Now Celebrating 30 Years of Superb Pharmacy Service!
Posted on July 9, 2014 09:00 am CDT
It was a Monday July 9, 1984 when Nebraska-native pharmacist Jerry Popek ventured out on his own to open his new business, a locally-owned independent pharmacy in Springfield, Missouri. He had an idea in his mind of a pharmacy where the customers would easily be able to talk with their pharmacist... where the pharmacist and pharmacy staff knew their customers' names... where the customer's pharmacy needs were completely taken care of by a caring pharmacy staff. Today, 30 years later, that idea is still alive and well. Medicine Store Pharmacy is excited to celebrate 30 years of superb pharmacy service in the Springfield area!
"While attending pharmacy school, I knew that someday I wanted to open my own pharmacy. I envisioned a pharmacy where I could talk to people one-on-one. By listening and learning about their health concerns, I could use what I had learned to help them. I graduated from pharmacy school in 1978 and went to work for a chain store, then a hospital, then an independent pharmacy, all of which gave me valuable experience. But I still had the desire to open my own store. In 1984, at age 30, my dream of owning my own pharmacy came true. With the help of a friend who was willing to take a chance on me and loan me the start-up money, The Medicine Shoppe opened its doors in Springfield and filled its first prescription on July 9th, 1984. My goal was to serve my patients and customers to the best of my ability. Over the years, I have carefully built a staff that shares those same goals. We are here to serve you. Thank you to all of my loyal customers: past, present and future." Jerry Popek, Owner, Medicine Store Pharmacy
After 21 years of service, The Medicine Shoppe changed its name to Medicine Store Pharmacy still offering the same great services. The Medicine Store staff consider it an honor and priviledge to serve Springfield and the surrounding area. We appreciate every single customer who has helped make this pharmacy what it is today. We believe that excellent customer service is the key to our success and we look forward to serving our customers for the next 30 years... and beyond!