in your area. Not just that, but independent businesses are more likely to give back to local causes.
Often, the customer service is better since the employees tend to know the community.
Here are just a few benefits of supporting a community pharmacy:
- At independent pharmacies, owners have more flexibility on how to run the show. They do not have to worry about meeting corporate overhead guidelines The owners are more directly involved with the facility and changes can be made more quickly than they would when having to wait for approval from headquarters. For example, if there is a problem with the business systems, they can be discussed and fixed faster as a team instead of having to wait for a specific protocol.
- Since independent pharmacy owners tend to be more involved in the business, they also can hire staff their way. Many typically hire community members, keeping familiar faces behind the counter.
- Community pharmacies are often able to provide more attention to patients and spend extra time answering questions. They take pride in their services and keep the business dedicated to the needs of the patients they serve.
- Community pharmacies like Gatti Pharmacy genuinely enjoy the patient interactions, and many got into the business with the sole purpose of wanting to improve the health of a patient.