About

In 1965 the original owner of our Pharmacy, Phil Ciaravella, opened for business.  Over the years Phil helped to build a patient base of several original residents of Carrollwood, some of which are still patients of ours!  At that time Dale Mabry was a two-lane highway.  There were very few homes north of Busch Boulevard.  The pharmacy was known for having an old-fashioned fountain and restaurant, which was one of the few places to eat on North Dale Mabry.

After 21 years in business, Phil sold the Pharmacy in 1986 to Dan Fucarino (his second cousin).  Since then some things have remained the same.  Old-fashioned customer service and a dedication to treating patients with dignity and care.  However, because of the changing face of healthcare and the onslaught of chain competition (6 chains within one mile and one in the parking lot!), our pharmacy began to find a niche that would sustain the business in this hostile business environment.

Dan began to specialize in Medical Equipment and Compounded Medication.  After many years of cultivating this new area, we formed a separate company that handles compounded prescriptions only (Carrollwood Compounding Center).

Our mission in both businesses is the same.  “To provide our patients with the best service, with the friendliest staff and for a fair price.”  This is a tall order for any pharmacy, but our dedicated staff is committed to giving you unequaled service.  Our staff works very hard to ensure that you have a very pleasurable experience.  Our aim is to have you feel like you are special to us, because you are!  We also hope that you would tell your friends about your experience.  We can’t buy that kind of advertising.

Thank You For Keeping Us In Business!

Meet The Staff

Owners

Dan waste upDan Fucarino, BPharm
Dan Fucarino has a degree from Florida State University, where he was a scholarship football player. He then graduated from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. He has served on the Florida Board of Pharmacy. Dan is on the Board of Directors of PPSC (Pharmacy Provider Services Corporation) a pharmacy buying group serving over 2,000 independent pharmacies. He is the co-owner and pharmacist. Dan specialized in Hormone replacement and formula development. He has a strong interest in Nutrition. He is also certified in Sterile Compounding. He attends hundreds of hours of continuing education seminars all over the country to keep him abreast of nutrition, veterinary and hormone issues.

LAURALaura Fucarino
Laura Fucarino is the co-owner and bookkeeper for the Pharmacy for over 25 years. She has BS in nursing from Florida State University. She handles our entire payroll and accounts payable.
She has been married to Dan for over 36 years and is the mother of their two sons, Matt and Andrew. She loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Pharmacists

MICHELLEMichelle Alfonso, Pharm. D.
Michelle began working for us in 1998. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She is responsible for managing the pharmacy. Michelle is the quality control and policies and procedures expert at our pharmacy. She was responsible for developing the validation processes and sterile pharmacy policies that have resulted in us being PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) certified. She is certified in Sterile Compounding. She is married and has two sons and a daughter. She is Dan’s second cousin.

CHRISTIEChristi Griffith, Pharm. D.
Christi began working for us as a technician in 1988. She completed her doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Mercer College of Pharmacy. She is certified in sterile compounding. She married and has a daughter.

Marketing

ANDREWAndrew Fucarino
Andrew is director of our marketing. His duties also include IT work within the pharmacy. Andrew is the face of our pharmacy in the community. He arranges for meeting with doctors, and is frequently on the road visiting doctor’s office throughout the area. Dan calls him his right hand man, as he does all the things that Dan doesn’t have time or is not adept at doing (anything mechanical).

Pharmacy Technicians Conventional – (not compounded)

 

Compounding Technicians

DANADana RPh T
Dana has been with us since 2006. She had many years experience before coming to us. She is originally from Ohio. She and her pharmacist husband (Rob) are avid Ohio State University fans.
She is certified in Sterile Compounding. Dana is our lead compounding technician. She has one son who is a lawyer. She loves spending time in the outdoors.

 

 

Clerk

MARGEMarge Haas
Marge came to us from Indiana. She previously owned a medical equipment company in Tampa. She manages the OTC section of our pharmacy. She is very involved in her church where she participates in drama and hospitality. She loves to walk and read.

 

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