The mission of Richmond Apothecaries is to help patients reach the best possible health, through excellent Pharmacy Care.
Richmond Apothecaries is a family-owned Pharmacy Services Company in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond Apothecaries has been in business since 1976 and consists of three independent pharmacies, Bremo Pharmacy, Bremo Pharmacy @ Henrico Doctors, and Bremo LTC Pharmacy. Our professional staff includes Pharmacists, Nurses, and Dietitians. Our support staff is well trained and our technicians are registered and certified. Private counseling areas are utilized for patient visits and private consultations. The Virginia Board of Pharmacy licenses us. All our locations hold the prestigious accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for Medical Supplies and our Bremo Pharmacy location is accredited for sterile compounding.
All our pharmacies offer a wide array of products and superior services. Our focus has always been the delivery of unique and specialty services requiring higher than normal level of pharmacy expertise. Innovative pharmaceutical care services, including Medication Therapy Management, are offered at all sites. Providing “service beyond comparison” continues to be our goal. We want you to experience top quality service and receive top quality products. Our pharmacists want to help you get the most from your medication therapy. Please ask them whenever you are in need of information on prescriptions or over the counter medications.
Bremo Pharmacy: Bremo Pharmacy is a retail location that offers specialty care and difficult-to-find products. Some of our specialty services include: custom support garments, orthotics and Atrex comfort shoes (including diabetic shoes), ostomy supplies, compounding services, and diabetes supplies. This location also has a large program for health screening and disease monitoring. Desktop analyzers for cholesterol, A1c, and osteoporosis are on site. An ADA recognized interdisciplinary diabetes education program is offered at our teaching facility. Some of our other educational programs include a Certified Pharmacy Technician Training program and Certification in Medication Administration.
Bremo Pharmacy @ Henrico Doctors: Bremo Pharmacy @ Henrico Doctors is a women’s health pharmacy. Unique services offered at this location include post mastectomy camisoles and maternity supplies including breast pump rentals and maternity bras.
Bremo Long Term Care Pharmacy: Bremo Long Term Care pharmacy offers services to non-skilled care facilities. Special populations such as geriatrics, mental health, and mental retardation are served. Our specialty packaging makes medication administration easy to follow. Our Clinical Coordinator offers medication review visits to facilities on a regular basis. We offer certification training to administer medications and diabetes care at our training facility.
Richmond Apothecaries began as a single store pharmacy operation in St. Mary's Medical Building. Operating as "Bremo Pharmacy," the pharmacy opened June 17, 1976 by the founder of the company, Daniel Herbert, RPh.
We have always emphasized difficult-to-find services and products. Bremo Pharmacy became a Diabetic Teaching Center and the first area supplier of blood glucose monitors in the 1980s. The pharmacy was also licensed as a fitting center for custom and prescription gradient compression garments. In 1982, Bremo became a professional compounding center.
R. Keith Kittinger who joined the company in 1982, worked to establish the operation of Metropolitan Pharmacy. In June 1983, Metropolitan Pharmacy was opened and began operation in downtown Richmond. In early 1984, Metropolitan began its move into the adult home market with the establishment of a new service designed specifically for adult homes. Mr. Kittinger has been responsible for the steady growth and expansion of that service and today operates one of the larger services of its kind in the state.
In 1985, Bremo Pharmacy continued to expand by assuming management responsibility for Henrico Professional Pharmacy. This pharmacy had been previously owned and managed by Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.
In 1986 Richmond Apothecaries, Inc was formed. The newly formed company operated all pharmacies, Bremo Pharmacy, Bremo Pharmacy @ Henrico Doctors, and Metropolitan Pharmacy.
In 2002, Metropolitan Pharmacy was relocated to the same shopping center where Bremo Pharmacy is located. All services for long-term care facilities were moved into the single location and now operate out of the new space as well as our present office staff. The combined long-term care pharmacy is now called Bremo LTC.
Recognizing that information is a valuable part of pharmacy services, Richmond Apothecaries has increased emphasis on consulting activities and continues to plan and market information services. In 1992, our Medication Management Division was added in an effort to provide the required information needed for long-term care facilities to properly administer medications. Since that time we have also added a pharmacy technician training class and a diabetes education class to further our efforts to promote information services as an added value to our product.
In 2004, after a brief illness, we lost our founder and CEO, Dan Herbert. As was typical of Dan, he was serving his profession up until the end operating as president of the American Pharmacists Association at the time of his passing. Dan left a rich legacy in pharmacy and in our company. Richmond Apothecaries has always been a family in a real and conceptual way. It was important to Dan and to the management team that the company continue its same direction with the philosophy set forth by its founder. His motto of “Service Beyond Comparison” continues to be our creed.