Minden pharmacist opens shop in Dorset
By Lee Ross
Published Jan. 24, 2019
The Dorset Pharmasave opened its doors on Jan. 8, much to the delight of the people of Dorset. Peter Meraw of Minden has always loved driving through Dorset on his commute to some of the relief pharmacy jobs he worked, and he noticed the Health Hub with a retail building across the road. When he looked in to it he found there was no pharmacy in Dorset so there was an opportunity there.
Currently the pharmacy’s hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and staffs three part-time employees, with Peter there full time.
Patients looking to transfer prescriptions can do so by letting the pharmacy in Dorset know and they can contact your current pharmacy and request a transfer. Typically the patient’s profile is transferred the same day. The only exception is narcotics, they cannot be transferred.
Peter says the goal is to build this into a profitable small town pharmacy with a reputation for providing a great service for the community. He also mentions they have a good working relationship with the Health Hub and have plans to implement some patient focused pharmacy programs for the Hub, such as clinics for chronic lung disease and smoking cessation.
Dorset Pharmasave is a full pharmacy with about 2,000 square feet of retail space. If they don’t have something you need, they can usually get it in within 24 to 48 hours.
The pharmacy is located on Main Street across from the Dorset Health Hub. Stop in and say hi the next time you’re in town!