Top 250: R. Weinstein Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
“Thank you to our customers, vendors and employees” Richard, Judy and Jeff Weinstein stand among their employees. The new Weinstein pharmacy opened in July.
Starting with $1100 from savings and a handful of products in 1984, Honolulu Pharmacist Richard Weinstein began going door to door to physicians, clinics, pharmacies and hospitals throughout the State of Hawaii selling pharmaceuticals. Two years earlier something happened that would foretell the future.
Richard and Judy went on a first date meeting on an early Sunday morning at 6am to play tennis at Ala Moana Beach Park. Afterwards Richard escorted Judy back to her car and noticed that on the front seat was the latest issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. Richard said, “you’re not going to believe this!” They both walked over to Richard’s car where he pointed to his copy of the same issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. They married the following year. Brother Jeff joined the company in 1985 as Controller. By 1986, R.Weinstein’s growing wholesale pharmaceutical business revenues surpassed $1 million for the first time. Then in 1990 a big break came when R.Weinstein joined a co-op comprised of other independent medical product distributors throughout the United States and Canada gaining access to valuable vendor contracts and crucial marketing support. As a result of this, R.Weinstein was now able to offer Hawaii’s healthcare professionals a local service which could supply both the pharmaceuticals and the medical products and equipment needed to operate their medical offices and clinics. The company moved to a larger office/warehouse in Kakaako and with the addition of numerous key employees, R.Weinstein Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products became the largest independent distributor to Hawaii’s healthcare professionals.
Now in 2012, R.Weinstein is adding a new service. R.Weinstein Immunization & Prescription Services, LLC focuses on boosting immunization rates in adults and provides the convenience of a pharmacy in a busy medical office building. It costs pennies on the dollar for an immunization compared to a costly and unpleasant hospital or home stay. To find out what vaccines you may need, take the free online quiz on the Federal Government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/adultImmSched/.
This quiz is all about YOU. After you complete the quiz and get a list of the vaccines you may need, you should discuss the results with your DOCTOR or healthcare professional.
R.Weinstein Immunization & Prescription Services is located in the Honolulu Medical Arts Building at 1010 S. King Street #704. Pharmacy hours are Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. A full-time RN is on duty to administer immunizations and a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician can help you with your insurance plan coverage. R.Weinstein accepts Medicare Part D and most other insurance programs. There is free validated parking and appointments are not necessary. Friendly, personalized, professional service is provided in a comfortable environment. Please call 312-3437 or go to www.facebook.com/RWeinstein1010SKing for more information.
846 Pohukaina Street
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