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4 Reasons Why You Should Choose an Independent Pharmacy

You have undoubtedly shopped at a pharmacy chain before, and you know that your experience at a chain in New York City is going to be pretty much the same as at one you find in Topeka, Kansas. The same services, the same products — probably in pretty much the same location of the store.

And that is exactly why you should choose an independent pharmacy like Chancy Drugs.

1. Services designed for YOUR community

Whether you live in a large urban area or a small, rural area, you know that your needs are unique. Rather than offering the services and products some faraway corporate office dictates, locally owned independent pharmacies are free to offer what meets their community’s needs.

Examples of services offered at independent pharmacies like Chancy Drugs include:
Free medication delivery
Medicare Part D consultations
ReadyMed compliance packaging
ReadyMed medication synchronization
Flu shots and other immunizations
• Diabetes services
Medication therapy management (MTM)
• Medication flavoring

2. A pharmacist who knows your name

Why do pharmacists choose to be independent? Because customer service is important to them. Our Chancy Drugs pharmacists want to be free to spend time to get to know our customers. Being independent pharmacists gives them the freedom to serve our community and our patients, without being required to fit parameters and meet sales quotas. Our pharmacists are your neighbors, friends, even family. Which explains why independent pharmacies have been at the top of the list for customer satisfaction as ranked by J.D. Power in each of the last five years. Because in this digital age, when it comes to your health, the personal touch matters. Caring for you and about you.

3. Working for your community — because it’s theirs, too

Choosing your local independent pharmacy is supporting a locally owned small business, and that, in turn, helps your community. And like many small business owners, independent pharmacies are known for giving back, from offering education classes, to sponsoring their local Little League team, to donating to local charities.

4. Working to keep your healthcare affordable

It is easy to assume that chains offer better pricing based on volume, but research shows independents again come out on top. In fact, Consumer Reports sent secret shoppers to 150 different pharmacies to compare the pricing on five common prescriptions. From the independent pharmacies, the total cost averaged $107 for all five medications. Compare that to the three largest chains, who offered the same
medications at a range of $752 to as high as $928!

And did you know that an independent pharmacist is more than twice as likely to suggest a less expensive prescription option, and will even reach out to your physician to discuss the alternative? If you are looking for maximum savings on your prescriptions, talk to your local independent pharmacist.

We’re here to help

Chancy Drugs is an independent, locally owed Health Mart® pharmacy. We are proud to serve our community. Whatever your healthcare needs, we are here for you!

Transfer your prescriptions to Chancy Drugs today. 

1. J.D. Power: Health and Wellness Service Offerings, In-Depth Conversation with Pharmacists Key Drivers to Customer Satisfaction. Last accessed Sept. 4, 2019.
2. American Independent Business Alliance: 2018 Consumers Union Report Shows Independent Pharmacies Save You Big Money Over Chains. Last accessed Sept. 4, 2019.
3. Consumer Reports: Shop Around for Lower Drug Prices. better-drug-prices/. Last accessed Sept. 4, 2019.
4. American Independent Business Alliance: New Report: Community Pharmacists Beat Chains in Every Measure of Service. Last accessed Sept. 4, 2019.