Meadow Valley Pharmacy is going to open a satellite pharmacy in Alamo. Dr. Adam Katschke, owner operator of the pharmacy in Caliente said it will be called Pahranagat Valley Pharmacy and be operated by Laticia Prince, a licensed pharmacy technician, pending her approval by the state board.
The store is to be located on Broadway in the space that formerly housed the KQLN radio studio. Interior remodeling has been going on for a couple of months.
Katschke said, as a telepharmacy, he and the other pharmacists in Caliente “will be able to check everything off via webcam.” Patient counseling will also be possible by the webcam.
He thought the building will likely not open before February, “because the state pharmacy board has to give us their final approval and that won’t be until sometime in January.”
Locating a pharmacy in the Pahranagat Valley is due, in part, Katschke said, “to the high level of support we have from the people of the valley, we want to make it a little more convenient for them.”
He added, a pharmacist from Caliente will visit the Alamo store three or four times a month to give immunizations.
The computers at the store will be able to track and meet the state and federal pharmacy requirements and regulations, and also be able to process insurances on site. “We will also be able to receive electronic prescriptions, and store all the information in the computer, per Medicare guidelines,” said Katschke.
The store will also have a number of over-the-counter products, plus display racks of cough and cold medications, and many other items.