ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guardian Pharmacy LLC, one of the nation’s largest long-term care (LTC) pharmacy companies, in partnership with Melissa Deas, PharmD, announced the acquisition of Pharmacy Concepts located in Arlington. Through this new partnership, Guardian Pharmacy and Deas will work together to provide quality pharmacy products, services and education to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across Texas.
Founded in 2000, Pharmacy Concepts has earned a reputation for excellent customer service, rapid response to client needs and continuous 24/7 service. Today the pharmacy employs 50 individuals and serves more than 1,100 senior residents across the state. Deas, a pharmacist with over 20 years of experience managing retail and LTC pharmacies, will join Pharmacy Concepts as owner and president.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the Guardian team as owner and operator of this growing pharmacy,” said Deas. “With the expertise of our current staff, innovative technology offerings, and detailed focus on client needs, Pharmacy Concepts is truly poised to significantly grow in the local market and provide even better service to the booming LTC industry in Texas.”
By partnering with Guardian Pharmacy, Deas and the staff at Pharmacy Concepts will benefit from the company’s industry unique Local-Autonomy business model. Deas, as the local owner, will focus on customer service to meet the specialized needs of its customers, while Guardian’s corporate team assists with the time consuming day-to-day business operations like payroll, HR, IT and more.
“Melissa’s extensive knowledge and experience in the pharmaceutical industry will be a tremendous asset as we look to deliver the best pharmacy care to the underserved senior market in Texas,” said Fred Burke, CEO and co-founder of Guardian Pharmacy. “The combined expertise of Pharmacy Concepts and Guardian strengthens our ability to ensure the needs of customers and their residents are a top priority.”
Founded in 2004, Guardian’s 28 locations serve more than 84,000 residents throughout 20 states. For more information, visit guardianpharmacy.net.
About Guardian Pharmacy
Guardian Pharmacy, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is one of the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy companies. Guardian’s pharmacies provide outstanding client service to long-term care facilities including assisted living, skilled nursing and others. Founded in 2004, Guardian has experienced a compound annual growth rate of more than 40 percent, which the company attributes to its unique Local-Autonomy business model. Pharmacy operators participate in local ownership and benefit from Guardian’s experience in high-growth, specialty pharmacies. www.guardianpharmacy.net.