When it comes to your health care, you want more than just a pharmacy. Mathieu Maltais, the owner of City Drug for the past five and a half years, strives to ensure that City Drug is just that. Mathieu believes that anything that can be done in pharmaceuticals should be able to be done in his own store. Because of this not only does City Drug provide prescriptions, they also have nursing services, blood pressure clinics, nursing home services, home health care, and even specialty compounding.
City Drug is the first pharmacy in the region to offer specialty compounding. This allows them to create creams and pills from scratch, customized for the patient and their needs; just another way City Drug goes above and beyond to provide the best care for their customers.
How did you get started?
I started off working as a pharmacist. I loved pharmaceutics, but I always loved business too, and so when the opportunity to take over as the owner of City Drug came about, it seemed like the perfect way of melding the two.
What is the key to your success?
It sounds pretty simple, but I think the true key to success is hard work and perseverance. But above all, it’s important to pick the right staff. Without having the right people working for you, you can’t run a business successfully.
What should people know about your business?
They should know that our pharmacists are friendly, and that we all genuinely care about our customers and our patients. We will always do everything we possibly can to ensure that they get the best care humanly possible.