News & Advice

Success Story: The Apothecary Shoppe

The Apothecary Shoppe is an efficient, well-run pharmacy operating in metropolitan Salt Lake City, Utah. Owner Kevin Demass is an astute business man and pharmacist, eager for information and always proactive and engaged in the operation of his business. Kevin has participated in Business Coaching since 2010. Challenge When the clinic upstairs from The Apothecary… Read more »

Evolving Your Pharmacy Practice in an Era of Great Change

By Brad Tice, Incoming President-Elect of the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Times, October 19, 2017 The face of health care is rapidly changing as the entire industry evolves to a value-based care model that pays for quality and performance. What Does That Mean for Pharmacists? It means that pharmacists can finally move ‘beyond the script’… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Bainbridge Island Community Pharmacy

Owner: Mark and KC Tan Location: Bainbridge, WA Independent pharmacy returns to the picturesque community of Bainbridge Island. WSPC members Mark and KC Tan celebrated opening their second pharmacy in August. They have the unique opportunity to serve an island population with no independent pharmacies. Bainbridge Island, Washington, is located just across Puget Sound from Seattle…. Read more »

Meet Your New Western States Pharmacy Coalition Regional Leaders

WSPC is happy to introduce three new Regional Leaders to the team: Trenton Jenks, PharmD Regional Leader, WSPC Trenton Jenks received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Idaho State University in 2006. Trenton spent the first six years of his pharmacy career in a community retail pharmacy. For the past five years, Trenton has practiced… Read more »

Welcome New WSPC Team Members

We’re happy to welcome two new members to the WSPC team: Melissa Ellis Strategic Business Manager, WSPC Melissa’s love and passion for independent pharmacy began from her experience working at a local independent pharmacy on the Central Coast of California at the age of 15. She worked her way up to pharmacy technician, to store… Read more »

Send a Message in Your Voice to Med D Patients

Take part in a special one-time outbound calling campaign, available for Elevate Advanced Features members. Open Enrollment is underway and many patients are still unaware that they are due for a plan review! Many plans will implement significant changes in 2018 and it’s imperative that both you and your patients are certain that their medications… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Horton & Converse

Owners: Keith Lumpkin, President; Charles Lumpkin, Executive Vice President; and Matilda Lumpkin, Marketing Manager Locations: Los Angeles, CA, & Santa Monica, CA Horton & Converse pharmacies have been serving Los Angeles, California, since 1917. Today, the company is owned entirely by the Lumpkin family. Keith Lumpkin; his son, Charles Lumpkin; and his daughter, Matilda Lumpkin manage… Read more »

2017 Northwest Pharmacy Convention

By Jerry Van Pevenage, RPh, CIO & Member Communication, WSPC Western States Pharmacy Coalition was represented by Erica Willson and Jerry and Judie Van Pevenage at the 2017 Northwest Pharmacy Convention held in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, June 1–4, at the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Resort. The Northwest Pharmacy Convention is considered the premier annual meeting event for… Read more »

ThoughtSpot 2017: Advocacy In Action Panel Discussion

At ThoughtSpot 2017 AmerisourceBergen hosted an Advocacy in Action Panel Discussion. If you were not able to attend or would like to share the event with someone on your staff, we highly recommend listening to the recording and taking action. Below you will find additional information from AmerisourceBergen regarding the panel discussion. AmerisourceBergen is proud… Read more »