By David Hamilton,

Capital Pharmacy and Medical Equipment wants to make life a bit easier for their customers.

The local pharmacy opened its doors in 1986, but its recent switch to compliance packaging could help patients more easily stick to their medication schedule.

“It’s like a disposable pill box or medication planner, but we fill it for the patient here at the pharmacy and deliver it out to them so they don’t have medication bottles at their house,” said Tera McIntosh, who owns the pharmacy along with her husband, Aaron. “It really simplifies their medicine regimen and being able to take it correctly.”

The package is perforated so that each portion containing a day’s worth of medicine can easily be ripped off. When traveling, a patient could easily rip off multiple days’ worth of his or her medicine from the compliance packaging and be ready to go in an instant.

The free delivery Capital Pharmacy offers is something Aaron McIntosh said he wants more people to know about. Particularly, he said the pharmacy will deliver medications not just to residences in town, but also to a patient’s workplace.

“A lot of people don’t think of that. It’ll save you a trip to the pharmacy if we could deliver to your work,” he said.

The McIntoshes have owned Capital Pharmacy since 2011 and have aimed to treat their customers like family.

The ways those at the pharmacy can help patients runs the gamut, including advising how to take medication properly, giving immunizations in a convenient fashion, traveling to give homebound patients their shots and caring for their other needs.

“A lot of people don’t know how much we can do,” Tera McIntosh said.

The business also sells a variety of stylish diabetic shoes, she said. These shoes can help with the important aspect of foot care for someone with diabetes.

The objective for Capital Pharmacy is to remain accessible and build a relationship with visitors. For that reason, patients will be dealing with a real person, not an automated system, to make their experience as seamless as possible.

Capital Pharmacy is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.