FALCONER- A locally owned, independent, full-service pharmacy will hold its grand opening Friday at 9 a.m in Falconer.
"It's fast, friendly, professional service," said Gordon Buck, one of the pharmacists and owners of Falconer Pharmacy. "We will have the time to make sure you understand what you are taking and why you are taking it."
Falconer Pharmacy takes care of new prescriptions and prescription transfers, accepting all insurances. Flu and shingle vaccinations are available, and prescription delivery is free in the Falconer area.
Gordon Buck checks out customer Ron Robertson at the Falconer Pharmacy.
P-J photo by Mallory Diefenbach
They also carry a complete line of over-the-counter medication and durable medical equipment. In addition, they sell 99-cent greeting cards and fun things for children of all ages. Most of the children's items are built in the United States.
Buck graduated from Falconer High School and the University at Buffalo. In 1979, he was the supervising pharmacist for the opening of Brooks Pharmacy in Falconer which eventually became CVS. He also worked for The Medicine Shoppe in Jamestown. Buck actively served the Falconer area for many years as a member of the Falconer Central School Board of Education, instrumental in the development in the high school and youth soccer program in Falconer. Throughout his professional career, he said he has enjoyed counseling patients and assisting with medication management.
Salim Sarvaiya, the other pharmacist and owner of Falconer Pharmacy, came from India in 1976 and graduated from Sherman High School, SUNY Fredonia and Long Island University. He owns Southside Pharmacy on Foote Avenue in Jamestown, an affiliate of the Wound Care program.
Falconer Pharmacy can be found on 202 W. Main St. in Falconer next to the Jamestown Savings Bank. Its hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The pharmacy can be reached at 665-1188.