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Budget Drugs: 45 Years and Still Going

By Austin Torres

March 20, 2023

In this era of expanding chain pharmacies, mail order and internet pharmacies, Budget Drugs has continued to thrive for over 45 years by offering outstanding customer service built on a foundation of compassion. Since its inception in 1976, Budget Drugs has been run by the Henkin/Blue family who have made it their mission to ensure each of their customers are taken care of and treated like family.

What sets Budget Drugs apart from other pharmacies is an unwavering commitment to their customers. Since they opened their doors, they have been filling prescriptions and offering free medical delivery for their patients in the local area. At Budget you can typically expect to have your prescriptions filled within 10 minutes, which means you do not have to be burdened by the frustrating experience of waiting several hours to get your medication. Additionally, the staff at Budget take the time to get to know you and discuss any medication issues you might have. As soon as you walk in the door and come into contact with their staff you are instantly greeted with attentiveness and an unmistakable dedication to ensuring you are taken care of. Whether you want your medication delivered for free or just want to run in and quickly have a prescription filled, Budget is ready with unprecedented service.

Budget’s stellar staff consists of a highly knowledgeable team of eager associates working collaboratively to assist you with all your needs. Budget is run by pharmacist in charge Tamie Newmeyer who partners with long-time manager, Hector Cachupin, to ensure that operations run smoothly and efficiently. Front of Store Customer service representatives, Angela Malcolm, Yelena Sidorevskaya and Gozel Begmyra-dova greet customers with a warm smile and are well versed in all of the products. Registered Pharmacy Technician Christina Senatus is also there to assist customers. Joining them are driver, Norberto Urquiza, and Scott Henkin, owner. The entire staff at Budget works together to make sure all customers are provided with exceptional service. “My favorite part about running this business is meeting people, talking to them about their issues and helping them with medicine,” says Scott.

Budget has a great selection of discounted $1.00 greeting cards, discounted designer look sunglasses, 3 for $10, discounted vitamins, cough and cold items and first aid supplies. For customers who have Diabetes, Budget provides Diabetes products, services, and consulting. In addition, they have a full supply of Russian products for Russian Customers. Budget personnel are fluent in both Spanish and Russian.

Budget Drugs also has a helpful website that you can visit for more information about various medications. Their comprehensive drug search feature enables customers to learn more about a variety of medications by providing them with an overview, educational video, as well as additional information regarding side effects, dosage, FDA information and information regarding the way certain medications react with other substances. On their website you also have the option of checking out their Diabetes Health Magazine as well as their Health Smart Newsletter.

If you are 65 years or older, Budget offers a free Medicare prescription drugs analysis to see what Part D plan is best for you. The staff at Budget Drugs are able to do this for both existing customers as well as non-customers. You only need to provide them with a list of medications from your previous pharmacy to see what is the best Part D plan for you (with the lowest total copays for the year). Once the new plans come out for 2023 in mid-October, give Hector a call to set up an appointment to review your options.

“With everybody having similar co-pays from many pharmacies it’s important now more than ever that people get great customer service. that is what we offer. Whether it’s with getting customers in and out quickly so they don’t have to wait to have medication delivered to them, or talking to doctors about their medication, those are all the things we try to excel in so that we can best serve our customers,” said Scott.

Stop in and say hello to Tamie, Hector and the rest of this outstanding crew and truly experience the way a Pharmacy is supposed to be. Budget Drugs is part of Health Mart Pharmacies, a collection of over 3,000 independent pharmacies across the United States. Budget Drugs, a Health Mart Pharmacy, caring for you and about you.

Budget Drugs is an independent pharmacy located at the entrance of the Millennium Tower medical building at 2500 East Hallandale Beach Blvd. Budget Drugs hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 8:30 am – 2 pm. For additional information you can also visit their website at: Additionally, you can also reach Budget Drugs by their phone number: 954.457.8011.

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