Navigating New Populations

As processes and guidelines evolve, independent pharmacy always proves to rise to each occasion and maintain the highest level of service and knowledge. Our team recently sat down with WSPC Board Member, Dana Porter, MBA, to discuss her experience as a multi-store owner (Bright La Mirada Pharmacy, Bright Plaza Pharmacy, Tustin Pharmacy, and Villa Park… Read more »

The Bottom Line of Pharmacy: A Desire to Help

Regardless of the countless obstacles that lie within our industry, there is a truth that remains at the end of the day for every independent pharmacist. When connecting with Ahmed Atallah, PhD, RPh, this truth became so effortlessly apparent… a desire to help. Fox Drug of Torrance, located in Torrance, CA, began their vaccination journey… Read more »

Community healthcare provider: a persistent way-maker

When times get tough, people, organizations, and communities truly show what they are made of. It can confidently be said that Pinon Family Pharmacy of Farmington, New Mexico, is made of unceasing determination and service. WSPC Board Member, Craig Burgess, PharmD, embodies the spirit of a community healthcare provider: a persistent way-maker going the distance,… Read more »

The Prescription Pad: The Community in Pharmacy

The true success of business. Community as it should be. These are the thoughts that come to mind when reflecting on the phrase “it takes a village” with a WSPC member in Fruitland, ID. Speaking with Trenton Jenks, PharmD, and owner of The Prescription Pad about recent vaccination efforts, truly defined these concepts to their… Read more »

Thank you, Members!

Thank you, Members! National Pharmacist Day and everyday!    

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 »