Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blue Ridge Pharmacy celebrates 10th anniversary with Open House July 16th

In 2005 Todd Tamplin and Dean Clayton purchased PSA Beverly Hills on Tunnel Road and embarked on developing Blue Ridge Pharmacy into a community based, customer centered retail pharmacy and premier long-term care pharmacy….    

Move forward 10 years: Blue Ridge Long Term Care Pharmacy is now operating out of it’s third location; a state of the art 12,000 square foot facility, with service reaching sites from WNC to beyond Raleigh.  As for sites down east, Blue Ridge Pharmacy opened a second long term care pharmacy in November of 2014 to provide better access to our facility partners in the eastern part of the State.   To address growth in our retail operations, plans are nearly complete to start construct on our new and enlarged retail pharmacy and clinic on Fairview Road.  With a new identity, SONA PHARMACY + CLINIC will extend our services into new areas and become more of a Community Pharmacy operation. 

You’re Invited To Attend

Blue Ridge Pharmacy’s

10th Anniversary

Open House


DROP IN 2:00PM-6:00PM

Food & Libations Provided by Parkway Bistro

(Lite hors d'oeuvres served from 2-4 ** Heavy hors d'oeuvres served from 4-6)

Door Prizes, BRP Swag Giveaways
Grand Prize - 4 tickets to Rascal Flats in concert at Charlotte PNC Amphitheater

On March 22, 2005, owner operators Todd Tamplin and Dean Clayton PSA Beverly Hills Pharmacy and renamed the icon, Blue Ridge Pharmacy to represent the beautiful area we live in.  They spent years learning the intricacies of the long term care pharmacy industry before they began servicing facilities from the current location on Tunnel Road in Asheville.  Their experience working with major national brands of long-term care providers helped them develop their own, client-based approach.  Starting BRP as a neighborhood pharmacy with long-term care services attached, they have grown the coverage area statewide in less than 10 years and recently opened a second long-term care pharmacy in Cary, NC to better serve our clients. 

BRP is dedicated to all areas of pharmacy care in skilled nursing, assisted living, family care, retirement communities, foster care, and private schools, with dependable, accurate and swift fulfillment of needs.  BRP helps to create a tailored service plan for all of tis clients and facilities.

By design BRP has retained all aspects of their operations from filling, billing, and medical records, to delivery.  Client facilities have come to rely on BRP’s service seven days a week, with 24-hour emergency pharmacy services each day of the year.  On-site compounding and IV admixtures are USP797 certified, and BRP pharmacists are skilled in therapeutic interchanges, as exacting attention is paid to each prescription.  In addition, clients have a choice of specialized compliance drug packaging, electronic medical records, and same day processing of new admits.

Due to steady and controlled growth, Blue Ridge Pharmacy now has four distinct ways to serve their clients; (1) A retail store east of downtown Asheville offering prescription delivery free of charge within Buncombe and Henderson Counties; (2) A satellite pharmacy located in Hendersonville, focused on door to door prescription delivery; (3) The close-door pharmacy serving extended care facilities throughout North Carolina; and (4) their newest innovation, Blue Ridge Access.

Blue Ridge Access is a collaborative pharmacy program with a focus on patients that have complex medication regimens who are at increased risk for compliance concerns and medication related hospitalizations.  The Access team works directly with physicians and other healthcare professionals to identify and refer high-risk populations.  The goal is to be a resource to medical professionals in order to improve patient outcomes.  As a benefit, patients enjoy better health. 

Owners Todd and Dean expect additional growth to continue with the additional pharmacy location in Cary and expansion within Western North Carolina.  They have carefully cultivated this growth not to strain services to existing clients.  “Our model is simple, and has served us best.  Always stick to the basics in customer care; clean medical records, accurate billing, and on-time delivery.  If we miss the mark in those areas, nothing else matters.”

New on the horizon, during the next 12-18 months Blue Ridge Pharmacy will moved from the present retail location on Tunnel Road, nearby to 805 Fairview Road; once the site of Burger King in the Oakley Plaza.   Upon completion, a newly designed and innovative community pharmacy concept will emerge offering a more clinical type atmosphere than that found in “big box” chain pharmacy’s.   “As our footprint has enlarged, we have found it necessary to develop a larger space that can accommodate the growth we have been fortunate to experience.   We are very excited about what the future holds for our company”.

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