News & Advice

Member Spotlight: Prime Formula Pharmacy

Owners: Don Han, General Manager, and Annie Lin, PharmD Location: Rowland Heights, CA Don Han and Annie Lin are the new owners of Prime Formula Pharmacy in Rowland Heights, California. During her time at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Annie interned at Walgreens, where she became a pharmacy technician and then moved on to become a pharmacist. She comes… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Gatlin’s Pharmacy

Owners: Michelle Gatlin, RN, and Terry Gatlin, RPh Location: Pratt, KS WSPC would like to congratulate Terry and Michelle Gatlin on their new independent pharmacy located in Pratt, Kansas. For the Gatlin’s, independent pharmacy embodies their commitment to community, service, and patient care. After working in a grocery store pharmacy, Terry decided to pursue his Working Professional… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Falls Drug and Hardware

Owner: Jim Hunter, RPh Location: St. Anthony, ID Community family pharmacy runs deep in the Hunter family. Jim Hunter, the owner of Falls Drug and Hardware store, has been practicing pharmacy for 48 years. “Like many pharmacists, I grew up in a pharmacy,” said Jim of his experience. His list of close family pharmacist members includes… Read more »

Dave Nelson Celebrates 50 Years at Sav Mor Drug

This year, Dave Nelson celebrated 50 years as a pharmacist at Sav Mor Drug in Twin Falls, Idaho. Dave has made every person who walks through their door, whether employee or customer, feel like they are the most important person in Twin Falls, something he says is what makes his store special. The survival of… Read more »

Two Pharmacists, One Goal

Ahmed Atallah and Tony Skelley have known each other for over 20 years, but wasn’t until eight years ago that Ahmed approached Tony about his interest in buying Skinners Pharmacy from Tony. At that time, Tony wasn’t ready to move on to his next chapter, so Ahmed requested, “When the time comes, let me know.”… Read more »

What You Should be Thinking About

WSPC is here to help ensure that we preserve independent pharmacy by connecting and maintaining independent owners. If you are thinking of selling your pharmacy in the next one, three, or five years, then now is the time to begin. Crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s will help you achieve a successful sale. Take… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Brewster Drug and True Value Hardware Store

Owners: Brian Johnson, PharmD, and Nikki Johnson Location: Brewster, WA Brian and Nikki Johnson are the third owners of Brewster Drug and True Value Hardware Store in Brewster, Washington. The combination pharmacy and store is a long-standing community pillar that serves the region’s unique community demographics and location. Brewster sits east of the Cascade Mountains on… Read more »

How a Focus on Their Front End Led Ojai Rexall Pharmacy to Success

Owners: Dutch Atchley, PharmD and Diane Atchley In a constantly changing industry, owners Dutch and Diane Atchley of Ojai Rexall Pharmacy in Ojai, California, have made it a priority to find areas in their business that can boost profitability. With declining prescription drug margins, Dutch and Diane looked to their front end to give them… Read more »

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 »