When the Health Mart independent pharmacy network contacted Bron Scott, owner and head pharmacist at Scott’s Pharmacy, about their Healthy Living Tour, he was delighted to participate.
“This in an opportunity to show my appreciation for my customers over the years,” Scott said.
Scott said, he would not be in business if not for the support of his customers.
“We’ve been in business for 15 years and in 2008 moved into this new location. I am so thankful for our customers, and I try to tell them over and over. So, this seemed like a great way to say thank you and give back to them the care they’ve given us,” Scott said.
The Health Mart Healthy Living Tour recognizes independently owned pharmacies to highlight the quality of healthcare given to their customers.
The tour began its route in Maine and will make more than 130 stops throughout the U.S. The tour will end at the Health Mart corporate headquarters in San Francisco. During their Calhoun stop on Monday, residents were invited in to receive free health screenings.
“We chose Scott’s Pharmacy as part of our tour because we like to emphasize the role independently owned pharmacies play in community healthcare,” Tour Manager Barrett Campbell said.
Scott’s Pharmacy is one of only a few independent pharmacies chosen for the tour in Georgia.
“Our health screenings include a cholesterol check, glucose ALC screening, Blood pressure and BMI check. Those that participate get their results on the spot,” Campbell said.
Scott’s pharmacy welcomed customers to the screening from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday.
“We are all family here,” Scott said. “I’m a lifelong Gordon County resident, and it is wonderfully rewarding to know people by face and by name. This is great place to live, work and raise a family.”