[Video] The Difference an Independent Pharmacy Makes on You and Your Community

Video Transcript

When you compare an independent community pharmacy to your everyday “big box” chain pharmacy, the personalized care and attention to your health is something that cannot be beat. At Smith-Caldwell Drug Store, one-on-one connections with our customers is really important, which you won’t find at “big box” stores. With us, you don’t have to drop off your prescription and come back hours later to pick it up. At our pharmacy, most prescriptions are filled in minutes. We even have a drive-through window!

But beyond the excellent customer service, an independent pharmacy also has a huge impact on not only your health and wellbeing, but the health and wellbeing of your entire community.

Think about how chronic disease has an impact on your community: Half of all US adults have one or more chronic health conditions. 1 in 4 have two or more. Conditions like arthritis, asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease—you name it—are sometimes more preventable than most people realize.

This is why the health monitoring and education you can receive at a community pharmacy can be a very powerful tool. When you regularly visit one community pharmacy, your pharmacist will know your health history, recognize problems with your medications, and offer you advice on living a healthy lifestyle.

At Smith-Caldwell, our pharmacy team can help you navigate your insurance plan, set up charge accounts and special orders for your medications, and even deliver your medications to your door.

Being healthy keeps you working, taking care of your family, and contributing to the local economy.

Community pharmacies can also do more than just fill your prescriptions: At Smith-Caldwell, you can get vaccinations, health screenings, and medical testing, too. You can prevent the spread of the flu and monitor your blood pressure all in one place.

Speaking of one place: Did you know that it is very dangerous to use more than one pharmacy to get your prescriptions filled? If every pharmacy you visit only knows about the prescriptions you get filled there, rather than all of the prescriptions you take, you are putting yourself at serious risk for medication errors. The different medicines you take could cause harmful interactions inside your body.

Make the switch to one pharmacy today. Learn more about your local community pharmacy, Smith-Caldwell Drug Store, at SmithCaldwell.com or call (501) 392-5470 now. We are ready to help you every day of the week!



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