You Can Make a Difference!

Pharmacy TimesMarch 2019 Respiratory
Volume 85
Issue 3

Pharmacy franchise owners have more tools to improve patient care.

This article is sponsored by Cardinal Health.

Crunched for time? Stuck in a rut? Can’t take care of patients the way you want? We get it: there are a lot of things you’d do differently, if you owned your own pharmacy. Maybe it’s time you do.

“I was frustrated by the limited relationships I had with patients,” said Natalie Schwartzel, RPh, Medicap Pharmacy®owner in Lafayette, Indiana. “I was in the perfect spot—the right point in my career to go for it.”

A PLACE FOR BETTER PATIENT CAREAs the owner of a Medicine Shoppe® or Medicap Pharmacy® franchise, you can become the healthcare destination in your community.

Imagine making a difference with one of the greatest challenges in healthcare today: adherence. Think of all the patients who fail to fill their prescriptions... or forget to take them... or don’t finish the entire regimen as prescribed. Your patient doesn’t have to be one of them!

Our franchise model encourages owners to offer services like medi- cation synchronization and Dispill® compliance packaging. And medi- cation therapy management is a great example of how pharmacists can optimize treatment plans to help support better outcomes. In addition, patient care services like immunizations and point-of-care testing extend healthcare support beyond filling prescriptions.


Most franchise owners of The Medicine Shoppe® and Medicap Pharmacy® offer four or more patient care services in their stores.

As a franchisee, you have more affordable access to solutions that can help you make a difference


Join an elite, high-performing network of independent pharmacies known for putting patients first. Choose from two powerful brands—The Medicine Shoppe® or Medicap Pharmacy®— based on the community you’ll serve.

“It was clear I would be able to do what I wanted for our community, because Medicap Pharmacy® gave me step-by-step instructions and support,” Schwartzel said. “They have the people, resources and guidance to help you be successful.”

In fact, Medicine Shoppe® and Medicap Pharmacy® franchise owners get full business support that’s built to help you succeed. You’ll have an entire team at your side from the pre-opening experience including a new store checklist, to marketing, managed care and operational support. Plus, you will have a dedicated Franchise Business Consultant (FBC) to offer expert advice and guidance on running your business profitably and to help you introduce new patient care services that can boost Star ratings for your pharmacy.


If you’re ready to provide a higher level of patient care than you do now, it may be time to own your own pharmacy. Just as the right pharmacist can make all the difference to patients, the right franchisor can make all the difference to you.

For more than 45 years, we’ve helped pharmacists do what they want to do most: take care of patients. And while the business of pharmacy is complex, our mutual goal is simple: to fuel your passion for patient care and help you succeed.

Con Lane is the director of franchise development at Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. in St. Louis, MO. Con has more than 28 years of experience in franchise operations and has been granting franchises and opening stores for 25 years.

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