When Michael Allen opened his 1,200-square-foot Ingram Clinic Pharmacy in Duncan in 1997, he lost no time stocking it to the rafters with everything from first aid items to compression stockings, with services encompassing home care and bone density testing, plus three other pharmacists, four technicians and three staffers.
With unmistakable pride, Allen summarizes what this cornucopia of riches means to customers: “You visit my store and you’ll get consultation, you’ll get counseling, you’ll get all the answers to your questions and all the solutions you’ve been looking for.”
Like his long list of services, Allen believes there’s no such thing as having too many products. “Again, it’s our duty considering we’re located in a medical building and our customers drop by with all sorts of needs,” he says.
Accordingly, Ingram has a vast array of home health care items, products for asthma and diabetes sufferers, vitamins, supplements – with each and every product accompanied by the friendly advice and expertise of Allen’s colleagues.
• A comprehensive selection of medicine and vitamins • First aid supplies • Home health care items
Allen is bullish about the volume of services he provides. “We own our own bone density testing machine that checks for osteoporosis,” he says. “And we’re big on home care. Because I own a nursing franchise [We Care Health Services], we’re able to dispatch nurses into the community to provide in-home care and other aid.”
Despite its small size, Ingram also has two certified surgical stocking fitters on hand, as well as oxygen tank replacement and after-hours service. “It may be surprising how much we offer, but really it’s our duty to be as complete a pharmacy as possible,” says Allen.
Ingram Pharmacy is licensed by the College of Pharmacists of BC. The pharmacy manager is Michael Allen. Pharmacy practice issues may be reported directly to the College of Pharmacists of BC via their website.