Highlighting the important role independent community pharmacists play in our national healthcare system.
Pharmacist: Robert E. Hartzell Jr., RPh., CCN
Pharmacy name: Hartzell's Pharmacy, Inc
City, State: Catasauqua, PA
Pharmacist's years of service: 48 years
What led you to a career in independent community pharmacy?
A community pharmacist and my mother
What makes your pharmacy standout from the competition?
We have a complete medical equipment company; supports therapeutic studing diabetic footwear, dietician and certified nutritionist.
What are your biggest challenges?
Mail order and competitive bidding
Describe a recent, rewarding experience with a patient:
Helping a patient with GI and digestive issues.
How has NCPA helped your business?
I attended many programs over the years. Many have helped me in learning about pharmacy and related programs.