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 from a family that owns multiple restaurants in Oklahoma, so she has grown up with an understanding of how to run an independent business. Annie explained, “I left Walgreens because I wanted to provide my type of customer service. I wanted my own business because it’s in my blood. I wanted to make my own rules and have more of a say in what I can do.”
When Annie was younger, her grandmother lived in China and was diagnosed with diabetes. Her grandmother refused treatment and didn’t know the steps and resources available to her, causing her to pass away from the disease. Experiencing this, Annie created a goal to get into the medical field to learn how to take care of and educate her family and elderly people in her community.
Annie and Don’s goal for their new pharmacy is to serve and educate the Chinese community, as they know what the community needs. They’ve already begun building strong relationships with the doctors in their building and plan to put a solid focus on adherence. During deliveries, Annie makes a point to meet with her patients in their homes to review their prescriptions and educate them on what is necessary and unnecessary to take.
2017 is a big year for Don and Annie. Not only is this the year that they’re opening their pharmacy, but they also have their first baby on the way due this November. Congratulations Don and Annie!