You can hardly drive a couple of miles through Columbus without tripping over at least half a dozen big chain pharmacies. With that kind of coverage, you may think you're locked into the "meat market," one-size-fits-all service of big chain stores. Fortunately, you really do have access to a terrific community pharmacy, owned locally and devoted to your well-being. Have you ever experienced the difference? If not, here are the best three reasons why you should shop local when looking for a pharmacy.
1. If it Can't Be Found, We'll Make it for You
A compounded prescription is one made from scratch. For a variety of reasons, the chain pharmacies no longer offer compounding. If you have special medication needs that can't be found elsewhere, you can always get them at a local compounding pharmacy. We work with your doctors to formulate the exact type of medicine you need in exactly the right potency. If you need oral medication, we can even add flavorings to make the doses less repugnant, possibly even tasty. Where standard pharmaceutical factories only produce limited options, compounding pharmacies more than make up the difference.
At Arena District Pharmacy, we have a state-of-the-art compounding clean room facility to make sure your special medicine meets or exceeds regulatory safety and potency requirements.
2. We're Always Happy to See You
Have you ever walked into a chain pharmacy and the only time anyone acknowledges your existence is when it's finally your turn to step up to the counter? Most chains need to sell a high volume of prescriptions to remain profitable. Unfortunately, corporate bean counters also prefer the least amount of staff possible. One sick call that day, and you could stand a long time in line. It also might explain why you rarely see the actual pharmacist, and the counter clerks seem hurried.
At a local shop, we have the time and interest to not only greet you but to remember your name. We get busy, too, but we always have time for you and your questions. We'll take the time to go over your medications with you and help you understand what they do plus how and when to take them.
3. We Belong to Your Community
Independent pharmacies don't worry about creating chains to smother the country. The owners live and work in your city to provide you the personal attention you can't find from a large retail outlet pharmacy. Like you, we are real people, not faceless corporations. When you buy your prescriptions at an independent pharmacy, your money stays close to home, helping our local economy to thrive.
Independent, local pharmacies offer many more benefits than those mentioned above. If you feel your medications could serve you better if only the dosages and delivery systems were tailored to your unique physiology and situation, come talk to us. To get an idea of what you're missing by using the nearest chain store, you should bring your next prescription to Arena District Pharmacy.