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RX Express, Navarre’s hometown pharmacy

Employees of Rx Express have watched pharmacist Nicklaus McMellon, PharmD, CPh grow up and discover his passion for pharmacy.

“I love it. I would never do anything else,” he said.

Nicklaus started shadowing his father Paul, RPh, when the family business opened in 2002. Now 27, he is the full-time pharmacist.

Owner Paul, Nicklaus and their staff are dedicated to helping you live a healthier life.
Paul started the pharmacy when he noticed there was a need in the community for a pharmacy that would allow customers to receive personalized, one-on-one service with a short wait time and competitive pricing.

“We like to take the approach of a more traditional community pharmacy,” Paul said. “We view it as serving the community. At Rx Express, you are treated as more than just a patient or customer.”

Being independently owned has not stopped Rx Express from offering a wide range of options.

“With an independent pharmacy, everybody thinks you don’t have it, you can’t get it, you don’t accept their insurance, the cost is higher and that’s typically just not true,” Nick said. “We take almost all the insurances. We accept Tri-Care, Florida Blue, most of the Medicare plans. And our cost is usually comparable or cheaper than a lot of the bigger chain stores.”

Rx Express has a state of the art PharmSmart blood pressure machine that can link blood pressure readings to the pharmacy’s computer system and provide your physician with your blood pressure history. You purchase a secure card for a one-time fee of $5 that you insert into the machine and it tracks all your blood pressure readings. Then, you can go online and print out your entire history to better be able to track your health.

If you ever need a custom medication for yourself, child or pet, Rx Express Pharmacy can assist with that. Paul and Nicklaus oversee the only non-sterile compounding pharmacy in Navarre. Compounding is when the pharmacy takes raw ingredients to create a medication tailored specifically for you. Medications that the staff commonly compound includes hormone replacement creams, vet medications, suspensions for children, magic mouthwashes, pain creams, nail lacquers and so much more.

The pharmacy aids in helping people and pets take medication who would normally struggle to.

“A lot of animals won’t swallow a tablet, so we make them into liquids. Or they need certain dosages based on maybe their breed or their weight, custom-making strengths for them,” Nicklaus said.

Rx Express adds flavor to the medications to make them pet friendly.

“We’ve even made medications for a lemur last year,” Nicklaus said.

Located at 8986 Ortega Park Drive in Navarre, Rx Express Pharmacy also provides Medication Therapy Management services. Pharmacist do an in-depth review with you about your medications and disease states. The pharmacists at Rx Express Pharmacy are highly trained and can answer all your medication questions and provide you with the best medication recommendations.

Transferring your medications to Rx Express Pharmacy is an easy process. Just provide the staff with your basic information, including a photo ID and your insurance card, and the pharmacy will do the rest. Once your medications are at Rx Express Pharmacy, you can download the RefillRX app to see your current medications and request a refill all on your smartphone.

In addition to assisting you with your prescription needs, Rx Express has many other services such as vaccinations, a large variety of common and obscure over the counter products, nebulizers and items such as crutches and wound care supplies.

And for people who would like to avoid coming into stores, Rx Express offers a drive thru window, which has been very helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicklaus said.

Rx Express’s efficient staff, with typically 6 or 7 employees on the floor at a time, provide efficient and accurate prescription filling to every customer.

“We have a lot more employees here than a lot of other stores, so we pride ourselves on a 15-minute or less wait time for most every prescription,” Nicklaus said. “No point in going to the provider’s office and waiting and then having to go to the pharmacy and wait two or three hours.”

Besides being a traditional retail pharmacy with superior service and family atmosphere, Rx Express strives to stay on the forefront of pharmacotherapeutics and continues to offer unique and helpful services that can help you prioritize your health.

Rx Express Pharmacy
8986 Ortega Park Drive in Navarre
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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