Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Glenna Phelps-Aurich (front row left) presented Barnes Pharmacy owner Jenae (front row right) and Nate, JoEllen, Wanda, Cathy, Corla, Shannon, Dorothy, Barb, Kim, Courtney, Tony, Josh, Karyn and (not pictured)
Keri, Alisha, Shreaf, Darrel, Michele, Ron, James, Austin and Clay with the Business of the Week award.
Barnes Pharmacy began in October 1972 when Ron Lorenzo purchased the pharmacy from Bob Barnes and was originally located at 210 Main St.
In 1998, Ron’s oldest daughter Jenae Lorenzo Totten graduated from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy and returned to Sterling to work in her father’s business.
Barnes Pharmacy moved to its current location at 422 Main St in February of 2005.
On Dec. 4, 2010 Jenae purchased Barnes Pharmacy and Barb’s Main Street Gifts.
Barnes Pharmacy and Barb’s are well known for their unique selection of gifts, home decor, women’s and children’s clothing, jewelry, and gourmet foods. In 2016, in an effort to improve selection and offer more diversity, Barnes Pharmacy began renting space to local vendors. They currently lease space to nine vendors.
Jenae’s passion has always been working with long term care facilities and their staff. Jenae participates in reviewing medication charts, in pain and psychotropic committee reviews and providing in-services and education to the facilities.
That has led to Barnes’s new custom medication minder packaging and service. Barnes provides specialty nursing home and medication minder services to patients in Sterling, Holyoke, Haxtun, Akron, Otis, Yuma, and Brush offering 6 day a week delivery.
Barnes Pharmacy is one of the only Medicare Accredited Pharmacies in Northeast Colorado which allows them to bill Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance for durable medical equipment, diabetic shoes, wound and ostomy supplies, breast prosthesis and other daily living aids.
In keeping up with new trends in healthcare, Barnes Pharmacy is in its second year offering strep throat and flu cultures. There is no need for an appointment and these services are often less expensive than insurance copays. If a patient test is positive a prescription is issued on site with no need to see a doctor.
Barnes is now offering Urinary Tract Screening Tests with a positive result allowing for treatment. They also offer hormone and cortisol testing with results and prescription issued by their physician. They look forward to expanding their point of care testing services in 2020, allowing for easy, quick, inexpensive access to health care.
The newest addition to services includes the Hydration Station which provides IV fluids packed with vitamins and minerals to benefit skin, overall health, weight loss, hydration, anti-aging effects, immunity, energy and recovery. They are also able to provide certain additives for nausea. They offer membership pricing as well.
Barnes Pharmacy offers Vitamin B12 and Super B complex injections as well as flu, hepatitis, tetanus, shingles, pneumonia and other vaccines. Most vaccines are in stock with no appointment needed and they can bill most insurances.
Barnes Pharmacy has been compounding prescriptions and medication since 1972. They provide hormone replacement therapy, pain medication, and certain children and pet medication that is not commercially available.
Their newest addition is customized face cream. It is made to meet each patient’s needs based on a survey and meeting with a pharmacist. A cream is then made in house for twice daily use, including eye cream to treat wrinkles, aging, acne, sunspots, dry skin or any other skin ailment. All creams are gluten, fragrance, dye, paraben and preservative free made with pharmaceutical grade ingredients.
Jenae and her staff, most of whom have had 15-20 years of service with her, have the philosophy of providing exceptional customer service and offering expanded clinical and unique services to help a patient’s overall health. Their goal is to be a focal point for prescription services and compounding as well as providing many point-of-care testing and treatment services along with alternative wellness prevention modalities such as IVhydration, essential oils, CBD products and the Bemer Blanket.
Barnes Pharmacy and Barb’s Main Street Gifts have many exciting projects planned for 2020. Like their Facebook page Barb’s Main Street Gifts and Barnes Pharmacy. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9-6 and Saturday Pharmacy hours are 9-2 with the Gift shop open from 9-5. They can be reached at 521-0190. Jenae and her staff will be happy to answer any questions about their services or stop in and see the Hydration Station and gift shop to experience it first hand!
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as the Business of the Week!