West Side Pharmacy: Helping a non-pharmacist open a community pharmacy
When Kristen Godfrey, a sports therapist, heard her friends and neighbors complaining about the community’s pharmacy closing and selling their prescriptions to the nearby chain pharmacy, she wondered what it would take to open a new community pharmacy. What would it take for her to do it? She found Independent Rx Consulting online and after speaking on the phone and visiting our headquarters in Dayton, decided we could help her figure out the intricacies of pharmacies while respecting her vision for her business. Kristen opened West Side Pharmacy in the summer of 2014 with our guidance. Our approach was to make it like working with friends: supportive, helpful and a company that had her best interests at heart. Today the store is profitable - and providing her expansion opportunities into a large group of wellness facilities.