Michael Varma

Welcome New WSPC Team Member

Michael Varma Data Scientist, Business Insights and Analytics Michael is our resident WSPC Data Scientist (and self-proclaimed numbers nerd) who brings a wealth of business insights, analytics experience, and expert presentation skills to deliver clear and concise strategic initiatives to increase profits. He is adept at solving complex problems by identifying simple solutions that leverage remarkable… Read more »

Good Neighbor Pharmacy® Branding Seen by 40,000 San Francisco Giants Fans

The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Bay Area Cluster Group was the proud presenting sponsor of the July 7 Giants Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA.[1] The group shared GNP goodies as well as healthy messages with all 40,566 locally loved fans in attendance. The sponsorship included pre-event and game-day promotion, media… Read more »

Kerri Okamura

WSPC Regional Leader Kerri Okamura Featured by Good Neighbor Pharmacy® as a Pharmacy Pioneer

Kerri Okamura—RPh, Director of Pharmacy Operations, KTA Super Stores, CPESN® Hawaii Luminary, and WSPC Regional Leader—was recently recognized by Good Neighbor Pharmacy as an “influential female pharmacist inspiring change through collaboration and involvement.” Kerri is a pioneer for the current and future state of pharmacy. As the Director of Pharmacy Operations for KTA Super Stores… Read more »

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is Underway! Enroll Before December 7

Medicare open enrollment is now open and ends December 7. Beneficiaries have a chance to review coverage and make changes for 2019. Remember, our supplier Amplicare offers many products to assist with the plan comparison and enrollment process. As a WSPC member, you receive up to 45% off Amplicare’s monthly rates. Amplicare is also offering… Read more »

Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Ranks Highest Among Brick-and-Mortar Chain Drug Stores

On August 28, 2018, J.D. Power—a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, and data and analytics—announced that Good Neighbor Pharmacy ranks highest overall among brick-and-mortar chain drug stores, with a score of 903. GNP ranked highest 7 of the 10 years that JD Power has been performing The U.S. Pharmacy Study of customer satisfaction with… Read more »

2018 WSPC Member Survey

How Are We Doing? Take the 2018 WSPC Member Survey

Your valuable input is needed to help your WSPC Leadership and Operations Teams serve you in our mission to provide outstanding independent pharmacies with a competitive edge. Make sure your voice is heard by taking the survey before it closes on Monday, November 12. This is your chance to weigh in on the conversations that… Read more »

Congratulations

WSPC ThoughtSpot 2018 Reception

Thank you to our members, partners, guests, and associates for attending and supporting our reception this year at ThoughtSpot. Congratulations to our WSPC SONOS drawing winners!

Bob, Jeff and John at WSPC conference

Value Driven, Member Focused

Our business principle is simple: Value Driven. Member Focused. Western States Pharmacy Coalition (WPSC) was created by pharmacists for pharmacists to ensure outstanding independent retail pharmacies thrive in our ever-changing industry and continue to provide the highest-quality patient care. Our organization’s original operations intent remains the same: to work jointly with our members to share… Read more »

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 »

Passing the Torch

When it came time to pass the torch, Jack Silberstein, RPh ensured the legacy of his beloved pharmacy by keeping it independent.   Jack Silberstein, RPh owner of Grove Harbor Pharmacy in Garden Grove, CA recently retired in 2017, selling his pharmacy to Farzan Isfahani, PharmD, a fellow pharmacist and WSPC Member. On September 17,… Read more »