Team at Burt’s Pharmacy Moorpark

Burt’s Pharmacy Moorpark: Filling a Void

With the opening of his newest pharmacy, Burt’s Pharmacy Moorpark, Robert “Robbie” Leark, PharmD, now owns five pharmacies in Ventura County. Robbie, who joined WSPC as a regional leader in 2013. He got his start in independent pharmacy at age 16 as a delivery driver. He went on to learn every aspect of ownership while… Read more »

The team at Ashland Drug

Ashland Drug: Locally Owned, Locally Loved

Chris and Brandy Hernandez are the proud new owners of Ashland Drug. They purchased Ashland Drug on February 15th, 2019 from Mark and Sandy after being partners since 2015. Chris and Brandy are pleased to continue the tradition of Ashland Drug as a family-owned and operated business. Chris and Brandy met while Chris was working… Read more »

Jeff and Mindy Sherman of Sherman's Apothecary

Sherman’s Apothecary: A Helping Hand When Needed

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais A pharmacy’s awareness of special needs and circumstances—one that truly knows its customers—is a valuable asset for the community. In the case of Sherman’s Apothecary Pharmacy in Salinas, California, this became apparent when the federal government failed to re-authorize funding from December 22, 2018, through Jan. 25,… Read more »

Staff of The Prescription Pad

The Prescription Pad: Independent Pharmacy is Multi-State Success

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Trenton Jenks, the owner of The Prescription Pad, an independent Good Neighbor Pharmacy in Fruitland, Idaho, is not one to let a little thing like a major river serve as a boundary to business. That’s why many of his customers come from across the river in Oregon,… Read more »

Dutch Atchley of Ojai Rexall

Dutch Atchley Keeps Ojai Rexall Ready for Emergencies

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Dutch Atchley is prepared for emergencies because he has experienced several. As the owner of Ojai Rexall in Ojai, California, Dutch has experienced flood, earthquake, and, most recently, wildfire and has learned the value of being prepared for whatever comes next. “I have all the backup systems,”… Read more »

Jasmine Basrai, COO Haller’s Pharmacies

Empathy, Accuracy, and Timeliness are Haller’s Trademarks

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Empathy. Accuracy. Timely. These are the guiding principles of Haller’s Group of Pharmacies that serve East Bay communities through their nine stores in Salinas, Gilroy, and Fremont, California. Jasmine Basrai, Chief Operating Officer, oversees Haller’s range of services and products including hospice care, compounding, retail services, medical… Read more »

KTA Super Stores: Big Island Pharmacist Makes Her Mark on Paradise

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais If pharmacist Kerri Okamura of KTA has her way—and don’t bet against her—the entire island of Hawaii will eventually be immunized as part of her vision to promote the health and well-being of Big Island residents. As Director of Pharmacy Operations for KTA Super Stores, Kerri identified… Read more »

The team at Malheur Drug in Vale, Oregon

WSPC Member Malheur Drug Celebrates 65 Years in Business

On Sept 3, 2019, Malheur Drug in Vale, Oregon celebrated its 65th anniversary! Current owners Adam and Jennifer Tolman credit many reasons for the pharmacy’s long-lasting success, but first and foremost they say that community is key. “When you support the community, the community supports you.” Jen is the pharmacist and Adam manages the store…. Read more »

Community Connection: Malheur Drug

Vale, Oregon Owners: Jennifer Tolman, PharmD, and Adam Tolman Malheur Drug has served the community since 1954. Owners Jen and Adam go above and beyond in their hometown. Together, they operate Malheur Drug: Jen is the pharmacist and Adam manages the store. Being in a rural setting, they have found uniquely valued products, services, and… Read more »