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Medford Pharmacy Specializing in Alternative Medicine and Exceptional Customer Service

Jun 30, 2019 03:29PM ● By Michelle Vacanti

Upon entering, one instantly gets the nostalgic feel of a quaint, local hometown provider. This one comes with a natural and alternative element. Health and beauty aids, essential oils, CBD products, local honey, a chew toy for the dog, a novelty item for the kids, compression products for mom, durable medical equipment for grandpa or a quirky snack will instantly welcome you. Best of all… you are greeted by name. It’s so refreshing to know one can still find a small gem in the midst of big-branded corporate pharmacies. 

Meet the Kress family, new owners of Medford Pharmacy, a full-service retail pharmacy specializing in compounding and alternative medicine. Rich and Lisa Kress, the pharmacists, and their two children, Maddie and Bryce, are the family behind the business. Oh, and they also consider their beloved dog, Nikkei, the third child. They live in neighboring Mount Laurel and consider themselves sports fanatics.

The husband-and-wife duo has worked in many different areas of pharmacy and carries an impressive resume of experience in both retail and compounding environments. Rich Kress has 17 years of compounding experience under his belt and specializes in custom medication regimens. They opened their first pharmacy (Kress Pharmacy) near Haddonfield more than four years ago with the intention to provide personalized service for their customers.“We feel rewarded when we can really help our patients accomplish their healthcare goals, something the big chains just don’t have the time to do,” he says. With the success of the first pharmacy, they jumped at the opportunity to take over Medford Pharmacy and expand services to the surrounding communities.

The Kress family is emphatic in the belief that each patient is unique and therefore needs an individual treatment plan. “The best way we know how to help our patients is to get to know them and work closely with their prescribers to really maximize their healthcare benefits. Medication is not a ‘one size fits all’treatment plan. So, we specialize in customized care for both human patients and their pets,” Rich further explains.

They also strongly support an integrative approach with natural and alternative treatments. Rich offers professional guidance and education on complementary therapies for customers. The full line of CBD products was researched in depth to make sure what he stocks has the highest of quality sourcing and standards. The brand he chose is formulated with a non-chemical separation process and is one of the purest products on the market. “There are a lot of CBD suppliers that lack integrity, so it’s important to trust your supplier,” says Rich… just another example of how the Kress family goes the extra mile for the community.

Medford Pharmacy is located at 639 Stokes Rd., Ste. 101, in Medford. For more information, call 856-323-8723 or email [email protected]