One question we hear from our clients is that they don’t know what a pharmacy does. Here is a bit more information on what this type of retail shop is and why Ely Drug is your top pharmacy in Bowling Green.
Pharmacies Sell Prescription Medications and More
The most commonly known reason to go to a pharmacy is to purchase prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and other medical supplies.
Pharmacies are heavily regulated and must follow certain governmental guidelines for recordkeeping, dispensing of controlled substances, and much more.
Common Non-Medication Services Offered at Pharmacies
Of course, dispensing medication isn’t the only thing a pharmacy does. In many cases, these locations often offer other services including:
- Providing individualized consultation on medication use
- Flu vaccinations
- Helping advise patients on managing minor conditions that don’t require further medical attention (i.e. cuts, scrapes, colds)
- Recommending some alternative or homeopathic products
At Ely Drug, we also take things a step further by offering non-medical items like homemade fudge and other delicious snacks and drinks.
Additionally, we offer services including balloon inflation and photo printing to make life a little easier.
Why Choose a Local Pharmacy?
There are many reasons to choose a local pharmacy, but we like to think our outstanding customer service is the top reason why Bowling Green residents keep coming back to us.
Not only do we offer personalized service that you can’t find at the larger chain retailers, but we are also your friends and neighbors. By spending your money in our shop, we can keep these funds inside our local community.