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 »

Paulsen’s Pharmacy Celebrates a Century of Community Pharmacy

For 100 years, Paulsen’s Pharmacy has served Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood. Paulsen’s Pharmacy adopted its current name in 1923 when Charles Paulsen, RPH, purchased the pharmacy from its original owner, Frank Nichols. Today, the pharmacy is owned by the Basrai Family, who purchased it in 2016 and continue Paulsen’s legacy. Throughout the pharmacy’s 100 years of… Read more »

Medicine Man Pharmacy featured in Good Neighbor Pharmacy

WSPC Member Medicine Man Featured on Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Each month, Good Neighbor Pharmacy features an independent pharmacy in its “Local Love” series. We were excited to see WSPC member Medicine Man Prairie Pharmacy featured this month! They answered a number of questions, including: How many years has Medicine Man Prairie Pharmacy been in business? This year we are celebrating 21 years! Medicine Man… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Monte Vista Pharmacy

Member Spotlight: Monte Vista Pharmacy

Monte Vista Pharmacy: Montclair, CA Owners: Hank Mohrmann, RPh, and Ray Gonzalez, Jr, MS, MBA Hank Mohrmann, RPh is the Pharmacist in Charge and Ramon (Ray) Gonzalez, Jr, MS, MBA is a Technician and Operations Manager. Together, they own and operate Monte Vista Pharmacy in Montclair, CA, which was opened in 1977 by Joe Doring…. Read more »

Member Spotlight: Komoto Pharmacy

Member Spotlight: Komoto Pharmacy Group

Komoto Pharmacy Group: Bakersfield, Delano, and Visalia, CA Owners: Brian Komoto, PharmD, CEO, and Mary Komoto, CFO, HR For Brian and Mary, being independent and community focused has allowed them to develop programs to specifically address local community issues, strengthening their patient relationships and outcomes. The Komoto pharmacy team is focused on clinical pharmacy services,… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Town Center

Member Spotlight: Town Center Pharmacy

Town Center Pharmacy: Visalia, CA Owner: Dennis Vermillon, BA, PharmD Dennis says, “I feel strongly about being part of a group [WSPC] that advocates on behalf of the members to speak collectively as one voice. At Town Center Pharmacy we take pride in delivering excellent customer service the old-fashioned way, where we are willing to… Read more »

Western States Pharmacy Coalition Pharmacist

Member Spotlight: Vic’s Family Pharmacy

WSPC member Vic’s Family Pharmacy was recently featured on Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s Local Love Q&A! Location: Nampa, Idaho How many years has Vic’s Family Pharmacy been in business? Vic’s Family Pharmacy has been independently owned and operated in Nampa and surrounding areas since 1988. What role does your independent pharmacy play in your local community? We… Read more »