I have shopped at Publix for over 20 years and I spend several thousands of dollars there every year and I also get my medication there.The pharmacy manager at the Publix in Sun City Center Florida told me that they would not fill my daughters prescription anymore because her pain management doctor is from a different county.She has been getting her medication there for three years.Her doctor has her on controlled drugs.The pharmacist decided that since her doctor that she has been going to for over ten years was not from Hillsborough County that she was not going to fill her prescriptions.I would like to know since when does your doctor have to be from the same county in order to have your prescription filled.It's not as if she goes to all these different doctors trying to get prescriptions she has had the same doctor for years and does not want to change doctors. The pharmacist said she just wants to fill the prescriptions for the people in Sun City Center that has doctors from Hillsborough County when it comes to controlled drugs.I want to know if this is legal.
My family and I just got home from Publix. I love shopping there! I grew up going to Walmart for our groceries, and thought it was normal to be ignored by employees and have almost no selection of healthy organic products. I thought that shopping for groceries had to be a chore. But Publix is such a breath of fresh air in my life! I actually enjoy going with my 15 year old daughter after school to pick up dinner! We usually take a quick stop by the baked goods to pick up a couple small pastries to savor on the ride home.
The customer service is so friendly! Everyone has a smile on their faces, and looks genuinely happy to see us. When I ask to get help finding something, they always know where to find it; and have even recommended recipes! Not only that, but they always offer to take our groceries to the car for us. Not because they get tips- they don't- but because it the polite thing to do. I feel like the workers are friends who just help me because they enjoy it, not because of the paycheck. That is becoming such a rare trait in today's customer service.
It's also much easier to make healthy choices! My daughter is a vegetarian, and it can be difficult to find her good protein-filled options. Publix has a variety of meat substitutes. So, I can always make sure she is getting adequate nutrition. Publix may cost a little more, but for the experience, it is worth every penny.