Visit your neighbourhood Pharmasave Kitsilano today! We are more than just a pharmacy!
June 20, 2017 | Pharmasave Kitsilano
“For me, it’s about getting to know my patients and customers on a more personal level. I like to be able to ask how their kids are doing and how their latest vacation to Hawaii went. The truth is that the more we know about our patients, the better health care we can provide.”
Christina explains that their personalized customer approach builds trust. “This is so important because our patients trust us and can be open and honest with us about their heath issues, questions, and concerns. They feel comfortable sharing with us. We also have a private office if our customers and patients are not comfortable discussing their health issues at the counter. We assure that our patients are able to talk to us confidentially and privately when needed.”
Our pharmacists do so much more than just fill prescriptions. They are highly educated and knowledgeable in their field and can answer questions you may have about health-related products and issues.
Christina explains that many of her customers visit her having seen a product on the internet or TV and inquire about its efficacy. “I will research the product for them and let them know if it is worth purchasing or if it’s a scam or just unnecessary. I like to help our patients navigate what can seem like an overwhelming amount of information that comes across the internet.”
Christina Yang, Pharmacist @ Pharmasave Kitsilano
“I love getting to know my patients on a personal level. I like to know how their kids are doing, and about their last vacation.”
Christina loves working in the Kits community. As she says, “I really love the people here. In general, it’s a community where people care about their health--they are interested in all sorts of health-related products, especially our vitamins. It’s a health-conscious neighbourhood, and I love that.”
When Christina isn’t busy helping patients, she is the organizer of the Vancouver chapter of an international book club. “It’s a lot of fun! It’s a big group of girls, and we get to discuss and debate and have a good time!” When the weather is good, you can also find her on the tennis court! Watch out, she has a mean serve!
The next time you are in the Kits area, stop by and say hello to Christina! We’re always happy to help you!
The Pharmacy Kitsilano family is pleased to introduce you to our wonderful pharmacist, Christina Yang. Christina is originally from the United States, but we are glad she traveled North!
Christina completed her B.A in Biological Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, and subsequently, earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan. Not too shabby!
After graduating, Christina stayed in Michigan where she worked at an independently owned pharmacy. She explains, “I love working at smaller, independently owned pharmacies because I want to have a personal connection with my patients. At the bigger stores, the staff often don’t have the time or opportunity to connect with patients or get to know them.”
Christina, like all our talented pharmacists, loves the more personal, one-to-one interaction that a smaller, independent pharmacy like ours can offer.
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Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm