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Page 10, The Saline Courier 2020 How-To-Choose Guide Sunday, August 9, 2020 How to Choose... the perfect pharmacy T he consolidation of chain pharmacies Does the pharmacy accept your prescrip- tion drug plan? Not every pharmacy will accept every insurance policy. Call ahead to inquire about the types of insurance they accept. Paying out of pocket will likely be a huge, unnecessary burden. If you have little to no coverage for your prescriptions, contact pharmacies to ask about prescription discounts. have all but eliminated drug stores of old. But there's differing benefits to develop- ing a relationship with either a local or chain pharmacy. Bryant Family Pharmacy strives to serve Bryant and the surrounding communities with fast, friendly, professional service and the highest-quality medicines and health products. You'll always work with somebody at our phar- macy who greets you by name, and our pharmacists take the time to counsel you and answer your questions. After your first visit to our pharmacy you will leave feeling like part of our family and trusting us to take care of yours! Visit us for all your healthcare needs! The big chains - Walgreens PHARMACY when you are dealing with an illness. Look for a business with conve- Most pharmacies have generic ver- sions of medications, some of which nient hours. Some cities even have all-night pharmacies that will fill your counts and generic drugs, you could prescriptions in a hurry. Usually, pharmacies that are tied to a corporate chain will stay open late. Smaller, locally owned pharmacies may be open during limited hours, but they tend to provide personalized plan. There are many options avail- service. No matter what pharmacy becomes that the pharmacy you select is will- your favorite, always know where you ing to work with your plan to cover can find a 24-hour location in case of may be available to you. Between dis- save lots of money. Seniors on Medicare should pay close attention when choosing a pharmacy. Ask locations in your area if they accept your Medicare Part D and CVS now offer 24- hour, drive-thru pharmacies and an array of services and goods from over-the-counter medicines, health and beauty products to convenient choices able on these plans. It is important in groceries and home goods -even wine and beer. And multiple locations mean you'll always be able to pick up your medicine in a pinch while traveling for business or pleasure, All that convenience can the medications you need. an emergeney. Service Location Customer service is another factor A convenient location will make when choosing a pharmacy. come with trade-offs, though. A big chain pharmacy may lack the personal touch of your local independent shop. Whether you're looking to try a chain pharmacy or trying to locate a good independent pharmacy, here filling prescriptions and purchas- ing medical products much easier. If you can find a store near your home, work or school, it will save Do the pharmacist and staff re- member your name? Are they happy to answer questions? Do you trust them? Finding a pharmacy staff that you plenty of time. It is very useful to is informative and friendly will make find a pharmacy that is minutes away, it easier for you to take your medica- think about. Availability in case you need help quickly. A pharmacy's hours of operation are a top factor for most people. Lim- ited business hours are not helpful tion. It may take some work to find a pharmacy that fulfills these criteria. are some things you may want to Drug Coverage Page 10, The Saline Courier 2020 How-To-Choose Guide Sunday, August 9, 2020 How to Choose... the perfect pharmacy T he consolidation of chain pharmacies Does the pharmacy accept your prescrip- tion drug plan? Not every pharmacy will accept every insurance policy. Call ahead to inquire about the types of insurance they accept. Paying out of pocket will likely be a huge, unnecessary burden. If you have little to no coverage for your prescriptions, contact pharmacies to ask about prescription discounts. have all but eliminated drug stores of old. But there's differing benefits to develop- ing a relationship with either a local or chain pharmacy. Bryant Family Pharmacy strives to serve Bryant and the surrounding communities with fast, friendly, professional service and the highest-quality medicines and health products. You'll always work with somebody at our phar- macy who greets you by name, and our pharmacists take the time to counsel you and answer your questions. After your first visit to our pharmacy you will leave feeling like part of our family and trusting us to take care of yours! Visit us for all your healthcare needs! The big chains - Walgreens PHARMACY when you are dealing with an illness. Look for a business with conve- Most pharmacies have generic ver- sions of medications, some of which nient hours. Some cities even have all-night pharmacies that will fill your counts and generic drugs, you could prescriptions in a hurry. Usually, pharmacies that are tied to a corporate chain will stay open late. Smaller, locally owned pharmacies may be open during limited hours, but they tend to provide personalized plan. There are many options avail- service. No matter what pharmacy becomes that the pharmacy you select is will- your favorite, always know where you ing to work with your plan to cover can find a 24-hour location in case of may be available to you. Between dis- save lots of money. Seniors on Medicare should pay close attention when choosing a pharmacy. Ask locations in your area if they accept your Medicare Part D and CVS now offer 24- hour, drive-thru pharmacies and an array of services and goods from over-the-counter medicines, health and beauty products to convenient choices able on these plans. It is important in groceries and home goods -even wine and beer. And multiple locations mean you'll always be able to pick up your medicine in a pinch while traveling for business or pleasure, All that convenience can the medications you need. an emergeney. Service Location Customer service is another factor A convenient location will make when choosing a pharmacy. come with trade-offs, though. A big chain pharmacy may lack the personal touch of your local independent shop. Whether you're looking to try a chain pharmacy or trying to locate a good independent pharmacy, here filling prescriptions and purchas- ing medical products much easier. If you can find a store near your home, work or school, it will save Do the pharmacist and staff re- member your name? Are they happy to answer questions? Do you trust them? Finding a pharmacy staff that you plenty of time. It is very useful to is informative and friendly will make find a pharmacy that is minutes away, it easier for you to take your medica- think about. Availability in case you need help quickly. A pharmacy's hours of operation are a top factor for most people. Lim- ited business hours are not helpful tion. It may take some work to find a pharmacy that fulfills these criteria. are some things you may want to Drug Coverage