Pharmacist Zachary Merry recently joined the staff at The Fulton Medicine Place, 360 W. First St., said Frank Badagnani, owner.
“Zach is a Fulton native who received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree this past May from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,” Badagnani said. “He had been a pharmacy intern with us since 2009 and was the perfect choice to add to our team to meet our growing business needs. We are delighted that this native Fultonian is back in his hometown serving his friends and neighbors.”
The Fulton Medicine Place celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012. Badagnani said that he and his wife and co-owner, Fran, have put down roots in Fulton since they moved here and opened their original 200 E. Broadway location in 1987. As a result of sustained growth, they relocated to their present W. First St. location, which is three times the size of the E. Broadway spot.
“During the past quarter century, we’ve grown from a corner drugstore to a larger location” Badagnani said. “In Dec. 2006, we opened a 1,900 sq. ft., 464 Main St., Phoenix location managed by pharmacist David Dingman. Dave purchased the Phoenix Medicine Place in 2011 where he is also seeing steady growth.
“In both Fulton and Phoenix, our goal has always been to bring back the community service pharmacy. People expect warmer, personal service than might be found at the national chains, as well as greater involvement in community activities. For example, I have served as president of the Fulton Lions Club and we also support local events like the Fulton Lions Club Duck Derby, and Catholic Charities’ Let’s Give For A Kid program.”
Badagnani said both Fulton and Phoenix pharmacies provide total healthcare packages with knowledgeable pharmacists, quality products, and personalized services. In addition, they fill Workers Compensation prescriptions and accept most insurance coverage plans. They maintain personal medication profiles, and will offer wellness programs such as health care screenings, and carry a variety of Leader Brand non-prescription products, which offer all the quality of national brands for up to 50 percent less. The Medicine Place is part of the Leader Network of more than 3,000 independent pharmacies. “This gives us the buying power of a chain while maintaining the personalized service of an independent store. We guarantee our customers quality, service, professionalism, and value,” said Badagnani. We look forward to many more years of service to both the Phoenix and Fulton communities.
For further information, contact Fulton Medicine Place at 593-8378.