BEST PHARMACY, Haymarket/Gainesville
The family-owned pharmacy offers first-rate services in a traditional retail pharmacy setting, and sells everything from over-the-counter and prescription medicines, to medical supplies and nutritional supplements. In addition, and maybe most importantly, GainesvilleRx is what’s known as a compounding pharmacy. For those unfamiliar with the practice, compounding medicine is personalization of prescriptions in which individual ingredients are mixed to the exact strength and form of dosage that is best for the patient.
Owner and Pharmacist Pal Kahlon said on compounding, “Some medication is not available on the market as a commercial product, so we have to make it, and when we do, the medication is precise to the patient’s needs.”
GainesvilleRx has a clear commitment to customer satisfaction, even delivering prescriptions to homes for free, which can be convenient for parents with small children or those who are ill or who have just had surgery and cannot drive. Its staff is also always available to answer questions, make recommendations, or help find what a customer is looking for.
As for general recommendations, Kahlon said, “Everybody should use probiotics once a day. I do it. Females and males, as they advance, have less calcium in their bodies, so you should take calcium supplements, or Vitamin D. In general, you don’t need supplements, only when you’re deprived of something should you be taking them.” If you’re wondering if taking supplements of any kind might benefit your health, the pharmacy offers free, expert consultations.
Although GainesvilleRx offers many western medicine options, it also offers a nice selection of holistic and integrative medicines, making it an incredibly well-rounded and convenient source for a variety of health care needs. Alka Deshpande, RH, serves as GainesvilleRx’s holistic consultant, and is happy to make recommendations and consult with customers on any wellness, herbal, or nutritional product.
GainesvilleRx Pharmacy is also very involved in its local community. Kahlon said he likes to support his Heritage Village associates, local schools such as Battlefield, and churches and temples, because “it’s my responsibility to give back to the community.”
With its myriad health care options and products, expert staff, and welcoming atmosphere, it’s no wonder GainesvilleRx was voted best pharmacy this year. Located at 7963 Heritage Village Plaza in Gainesville, stop in the next time you need a prescription filled or to browse its excellent selection of wellness and herbal supplements.
For more information on GainesvilleRx Pharmacy, visit the website at GainesvilleRX.com, and follow along on Facebook at @GainesvilleRx for specials, new product announcements, seasonal health care tips, and more.