A common misconception that many people have is that bigger pharmacies are better. While "mom-and-pop" drugstores used to struggle in the past, these drugstores are steadily gaining ground as customers begin to recognize the importance of a personal touch. The next time you need to get a prescription filled, you should consider a drugstore that best suits your needs. Here is some information about what to look for when choosing a pharmacy.

A Good Pharmacist

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a drugstore is the pharmacist. Above all, the pharmacist of the drugstore you choose should be accurate in filling your prescriptions and should show you basic courtesy. Beyond these two essential components, an excellent pharmacist should also be able to offer helpful and knowledgeable information. Your pharmacist should always be willing to answer questions about your prescriptions or any over-the-counter medicines.

Once you form a good relationship with your pharmacist, they may also be able to offer you more personalized advice based on their knowledge of your health conditions and concerns. Your pharmacist should also be able to help you choose over-the-counter medications that won't interact with your treatment plans and prescription medications.

Ideally, not only do you want to have a good relationship with the pharmacist of the drugstore, but you should also feel comfortable with the store employees.

Location

Of course, location is one of the most important factors to consider. After all, keeping all other factors constant, a closer pharmacy is better than a drugstore that is farther away. However, there are several factors that may be more important than the distance you need to drive or walk to reach the pharmacy. For example, you want your prescriptions to be filled accurately and quickly, in a friendly and welcoming environment. 

If you're having prescriptions filled frequently, you can make the process easier by choosing the drugstore best suited for your needs. For more information about how to choose a pharmacy that is ideal for your needs and what to look for, don't hesitate to contact us.