Since 2008, Guardian Pharmacy of Tampa has been serving residents and caregivers in long-term care communities with one goal: to provide exceptional support to the customers we partner with so that they can focus on providing the best possible care to the residents they serve.

With more than 75 years combined long-term care experience, the Guardian Pharmacy of Tampa management team is passionate about the industry and driven to accomplish this goal.

As presidents empowered with local autonomy decision making, our success is uniquely tied to the satisfaction of our customers. Additionally, our pharmacists, certified pharmacy technicians, billing specialists, medical record specialists, nurse account managers, and licensed consultant pharmacists have proven expertise and are dedicated individuals who care.


Guardian Pharmacy of Tampa, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, currently serves customers in Citrus and Sumter counties to the north, Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties to the east, Lee and Collier counties to the south, and all counties in between. With six additional locations across Florida, we provide statewide coverage to Florida’s long-term care communities.

Because we know every customer is unique, as are the residents in their care, Guardian offers medication compliance solutions tailored to meet our customers’ specific needs. We work hand in hand with our partner communities to identify the dispensing system and ordering process that ensures medication availability, ease of use, and regulatory compliance.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • 24/7 access to a registered pharmacist
  • Delivery 7 days a week
  • Specialized medication packaging
  • Medication Administration Records (MARs)
  • Medication Observation Records (MORs)
  • Treatment Records (TARs)
  • Option for Electronic Medication Administration Records (EMARs)
  • Itemized invoices
  • On-site Billing Specialists
  • Educational Support through seminars, online classes, and live in-services
  • Compliance audits: pre-survey evaluation, cart audits, medication pass evaluation
  • Advanced electronic communication systems


Locally managed, Guardian Pharmacy of Tampa is also part of the larger Guardian Pharmacy Services family, which has a national support center located in Atlanta, GA. While our support center contributes significantly and strategically to our operational success, the decisions about how to best serve our markets are made locally to ensure quick decision making and flexibility to tailor service to the individual needs of our customers.

Please contact any member of our leadership team for more information:

Rob Taymans, RPh, President – 727.209.4900

Dwayne Thornton, RPh, MBA , CLSSBB, Director of Operations – 727.209.4904

David Stroup, VP, Operations & Finance – 727.209.4908

Tracy Wiley, Billing Supervisor – 727.209.4916

Matt Depenbrock, Director, Business Development – 727.366.6766