Jeff Moore opened Jeff’s Pharmacy in a small building on Lothbury Avenue in Middlesboro in 1990.
Moore purchased the building next door and renovated it with help from his family.
Two years later, Jeff’s Pharmacy moved to its current location at 120 Lothbury Avenue.
Todd Walters became a partner of Jeff’s Pharmacy in 2007.
Just as many local businesses are reporting, even pharmacies are taking a hit because of the economy and the declining coal industry.
“The coal industry is not what it was a few years ago and when people lose their insurance it’s hard for them to buy medications,” said Moore. “It’s difficult for me to make them choose. It’s really hard to see people doing without their medication.”
Jeff’s Pharmacy works to provide citizens with their medications, especially to those who cannot make it out of their homes. This led Moore to begin his delivery service last year for customers who couldn’t pick up their medications in the store.
Moore shows his care for the community through the services he provides for local residents with his business. Much of his success is attributed to long time customers, some of which he remembers filling prescriptions for in the 1990s.
“It’s really nice to see them coming back. It makes me feel like I’m doing something that works if they continue doing business with me that long,” said Moore.
Jeff’s Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The pharmacy can be reached by calling 606-248-0171.
Katlin Brock may be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1135. Kelsey Gerhardt may be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1128 or on Twitter @kgerhardtmbdm.