In these difficult times there is no one you can trust more than your community pharmacist.
In Cranbourne that is Truman Dang, who owns two pharmacies, one in Kingdom Drive and the other in Camms Road.
Mr Dang has owned the Park Avenue Pharmacy since 2014. His second pharmacy, 168 Pharmacy Warehouse, opened just over a month ago.
At 168 Pharmacy Warehouse, Mr Dang and his team dispense a full range of medications and offer free Webster packing.
“We offer prescription management and SMS reminders. We do free Medchecks and diabetes checks. We are a NDSS agent which means you can get your diabetes test strips and needles from us at minimum rate. We also keep a great range of vitamins and minerals, self care products, baby formula and offer flu vaccinations,“ Mr Dang explained.
“We understand customers want quality products and cheap prices. So please get your prescriptions filled at 168 Pharmacy Warehouse so you can save up to 50 per cent on prescriptions.“
Mr Dang qualified as a pharmacist in 2009. He studied at the Victorian Pharmacy College in Parkville, which is part of Monash University.
His father wanted him to be a chemical engineer, but a friend convinced him that pharmacy was a good job that offered him the chance to own his own small business.
Mr Dang bought his first pharmacy in Lygon Street, Carlton, soon after completing his degree.
“I like that I can be a health professional and a businessman. I like running my own business,“ he explained.
He says he enjoys working in the Cranbourne community getting to know his customers and their families.
“It is very rewarding. I get to see customers’ kids grow up. Whole families come into my pharmacies so you do get to know people and they know me.“
Mr Dang said his new pharmacy was convenient for people living in the Camms Road area allowing them to access medication and other health care products in their local neighbourhood.
“People don’t have to travel far and they can get their medication at warehouse prices every day,“ Mr Dang explained.
“A community pharmacist understands their patients’ needs and has the time to answer questions.
“We listen to customers and endeavour to achieve your needs.“
With winter approaching, Mr Dang encouraged customers to get their flu shot at 168 Pharmacy Warehouse.
“Everyone should get vaccinated,“ he advised.
Park Avenue Pharmacy is at 3-7 Kingdom Drive, Cranbourne. 168 Pharmacy Warehouse is at 2/106 Camms Road, Cranbourne. Both pharmacies are open 7 days a week.