Pharmacist Spotlight: Erick Axcell

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Erick Axcell. Erick is the owner of Jayhawk Pharmacy and Jayhawk Pharmacy West in Lawrence, Kan. He shared with us why he decided to become a pharmacist, what makes independent pharmacy so rewarding, and some of the experiences he’s gained along the way.    When did you realize that you…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Greg & Lisa Flax

This month’s spotlight features Greg and Lisa Flax. Greg and Lisa are the pharmacists and owners of G&L Health Mart Pharmacy in Ness City, Kan. and Rush County Health Mart Pharmacy in La Crosse, Kan. They shared why they decided to become pharmacy owners and how that has resulted in numerous relationships being formed over…

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Independent pharmacies continue to serve Kansas communities

As the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, independent pharmacies in Kansas continue to find ways to serve the patients in their communities. Independent pharmacies – often the primary source of health care in rural Kansas communities – have begun adapting to the ongoing challenges prevented by the coronavirus. Many have closed their entrances to…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Traci Lanning

Our October spotlight features Traci Lanning of Lanning Pharmacy in Marion, Kan. Traci shared with us why she became an independent pharmacist, why the job is so rewarding, and why she is proud to work for her community.    When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? I always knew I wanted…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Nancy Milledge

Our September spotlight features Nancy Milledge of Clearwater Pharmacy in Clearwater, Kan. Nancy shared with us how the patients in her community make her job as an independent pharmacist so rewarding.   When did you realize you wanted to become a pharmacist?  I don’t ever remember a conscious decision. I worked as a “soda jerk”…

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Celebrating Independent Pharmacy Champion Pete Stern – Part One

With Currus CEO Pete Stern retiring this fall, we take a look back at what brought him to the world of pharmacy and some of the accomplishments the organization saw under his first decade of leadership (1990-99).    Where are you from? I was born in Houston, Texas. What brought you to Kansas? I came…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Kechia and Daren Reese

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Daren and Kechia Reese of K’ and D’ Pharmacy in Arkansas City, Kan. They spoke with us to share why they love working in their small town and what they find most rewarding about working in independent pharmacy. When did you realize you wanted to become a pharmacist? Kechia: I…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Brett Horyna

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Brett Horyna of El Kan Drug in Liberal, Kan. Brett shared with us his journey to becoming a pharmacist, what he loves about his job, and advice he would offer future pharmacy owners.    When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? My roommate in college his…

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Pharmacy Feature: Midwest Family Health

This month’s spotlight features pharmacy owner Stacie Ricker. Stacie has been the owner of Midwest Family Health Pharmacy and Home Care for 13 years with locations in Phillipsburg, Plainville, Russell, and Smith Center. Kan.   What do you find most rewarding about working in independent pharmacy? I believe that life is about making a difference…

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Delivery Service Nothing New For Independent Pharmacies

Recently, CVS announced that they would be offering same-day prescription delivery nationwide. This news comes approximately one year after announcing that they would be offering one and two-day shipping for $4.99. This “new” service will cost $7.99. However, to independent pharmacies across Kansas this is nothing newsworthy to them. For years independent pharmacies have prided…

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