Headshot of Mike Douglas, PRh

Planting the Seed of a Cooperative Success: The Legacy of Mike Douglas, RPh

By Jerry Van Pevenage, RPh Michael “Mike” Douglas is a co-founder of the Tri-State Pharmacy Coalition, now named WSPC. He was also a Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Advisor and the former owner of Mike’s Medical Pharmacy in Newberg, Oregon. Mike was born and raised in Newberg, where he met his wife LaWauna and raised their… 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 »

Tim Cooper Nominated Councilor for the SW New Mexico Region at the New Mexico Pharmacists Association Meeting

Tim Cooper represented WSPC at the New Mexico Pharmacists Association (NMPhA) 2019 Midwinter Meeting where he participated in the board meeting and breakfast meetings. Tim was nominated Councilor for the Southwest New Mexico Region and serves as Councilor with a pharmacist. In this position, he is responsible for raising awareness for the New Mexico Pharmacists… Read more »

The Legacy of WSPC: In Memory of Bob Dominguez

By Jerry Van Pevenage, RPh EVP, Secretary, Strategic Initiatives Advisor, WSPC As one of the founders of WSPC, Bob Dominguez brought our family of pharmacies together. With Bob’s recent passing, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge Bob’s legacy here at WSPC and share the history of our coalition, which he was such a… Read more »

Let’s Continue to Grow and Expand in 2019: Message from John Bruce

As most of you may know, Bob Dominguez, our co-founder and first President and CEO, had recently been suffering from declining health. We are sorry to report that Bob passed away peacefully on the morning of March 17. Bob’s services and internment were held in Portland on March 25 in a small, private ceremony. Rest… Read more »