Local Pharmacy Continues Legacy

- Posted: 02/17/10
Medical Center Pharmacy, locally owned and managed in Quincy, continues offerings established November 12, 1976 by its original owner, R.L. Massey. Although Massey recently passed away in July 2009, his legacy continues through the endeavors of the current proprietor, Lynn Massey and a long-lasting team of four Gadsden County women: Jean Lett (eighteen years), Denise Holcomb (ten years), Maurice Quinsey (four and a half years) and Alma Sandoval (two years).

“I was fortunate to have Mr. Massey as a mentor for twenty-eight years of my pharmacy profession. He provided direction and support but above all he led by example,” stated [Lynn] Massey. “His loving care for people and his love for God provided the basis by which he lived his life. Whenever there is a doubt in my mind about choices today, whether pharmacy-related or related to living life in general, I default to the choice that I believe Mr. Massey would have made.”

Massey continued, “My pharmacy career has been rewarding both professionally and personally due in part to the wonderful customers and employees I have known and worked with through the years. This is not just a job but a family reunion on a daily basis.”

Prescriptions (both branded and generic), over the counter medication, diabetic supplies and a variety of braces, canes and walkers are among the primary products offered by Medical Center Pharmacy. Old time remedies such as turpentine, tincture and sweet oil are popular purchases. As a proud member of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy network, Medical Center Pharmacy is able to present competitive prices on prescriptions and other (household) items as well as provide the latest information and counseling on healthcare products. Gift items such as serving ware, collectible plate sets and angel figurines paired with the caring and attentive staff help make the pharmacy an easy and convenient one-stop shopping experience.

“I have been at Medical Center Pharmacy for ten years as an employee and as a customer for sixteen years before that,” said Holcomb, the registered pharmacy technician. “I have always been treated like my needs as well as my family’s were top priority. I didn’t need to go anywhere else.”

Holcomb also said she hopes to continue making every customer who walks into the pharmacy today feel the same way she felt twenty-six years ago.

Medical Center Pharmacy adjoins the two family practice offices of Drs. Carla Holloman and Gloria Ramos. Drs. Sterling Watson and Anthony Polk (dentists) and Chookiert Emko (family practice) are located within the same block. Patrons of these doctors’ offices and the pharmacy can also take advantage of the handy drive-thru window service.

Medical Center Pharmacy is located at 306 East Jefferson Street in Quincy and is a long-time member of the Chamber. Additional information about their services and products can be obtained by calling (850) 627-7595.