By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2010
Greg Myers, pharmacist at Reasor’s at 71st and Sheridan in Tulsa, by the hearing loop system sign.
Reasor’s is proud to introduce a free prescription vitamin program for children and expectant mothers. The new free prescription vitamin program joins the current free antibiotic program as part of Reasor’s health and wellness initiative.
“With the addition of free prenatal and children’s multi-vitamins to our successful free antibiotic and generic discount programs, Reasor’s is providing value and taking the lead in improving the health in each community we serve,” said Mike Dotson, Reasor’s director of pharmacy.
The program includes Prenatal Plus vitamins, a 30-day supply for 12 months, and Children’s Chewable Multiple Vitamins with 0.25, 0.5 or 1.0 mg of fluoride, a 30-day supply until the child reaches age 7. All require a doctor’s prescription.
“It has been shown that prenatal vitamins play an important role in healthy pregnancies and healthy babies,” said Dotson. “Our free antibiotic program was designed to help our customers get healthy during tough economic times, and offering prenatal and children’s vitamins will help our customers stay healthy.”
Greg Myers, pharmacist at Reasor’s at 71st and Sheridan, explains that their health and wellness initiative began with the $4 Generic Discount Program, similar to programs of other area pharmacies. “What set Reasor’s apart is that we began offering free antibiotics. In these economic times, even a prescription for $4 is more than many people can afford. Our motto is ‘Because We Care,’ and the free antibiotic and vitamin programs really demonstrate that,” said Myers. “It’s amazing how many women come to the pharmacy who are in their second or third trimester and are not taking prenatal vitamins. A prescription can cost $20 to $30 even with a co-pay, and many simply can’t afford that. But it’s important that all pregnant women take prenatal vitamins for the health of their babies; this free program is a wonderful opportunity for us to help them do so.”
Reasor’s staff of knowledgeable, experienced pharmacists does more than just fill prescriptions. These licensed professionals are committed to providing friendly service and expert advice. Customers can request flavoring for their child’s OTC and prescription liquid medications to make taking medicine easier. Reasor’s offers free blood pressure checks, and each store is equipped with medical scales for monitoring your weight.
Most prescriptions are filled in 15 minutes or less. Reasor’s makes it easy to transfer your prescription. Simply call or stop by any Reasor’s pharmacy or visit www.reasors.com to complete your transfer. See Reasor’s website for a complete list of pharmacy locations and phone numbers.
Now customers who have experienced hearing loss can discuss their medications and ask important health care questions with ease and clarity, thanks to a new technology which turns hearing aids into personal loud speakers.
A hearing loop system was recently installed by Hearing Loop Specialists, Inc., at the pharmacy window inside Reasor’s at 71st and Sheridan. This is the second Reasor’s location to receive the technology; a hearing loop was installed inside the Tahlequah store earlier this year. “This will make communication easier between the hearing impaired customer and myself,” said Myers. “This innovative technology is certain to become a prevalent service in the years to come.” Reasor’s is the first pharmacy in Oklahoma to offer this new technology to customers.
Reasor’s was founded over 47 years ago in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It was family owned until 2007, when Reasor’s became an employee-owned company. Today, Reasor’s has 15 locations and two convenience stores and employs nearly 3,000 people in northeastern Oklahoma.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.