ABOUT US

We are a locally-owned community pharmacy dedicated to providing individualised service that best addresses the concerns of the community and personal care in addition to quality medicines, at an affordable price. At PharmEx we strive for Pharmacy Excellence. We believe that friendly and confidential advice shouldn’t come at a cost. This is why our experienced pharmacists are always willing to answer any questions about your health and the medication you are taking. After all, you can’t put a price on your peace of mind. We focus on the heart of health care and believe that we should be at the forefront of ensuring that the community has access to the medicine and supplies needed to recover and heal. We offer a wide variety of services including conventional prescription filling, compounding, medical equipment, medicare open enrollment, medication therapy management and so much more. Our expertly trained pharmacists and friendly staff pride themselves on making sure your pharmacy experience exceeds expectations and are proud to be your source for all of your pharmaceutical needs.

THE PHARMEX TEAM

Darshana Bhana

Pharmacy Manager

I qualified as a Pharmacist from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1992, and worked at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital for 5 years rotating through their satellite pharmacies. My passion was working at the Neonatal ICU Dispensary and the TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) unit, where we did clinical ward rounds and unit-dosing of medication. While at Bara, I enrolled in a Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy. Thereafter I worked as a Senior Clinical Research Associate in Rhone-Poulenc Rohrer and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for 5 years, doing clinical trials in the fields of Oncology; Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Health. After that I worked as a Clinical Trials Co-ordinator at Dr Bhana’s practice where we participated in a number of clinical trials in the fields of Endocrinology & Cardiovascular Health.
In 2013 we opened Pharmex Pharmacy at The Centre of Advanced Medicine. It was a leap of faith into an aspect of pharmacy I didn’t know too well. In the ensuing years I have come to love the interaction with our patients who are well informed and intellectually engaging. We have found a way to straddle the bridge between allopathic and alternative medicine, and this adds a constantly evolving and dynamic aspect to our pharmacy

SHEETAL GALAL

Pharmacy Manager

I graduated with B.Pharm degree from the University of Western Cape in 2000 and with a Master’s in Business Administration Degree in 2009. I had the opportunity over the years to gain an array of experience that includes hospital pharmacy, oncology pharmacy, research and clinical trials, production pharmacy, quality assurance and regulatory pharmacy. Ultimately I am passionate about retail pharmacy, serving the community and connecting with people. I love being a pharmacist because of the lives I have touched, but most importantly, because of the lives that have touched me. Pharmacy is my passion and my dharma.
I am fortunate to be supported by an amazing team over the years, a wonderful husband and two beautiful children.

YUMNA ADAMO

Pharmacist Assistant

I have been working at Pharmex Pharmacy for the last 3 years. I started as a stock controller and have been given the opportunity to further my career whereby Management has enrolled me into the pharmacist assistant program. The motto of Pharmex is to serve everyone with heart and soul and this is what I try to do on daily basis. It is gratifying to know that I play a part in someone’s journey to recovery and good health. I have learnt so much in the last few years about medical treatments but more so; how to help our clients holistically. Pharmex is my second home and together we spread kindness, love and wellness to all that come here.

ROOKSAR ISMAIL

Responsible Pharmacist

I am the current Responsible Pharmacist at Pharmex Pharmacy. I completed my BPharm honours degree in 2017 at the University of Witwatersrand. I am attracted to pharmacy because it allows me to help people and also provides business and patient interaction opportunities. My job involves supervising the medicine supply chain as well as ensuing the safe and effective use of such medicines with fellow healthcare professionals. I firmly believe in the importance of unity and reasonableness when working with people and in due respect for the company. I work well with people and can communicate efficiently and eloquently with a vast knowledge on both ethical and complementary medicines. I have an enthralling ability to create an atmosphere of positivity and am forever grateful for the opportunity to impart happiness and care to those I help.

PETRONELLA NDLOVU

Qualified Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant

My name is Petronella Ndlovu and I am happily married with two beautiful boys. I have been practicing as a qualified Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant for 5 years. I enjoy helping the community and protecting the health of those around me, and working here at Pharmex Pharmacy has provided me with many opportunities to make a meaningful difference. I am passionate about retail pharmacy and look forward to serving you with a smile and all of my heart.

JANINE SAFFER

Pharmacist

My name is Janine Saffer and I have completed by BPharm degree at the University of Witwatersrand. I have been practice for more than 25 years in retail pharmacy.
I have a vast knowledge of both ethical and natural products. I feel great joy in seeing the healing that results from patients following correct protocols when taking their medication. I apply an holistic approach to my recommendations together with lifestyle changes. Here at Pharmex Pharmacy I have the opportunity to keep up-to-date with latest developments and treatment recommendations in the health industry. For me, community pharmacy is extremely fulfilling.

PRECIOUS NXELE

Locum Pharmacist Assistant

Is our Locum Pharmacist Assistant. She has a quiet nature but most conscientious and pays attention to detail. She truly has her passion for pharmacy and serving clients.

GRETHE ERASMUS

Locum Pharmacist

Is our pharmacist locum. She was part of our permanent staff and was the responsible pharmacist for one and half years. She has now moved on to doing her Masters degree. She continues to be an asset to our pharmacy as a locum with her wonderful and kind nature.

OUR VISION

We are passionate about our patients and their welfare. 

  • We believe in integrity, dependability and virtue.
  • We play an essential role in all matters relating to pharmacy services in our communities. 
  • We strive for excellence in pharmacy practice, using innovation and respect.

At Pharmex, you’re part of the family.

OUR CORE VALUES

The people behind Pharmex Pharmacy are passionate about delivering a professional and empathic service to each and every patient/customer that we deal with. We are the front-line of health care which is a responsibility we take very seriously.

 

  • We are dedicated to providing convenient access to quality healthcare
  • We provide a wide range of innovative, high quality services and products to meet the needs of our customers
  • We believe in support our customers and empowering them to make decisions about their health and wellbeing by providing expert advice and information.
  • We provide a range of quality products and services.
  • Our team consists of health care professionals who love to help people in the community to live healthier lives.

HOW WE MAINTAIN OUR VALUES

  • Our pharmacists receive ongoing training. Continuous learning is essential for our pharmacists to stay up-to-date and informed. In order to provide the best care, we provide regular training to our staff pharmacists to make sure they help deliver the best care possible. 
  • Our pharmacists provide medication counselling. our pharmacists are qualified to help you learn what you need to know about your specialty medication, to help you manage potential side effects and interactions, and to work cooperatively with other members of your healthcare team so your care is consistent.

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