For over thirty years Naz Rayani, his family and his team have served the health needs of Victoria. Since 1991, Naz has owned and operated the pharmacy in Cadboro Bay. In 2002, Naz expanded his business and opened UVic Campus pharmacy in the Student Union Building at the University of Victoria. In 2011, the family business expanded to include 3 more locations: Shelbourne Plaza (3643 Shelbourne Avenue), Fairfield Plaza (1594 Fairfield Avenue), and Fairfield St at Moss st.(1282 Fairfield St).
This year marks a new chapter in our history. Our Peoples group of pharmacies become - Heart Pharmacy IDA on June 1st.
A Q&A with our Founder and Owner Naz Rayani
Why become Heart Pharmacy and become part of the IDA Family?
I am very proud of our new name as it reflects how we practice pharmacy - caring, empathetic and engaged. Heart embodies those attributes and it also reflects our promise to care for our community. I love my customers and we love what we do.
Joining the Independent Drug Association (IDA) allows us to join a larger association of locally owned and operated pharmacies. This will provide us with better buying power and access to a larger wholesale that will ensure we have best possible access to products and medications for our customers.
What makes Heart Pharmacy different?
I am proud of the fact that we are one of the only family owned and operated pharmacies left in Victoria. In addition to our exceptional service, we have dedicated clinical pharmacists that can help our customers understand and optimize their medications.
Our team has specialized clinical expertise in a variety of areas, herbal and naturopathic medicine, medication compounding and hormone replacement therapy, asthma, travel medicine and complex chronic diseases. We are very focussed on bringing you an exceptional level of care.
What is staying the same?
You will see the same great team of pharmacists and customer service staff and our renewed promise to care for our customers. We are also committed to our ongoing support of local charities and causes that help those in need here in Victoria and the less fortunate parts of the world.
I invite you all to visit one of our stores and meet our team.
Naz Rayani C.M., Ph.C., LLD Founder and Owner Heart Pharmacy IDA Group