Meet our Owner, Kathy.
Kathy Jones was raised in a small town in southeast Georgia named Guyton, just 30 minutes away from Savannah. She graduated from Effingham County High School and later earned a Radiologic Technologist degree from Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.
In 1983, shortly after marrying and starting a family, Kathy and her husband opened a small durable medical equipment provider business in Statesboro known as Medical Equipment Professionals Incorporated and began providing home medical equipment to Medicare and various other commercial insurance beneficiaries across southeast Georgia. It was a fast success. After the home medical equipment division at Medical Equipment Professionals was well-established, the business built it’s own commercial facility including a 3000 square foot retail showroom and began selling durable medical equipment to the public in a retail capacity. The retail store at Medical Equipment Professionals sold products in various categories including nursing supplies, walkers, manual and power wheelchairs, bedside commodes, and bath safety equipment.
Kathy and her husband sold Medical Equipment Professionals to a national brand in 1996 and shortly afterwards moved her family to Birmingham, AL. Within 2 years, Kathy and her husband began a second business together known as Medical Resources, Inc. whose purpose was to serve a more unique and narrower specialty of home medical equipment recipients. That company specializes in pediatric home respiratory medical equipment and currently serves many thousands of Medicaid and commercial insurance patients across the entire state of Alabama.
Kathy has always had a passion for retail and for fulfilling the medical needs of the public. So, in October of 2019 and after over 36 years in the home medical equipment industry she opened our small independent retail medical supply store and appropriately named it Family Medical Supply. She carefully chose an ideal central location, quickly and easily accessible from all suburbs surrounding the Birmingham metro area and is pleased to now offer residents of Trussville, Pinson, Clay, Moody, Leeds, Irondale, Centerpoint, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia, Cahaba Heights, Lake Purdy, Greystone, Pelham, Alabaster, Helena, Hoover, Bluff Park, McCalla, Bessemer and Hueytown convenient retail access
Many times, taking on the care of a family member whether anticipating it in the future or suddenly, either way it can be an overwhelming myriad of questions.
Kathy believes that it is important when a customer walks through the door, they can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing they have come to the right place for their families needs.