Young’s Pharmacy in Poteau is no more. Owner Larry Young has decided to retire and has sold the business to Jinal and Ankur Shah. With new owners comes a new name—Benzer Pharmacy. According to Ankur, “Jinal is a pharmacist, so she knows the pharmacy side and I am a businessman and know the business side.” Jinal will be working at the pharmacy on Saturdays and would like to meet more people from the area.
The couple was granted the first every Benzer Pharmacy franchise earlier this year and as such also are the owners of the only Benzer Pharmacy in Oklahoma. “I am delighted to be part of Benzer Pharmacy, a nationally known brand here in America. I am specifically impressed with the organization’s professionalism and spirit of teamwork,” said Ankur Shah, Benzer Pharmacy Manager at the store, “We researched companies and found Benzer. Our goal is to make our small pharmacy equitable to our local consumers.” Having the purchasing power of a nationally-recognized company like Benzer will help consumers enjoy reduced pricing and allow them benefits like Medicaid consulting.
The Shahs are currently looking at homes in the Poteau area and plan to expand the store’s pharmaceutical products and add to their business holdings in the future.
New owners Jinal and Ankur Shah were joined by their family—Piyush and Maya Desai, Shruti Desai, Disha Shah, Vipul Dharia, Harshil Shah, Devang Shah, and Khushi and Medha Shah—for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Saturday morning.
Pictured below are Larry Young, owners Ankur and Jinal Shah, and employees Barbara, David, Jackey, Teresa and Sandy, the friendly faces you've come to expect when you enter the front door or drive up to the pick-up window.
The name on the sign and the management have changed, but you can still expect the same quality service and products from the same people when you take your prescriptions to Benzer Pharmacy in downtown Poteau. Benzer Pharmacy still carries unique gift items, cards, and personal care products that area residents have come to expect.
ABOUT BENZER PHARMACY
Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail pharmacies that specializes in specialty drugs and also focusses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including Hepatitis, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Dermatological conditions and Gastrointestinal Disorders (GI). The first Benzer Pharmacy opened in the year 2009 and there are now over 60 locations throughout Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Nevada, Oklahoma and Louisiana.