NAPLES, FLORIDA (October 3, 2011) – Physicians Regional Medical Group, a strategic affiliate of Physicians Regional Healthcare System, announced the grand opening of its first full-service community pharmacy. This retail pharmacy is a convenient addition to Physicians Regional – Pine Ridge and is located on the campus at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. The Physicians Regional Medical Group Pharmacy will provide added convenience to patients, delivering medications onsite as part of the usual hospital discharge process. Patients upon discharge no longer have to commute to another pharmacy and wait on getting their prescriptions filled. Mail service also is available at no additional charge.
The pharmacy also is beneficial in that it functions as an extension of the hospital and the physicians’ offices. The pharmacist can quickly contact a patient’s doctor should there be a question with the medication prescribed and the pharmacy staff can contact patients if there are insurance authorization issues or potential interactions between medications.
“We are delighted to open this retail pharmacy not only for our patients but also the Southwest Florida community in general,” said Todd Lupton, Chief Executive Officer of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. “Our goal with this new pharmacy is to extend the excellent care patients receive at the hospital and assist in their continued treatment.;
Physicians Regional Medical Group Pharmacy accepts most major prescription insurance plans and Medicare Part D. The pharmacy is conveniently located on the 1st floor of the clinic. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.