If you don't know Rye Beach Pharmacy on Forrest Avenue across from the entrance to Rye Playland, you are missing part of Rye.
You are also missing the most knowledgeable crew of any pharmacy you have ever stepped into. If you are frustrated with CVS, Duane Reade and the chains inability to provide any real guidance, wander into Rye Beach.
The pharmacy just scored a profile in Retail Merchandiser:
"In business for more than 65 years, Rye Beach Pharmacy is a full-service, family owned pharmacy that has served its community since 1946. Today, the company is an independent pharmacy that specializes in patient counseling, compounded medications for humans and pets, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), nutritional supplements, natural health products, custom fitted stockings, homecare aids and customer service….
Located at 464 Forest Ave. in Rye, N.Y., Rye Beach Pharmacy’s facility stands at more than 5,000 square feet and encompasses more than three floors. Its staff includes more than 50 full and part-time employees, with at least six registered pharmacists on-site every weekday to answer any health questions. The company also has a presence in Rye at the Westmed Medical Group’s facility at 1 Theall Rd.
While most other independent pharmacies in its market have faltered over the years, Rye Beach Pharmacy has maintained its place in the market. The company has been able to succeed where others have failed by offering fair prices and filling niches…
One of the niches where the company is established is in compounding. Rye Beach Pharmacy has a state-of-the-art prescription compounding lab equipped with a Class 10,000 clean room, laminar flow hood, and many other high-tech machines. The company’s trained compounding specialists are members of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) and work out of the facility’s 1,200-square-foot lab. Rye Beach Pharmacy currently concentrates its customized medication efforts on BHRT, weight loss, age management and veterinary needs….
Another aspect of Rye Beach Pharmacy that helps to set the company apart from its competitors is its natural product department. Run by Ronald May, a registered pharmacist who specializes in nutrition, Rye Beach Pharmacy can devote time and resources to individual herbal and product information requests. In fact, Mr. May can be found at any time in the aisles helping customers.
Home care is an additional niche for Rye Beach Pharmacy. Patricia Stokes, the company’s homecare manager and certified fitter specializes in compression stocking fittings and has a vast knowledge and expertise with homecare products. She can special order products for customers with unique needs."