Ever wish that you could walk into a store, drop off a prescription, find an incredibly original birthday present, and enjoy a yogurt smoothie or a cup of herbal tea while you wait? Oh, and not have to drive to Danbury or Poughkeepsie? Well, the wait is over! Presenting . . . drum roll, please . . . Resolution RX! From the moment you walk into this beautifully soothing store, you know that you will be experiencing something completely new and different.
Owners Anthony and Donna Pagliaro are ready and excited to share their concept of an integrated pharmacy with all of us. Anthony is a licensed, registered pharmacist with a degree from St. John’s University and has over 24 years of diversified pharmaceutical experience. Donna has always been interested in therapeutic oils and natural herbs as they relate to health. She is currently taking classes to receive her B.S. in holistic health care. If you have a question that they can’t answer, they will find the answer for you from a specialist among their vast array of contacts. Not only is the store a “full service” pharmacy with traditional items, but it also features natural and organic vitamins and products—even natural remedies for lice (yes, it exists!). “Are you kidding me?” you ask. You heard right! You will find all of this and so much more, all under one roof!
Donna describes their concept of an integrated pharmacy by explaining how they believe that “east meets west” in their store. “When we decided to do the retail side of the store, to make it more palatable for me, I wanted it to have a holistic side,” Donna explains. The traditional (or “west”) side offers pharmacy items, while the holistic (or “east”) side offers alternative products—together, they create one comprehensive and integrated store. As she puts it, “I will try an herb or a therapy oil or immune booster before I go the other route. But if I have a really bad headache, I will take Advil.” And now, at Resolution RX, the customer also has the choice to take either route, or both—traditional and/or herbal. She laughs and adds, “Of course, then the Italian in me decided to feed people, so I have the smoothie bar.”
Anthony is also planning to implement such additional conveniences as free delivery—anywhere (yes, I said free and anywhere!) and curbside pickup for parents (wish I had that when my kids were young . . .) In addition, he will gladly talk to anyone who needs assistance or information about Medicare, Medicaid, insurance plans, or drug/vitamin interactions. He has had extensive experience with many of the problems and concerns regarding health insurance and health care that we are all facing today.
Donna is planning to implement monthly educational, health-related classes and forums with guest speakers and hopes to offer therapeutic services as well sometime in the future.
Resolution RX is locally owned and independent—and to top it off, Donna and Anthony are also very proud to live in Pawling. The store had its grand opening on September 11, 2010, and is now open during the following days and hours: Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm; Saturday, 9am–6pm. They are closed on Sunday.
Resolution RX is conveniently located on Route 22 in the Hannaford Plaza next to Game Pad in Pawling, NY (845-855-4126). Stop by and check it out soon—and don’t forget to say hello to Anthony and Donna. You’ll be glad you did!
Lisa D’Ottavio lives in Pawling with her family. She enjoys attending her children’s sporting events, playing golf, volunteering, and freelance writing. She would love to write full-time when she grows up.