Steen, Sharon

Sharon Steen is the Pharmacy Owner of Central Pharmacy in Santa Monica.

The True Value Of A Community-Based Pharmacy

By Sharon Steen

California continued budget problems place even the most vital of services to cuts, with health care being a prime target. The need to make cuts is understandable, but if new rules for health care services are put in place without fully understanding their impact, California taxpayers, patients and consumers could all be hurt.

I have owned Central Pharmacy in Santa Monica for nearly 20 years. As a pharmacy that specializes in compounding medicines and hormone replacement therapy, the scope of our interaction with patients goes far beyond filling a prescription. The Central Pharmacy team is trained in the intricacies of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and how they will affect the patients who frequent my store. I know and meet the individual needs of my patients in a very specialized and personalized way.