Kirkland has a pharmacy opening on Central Way this April. I spoke to manager, Oleg Ordinartsev, to get the scoop on Lakeshore Pharmacy. Why does this name sound so familiar, you ask? No, you're not going crazy (well, you could be). It's because there used to be a Woods Lakeshore Pharmacy in Kirkland Parkplace which is now occupied by Purple/Ravenna Gardens. The two pharmacies are totally unrelated.
Lakeshore will be a full line pharmacy that also carries durable medical equipment (canes, hospital beds, diabetic footwear), non-durable equipment (gloves, incontinence supplies), health and beauty supplies, shirts/shoes, gift items, and candy. Oh yeah, and beer and wine too. You can pick up your Percocet and a bottle of merlot to wash it down. Love that!
Oleg positions his store as a Macy's with a pharmacy. This concept is working well for him at his Bellevue Pharmacy and he also has a new one opening in Kent soon. Inventory will change as he gets to know his customers in Kirkland and what our needs are. Oleg says he has had great support and encouragement from the City of Kirkland since there is currently no pharmacy downtown. He is looking forward to building his Kirkland customer base.
Lakeshore Pharmacy will be accepting private insurance, medicare and medicaid (not for the beer and wine, hehe). No need to worry about parking as they will have free medication delivery within a 15 mile radius. Hours are: M-F 9-6, Sat 10-4, Closed Sun. Phone:425-803-6800.