How We Measure Up: Being an Independent Pharmacy in 2019

How We Measure Up: Being an Independent Pharmacy in 2019

When my Great Grandfather Harold Kester ran the pharmacy back in the 1950s, there were about 10,000[1] people in living in Naperville. Residents had three pharmacy choices: Oswald’s, Albrecht’s or Naperville Pharmacy. If you were new to town, you most likely chose where to get your prescriptions filled through word-of-mouth. The only source for local…

One-Stop Post-Op Shopping

One-Stop Post-Op Shopping

One-stop shopping has become a staple of American life. Big box stores like Walmart, Walgreens and CVS offer huge inventories so you only need to make one stop. No matter how big the box stores get, however, they can’t have everything. A great example is big box stores having small inventories of post-op or post-surgery…

Green Alternatives for Plastic Bags and Wrap

Green Alternatives for Plastic Bags and Wrap

Do we have any loyal Ziploc bag or Saran Wrap fans out there? My family is loyal to Ziplocs and Saran Wrap but lately, I’ve been wondering about the impact that all of this plastic has on our environment. I try to be as kind to the Earth as possible but I have a lot…

New Year’s Resolutions from Your Pharmacist

New Year’s Resolutions from Your Pharmacist

That time of year is here again—the time when people start thinking about what they want to change for the new year. Two of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make each year focus on the desire to save money and lose weight/get in shape. These resolutions sound great; who wouldn’t want to achieve…

A Message From Bill January 2019

A Message From Bill January 2019

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2018 was a good year for you and that 2019 will be even better. Here in the “Ozzie Family” we had a great 2018. We expanded our staff, item selection, and our community outreach. We added a bunch of fun and exciting merchandise like Chala purses and handbags, Duke…

A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing A Wheelchair

A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing A Wheelchair

You have just been discharged from the hospital and are going to need a wheelchair for a while. One of your parents needs a new wheelchair to get around at family events. A wheelchair for disabled customers visiting your office would be a great thing to have. If any of these situations sound familiar you…

Chicago’s Largest Home Medical Equipment Selection

Chicago’s Largest Home Medical Equipment Selection

Medical supplies and equipment can be difficult to find when you’re in a hurry. Online shopping has made finding specific items easy, but these items can’t always be shipped quickly. If you need a specific item yesterday, what are your options? The answer to this question: Shop local! Local small businesses are more likely to…

Great Holiday Gifts on a Budget

Great Holiday Gifts on a Budget

This year we’re making it pretty easy to check off every box on your Christmas list and then some.  For my December blog, I decided to put together a little budget gift guide. Holiday Gifts Under $10 For those inexpensive gifts that still say you care (5 bucks and under) these items are a steal:…

Behind the Scenes: What Does a Pharmacist Do?

Behind the Scenes: What Does a Pharmacist Do?

Whenever someone asks me what I do for a living and hear that I’m a pharmacist, the follow up is what do I do all day besides “putting pills in a bottle.” I completely understand why people ask this question. Before I got into pharmacy, I thought all that happened behind the counter was pill-counting…

How to Rent a Wheelchair

How to Rent a Wheelchair

The need to rent a wheelchair can arise at almost any time. Injuries, accidents, surgeries, and visiting relatives are all common situations that may require a wheelchair for a short period. Where can you get a wheelchair for a day or two? You can always ask around—friends or family may have an old wheelchair in…

A Message From Bill December 2018

A Message From Bill December 2018

The holiday season is here again! The older I get the more nostalgic I am for the idealized memories of holidays past.  As I picked up the family Christmas tree  last week, I started thinking about shopping for a tree in town back in the sixties. I have fond memories of what must have been…