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A Better Model for Pharmacies

Benzer Pharmacy is an American success story. It began in 2009 when Alpesh Patel was a young pharmacist working for a national chain in an underserved inner-city area. It didn’t take long for him to realize that the business model behind America’s large pharmacy chains was broken. The constant drive for shareholder performance over patient needs didn’t benefit customers, nor did it give pharmacists the discretion and independence they deserved to service their communities. Mr. Patel set out to solve the problem, founding a new kind of pharmacy business.

Today, there are 82 corporate- owned and 34 franchise locations situated throughout 29 states, including Florida, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Nevada, Louisiana, New York, Missouri, Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, Indiana, and Idaho. Projections call for continued rapid growth as the organization seeks to substantially increase its customer base, while ensuring experiences match expectations at every touchpoint.

Benzer is a rapidly growing national pharmacy chain dedicated to patient wellness and the business and professional support local pharmacists need to better serve their communities. With its “People First” philosophy, Benzer delivers a new vision for local pharmacies, reinvented for the 21st Century

Benzer Pharmacy has made four straight appearances on Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America from 2015-2018; correspondingly, the company earned 39th place on the 2015 Florida Fast 100 list, while concurrently placing 67 th on the 2015 TBBJ 200 list of Tampa Bay’s largest private companies. Benzer was also voted favorite pharmacy in the 2015 Best of Fuquay Varina in North Carolina, and achieved PCAB compounding accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

Accreditations and Awards


Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces

CFO of the Year Awards: Finalist Large company category

Florida Fast 50: Tampa Bay’s Fastest Growing Companies

EY Entrepreneur of the Year: Benzer Pharmacy CEO was a Florida Finalist

CFO of the Year Awards: Finalist Large company category

Inc. 5000: Rank 1500 – Fastest growing private companies in America

Chain Drug Review: Rank 25 – Top 50 drug store operators in North America by store count

Florida Fast 100: Rank 39 out of 100 – Fastest growing private companies in Florida

TBBJ 200: Rank 67 out of 200 – Tampa Bay’s largest private companies


Alpesh Patel
Noah Chapman
Chief Operating Officer
Thomas Pratt
Chief Financial Officer
Tonya Shackelford
Tonya Shackleford
Vice President of Clinical Services
Darlene Hill
Director of Human Resources

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