Owning a pharmacy has been a very personal and rewarding career for Evelyn Johnson of X-Tra Discount Drugs — one of the oldest independent pharmacies in Zephyrhills currently celebrating its 30thyear.
“We truly care about our customers, and are proud to have been providing friendly, professional services for so many years,” said Johnson, who is a pharmacist and owner of X-Tra Discount Drugs.
The pharmacy opened in1989, and Johnson’s focus on personal service has never changed.
“My staff and I know our customers by name, and are always available to answer questions or help them find a product they need,” said Johnson. “For us, quality care means more than just prompt filling of prescriptions — it’s about providing personal care and the attention every customer deserves.”
One of the extra things Johnson does for her patients is setting up pill packs that are organized by day and week.
“People just love them because it is easy for anyone to make a mistake. Our packs are organized by color, day of the week and time of day, so there is no confusion about what pills to take, and when to take them,” said Johnson.
Johnson stresses that pill packs are not just for people with memory problems.
“Anybody can forget when they are taking multiple medications. It’s a big relief to have your pills organized, so you don’t forget to take them the way your doctor ordered,” she said.
In addition to prescription drugs, X-Tra Discount Drugs also offers a full line of high quality, all natural vitamins and supplements, and a full line of over-the-counter medications.
Aids to daily living, also called durable medical equipment, are one of the store’s most popular lines. Dozens of helpful items are available, including toilet extensions, sitz baths, walkers, canes and crutches. The pharmacy also stocks a large selection of leg and knee braces, wrist supports, support hose and wound care items.
“This equipment that allows people to remain in their homes as they age, and helps while recovering from hospitalization and surgery,” said Johnson.
Customer Ernie Amos has lived in Zephyrhills for nine years, and shops at X-Tra Discount Drugs for medical supplies for his wife, who is paralyzed.
“The staff here is very helpful and provides great service. If they don’t have an item I need, they get it for me,” said Amos.
And when Amos’ order comes in, X-Tra Discount drugs will deliver it to his home.
“When you come to our pharmacy, you’ll be able to count on dependable care from a knowledgeable pharmacist. We take the time to get to know you and your unique health needs, and welcome you to stop by or give us a call today,” said Johnson.
XtraDiscountDrugs.com • 813-788-7885
6953 Gall Blvd. Zephyrhills (corner of Gall Blvd/US 301 & Daughtery Rd.