WICHITA — A new pharmacy is opening in the west-side space where Lindsay Pharmacy closed late last year.
“Our plans are to open a small, independent pharmacy here at 21st and Ridge,” says pharmacist Darren Davis.
His Davis Family Pharmacy will open next month in about 1,000 square feet near the southwest corner of the intersection.
“When this became available, I guess I kind of thought maybe I could reclaim that atmosphere … where service and customer relationships come first,” Davis says.
“I grew up in a small town working at a little, independent pharmacy, and that’s kind of why I went to pharmacy school.”
Davis graduated in 1997 and worked for Walgreens for eight years.
He left in 2004 and has since been working for a long-term care pharmacy that services nursing homes.
“It’s never really felt the same as working for a small, independent pharmacy,” Davis says. “I would rather make less money and be able to know the customers by name and enjoy my job.
“It’s the way I want to practice rather than having a corporation telling me exactly what I have to do and what I can do,” he says. “They call them chain pharmacies for a reason because you’re in chains and can’t really do what you want to do.”
Davis Family Pharmacy will accept most major insurance plans and offer over-the-counter medicines.