Customers, city officials and business owners welcomed South Miami Pharmacy to the neighborhood at the grand opening of its new, highly anticipated location on South Dixie Highway in South Miami. The event, held on Saturday, January 29, included food, music, children’s activities, raffles, health screenings and tours of the pharmacy’s state-of-the-art compounding lab.
“This has been three years in the making,” said owner Dr. Armando Bardisa. “This is my dream pharmacy and it’s so exciting to be open.”
In conjunction with the grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony, Bardisa had a hair-cutting ceremony for all of his staff and guests to witness. Bardisa recalled how he vowed some time ago to let his hair grow until the pharmacy opened. At the time, he thought his new location would be open within three months. The pharmacy opened 14 months later, but it was worth the wait. While children bounced and climbed at the grand opening carnival, adults toured the modern, two-story facility that Bardisa and his team painstakingly designed.
“I wanted to build the very best pharmacy and compounding lab possible,” said Bardisa. “The compounding lab is open so everyone can see how we custom make their medications. We want to show our customers what makes us stand out from the rest.”
At South Miami Pharmacy, when it comes to medication, one size does not fit all. Compounding allows the pharmacists to work with the physician and patient to customize a medication that contains the proper strength of drugs, thereby maximizing the desired results. Medications can be designed to reduce side effects, such as stomach irritation or drug interactions, and can be provided in flavors and dosage forms that make them easier to take.
“We can take you through all the stages of your life,” said Bardisa. “With compounding, there is no reason for parents to fight with their children to take medication. We can flavor it so it tastes good and can formulate many medicines into lollipops or gummy treats.”
Compounded medications provide the same benefits to the elderly. South Miami Pharmacy specializes in long-term elderly care, providing patients with specially sealed, color-coded and dated blister packaging.
“This makes it easy for people who take many medications to verify that they have taken all of their medications each day,” said Yvette Romanach, South Miami Pharmacy marketing director. “This special packaging is a wonderful service for the elderly and their caregivers.”
South Miami Pharmacy specializes in compounded medications for pain, hormone replacement, fertility, diabetes, HIV, antiaging, men’s health, dentistry, veterinary and pediatric, just to name a few.
“Our pharmacists have attended the advanced compounding training program at the top-of-the-line training center in Houston, Texas,” said Bardisa. “They’re not only qualified to provide patients with the best medication, they’re dedicated to providing the best, personalized customer service.”
With thousands of customers visiting the two South Miami Pharmacy locations, Bardisa is proud to say that he knows most of them by name.
Bardisa and his team can assist with the sales, service and rental of medical equipment such as lift chairs, scooters, hospital beds, wheelchairs and walkers. The pharmacy also carries hard to find items including compression hosiery, braces, wound care items and anti-aging supplements.
South Miami Pharmacy makes it easy to transfer existing prescriptions. Prescription refills can be processed automatically or online and your medications can be mailed or delivered to you, “from Homestead to Hialeah.”
Stop by the new South Miami Pharmacy location at 6050 S. Dixie Highway or call 305-740-9696. Or, visit the original location at 6233 Sunset Drive or call 305-668-6150.
For more information, visit www.southmiamipharmacy.com