A special kind of pharmacy
Sponsored Content - Mar 04, 2019 - Think Local

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(L to R): Adesh Vora RPh., Specialty Rx Solutions president; Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran; Jas Maan RPh., SRx Kelowna Pharmacy manager; Holly Gustavsson, lead pharmacy technician.

SRx Pharmacy is a new kind of health-care provider in downtown Kelowna.

While many other pharmacies are owned by corporations, SRx is pharmacist-owned. That gives patients assurance that their health-care needs are going to be looked after above all else.

“We’re driven by service—not profit,” says Jas Maan, RPh. and Pharmacy Manager of Kelowna’s new SRx Pharmacy.

SRx Pharmacy is an expanding chain that has locations from B.C. to Ontario. Their focus is on the customer, providing fast and personable service to patients.

The Kelowna pharmacy is located at 104-1360 Ellis St., right next to the library. Maan believes it’s a great location for many who live downtown or in the surrounding areas to get their pharmacy needs met by knowledgeable and engaging staff.

“We’re within walking distance of pretty much anyone in downtown, and we can easily transfer in your medications for you with a quick phone call,” Maan says.

You don’t have to leave your home, however, to patronize SRx Pharmacy, as it will deliver your prescriptions directly to your door. Maan and his team, which also includes registered technician Holly Gustavsson, also provide “blister packing,” which is separating your pills into when they need to be taken and making the process very easy to remember.

“It’s tough for anybody,” Maan says. “If you’re taking a medication you have to take twice a day and multiply that by several other meds, it can get hard to follow, and we can help with that.

“Things get missed, and therapeutic outcomes suffer. We can provide that blister packing service to make things easier, and we can bring it right to their home.”

SRx Pharmacy specializes in a variety of other services, including flu shots, vaccinations and even addiction counselling. It also does free medication reviews, where Maan or another specialized pharmacist will review any and all medications you’re taking to make sure they are working well together.

They are the pharmacy of the future.  They do all the traditional pharmacy work as well as provide specialized services including addiction therapy treatment.

One of their main focuses of specialty includes dealing with newer, more expensive forms of treatment. Although these treatments can have incredible therapeutic outcomes, they can be hard to get covered by BC Pharmacare and by private insurance plans. That’s where SRx Pharmacy steps in to help while also providing specialty counselling of these medications.

To keep things simple, here are some of the main services SRx Pharmacy has to offer:

• Filling any prescription from any Canadian prescriber
• All drug plans are accepted
• Free medication reviews from specially trained pharmacists
• Specialized addiction services (nicotine replacement therapy, opioid agonist therapy)
• Flu shots, vaccinations and travel medicine
• Free blister packing of medications
• Fast and friendly service from knowledgeable staff

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