October 1, 2019
How many years has Lone Star Pharmacy been in business?
Lone Star Pharmacy has been in business since 2015.
What is your favorite part of owning an independent pharmacy?
I am proud to offer our patients direct access to discuss their medications with our pharmacists at any time. That is part of the reason I chose this profession. I grew up here and now have the opportunity to help people in my community every day. There is no better feeling than helping people you have known your entire life. These people literally are my “Good Neighbors” – but also so much more than that as well. They are family.
What role does your pharmacy play in your local community?
We play many roles within our local community. We are proud sponsors of the Santa Fe Little League, where we provide all of the water to be sold and distributed and all proceeds are then used directly by the league toward maintenance, bills, umpires, upkeep and other uses to keep our kids involved. We also sponsor the Santa Fe education foundation, which is a non-profit organization for the Santa Fe Independent School District. Lone Star is also an active member of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and sponsors their Annual Awards Dinner and Gala. In 2019, we had the honor of being chosen for the Small Business of the Year in the Chamber, by our community. We sponsor the Santa Fe Athletic booster club, which includes multiple sports. We are also a proud and passionate sponsor of an organization called Team StrongWhenWeak. It was established by the community for a loved one diagnosed with ALS.
What makes your pharmacy unique?
One of the areas that sets us apart is our knowledge of our patients. Every person that walks in our door is not a customer, they are not a number, they are a familiar face or a friend. We know them, we know their kids, their pets, their recent vacations and we genuinely care about their response.
What does Locally Loved mean to you?
Locally Loved doesn’t just mean the community loves us: we love them and try and provide the highest standard of care possible. Locally Loved is a feeling that most pharmacists never get to experience, and trust us, we don’t take it for granted.