Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Created The Image of Medcare Pharmacy

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / November 9, 2014

Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Can Create a Success Image Glenn Dowdy, pharmacist/owner of the three Medcare Pharmacies along the North Carolina/South Carolina border is candid about his pharmacy operation success: "Automated pharmacy dispensing effected my pharmacy operation image. It's about customers understanding how you complete customer service. We are about fast, efficient and accurate medication delivery. Our RxMedic ADS ensures this. My customers like to see "Javier" working---they know him just like our other human resources". Read more

Only A Matter of Time Till Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Supports Success

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / November 10, 2014

Located at 139 East Main Street, between South Powell and Mill streets, exists a pharmacy that started in 1920. Smith's Drugs and its companion businesses (Smith's Vital Biocare and Smith's Medical Equipment Supplies) occupy nearly a full block in downtown Forest City, North Carolina. To area residents, Smith's Drugs is a landmark. Read more

Convenient Care Pharmacy: Multiple Locations with Automated Dispensing Systems

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / November 10, 2014

Success in Numbers in Moultrie, Georgia Ever been to Moultrie, Georgia? Moultrie is approximately 25 miles from the Georgia-Florida border in central southern Georgia. It's only 40 miles from Tallahassee, Florida. Read more

Pharmacy Success In A Shrinking Playing Field

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / October 1, 2014

Do You Feel the "Caring" When Entering a Pharmacy? It's always exciting (Yes...each of us has different endorphin "rushes" when spending time with our colleagues in pharmacy) to visit highly successful independent pharmacies which have been in existence for over 50 years. Read more

Risk and Reward Go Hand in Hand

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Dispensing Medications or Dispensing Our Knowledge? “We put everything we are into every patient we service. Growth has occurred due to serving to the extreme our patient/customers. Today’s largest challenge is not quickly dispensing medications---rather dispensing our knowledge. Few pharmacies operate with this philosophy and few pharmacy school graduates enter their first positions with this awareness. Taking risks is almost an impossible consideration for new graduates and entrenched pharmacies with most independent pharmacist owners today due to their prior decisions. Rewards for the risk to be taken are typically not factored into the next opportunity (challenge)?” Read more

Seventy Five Years YOUNG With Automated Pharmacy Dispensing

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / October 3, 2014

Remember 1939? Larry Irwin, pharmacist-owner of the Elk Pharmacy in Elkin, North Carolina is a successful independent pharmacy owner. This pharmacy has been in the Irwin family for 75 years. Yes, the pharmacy began in 1939, located in downtown Elkin on...as you might expect...Main Street. Where were you in 1939? Read more

Stress, Holidays and Almased®: The Dieter’s Opportunity Triad

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / November 5, 2014

Is Stress In The Air? With various Holidays forthcoming...if you are like me...you begin to think of those fabulous special dishes we only create once or thrice yearly. What's your ticket to ride? Candied yams? Pineapple soufflé? Salted caramel pecan pie (a Southeastern US favorite)? Read more