News & Advice

40 Years and Counting…

Sea View Pharmacy celebrated their 40th anniversary on September 16, 2017! Sea View Pharmacy is a family-owned, second generation business under the leadership of pharmacist Eugene Medley and his wife, Jennifer Medley. Jerry Medley, Eugene’s father, founded the operation in the 1980s. Eugene and the staff at Sea View believe it’s important to improve the… Read more »

Your Brand = CONSISTENT Customer Service

Customers care about consistency. Three experts share tips for building your independent pharmacy business, delighting your customers, and establishing a successful brand. According to, a brand is a “unique design, sign, symbol, words, or a combination of these, employed in creating an image that identifies a product and differentiates it from its competitors.” After… Read more »

Ensure Your Legacy When Buying or Selling Your Pharmacy

Thinking of retiring? Implement a succession plan several years in advance for a seamless transition. It’s just as important to have a profitable and smooth exit strategy as it is to have a successful business plan to open a new pharmacy or purchase an existing pharmacy. More than 37 percent of pharmacists were 55 or… Read more »

The Importance of Focusing on the Positive (or Opportunity)

Robbie Leark, PharmD, services three communities in Southern California. Burt’s Pharmacy and Compounding Lab is in Newbury Park, Plaza Pharmacy is in Thousand Oaks, and a third pharmacy on the way will service Westlake Village. Though each location offers different services based on the community they serve and size of the store, all patients have… Read more »

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ThoughtSpot 2018: Meet Our Featured Speakers

Timely information from Elevate Provider NetworkSM: ThoughtSpot provides a forum for independent community pharmacies to come together for practical and clinical education to help diversify revenue streams and grow their business. Our goal is to help attendees find growth opportunities and ensure they continue to be the healthcare destination of choice in their community. We… Read more »

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Host a Member of Congress in Your Pharmacy During Congressional Recess

Timely information from Elevate Provider NetworkSM: Make the most of upcoming opportunities to engage members of Congress while they are back home by inviting them to visit your pharmacy! Upcoming in-district work periods are currently scheduled for May 25-June 4, June 29- July 9, and July 27-Sept. 3. Since January, more than 20 members of… Read more »

Photo Left to Right: Beth Lea (ABC), Prescott Godwin (The Medicine Center Pharmacy), Mrs. Godwin, Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), Cindy Mincy, Bill Mincy (PPSC), Peter Kounelis (ABC), & Beth Mitchell (ABC)

Advocating Together on Capitol Hill-NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Summit

Portions of this article were provided by the Elevate Provider Network and the NCPA On April 11-12, Beth Lea, National Director of Managed Care for AmerisourceBergen (ABC); Peter Kounelis, VP of Elevate Provider Network; Greg Reybold, Director of State Government Affairs for ABC; and Beth Mitchell, Director of Government Affairs for ABC, attended the National… Read more »

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A Sneak Peek at ThoughtSpot’s 45+ CE and Certificate Courses

When you join us for ThoughtSpot in Orlando, you’ll have access to four days jam-packed with more than 45 Continuing Education and Certificate Courses for pharmacy owners, staff and technicians. Learn valuable tactics, tools and strategies you need to build your independent pharmacy business, setting you up for success in the years to come. This… Read more »

Recordings Now Available: CMS Star Ratings 2018 Webinar Series

AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy partnered with Mirixa, OutcomesMTM, and EQuIPP to host three webinars on Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs and their impact on Star Ratings, which in turn impact your pharmacy business. If you would like to review, or share with colleagues recordings are  now available. Webinar Date/Time Hosted By Registration Link MTM 2018: Driving… Read more »

Did You Know the Medicare Part D Program Is Open to Any Willing Pharmacy?

Peter J. Kounelis, R.Ph., Vice President Elevate Provider Network One of the fundamental provisions of the Medicare Part D program is that any pharmacy provider can participate in all Part D networks at the Standard Cost Share level, as long as they accept and meet each plan sponsors’ standard terms and conditions. This is applicable… Read more »