Health & Wellness Team

We offer prescriptions suited for the individualized needs of the entire family in hopes of also promoting their overall well-being.

In addition to customizing medicine, we offer medication therapy management, delivery services, tours of our facilities, and monthly education seminars as a part of our community health outreach efforts.

Contact us to learn more. We look forward to meeting your healthcare needs.

Adam Metcalf
Owner, Pharm.D.

Adam grew up as a second-generation pharmacist in his father’s independent pharmacy. While there he learned the crucial role that an independent pharmacist can play in community health care.

Adam focuses on individual services such as compounding medicines, medical therapy management (MTM), immunizations, and collaboration with physicians. He believes that exceeding traditional pharmacy model standards means “coming out from behind the counter” and adopting a patient-centered approach.

His education and appreciation for pharmacy continued, when as an undergraduate, he traveled to a medical mission in Guatemala. Here, his previous studies coalesced with pharmacy—united by the goal of simply helping others. This patient-focused work inspired Adam to dedicate himself to serving his own community.

Paige Ryan
Director of Wellness, ACN

Paige is a Functional Wellness Practitioner and a Certified Applied Clinical Nutritionist.* She is also a trained Acupuncturist having studied at Lansdowne College of Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine, in Dublin, Ireland.

For over 10 years Paige has been evaluating patient needs and developing customized health and wellness solutions. She has extensive knowledge in hormonal imbalance, focus and attention issues, weight management challenges, allergy suffering, food hypersensitivity, detoxification, and overall gut health.

She works with natural whole foods, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathy, as well as flower remedies. As a mother of teenage boys Paige has a special interest in general health and well-being for the whole family.

Shasta Erickson
Director of Operations

Shasta joined the HCA family in May of 2014 bringing many years of experience in areas such as Real Estate, retail sales & management, customer service, office management and human resources. A Southern California native, Shasta moved to Austin in 2001 and hasn't looked back ever since. She enjoys activities such as gardening, kayaking, cooking, poker, and is an avid fantasy football player and New York Giants fan. In her own words, she's a sucker for bagpipes, John Hughes movies and a great Cabernet.

Marco Macias
Pharmacy Teams Coordinator, CPhT

Marco was raised in El Paso, TX, in a family of medical professionals.  In 2002, he started  his career in pharmacy. Working as a technician for over 10 years in both in-patient and out-patient pharmacy settings, he has knowledge ranging from insurance processing to custom formula development. Working closely with supervising pharmacists, Marco’s aim is to provide top level healthcare to all patients.

Natalie Olsen
Wellness Coordinator, RD,LD

Natalie is a Registered and Licensed Dietician with a great understanding of and fascination with the impact nutrition has on both the mind and body. She has two Bachelor’s Degrees - in Health and Exercise Science and in Dietetics, and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Natalie is able to look at the big picture of health and use a functional and realistic approach to support reaching optimal wellness. She has been recognized as one of the “Best Nutritionists in Austin” by Austin Fit Magazine, 2014. 

Joseph Drummond

Joseph Drummond is a born and bred Austinite and compounding pharmacist that is passionate about making his patient’s health a priority while providing exceptional service. A life-long student, Joseph earned his B.S. at UT-Austin in Microbiology in 2004 and pursued a Masters in Biochemistry at Texas State University before receiving his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2011. A published cancer researcher, Joseph frequently coordinates with physicians to create compounded medication that are tailored for the individual’s unique circumstances. Some of his interests include researching drug-induced nutrient depletions, genetics and how they relate to nutrient and drug therapy outcomes, and creating new compounds based on functional medicine principles.

Michael Dominguez

Michael Dominguez CPhT, is currently the Lab Manager for Hill Country Apothecary. He attended The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. After serving South Texas patients for 20 years, he decided it was time for a change and the beautiful scenery and the friendly people of the Hill Country was just what he needed. The Texas Hill Country is where he can enjoy his passion of hiking, fishing and camping. He currently resides in BeeCave, Texas.

Valerie Moreno

Valerie is a Compounding Pharmacy Technician who has been dedicated to making her patients lives more healthy for almost 10 years. Valerie has experience in working with both large retail pharmacies and independent compounding pharmacies. “Whether a patient comes in to fill a prescription or purchase a supplement, or just wants to check out the pharmacy, I treat them like family. I drive by at least 20 pharmacies on my commute to work everyday, but I choose to work at Hill Country apothecary because I love working with people that are as truly passionate about making a difference as I am.”

Laura Gonzalez

Laura was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She attended Computer Career Center in El Paso, where she obtained a degree in Biology. At the age of twenty, Laura became a pharmacy technician in 2000 and enjoys helping her patients with their pharmacy needs. She currently resides in South Austin, and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child. Laura enjoys working out and is an avid Crossfitter. She also likes crafting, cooking and walks with her German Shepherd, and spending time with her husband, friends and family.

Laurel Wieland
Technician in Training

Before joining the pharmacy team, Laurel grew up in the Austin area and studied Biochemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for 3 years. She has extensive customer service experience and believes in keeping focus on customer health and happiness. “I’m excited about working with Hill Country Apothecary because the combination of compounding and holistic medicine gives us the ability to personalize treatment and medications for every patient and condition so that we can achieve the most effective results and keep our patients well.”

Jennifer Belt

Jennifer Belt is a certified pharmacy technician, from San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Austin Community College Pharmacy Technology program in 2009, and has enjoyed working in the pharmacy environment since. She loves helping others finding unique solutions or alternative supplements to fit patients needs, while providing great personal patient care.

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*Applied Clinical Nutritionists cannot diagnose or treat disease in Texas. For this reason it is recommended that you consult with your licensed medical doctor for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.