Coffee Meets Care - How One Pharmacy Brewed Up Success

Coffee Meets Care - How One Pharmacy Brewed Up Success

Chris Schaffner, a pharmacist and cancer survivor, merged a coffee shop with his pharmacy in the Pacific Northwest. This unique fusion not only created a welcoming atmosphere but also boosted front-end sales. Schaffner, who was inspired by a colleague in pharmacy school, aimed to make his pharmacy a community cornerstone, much like a coffee shop. The innovative concept has earned Schaffner Pharmacy awards, including Best Pharmacy in Skagit County and the AlignRx Pinnacle Award. Schaffner remains dedicated to patient care and community engagement, emphasizing these principles during a podcast interview with Drug Topics. His story highlights the potential of blending casual and clinical environments to enhance both customer experience and business performance.

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