Elmore PharmacyRed Bluff, California

"Serving Red Bluff, California, for more than 161 years

May 1, 2023

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 most significant change has been upgrading to PioneerRx. This has streamlined many things about our workflow, and they keep doing updates to make it even better.

What is your favorite thing about being a pharmacist?

My favorite thing about being a pharmacist is being blessed with the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life every day!

What makes your pharmacy unique?

We believe that we are the oldest ongoing pharmacy in California. We have a vast collection of antiques on display. Once, a patient brought in a bottle she found during a remodel of her home. Patients love to bring in bottles to add to our collection.

What do you think your patients love most about your pharmacy?

Our patients love that we know them by name; we know their families and what is going on in their lives.

What are your favorite ways to get involved with your community?

Every year I sponsor and support local events, including the kids sports programs, Future Farmers of America, and the Red Bluff Round Up. I get to see tons of people I don’t see often and enjoy a fun event!

What excites you most about the future of independent pharmacy?

I am excited to see us get back to our professional roots. I think the movement toward point-of-care testing, functional medicine, and nutrient depletion will remind patients that we do more than put pills in a bottle. This will solidify the importance of pharmacists in the minds of the community.

What does Locally Loved mean to you?

I know I am Locally Loved when a scared patient calls for the third or fourth time to ask the same questions about a new medication. Instead of getting frustrated, I smile — this is a testament to how much a patient trusts that you will be there to help them.

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