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“Pharmacist Trenton Jenks hadn’t been expecting to take over managing the operations of The Prescription Pad, the hard-working Good Neighbor Pharmacy that serves Fruitland, Idaho’s close, tight-knit community of 5,000 residents.” Then, the drugstore’s owner, looking to retire, spoke one of the most important sentences of Jenks’s life: “If you don’t buy us, we’re going to be closing our doors in just a few weeks.”

That wasn’t acceptable to Jenks. So he took on the responsibility of providing the people of Fruitland with the kind of attentive healthcare support they’ve depended on since The Prescription Pad’s predecessor, Ontario Pharmacy, was founded 111 years ago.

In addition to regular over-the-counter services, The Prescription Pad serves the community with immunizations, medication delivery, mail-out service, a convenient drive-through window, free consultations, and more. Speaking of the pharmacy’s compounding services, local veterinarian Dr. Lindsay Norman offers her appreciation: “They’ve provided for me things I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do.”

“Building relationships is one of the most important things we can do,” Jenks says. The Prescription Pad’s patients are its neighbors, he says, but even more than that: “They’re our family. And that environment is what’s growing our business.” And it’s why they were nominated as a finalist for 2016 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year.

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