Located in the Hollyburn Medical Centre in West Vancouver, Hollyburn Medicine Centre Pharmacy is the second establishment (after Kerrisdale Pharmacy) that was launched by Michael Holyk and his son, Colin Holyk. The latter notes that its proximity to a wellspring of physicians and other professionals “is a good complement to our philosophy of providing hands-on, one-on-one service.”Customer convenience is the focus here, whether it’s the underground parking or the minimal wait for prescriptions. “Our goal is to deliver health care as professionally and efficiently as possible – simple as that,” says Colin Holyk.
At 1,600 square feet, Hollyburn is unusual for a medical centre pharmacy in that it has a fantastic front store full of diverse products. “Everything for your health care and personal needs,” notes Colin Holyk. The pharmacy itself provides a comfortable ambiance, which in turn is enhanced with the store’s open proximity to a lobby Holyk describes as “new, sparkling, and very inviting. People come to the medical centre to visit their doctors, buy medication from us and leave with no time wasted. But we certainly welcome them to browse, too.”
“We specialize in health education,” says Colin Holyk. “This encompasses a variety of services, from a simple conversation to a thorough medication review. And as is the case at Kerrisdale, we take great pride in being the family pharmacist to second and third generations of customers.” Hollyburn also extends its services beyond the store confines: a dedicated staff caters to almost 200 long-term care residents in the neighbourhood. “We’re old-fashioned in the sense that whatever it takes to deliver quality health care, we do it,” says Holyk.
Long Term Care Services
Hollyburn Medicine Centre Pharmacy is licensed by the College of Pharmacists of BC. The pharmacy manager is Cristina Alarcon. Pharmacy practice issues may be reported directly to the College of Pharmacists of BC via their website.
College of Pharmacists of BC Website