Home & Wellbeing

Meet Roger from Pharmacy 777

Tell us about your pharmacy:
Our pharmacy was previously a Friendlies Pharmacy and due to a recent sale of our franchise we are proud to be a Pharmacy 777.   

At Pharmacy 777 we are passionate about making a difference to our customers quality of life. We do this by having our pharmacists being readily accessible on the front counter talking to customers and supporting them with positive health outcomes. When you come into our pharmacy you will always have an expert pharmacist to talk to.

We have a strong alliance with HBF Health Insurance which further benefits our customers and by working together we can achieve some good health outcomes for everyone in the community.

Some of our personalised health services include, health checks, weight loss program, sleep apnoea services, medication packed weekly for customers and of course our very popular flu vaccinations. We also have a great delivery service. Simply keep your scripts on file and ring us before 1pm for same day delivery.

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What is your position at Pharmacy 777 and how big is your team?
I am the pharmacist owner at Pharmacy 777 and together with my pharmacy colleague Graham we have 40 years experience each in helping customers. The rest of the team is run by Kim and includes very experienced staff many of whom I have had the pleasure of working with for many years.

The staff are just as passionate as me in helping our community to be a better, healthier place to live.

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What are the most popular products and services right now?
We regularly focus on health topics within the Pharmacy 777 group that will benefit everyone in the community.

Our current focus is Heart Health.  

We are promoting our very informative Health Checks supported by HBF. We feel these are a very important tool in preventing health problems later in life. It may be a few very simple lifestyle changes that will reduce your chance of developing diabetes or heart disease or other related diseases in the future.

Simply book your 20 minute Health Check online now at our website pharmacy777.com.au.

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What is the most unusual or funny request you have had from a customer?
We take every question seriously but probably the most unusual request which made me smile was when a customer asked me “Do I swallow this pessary before or after food?”

How long have you been in the pharmaceutical industry and what inspired you to pursue this career?
As mentioned before I have had 40 years experience in the pharmacy industry, primarily in retail pharmacy. I have always had an interest in health and thought pharmacy was a great way to help people and give advice to improve peoples lives. Over the years I have seen some amazing health transformations and it has been exciting to be a part of that transformation. I have also learned that it is never too late to start a lifestyle change and small things can make a big difference to ones health.

Everyday we deal with hundreds of health issues from dressing cuts, burns and grazes, to giving advice on complex drug issues. It is the variety that makes it interesting.

We have some great characters in our community and we always find time for a chat and a laugh whenever possible.

What is the best part about your job? 
The best part of the job is definitely talking to customers... but it is helping them with their positive health outcomes which is the most satisfying and enjoyable part of the job. If we are unable to help we will always refer our customers on to someone who can, usually their doctor or some other health professional if appropriate.

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When you’re not at the pharmacy, what do you like to do in your spare time?
When I’m not working in the pharmacy you will probably find me on the golf course chasing 9 or searching for a little white ball. Put it this way, it’s a nice walk!! The rest of the time I’m a taxi driver to my kids. Like many parents!

What makes Ocean Keys Shopping Centre a great part of the community?
I have been a pharmacy owner at Ocean Keys for over 20 years. Ocean Keys Shopping Centre has grown and developed into an integral part of our community. It services all the needs of the people in our community in a professional and well run centre. They have a strong customer focus and want to make your shopping trip to the centre a fun and enjoyable event.