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Readers' Choice: Best Pharmacy

Where do you go to pick up your medication?

Sure, it's just a pharmacy. But, it may be the place you are running to at 2 a.m., when your child has spiked a fever. Or, it may be the place you go to get advice when your aging parents have been put on another medication and you are relying on the advice of a pharmacist to make sure the medicines do not interact. Or, maybe you have a lot of allergies and you want to make sure that antibiotic your doctor just prescribed is not going to make you break out in hives. You pharmacy and your pharmacist may be the person you turn to when you feel the worst.

So, you want them to have a great attitude and great customer service. Our question is: where do you find that in the Joliet area?

Maybe you rely on a chain store because they are open 24 hours and you need tha convenience. Or, maybe you have used the same pharmacy your family has for generations and you can not trust anyone else. Either way, we want you to tell us your favorite so you and your neighbors can vote on it.

All you need to do to nominate a business is to add it in the comments below. If you already see the business you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included, because we may not be able to add all businesses and we want to make sure the best-loved spots are part of the poll.

We’ll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

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Erin spinola June 19, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Walgreens in channahon- every employee is friendly helpful and knowledgeable ! Best service ever!:)
cathy June 19, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Minooka Osco. I've never had to wait longer than 5-10 minutes for medicine.
Christine July 06, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Lou at the Ranch Pharmacy wins hands down. One time I waited AN HOUR at Walgreens in Channahon (with a sick kid, I might add) for them to fill a prescription-while I watched them chat. Another time the tech asked for my prescription card. Told her I don't have one-the info is on my medical card. She couldn't figure it out and told me she couldn't help me. I've gone to Lou ever since. He knows my kids, I trust him, and I'd rather help a mom-and-pop store than a chain. He also supports Camp Invention (science camp-so does Dr. Pocius-best dentist ever!)
Sue July 06, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Lou @ Ranch Pharmacy. We've been doing business with him for 20 years! He knows our family well! I would rather support a family business!
Rhonda Blottiaux July 06, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Lou at the Ranch Pharmacy wins hands down.I have been going to Lou for over 11 years. My husbands family has gone to the Ranch Pharmacy for generations.
Mary July 06, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Ranch Pharmacy in Channahon! I feel like Lou has been part of our family forever! I've trusted him with all the medication from us to our grown kids now. His constant help with our prescriptions and over-the-counter suggestions are always perfect and it's nice going somewhere where they actually know you!
Maynard R. Jerome July 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Minooka Osco has great Pharmacists who work well with both the customers & the Doctors. Additionally, they're rarely out of anything on the shelves. Great place!
Dawn Kaluzny July 06, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Minooka Pharmacy is my favorite. Been using them for over 20 years. Love getting a hello when I walk in and a goodbye when I leave. Great customer service!
Darcy Welsh July 06, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Lou at Ranch Pharmacy. He cares enough to know you by name! The wait is never long and he will go out of his way to help or answer any questions.
Anita Young July 06, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Ranch Pharmacy has always been our favorite for more than 20 years. They know you there and give good, straightforward service.
Jim Glover July 06, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Larry from minooka pharmacy is the best. I tried Walgreens and Osco but the worst experience was Lou from Ranch.
ChannahonMom3 July 07, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Lou at Ranch Pharmacy
Emily July 07, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Osco in Minooka! Always friendly, the staff has been the same since they opened. The pharmacist is great, trust him more than some doctors:)
Christina Spiros July 08, 2012 at 07:41 PM
I agree that Minooka Pharmacy is the best. Larry, Bob, Denise, Stell, Cindy, Kris, BIll, Jeannie (before she retired) are all the best! Unlike most pharmacies, they will call the doctor for refills or any problems. They also don't wait for you to pick up your prescription to tell you if there is a problem with the insurance - they will call you to let you know. I won't go anywhere else.
Jennifer August 13, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Joliet Professional Pharmacy!! They've been around forever and the care and service Chad, Denny and Jane provide, along with the staff are the best. They handle any issues that arise with the doctor office or insurance. I really feel taken care and not just a number. Its the best pharmacy!
Cassandra August 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM
I have been a customer of Joliet Professional Pharmacy since I was a kid. Chip always welcomed with a big smile and now his son, Chad and Denny and his staff are so helpful and personable. They always go out of their way to help you. My dermatologist recommended a product for my baby that he said was only found on the Internet, but Chad at Joliet Professional Pharmacy was able to get it for me and much quicker!

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