News & Advice

From left to right: Matt VanBuskirk, PharmD; Aaron Nakken, PharmD; Angela Hoff, Pharmacy Tech; Amber Roper, Pharmacy Tech; Bronson McBride, Pharmacy Tech; and Gary Nakken, PharmD, Owner.

Member Spotlight: Salmon Pharmacy

Salmon Pharmacy: Orem, UT Owners: Gary Nakken, PharmD, and Colleen Nakken Gary and Colleen Nakken own and operate Salmon Pharmacy and Premier Care, a long-term care pharmacy. Both are near the Provo River Canyon in Orem, Utah. After a successful career of owning and managing several pharmacies, husband and wife team Gary and Colleen bought… Read more »

Special Discount: Owners, Managers, Staff Pharmacists and Technicians can save $150 on NCPA Annual Convention Rates!

Join other successful community pharmacists for peer-tested solutions to boost your bottom line, reduce costs, and bring new patients into your pharmacy. The NCPA Annual Convention, Oct. 14-18, 2017 in Orlando, Fla., offers ideas and solutions that translate into profits with our three dimensions of programming. Plus, attendees can access more than $94,000 in savings with hot deals… Read more »

From left to right: Desiree Williams, Pharmacy Tech; Linzey Culver, PharmD; Alicia Godkin, Operations Manager; Marisa Guizio, Pharmacy Tech; and Jessica Stevens, Pharmacy Tech.

Member Spotlight: Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe and Foodland Drug

Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe and Foodland Drug: Juneau, AK Owners: Scott Watts, RPh, and Gretchen Watts Good Neighbor Pharmacy® expands to Juneau, Alaska. Scott and Gretchen Watts own and operate two independent pharmacies, Ron’s Apothecary and Foodland Drug, in the picturesque southeastern Alaskan community. Their pharmacies embody the meaning of a true community pharmacy, and Scott… Read more »

The Top Five Things to Get Right When You Buy a Pharmacy

By Robert Leark, PharmD, WSPC Board Member You’re considering buying a pharmacy. Congratulations on this exciting next step! Here are the top five important considerations when navigating the purchase process. #1 The Confidentiality Agreement The sale of a business is confidential. As the buyer, you will need to review many financial and prescription records and… Read more »

Bright Plaza Coffee

Finding Success with the Perfect Partners: Dana and Toby Porter

Owners: Dana Porter, MBA and Toby Porter Dana and Toby Porter have lived their lives in the family business of pharmacy. Though neither is a pharmacist, they have found their niche in pharmacy by surrounding themselves with the best and brightest in pharmacist partners. They own five stores in Southern California with their pharmacist partners…. Read more »

Pharmacare at Straub Medical Center From left to right: Gregory O’Malley, Jessica Young, Tina Acopan, Jaqueline Lim, and Robert Lau, pharmacy manager Yukumoto, Pharmacy Manager).

Pharmacare Hawaii

Pharmacare Hawaii: Oahu, HI Owners: Byron Yoshino, PharmD, President and Rick Sakurada RPh, Executive Vice President Director of Community Pharmacy Services: Brandy Shima, PharmD Marketing Manager: Marc Inouye Pharmacare’s roots began to grow when it was founded in April 1927, known then as Yoshino Drug Store. Years later in September 1959, current President & CEO… Read more »

NCPDP Profile Expansion-Complete Your Profile Sooner than Later!

NCPDP is waiving the $250 fee for Pharmacies that update their NCPDP Profile in 2017. To take advantage of the fee waiver, and keep your credentialing up-to-date, Elevate highly recommends that you complete the following steps by September 30, 2017: Visit the NCPDP Profile Portal. Login with your previously assigned username and password Note: If… Read more »

Leif Holm

Front End Advice from the Great #AlaskaApothecaryAdventure

Leif Holm says that, like pharmacies everywhere, he is dealing with shrinking margins. To combat this, he does everything he can to control costs: uses Elevate as his PSAO; and makes a concerted effort to find new ways to grow front end sales. North Pole Prescription Lab is an apothecary type pharmacy, so Holm has… Read more »


WSPC Annual Executive Board and Leadership Meeting

By Jerry Van Pevenage, RPh, WSPC Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer The executive board and leadership team met February 7- 9 in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the Annual Leadership and Membership Meetings. Among the topics discussed were strategic planning, financial reports, supplier updates, strategic business managers’ activity, and communication updates for WSPC members for… Read more »