A Letter from Steven Chang, owner and pharmacist of Steveston Medicine Shoppe
I admit, I never thought I would ever own a pharmacy. When I was a student of pharmacy school, I was also a student intern at one of the big box pharmacies. My plan was simple: stay with the company until I graduate, obtain my license and work for the company.
However, seeing customers and their prescriptions being pushed through like an assembly line there, I realized it was not what I was called to become. I believe even when we call our customers by their first names, it makes an immediate positive impact on their health.
10 years and after calling many customers by their first names, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner for our patients, doctors, and communities in Steveston. We have been there sharing our customers' joyful and sorrow moments. I believe the best is yet to come.
In the last 3 years, we have taken the initiative to become the leading provider for compression stockings and prescription compounding. Through these movements, we have fulfilled our mission to impact more customers in their every walk of life.
Our partnership with various high schools in Richmond (McMath, McRoberts, MacNeill, Burnett, Steveston-London, RCS) also allow us to showcase pharmaceutical care to high school students who are interested in becoming pharmacists or working the the healthcare field.
Steveston Medicine Shoppe will continue to strive to give the best to our community through our everyday operation with a can do attitude and providing commonsense knowledge in prescriptions, prescription compounding, compression stockings and nutritional supplements. We will also continue our volunteering effort in the community centres' wellness clinics and free educational health awareness programs.
If I have not personally thanked you for supporting us and entrusting us in giving you care in medications, THANK YOU, and thanks for reading,