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About Us


We are a locally-owned community pharmacy in Parksville, B.C. Parksville Pharmacy was born from a realization that numerous individuals were failing to follow up after being prescribed medication by their physicians. We found a way to streamline the whole process in order to make it easier for everyone to heal. 

Our staff is friendly, compassionate, and truly cares about your healthcare needs. With our efficient service, your wait will never belong, and we’re always glad to answer any questions and help you find the prescription you’re looking for. Through our interventions and medication management protocols, we’re doing more than just providing medication. We care about your well-being, and aim to do everything in our power in order to make sure you’re receiving the treatment you need and deserve.

Friendly, fast, comprehensive service from a professional pharmacist and caring staff is what you can expect when you visit Parksville Pharmacy.


Our mission is to know our customers well, enabling us to help them in the best possible way through our services. Using the personalized approach we tend to lead our patients to a more healthy life. We want to help the sick get better.


Serving the community and ensuring the health of all members of society is and will continue to be our top concern.


We strive to serve society with the best health and wellness services across the locality. We have always chosen people over revenue and will continue to do so as this is the value that drives our organization.


Mar Patel, After graduating from pharmacy school, started his career with Shoppers Drug mart in Nanaimo. In 2011, he opened a Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, where he served the community for 10 years. 

In 2021, he sought out a better way to help patients in the community and opened up his independent pharmacy. With over 15 years of pharmacy experience, he is well qualified to assist in your health management. He is passionate about his involvement in the community and is committed to prescription safety. 

Mar wanted to create an environment that allowed him and the staff to get to know customers as people, not numbers. In a world of big box chains and fast-paced everything, the independent pharmacy environment offers personalized service in a part of life no one should ever shortchange – your personal well-being. 

Mar Patel, R.Ph
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