Meet your new Edmonds business: Paktia Health Mart Pharmacy

Rashid Jamali
Rashid Jamali

New business owner: Rashid Jamali

Business name: Paktia Health Mart Pharmacy, 315 5th Ave. S. #C, Edmonds

Products and services: “Exceptional customer service is the number-one priority of Paktia Pharmacy,” Jamali said. “At Paktia pharmacy you will be treated as a family member.”

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Unique qualities of Paktia Pharmacy: “What makes Paktia Pharmacy unique is my understanding of what my current patients – and potential patients – want and need, which is: Excellent patient service; quick turn-around time on filling prescriptions; knowledge about the medications that are being provided, plus developing a positive pharmacist-patient relationship.”

“I graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2002 with a Doctor in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). I worked as a pharmacy manager at Lynnwood’s Rite-Aid on 196th Street Southwest for the past 14 years before deciding to open my own local independent pharmacy in downtown Edmonds.”

“I think my tenure at Lynnwood’s Rite-Aid taught me about the pharmacy business and how to further develop meaningful relationships with my patients.”

How will your business change over the next 1-3 years: “While technology has certainly improved the pharmaceutical landscape, I think there is still tremendous value that can be added, which will improve the patient experience. I have the highest regard for developing lasting relationships with each patient who walks through my door.”

  1. Congratulations Rashid! I worked for you as a pharm tech in RiteAid for a year. Working side by side with you for that short period of time had let me witness not only your professional knowledge, but also your consistent patience, kindness, and compassion toward everyone not just the customers. I had nothing but warm memories from that time, I miss Thu too! I am super happy you own your pharmacy, I bet you built even more patients coming in just because you are the pharmacist! I know I would! If I ever visit Seattle I will visit you and introduce my husband to you. He heard all the good things about you already! Take care Rashid. Hope your family are all well and happy.

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