Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Visit your neighbourhood Pharmasave Kitsilano today! We are more than just a pharmacy!
Born in North Vancouver, Bernice Li graduated in 2008 from UBC in pharmaceutical sciences. After graduation, she worked at a small independent pharmacy, which gave her the opportunity to build relationships with customers and patients.
After a few years, Bernice wanted the chance to do more one to one counseling and joined the Howe Sound Pharmacy in Gibsons. “They had a big staff, so working there really helped me build my management skills and grow professionally,” she explains.
After two years with Howe Sound Pharmacy, Bernice decided to move back to Vancouver to be closer to her family and friends. We are pleased that she has been with Pharmasave Kitsilano since we opened our doors in 2016!
When Bernice is not busy helping her patients and customers at the pharmacy, you can find her hiking the local trails with her husband or biking around the seawall.
Come by and say hello next time you’re in need of medication or pharmacy-related products. Bernice and our pharmacy family are always happy to help you live your healthiest life!
We are pleased to announce that Bernice has been certified as a geriatric pharmacist by the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP). This is important to her as she explains, “our Kits community has an aging population, and we are committed to assisting them in the best way possible.
As you age, your weight, dexterity, muscle mass and mobility are not what they used to be, so we can really help this demographic. For example, we offer medication reviews--not only making sure that seniors know how to take their medication, but determining which medications they should discontinue as they are often still taking medications that are no longer necessary.”
Canes and walkers can also be found in our Home Health section. We are always happy to take the time to explain how to use the products and help with health and mobility needs that extend beyond medication and filling prescriptions.
Bernice explains that she always excelled in the sciences and had an opportunity at a young age to volunteer at a pharmacy. Bernice remembers, “I was inspired by the pharmacist--how she interacted with people. I could see the difference she was making and I liked that. I find working one to one more comfortable as well, so it was a natural fit for me.”
One of the reasons that Bernice likes working at Pharmasave Kitsilano is because it’s a smaller, independently owned store.
“I love that we really get to know our customers, and they get to know us. We are on a first name basis with many of our patients. In a smaller pharmacy, we can offer more personalized service, which is really important to us. For instance, we offer individualized help with weight loss, assist with travel needs, and provide information with regards to our natural and organic products. You just don’t get that at a big box store.”
May 31, 2017 | Pharmasave Kitsilano
Bernice Li, Pharmacist @ Pharmasave Kitsilano