Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy has been a staple in the community since it was established back in 1957. At this time Streetsville was well known as an agriculture-based community. For many years, it was the only pharmacy for miles, and it catered to the needs of farming families and their livestock.
“Our pharmacists and staff are like trusted members of the family; most of them have been working at Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy for many years, and they know our customers by name.”
– Berge Shalvardjian (Owner)
The pharmacists and staff at Robinson’s IDA know that providing excellent personal service is the key to maintaining a successful business. The staff is always easily accessible and they sincerely care about the people who walk into the store, welcoming them by name and seeing to it that they receive the best care possible. In return, their customers and patients are appreciative and loyal, continuing to return to Robinson’s IDA for all of their medical and personal care needs. The management and staff are very grateful for the wonderful, warm relationships they have with the Streetsville community!
Owner Berge Shalvardjian explains, “Our patients have confidence in our professionalism, our pharmaceutical knowledge and expertise, and our ability to communicate with patients as we work to meet their needs.” For your convenience, the multicultural staff at Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy speaks several languages, which is another valuable service they provide. Most importantly, the customers know that the pharmacists and staff at Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy are sincerely committed to their health.
About the Owner
Berge has been the owner of Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy for more than 35 years. He graduated from the University of Toronto’s School of Pharmacy in August 1974 and has been a licensed pharmacist, practising exclusively in Ontario, for more than 40 years. Berge is a longstanding member of the Ontario Pharmacists Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association, attending the annual educational conferences of both professional bodies. He has also been a member of the local Peel Pharmacists’ Association, faithfully attending educational programmes they offer. He continues to update his professional profile by taking courses through the College of Pharmacy’s formal continuing education program. He understands the importance to being aware of new products and changes in pharmaceuticals and the role of pharmacists.
Berge explains, “I am proud to be a pharmacist of high ethics and standards, one who works honestly and diligently as part of my patients’ health team. I have always taken the responsibilities of caring for patients and staff to heart.”
As a community pharmacy, Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy assists patients with complicated medication regimes, monitors for drug interactions, prepares dosettes or blister packs, and holds diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular clinic days. Robinson’s IDA is concerned with being as accessible to their patients as possible. Seven days a week they welcome patients who drop in with prescriptions and drugstore needs. What other health care professionals can you drop in on, without an appointment?
The pharmacists at Robinson’s IDA promote wellness including: counselling patients, providing medication reviews, blood pressure monitoring, expert guidance in the purchase of home health care supplies, administering flu vaccines, and providing chronic disease prevention and management services in collaboration with caregivers, physicians and other health care providers.
What sets Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy apart from other pharmacies is the services they offer including providing free prescription delivery service to the local community. Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy also stocks compression stockings, diabetes supplies, over-the-counter medications, selection of vitamin products, and general hygiene products.
Commemorating Long-Time Pharmacist Andrew Brennan
Just outside the front doors of Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy is a bench and plaque placed in honour of long-time pharmacist Andrew Brennan. Andy worked at Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy from 1957 to 1993. His family, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attended the store’s 50th anniversary in November 2008, at which time the bench was dedicated in Andy’s honour.
Visit Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy for all your pharmaceutical needs and receive the best patient care available! Robinson’s IDA Pharmacy is located at 181 Queen Street South. Contact the pharmacy by phone at 905-826-1115.