Richmond, TX, US
A family-owned business headquartered in Richmond, Texas, Lifechek Drug is the largest independently owned pharmacy in the country, with stores in over 30 locations. The company’s various locations offer retail products in addition to prescription sales. Furthermore, Lifechek’s Houston and Rio Grande Valley pharmacies focus on pharmaceutical compounding.
Lifechek’s CEO, Bruce Gingrich, founded the company in 1990 immediately after obtaining his certification as a licensed pharmacist. In 1994, Lifechek opened a second location in Conroe, Texas. Over the next several years, the company underwent further expansions that include investments in compounding and the implementation of a new software system in 2010. The system allowed Lifechek to improve its front-end business initiatives and expand retail sales at all its Texas locations.
Lifechek Drug operates with a focus on customer satisfaction. It manages a Healthy Kids program that provides children with a year’s worth of free vitamins, and most pharmacy locations also offer delivery options. In addition, the business supports the community by donating to various organizations and maintaining regular participation in community health fairs.
Lifechek is a member of several pharmaceutical groups, including the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Southern Drug Store Association.