Five minutes with… Laura, Pharmacist at Community Care Chemist Grovedale

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You’re a pharmacist! What made you choose this career path?
My first day working in a pharmacy was in June of 2006. I was still in high school and super excited to have landed my first job. Little did I know that I would find my calling at age 15. I enjoyed my part time job and became more familiar with what a pharmacist could do and just how important it was to the community. Inspired by the pharmacists I worked with, I applied and pursued a rewarding career. I have now been working as a pharmacist for about 5 years and absolutely love my job.

What interests/specialisation do you have in health care?
I am an immunising pharmacist and enjoy working with sleep apnoea education. However, the best thing about being a pharmacist is you can interact with and help so many different people, with so many different things on any given day. It’s this variety and the option to practice holistic, patient centred care that I really enjoy.

What do you love most about Community Care Chemist?
I’m new to the Community Care team, but I’m loving it. I particularly enjoy the patient focussed approach to health care, where pharmacists are encouraged to work with our customers to find a complete health solution.

Tell us a fun fact or about your favourite hobby?
Oooh. So many things! I love a good book and a glass of wine – my plan is to one day build a library in the house. Because, why not? I’m also a bit creative and have been singing since I was a kid – so I like to share my musical theatre love with our pets and my husband with a good old sing-a-long at home.

If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?
I think it would be teleportation. Imagine all the things you could see and experience. Want a weekend in the Scottish Highlands, no worries! An afternoon in Greece, okay!

Find your nearest
Community Care Chemist

Apollo Bay

123 Great Ocean Road,
Apollo Bay
 

Ph: 03 5237 6312

Email Apollo Bay

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm

Sat: 9am - 2pm

Sun: Seasonal

Belmont

157 High Street,
Belmont
 

Ph: 03 5241 1755

Email Belmont

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 6:30pm

Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 10am - 2pm

Geelong West

1/184 Pakington Street,
Geelong West
 

Ph: 03 5246 5850

Email Geelong West

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 10am - 2pm

Grovedale

122 Burdoo Dr,
Grovedale
 

Ph: 03 5241 4333

Email Grovedale

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm

Sat: 8am - 1pm

Sun: Closed

North Geelong

75 Separation Street,
North Geelong
 

Ph: 03 5278 4300

Email North Geelong

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm

Sat: 9am - 12.30pm

Sun: Closed

Support Centre

28 Church Street
North Geelong
 

Ph: 03 5246 5800

Email Support Centre

Business Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Community Care Chemist Friendly Society Ltd, PO Box 26, Geelong 322003 5246 5800, enquiries@communitycarechemist.com.au, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday