through my training, I quickly understood what this meant. Functional medicine is a personalized approach to healthcare that involves understanding the prevention, management, and root cause of complex chronic diseases (i.e. diabetes, heart conditions, depression, etc). Functional medicine does not reject current conventional medicine, but instead enhances and adds to current prevention and management methods to fully understand the causes of chronic conditions. Ultimately, by understanding the cause, you have a great chance of reducing or even alleviating the damage caused by chronic conditions. 

Currently, we have several programs available for those looking to lose weight, get healthier, or improve their current medical conditions. Check out our wellness center on our website and schedule a complimentary wellness consultation or email us at wellness@avantpharmacy.com for more information.


We hope to see you soon!

  1. Reply
    Victoria Lops

    I’m looking for someone in my local area that can provide these services. Thank you in advance for your assistance.


    • Reply
      Wellness Team

      Hi Victoria, thank you for your comment. We provide these services in the Charlotte area but we are also available for virtual consultations if this location is too far. Please let us know if you need any further assistance.
      Thank you!

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