Dec. 11—The Medication Shoppe was voted the Finest Pharmacy for the seventh consecutive 12 months within the Better of the Jamestown Space.
“We’re actually pleased with that,” mentioned Matt Perkins, proprietor of The Medication Shoppe. “We work exhausting to maintain our sufferers wholesome and glad, and we do no matter we are able to to accommodate them.”
Thrifty White Pharmacy on tenth Avenue Southeast and Thrifty White Pharmacy positioned in Hugo’s Household Market have been the opposite finalists.
Perkins grew to become the proprietor of The Medication Shoppe on Oct. 1. He mentioned sufferers have had good experiences on the pharmacy and he hopes that continues.
“Hopefully when individuals can are available in they will see a smiling pleasant face,” he mentioned. “I attempt to preach to our workers that affected person service is at all times tops on the record.”
Whereas Perkins is the proprietor, he’s nonetheless accessible to sufferers.
“The proprietor is correct right here on a regular basis versus a corporate-type scenario the place it’s exhausting to get solutions generally,” he mentioned.
What units The Medication Shoppe other than different pharmacies is having a constant workers, Perkins mentioned. He mentioned sufferers know pharmacists shall be persistently current.
“I feel that goes a good distance with individuals’s consolation,” he mentioned. “They (sufferers) know what they’re getting once they come to us. We try to be as environment friendly as attainable to make issues handy for individuals.”
He mentioned having a drive-thru window is a pleasant function for The Medication Shoppe. He mentioned 70 to 80% of enterprise is completed by way of the drive-thru window.
“Ever since COVID that basically shot up,” he mentioned.
The Medication Shoppe has 13 workers who’re very important to the pharmacy’s success, he mentioned.
“With out the workers, there is no such thing as a retailer,” Perkins mentioned. “We deeply worth our workers. We predict that they’re glorious. Each single certainly one of them performs such an enormous half in what we do.”
Being a brand new proprietor, Perkins mentioned he doesn’t need to repair one thing that isn’t damaged. He mentioned the largest change individuals will see at The Medication Shoppe is a brand new part-time pharmacist, Molly Rachel, and Ashley Haugen, a technician in coaching.
Perkins, who has been at The Medication Shoppe for greater than 9 years, mentioned he has gotten to know a majority of the sufferers who come to the pharmacy. He plans on being on the pharmacy and seeing sufferers as usually as he did earlier than.
“Folks know what to anticipate,” he mentioned. “It isn’t anyone they do not know coming in and taking up. I feel individuals really feel fairly snug seeing me round.”
Perkins mentioned he’s out there anytime by telephone or in particular person to handle any questions or issues that somebody could have.