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HomeStar Pharmacy in Allentown

HomeStar Retail Pharmacy Opens at St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus

Prescriptions Filled for Patients and Public On-Site

Christian Hermosillo,
Pharm.D, HomeStar
Pharmacy

Allentown, PA (04/23/2010) - Patients who have been discharged from St. Luke's Hospital – Allentown Campus do not have to wait at a pharmacy for pain medications or other prescriptions. As of April 12, HomeStar Pharmacy can fill prescriptions for patients before discharge.

The new HomeStar pharmacy is located at 1736 Hamilton Street, Allentown, on the ground floor in the East Tower of the hospital and across the hall from St. Luke's new Wound Management Center.

The pharmacy is open to the general public, as well as to patients, visitors and employees. Prescriptions, including hard-to-find medications, as well as over the counter (OTC) medications are available.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer our patients and families an opportunity to fill prescriptions right at our hospital,” said Frank Ford, President of St. Luke's Hospital – Allentown Campus. “When you are ill or are recovering from surgery, having your prescription filled before you leave the hospital is a real convenience.”

Medications and Medical Equipment Available

Some of the items offered at the new pharmacy include health and beauty aides, vitamins, bariatric vitamins and wound care products.

Durable medical equipment including walkers, canes, commodes and diabetic footwear are available.

Christian Hermosillo, Pharm.D, a bilingual pharmacist has three years of retail pharmacy experience with CVS. He earned his Pharm.D at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and completed his bachelor's of science degree at the University of Texas at El Paso.

“I became a pharmacist because I wanted to help others and as a retail pharmacist I can do that by educating patients on the proper use of prescription medications. Excellent customer service and a high value on the pharmacist - patient interaction is fundamental to our success and will distinguish our pharmacy from other retail pharmacies," he said. As a former certified personal trainer, he offers pharmacy customers weight consultation, vitamin consultation and medication therapy management.

Sara Anthony, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) earned a bachelor's degree in Micro/Molecular/Cell Biology from Kutztown University and worked for five years at CVS Pharmacy.

The hours of the pharmacy are Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm. The phone number is 610-628-7577.

The retail pharmacy is the third in the St. Luke's system. A HomeStar retail pharmacy is located near the main lobby at St. Luke's Hospital – Bethlehem Campus and at St. Luke's Bone and Joint Institute in Quakertown.