Next Generation Pharmacists, Introducing Sibin Stephen

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Sibin is a 23 year old pharmacy student at Rutgers Pharmacy School. He is in his fourth and final year of schooling and has many exciting plans ahead of him. When we sat down with his to chat he was really excited to talk about the future, but was not a huge fan of his picture being taken.

Q: Why did you want to become a pharmacist?
A: I wanted to become a pharmacist so I would be closer to the chemistry and pharmacology medication that are given to patients.

Q: What have you learned from being at Twin City?
A: I have learned how much of an impact our pharmacy has on all the different Hospice facilities around the area. We have a direct impact on the quality of life for some patients and that’s a big deal.

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Q: What are your future plans with your degree?
A: I hope to pursue a fellowship within the pharmaceutical industry, but maintain my practice in the community setting by working weekends.

Q: What is your favorite part of pharmacy life?
A: I enjoy the ability to have quality patient interaction and answer the questions they may have about their medication. As pharmacists, we are the front line in healthcare due to our ease of access.

Q: What is a fun fact about you?
A: My family owned an elephant.

Don’t tell owner Tommy’s son Danny you had an elephant, those are his favorite! But we wish Sibin the best of luck on his journey to becoming a multi-functional member of the pharmaceutical world. Who knows, maybe we will see him in Twin City on the weekends!

Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical on Park Avenue in South Plainfield has been serving the community since 1972.

In addition to being a full-service pharmacy for prescriptions and vaccinations, Twin City offers durable medical equipment, surgical and wound care, ostomy/incontinence care, respiratory care, diabetic management; enteral feeding supplies and orthopedics as well as breast pumps, which under new federal laws are covered by most health insurance plans at little or no out-of-pocket cost. Additionally, Twin City installs portable ramps and provides medication and equipment to hospice and health care patients.

The Park Avenue pharmacy also accepts worker’s compensation, Medicare and most insurance plans and, since they are an independently run business with low overhead, their prices are competitive.

Twin City, which prides itself on being ‘today’s modern pharmacy with old fashioned values,’ offers free delivery service to all customers, including those who may not reside within South Plainfield. They also stock most over-the-counter and prescription medications and a wide-range of medical equipment.

Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical is located at 1708 Park Avenue and is open seven-days-a-week. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (908) 755-7696 or visit www.twincityrx.com. 

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