STLCOP Alumni Provides Patient Care with Integrity
Published on 10 February 2016
Integrity Pharmacy is a fitting name for a company that prides itself on serving the community with kindness and integrity. With two locations and more than 70 employees, the pharmacy is able to make an impact across the state of Missouri.
For Joshua Jones ’07, Marissa Scott ’04, Tiffany (Cruise) Coryell ’04, Sarah Walker ’13, and John Sherwood ’72 being employed by Integrity Pharmacy isn’t the only thing they have in common. Their shared passion for patient care stems from their days as students at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
“At Integrity Pharmacy, new hires know from day one that our mission is to go above and beyond to provide our patients with counseling that enables them to become experts on their own medication,” said Jones, president and COO.
Integrity Pharmacy’s average patient is prescribed 12 different medications and it is common for patients to need supplemental counseling when filling a prescription. Through Integrity’s next-day delivery MedPak system, pharmacists are able to help synchronize medications, as well as, educate patients on proper medication usage. Pharmacists use unit-dose packaging to help patients organize and understand their medications.
“We pride ourselves on communicating with our patients and answering any questions they may have about their specific prescription,” said Jones.“We are improving patient care and changing the game of pharmacy by giving our patients the tools to succeed in their health care routine.”
As a student, Jones had the opportunity to work in a start-up pharmacy specializing in inhalation antibiotics which allowed him to get his first experience in running an independent pharmacy.
"I always had the idea in the back of my mind that I would like to run a pharmacy focused on patient care, however, I didn’t know what resources were available for running a business,” said Jones. “I’m excited to see the direction the College is headed with the collaborative business program at University of Missouri-St. Louis. I think the program will help provide students with the knowledge needed to run their own pharmacy. ”
Even though alumni working at Integrity Pharmacy didn't know each other while attending the College, they have a shared bond of putting their patients first.
Joshua Jones '07 was recently selected to Springfield Business Journal's 2016 class of 40 Under 40 for his professional and community accomplishments with Integrity Pharmacy.