Ronnie owned the pharmacy down the street.
He was our pharmacist for 40 years.
We never got our prescriptions from anyone else.
And when my father’s COPD finally went end-stage, he helped us with the cost of his meds.
He was the model of what a pharmacist should be.
When I entered practice, I was fortunate my little town had another great pharmacy—with a great pharmacist.
If you still have an independent pharmacy, grab on with both hands and stay with them as long as you can, even if they cost you a little bit more.
The personalized service is well worth the cost.
If you don’t, try Amazon’s new pharmacy service, Pill Pack. It’s gotten a lot of press recently.
You send them your prescription and for the cost of your co-pays, you get all your pills in individualized packets organized based on the time you take them.
It too is a great service. I suggest you look into it.
Your pharmacy probably offers the same service, but it will cost you extra. Pill Pack doesn’t.
But if you still have a Ronnie in your life, stick with them.
He may cost a little more, but the connection is a priceless, rare jewel.