Everyone knows Joe. Pharmacist Joe Hsu has been serving customers at Hooper’s Pharmacy since 1997.
“I’ve seen kids grow up to be teens, babies that now play basketball,” he laughs when describing the benefits of working at the same area for such a long time.
Hooper’s has built its reputation as a pharmacy that offers both traditional and alternative health strategies – that is, holistic alternatives such as vitamins, herbal and homeopathic remedies.
“We promote a choice,” explains Joe, “Our staff are all very knowledgeable of alternative choices and we always encourage interaction between the doctor, naturopath and the patient.”
Hooper’s also is one of a handful of pharmacies in Toronto with a “compounding room”. This is a special lab, located in store, where pharmacists prepare custom prescriptions. These may be, for example, medicine with a dosage specifically prepared for an individual’s needs. Customers come from all around the GTA to take advantage of this service.
For years Hooper’s has offered superior customer service in a friendly, personal atmosphere. Hooper’s was first established as a local pharmacy the Beaches in 1994, and in 2007 they moved to a larger, newer building. Hooper’s customers range in age from teens to seniors, but the store is a particular favourite for young professionals and families who come to the store well informed and wishing to talk about choices available to them.
Although everyone knows Joe, customers are also getting to know the other pharmacists, Maria and Ilde. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Joe loves the Beaches community, “We offer our customers a friendly atmosphere, more time, knowledgeable staff and choices, “ he says.
Seniors visiting Hooper’s automatically receive a 10% discount and Hooper’s will hold one of its several Customer Appreciation days the last week of June.
Contact Hooper’s Pharmacy at www.hoopershealth.com
2136 Queen Street East, 416-699-3747