Beeman’s Pharmacy of San Bernardino, California, has been in operation since 1962 and specializes in filling even the most difficult and challenging drug types forits patients. Bob Beeman faced a dilemma when he found that reimbursement rates had been cut so much that he couldn’t maintain his pharmacists’ salaries anymore. It was going to take a miracle in pharmacy automation—or a robot— to save his business.
Bob Beeman invested in ScriptPro’s SP 200, a proven and reliable prescription dispensing system that automates the repetitive, manual dispensing tasks most subject to human error and automatically collates all prescriptions for each patient. The SP 200 works with the pharmacy computer system to fill, label, and collate up to 150 prescriptions per hour. For easy retrieval, each slot displays the patient name. Beeman could now also configure and collate in many ways – for a given patient or dispensing priority.
“The economics of adding the SP 200 made the most sense. The lease rate was about $7,000 less per month than a pharmacist’s salary with benefits, so I was able to reduce the staff by one pharmacist and half of a pharmacy technician’s time,” said Beeman.
This organized and efficient SP 200 was a great experience for Beeman, exceeding his expectations and saving him money!