Episode 2 Dr. Courtney Pitre
Small Town Pharmacist Big Time Growth
In the second episode I have the privilege to interview Courtney Pitre, Doctor of Pharmacy. She went to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for her biology major and chemistry minor before moving near the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee for pharmacy school.
She discusses her struggle to purchase a clinic or a store in a small town of 1500 people. Then explains how she has doubled her business in every aspect in less than two years. Her tips for hiring staff are finding the right character, personal service, mature, trust worthy, trainable and local people. She emphasized the local part because of the relationships they have in the community since she was considered an outsider even though she grew up 25 minutes away.
She collects antique pharmacy objects and even has a story about a first mass produced bottle of insulin dating back to the 20s or 30s. Listen to see how she manages to take at least one European vacation per year and how kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico (she lives in South Louisiana) has led to not only catching dozens of crabs but her own style of meditation.
Staff should be local, honest and focus on personal service
Dr.Courtney Pitre is not without surprises. For the past 10 years she has produced her own Bluegrass radio show, Bluegrass Highway. Click that link and you will be brought to KRVS to take a listen. Bluegrass Highway
She met a lifetime inspiration to her, Dolly Parton, and she discusses why she is so influential. Dolly gave a commencement address and it was so amazing that she turned it into a book called Dream More.
Dr. Courtney also discovered Meg Jay’s book Defining Decade – Why your 20s Matter, a scientific approach to our development in our twenties, one day while watching TED talks.
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honest pricing and discuss the options with patients so they get the meds they need
live frugal and pay off debt and save money #behindthecurtain