Doctor's Pharmacy in Midland has low cost prescriptions to those with and without insurance and also works with the needs of patients.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, pharmacist Setor Akati opened Doctor's Pharmacy to give people with and without insurance a place to find low cost medication.

“I opened Doctor’s Pharmacy on what I have seen based on my experience working as a pharmacist within retail and especially seeing the way patients go through not getting the appropriate care because of the lack of appropriate medication available to them,” said Akati.

He moved to Midland in 2012 after completing pharmacy school at Chicago State University and began his career at Walgreens, then he moved to Walmart, and then to Midland Memorial Hospital to work in the pharmacy department where he still works part time while running Doctor's Pharmacy.

Akati states that if people can obtain low-cost prescriptions, that helps out the hospital as well as the taxpayers because if people are able to get the right treatment at home, they are less likely to show up back in the hospital.

“If people can’t buy the entire prescription for the treatment because they can’t afford it, then -- from my experience -- they will take part of the treatment and then come back to the hospital because the infection has come back,” said Akati. “If I can make an antibiotic that will cost $75 but bring that price to $10 or $20, that would make a big difference.”

The pharmacy is located at 2215 Midland Drive and opened in January.

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