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At twelve years old, Kim Wixon locked eyes with her goals and never looked back. At this young age, she knew that she was destined to become a pharmacist. This vision began as she watched her father, day in and day out in his own drug store. She saw the difference he made in his patient’s lives as he helped those in need. His passion slowly became her passion, and Kim’s passion for helping others has been the driving force in not only her professional career, but also in her personal life as well.
In May of 1995, Kim graduated from NLU, and immediately began working in pharmaceuticals, serving as the manager of the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Bunkie, LA, where she remained for seventeen years, receiving a plethora of awards as the years went by.
In March of 2012, Kim and her husband obtained ownership of Cottonport Corner Drug, where she still practices today. In the last eleven years, Kim has assisted our community by offering immunizations, pharmacogenetic testing, and food inflammation testing. While this community loves and appreciates all that Kim offers, it is her personal touch that truly sets her apart. Kim is willing to go above and beyond for her customers, accommodating needs, making house calls, or even taking a phone call after hours. Her passion for helping others shines bright, and she has carried her father’s torch proudly in this light.
Kim was named the Louisiana Pharmacist of the Year in 2021, and prior to that, she received the Bowl of Hygeia Award.
Kim has served on various boards throughout her career including the LA Pharmacists Association, the LA Department of Health and Hospitals Data Health Panel, and the Avoyelles Hospital Board of Trustees. She is an active board member of the LA Independent Pharmacy Association where she has testified in front of Louisiana Legislators in various committee hearings regarding PBM regulation bills.
Kim continues to dedicate her times to those around her through her devout faith, serving as Eucharistic Minister, Youth Minister, ACTS Director, and Steubenville South Prayer Ministry Team Lead. This faith has also driven her hold two of our local organizations quite dear to her heart, supporting both SAVE CENLA, a non-profit organization that promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and the Avoyelles Pregnancy Center, our local pregnancy center that provides supportive, live-affirming alternatives to women who find themselves in crisis surrounding pregnancy
While Kim is incredibly passionate and driven regarding all of the above, her most important role is that within her own home. Her number one calling in life is that of a wife of twenty-eight years to her loving husband and mother to her three beautiful children.
Kim’s hard work, dedication, drive, and kind soul set her apart from others. Her sound moral values, love for others, and passion for doing what is right are just a few of the many attributes that truly make her a pillar in our community.