Morrow County Hospital (MCH) Administrators, county officials and community residents welcomed Essentra Pharmacists at its business opening Dec. 6 at the MCH Cardinal Center Primary Care location on State Route 61 south of Marengo.
Essentra owner and pharmacist, Max Peoples talked about the importance of taking time with each customer and really getting to know them. He believes that it’s essential to take time with each person, to make sure they understand their prescription and to answer any questions they might have. Peoples along with Pharmacists Nick Newman and Jarrett Bauder look forward to serving the Marengo and Morrow County community.
Pharmacist and manager, Nick Newman said that in addition to filling prescriptions, Essentra has an over-the-counter section with vitamins, cold remedies, first aid items and other pharmacy needs. They will provide many services besides filling prescriptions including: Immunizations, medication synchronization (med sync), Pharmacy Genetic Testing, Medication Therapy Management, Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultations, Diabetic Education, Diabetic Shoe Fittings, Blood Pressure Screenings and Compounding.
The Pharmacogenomics testing is one of the newest services in which a swab of saliva is taken and sent away for genetic testing. This can give an individual an idea of whether a medication might be either beneficial or harmful. It can save people from unwanted side effects and can be a worthwhile investment for future health in taking medications.
Cardinal Center Developer, Jack Fishburn was pleased with the finished pharmacy. He credited Steve Denovchek with making a connection with Max Peoples after Pharmacist; Larry Hildebrand retired and closed the Marengo Your Rx Pharmacy.
Peoples had a long list to thank including: Jack Fishburn, The Morrow County Hospital, Morrow County Chamber of Commerce, Paul Hinkle and Hinkle Builders, Enoch Adkins Construction, Jon Matthews Electric, A&S Plumbing-Aaron West, Alum Creek Heating and Cooling, SA Communale Sprinkler System, Simply Flooring, Adkins and son Construction- Joney Adkins, Thomas Synthetic Plaster, Sure Signs, Fast Signs, Central Ohio Security-Richard Wiehe, Cardinal Family Dental, and Steve Denovchek. The Pharmacy is in memory of Karen Fishburn.
Store hours are Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed daily 12:30-1 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. noon on Sat.