July 1, 2021
How many years has your pharmacy been in business?
Boyt Drugs has been in business in downtown Metuchen since 1948. Our current ownership purchased the store in 2007 and has had 13 wonderful years so far at the same location.
What has been the most significant change within your pharmacy over the past five years, and how has it helped you serve your patients better?
The two most significant changes to our pharmacy over the past five years have been immunizations and curbside service. We started curbside pickup about five years ago. It was a big success and became even more helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last few years, we have also increased the number of vaccines that we provide, helping us grow into a vaccine center. During the pandemic, we combined our curbside service with vaccinations, and we have given a very high number of vaccine shots to our customers in the safety of their own cars.
What is your favorite thing about being a pharmacist?
I really enjoy forging relationships with our customers. I have known many of them for 13 years now. Pharmacists are an integral part of a patient’s healthcare and are usually the most accessible provider. It feels good to be able to be there for my patients when they need me.
What makes your pharmacy unique?
Our customer service makes our pharmacy unique. Our whole team takes pride in offering the best service possible to every guest that walks into the store.
What do you think your patients love most about your pharmacy?
Patients love the friendly, family atmosphere we have at the store. Everyone is welcome and appreciated. We know our patients by name. We are part of the community, and we feel the town considers us part of their family.
What are your favorite ways to get involved with your community?
We are a proud member of our Chamber of Commerce. We try to be involved in as many local events as possible, either physically or by providing donations. We hold vaccination clinics at our senior center, schools, local businesses, and fire department.
What does Locally Loved mean to you?
Locally Loved means that we are appreciated for what we do for our local community. Metuchen is a fantastic town, and we are very fortunate to be in a community that loves and respects us to no end. The feeling is mutual, as we respect, love, and appreciate everyone that walks through the door.