How many years has Fox Drug of Torrance been in business?
Fox Drug was established in 1948, and we purchased it in 1988. We celebrated 30 years in November.
What has been the most significant change within your pharmacy over the past five years?
The most important change within our pharmacy has been our focus on improving our patients’ medication adherence.
What is your favorite part of owning an independent pharmacy?
My favorite part of owning a pharmacy is being able to change and respond to new challenges.
What role does your pharmacy play in your local community?
We are located in “old downtown Torrance” and participate in a lot of local activities. We are a member of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchant Association.
What makes you unique, sets you apart from your competition?
Being independent allows us to quickly respond to changes in the field of community pharmacy. Our response to some of those changes includes offering special Rx packaging, auto-refills and refill reminders, free local prescription delivery and charge accounts with detailed itemized statements.
What unique health needs do you have in your community?
Torrance is the third largest city in Los Angeles County. Our patient population consists of mostly seniors, so it’s important for us to offer heart and blood pressure management and a diabetes shop, and we have several immunizations on hand.
What does Locally Loved mean to you?
Not only am I married to a pharmacist, but also two of our children are pharmacists. We all manage our three stores in the South Bay as a group effort. We service a lot of families with second and third generations. Being local and Locally Loved means a lot. Word of mouth and referrals have helped us stay in business all these years, and hopefully will for years to come.
April 1, 2019