Westgate Drug

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

- Favorite Pharmacist

 

Even if you don’t take prescription medication, chances are you’ve benefited from the expertise of a pharmacist in some way, shape, or form.

Westgate Drugs has been named Favorite Pharmacist in the Clarksdale Press Register’s 2020 Reader’s Choice ballot.

“I just try to be a credible, accessible source of healthcare information and I try to take every individuals needs into consideration,” said Pharmacist Douglas Smith,

Most people don’t realize pharmacists are doctors, and they play a key role in the delivery of quality healthcare to patients. They answer many of the questions a patient might have about their medicine and prescription.

Westgate Drug has been helping people better their health for more than four years and looks to help their customers for many more.

Smith pointed to his co-workers – Traci, Kim, Sheri, Ginny, Nita and Jade – as a key part of what Westgate Drug does for the community.

“Everyone works hard at making Westgate a friendly, family oriented business for all,” said Smith. “We are proud to be an accessible source for healthcare information.

“We try to listen to our customers and if there is a need in the community we try to fill it,” said Smith. “This year we have started vaccinating due to Fred’s closing.”

Smith said he is proud to be a hometown pharmacist.

“I wanted something in healthcare because of the demand everywhere,” said Smith. “So one summer I went to work for Dr. Eddie Ellis at Haire Drug center and knew pharmacy was for me.”

Westgate Drug is located a t 1015 Lee Drive and can be reached at 662-627-7987 or via Email at westgatedrug@yahoo.com.