Okeechobee Discount Drug • Okeechobee, Florida

Okeechobee Discount Drug of Okeechobee, Florida is a family owned and operated store that offers home delivery and mail order to the Okeechobee community. Opened in 1983, the store specializes in compounding hard to find or discontinued medications and also offers a full line of home healthcare sales and rentals.

Goals:

Okeechobee Discount Drug “scaled up” from its PharmASSIST Symphony+ System, comprised of two cabinets (100 dispensers) and the Symphony workflow system, to PharmASSIST ROBOTx with 140 dispensers and the Symphony workflow system.

“Migrating our existing PharmASSIST technology to ROBOTx was true “plug-n-play.” We filled 33% of our prescriptions the same day ROBOTx was delivered,” said Steve Nelson, R.Ph. and owner.

“Our goal is to increase both our filling capacity and our cash flow by being able to process more prescriptions in a shorter amount of time.”

Rx Volume:

Okeechobee Discount Drug fills approximately 500-600 prescriptions a day with volumes reaching over 700 on peak days.

Solution:

The independent employs a combination of PharmASSIST ROBOTx (with 140 dispensers) and PharmASSIST Symphony for workflow management.

Benefits:

As a PharmASSIST Symphony+ user, Okeechobee Discount Drug was filling on average 300-350 prescriptions daily. With their migration to ROBOTx, they’ve increased their capacity twofold. Comments Nelson. “With ROBOTx, our daily count is way up and we’re even more efficient than before. We’ve basically doubled our throughput. Not only is my staff happier, they’re free to do other tasks that generate income, and they’ve started to take a genuine interest in the business.”