Why We Love Our Local Pharmacy
Most of you who read this blog know that I am a small town girl. I love the atmosphere of our area and knowing people and being able to walk into stores, especially our local pharmacy and knowing our pharmacist by name.
We love going to our local Good Neighbor Pharmacy and not only getting prescriptions filled but also do other shopping and also having a pharmacy technician or the actual pharmacist there to ask questions if we have them about over the counter medications or prescriptions. I also love that they keep a very close eye on things to make sure there are no possible drug interactions when filling multiple prescriptions. This is essential sometimes especially for the elderly population in our community.
Something else that I like is that we can inquire about things such as Linzess cost and the costs of other prescription drugs. We have the ability to actually speak with someone in person and find out what things are going to cost and also check on local or national programs that help with the cost of drugs.
I also enjoy that when we bring in a prescription we are given the opportunity to wait for it to be filled on the spot. Our local pharmacy also delivers to our local nursing home and to people who are shut in and can’t leave home. This service is invaluable to the community and those who need prescriptions but do not have a way to leave home to receive them.
We are also lucky that our local pharmacy offers a great little selection of gifts and local products including an amazing donut selection that are made locally as well. Often while waiting for a prescription to be filled I find myself filling a small cart with products that I have to have including some of the most beautiful greeting cards to send to family and friends for any occasion. The best part of all is when I find those great little greeting cards our post office is right across the street to send them on the spot. Many times I have sat right in the pharmacy to address my cards and then slip into the post office to mail them.
Small town life has so many perks and this post has touched on just a few of them. Do you live in a small community or a larger city? Comment below and let me know why you like where you live. I would love to hear more about how other communities operate across the country.