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Michael Muñiz: Revisited

When we last spoke with Michael Muñiz, he was growing his weight loss consultation program, helping patients navigate through Part D enrollment, and maintaining a lean inventory at his family’s pharmacy in Harlingen, TX. He was also gearing up to be a speaker at PioneerRx’s Connect 2018 conference, where he shared his insight on inventory…

How Independent Pharmacys can win at advertising and marketing

How to Win at Advertising and Marketing

Independent pharmacies are constantly accomplishing amazing feats that usually go without recognition. That’s why we love it when organizations like NCPA’s Innovation Center give pharmacies the opportunity to highlight all the wonderful things they’re doing. This year, NCPA awarded three PioneerRx users NCPA Innovation Center Excellence (NICE) Awards for their outstanding work, and we wanted…

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How to Win at an Interior Remodel

Independent pharmacies are constantly accomplishing amazing feats that usually go without recognition. That’s why we love it when organizations like NCPA’s Innovation Center give pharmacies the opportunity to highlight all the wonderful things they’re doing. This year, NCPA awarded three PioneerRx users NCPA Innovation Center Excellence (NICE) Awards for their outstanding work, and we wanted…

Is your Pharmacy NICE enough?

How to Win at Customer Convenience

Independent pharmacies are constantly accomplishing amazing feats that usually go without recognition. That’s why we love it when organizations like NCPA’s Innovation Center give pharmacies the opportunity to highlight all the wonderful things they’re doing. This year, NCPA awarded three PioneerRx users NCPA Innovation Center Excellence (NICE) Awards for their outstanding work, and we wanted…

Bridging the Gap. How Pharmacist eCare plans improve health

eCare Plans: Helping Patients Get Better

It is no secret that independent pharmacists are uniquely positioned to impact the health of their neighbors and patients as the most accessible health care professionals within the care continuum. Many pharmacists are heavily involved in their communities and the lives of their patients, often providing specialized care that transcends beyond the four walls of…

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Mike Matovich: Revisited

When we first met Mike two years ago, he was exploring creative solutions to combat profit losses at Stillwater Family Pharmacy, the store his family has owned and operated for three generations. Low reimbursements and clawbacks are problems all pharmacists are dealing with, and the general consensus is that PBMs are the enemy of community…

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Veterinary Compounding

Think your pharmacy’s care is reaching all members of the household? Think again. If you’re not offering veterinary medicine, you are missing out on a huge opportunity for your pharmacy and business. According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, around 85 million households own a pet. In 2017, pet owners spent…

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Featured Feature: Apple iPad Patient Counseling App

Does your pharmacy software system improve your patient interactions? PioneerRx pharmacies take advantage of the Apple iPad Patient Counseling application, which enhances facetime with patients. This add-on feature allows users to view drug warnings, manage adherence reports, and access patient information and medication history from the app. Because this is a mobile application, pharmacists may…

Vitamin A to Zinc

Vitamin A to Zinc

Over the last decade, more patients are taking a proactive approach to their health and wellness, especially as resources like the Internet have become more readily available. However, the knowledge these sources offer may not always be credible, and this is where independent pharmacies can step in and offer a valuable service to members of…

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Morgan Miller: Revisited

Last year, we journeyed to Alps Pharmacy in Springfield, MO, to meet Morgan Miller. She had recently undertaken the task as the Director of Specialty pharmacy for Alps, and since then, the program has grown to become a much-needed source of patient care for the community. Morgan acknowledges that the current state of the industry…

Deliver Wellness

With Amazon’s interest in the pharmacy industry, it was inevitable that prescription delivery would come into play. Known for Prime’s two-day shipping, everyone following the headlines wondered how Amazon would extend it’s delivery to the medical side. In June 2018, Amazon announced its purchase of PillPack, an online pharmacy that specializes in adherence packaging. Along…

Calling the Shots: Immunization Opportunities for Community Pharmacies

Immunizations. Although they’ve been around for hundreds of years, pharmacists have only been officially administering them since the first training group was organized in Seattle, WA, 1994. Since then, guidelines and requirements have expanded to allow pharmacists even more clinical opportunities with immunizations. Pharmacists are well-equipped to offer this niche service to their patients, which…

Innovative. Unstoppable. Leader. Blessed. Success. Disruptive. Tactical.These are the words PioneerRx’s first employees use to sum up this adventure that has greatly contributed to the success of independent pharmacy over the last decade.

Pioneers of Change

Innovative. Unstoppable. Leader. Blessed. Success. Disruptive. Tactical. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. These are the words PioneerRx’s first employees use to sum up this adventure that has greatly contributed to the success of independent pharmacy over the last decade. However, none of this would be possible without one simple, six-letter word: change. As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, our…

Just like pharmacy staff members, PioneerRx employees thrive as a team. Account Managers, Hardware, and Accounting Support all work together to provide answers and solutions.

PioneerRx Announces Support Teams

Just like pharmacy staff members, PioneerRx employees thrive as a team. Account Managers, Hardware, and Accounting Support all work together to provide answers and solutions. From the beginning of a pharmacy’s journey with PioneerRx, we pair them with an Account Manager who guides them through software training and any troubleshooting along the way. We are…

Featured Feature: RxLocal Website and Mobile Application

Thanks to PioneerRx’s pharmacy technology, patients have virtual access to their pharmacy’s services through a customized and branded RxLocal mobile application that is free for Apple and Android devices. Once logged into the pharmacy’s RxLocal app, patients may submit refill requests, view their profiles and insurance information, and create medication reminders to help with adherence.…

DeAnn Mullins: Revisited

Last year, we met DeAnn Mullins at Mullins Pharmacy in Lynn Haven, FL, who was in the midst of her term as President of the National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA). Her year of meetings, conferences, and speeches is over, and DeAnn is taking time to reground herself and reassess her pharmacy. However, the Florida-based pharmacist…

Is Your Pharmacy Secure?

Between the narcotics on the shelves and the sensitive patient information on your computers, pharmacies are potentially vulnerable businesses that may experience theft or fraud. You most likely have an alarm system and security cameras to protect from outside threats, which is a great start. However, have you considered the threats that don’t necessarily need…

Chris Cornelison: Revisited

When we first met Chris Cornelison back in the summer of 2016, he was the owner of two pharmacies in northeast Mississippi. His nutritional supplement line, Solutions Rx™, was just over a year old and already experiencing great success. Earlier this month, Chris partnered with his longtime friend, Bob Lomenick, to open another pharmacy in…

From Support to Success

In an era of technology defined by “one-click” ordering and overnight delivery, it seems that speed is the most important standard in today’s business practices. More businesses, however, are realizing that a positive experience and human interaction can go a long way toward customer satisfaction and longevity. Although consumers may request more electronic means of…

Become a Flu-Fighting Pharmacy

If you have noticed a sudden increase of patients filling prescriptions for tamiflu in your pharmacy, then brace yourself: flu season is nowhere near over. The H3N2 virus is a particularly severe strain that has escalated the flu from “regional” to “widespread” within weeks. As physicians deal with crowded waiting rooms and high patient demand,…

Bob Lomenick: Revisited

The new year is an opportunity to make a change. For Bob Lomenick, 2018 is the year to add locations, including a store he acquired from a retiring colleague. A conversion may seem simpler than starting a new pharmacy, but when he officially took over operations at G&M of Oxford on January 1, 2018, Bob…

PioneerRx Connects Pharmacists for Annual User Conference

As value-based, enhanced services become more prevalent, the healthcare industry is looking for solutions to well-rounded patient care. Innovative pharmacists are stepping in to break the mold of traditional care by collaborating with each other and other providers. Without it, independent pharmacists won’t thrive. As the industry continues to progress, it demands more pharmacists step…

The Journey to Specialty

Specialty pharmacy is another trending topic that the pharmacy industry is constantly discussing, and it’s becoming a more powerful player with each year. Specialty volume has grown to be 40% of the $450 billion pharmaceutical market, compared to 30% of the $318 billion market in 2012. With value-based care, community pharmacies are considering the possibility…

Michael Muñiz: Revisited

Over a year has passed since we met Michael Muñiz, a compounding pharmacist and nutrition expert, at Muñiz Rio Grande Pharmacy in Harlingen, Texas. At the time, Michael focused on offering health consultations and educational opportunities to his patients. Lately, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees have had a negative…

Amina Abubakar: Revisited

When we first met Amina Abubakar and her team two years ago at Rx Clinic Pharmacy in Charlotte, North Carolina, she was in the process of perfecting her clinical services and developing her role as health coach for her patients. Today, Amina’s business has expanded to a team of ten pharmacists at two thriving locations,…

About Face: Let’s Change Our Approach to Verbal Counseling

On December 15, 2016, The Chicago Tribune published its findings on an investigation that tested 255 pharmacies and their patient counseling practices. The study found that 52% of these pharmacies (both chain and independent) neglected to warn patients of potential drug interactions that could have harmful effects. The Tribune also found that the independent pharmacies…