Technology brings full service
pharmacy back to Atlanta
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[August 14, 2017]
- On Saturday, August 12, the new Atlanta Telepharmacy held a grand
opening and ribbon cutting.
There for the ribbon cutting were Atlanta City Council member Billie
Cheek, Logan County Economic Development Director Bill Thomas,
Pharmacy Tech Danita Gabbrants, and offsite Pharmacist Lloyd Mayer.
At the telepharmacy, an offsite pharmacist does patient counseling
by teleconferencing or videoconferencing. The pharmacist can also
review prescriptions this way. Also, once a month the pharmacist
will come to the telepharmacy.
The new service is owned by the company, Local Health. According to
the brochure, "Local Health believes access to a pharmacist, whether
in person or via telecommunications, is critical for residents no
matter where they are located. Our focus is on utilizing the best
available technology and resources to provide more convenient
pharmacy care to patients."
Atlanta Telepharmacy will carry both name brand and generic
medications, and hopes to tailor their stock to fit the needs of the
The offsite pharmacist is Lloyd Mayer from Waterman Pharmacy near
DeKalb, which is the hub pharmacy. Pharmacy Tech Danita Gabbrants
will be the on-site pharmacy manager.
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Doctors can call, fax, or electronically send prescriptions to
pharmacy and most prescriptions will be ready for pick up the same day.
Those who would like to transfer prescriptions can fill out an online transfer
request form at www.localhealthrx.com or call the pharmacy at 217-308-1021 to
let them know you want to transfer prescriptions.
Gabbrants can check to see if your prescription is covered by insurance and if
it is in-network for you. She looks forward to serving your pharmaceutical
The Atlanta Telepharmacy will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
to serve the needs of local residents.