Published on April 05, 2019

Essentia Health expands pharmacy services to Pequot Lakes and Pine River 

Essentia Health is expanding its services to include pharmacies in Pequot Lakes and Pine River to better serve its patients.

“As a community health care provider, Essentia Health is continually evaluating the needs of our community and expanding services to meet those needs.” says Adam Rees, president of Essentia’s Central Market.

The transition of the two pharmacies from Lakes Area Pharmacy to Essentia Health is expected to be complete in June, Rees says.  The Lakes Area Pharmacies have been owned by local pharmacist David Parry. Essentia Health is proud to continue the presence of pharmacies in these communities.

Essentia Health pharmacies offer coordinated care to customers and have access to patients’ health history through their electronic medical records. Pharmacists can check for updates to prescriptions, look for potential medication interactions and make sure patients are taking the correct dose.

“We pride ourselves in taking the time to answer all of our patients’ questions and make sure they are getting the most appropriate and cost-effective options,” says Tim Cernohous, Essentia Health’s director of ambulatory care pharmacies.

Essentia Health pharmacies offer:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Safe medication disposal
  • Medication management
  • Monthly prescription service
  • Online refill requests
  • Mail delivery 
  • Flu shot and shingle vaccines
  • Custom medication packaging

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