DeForest Pharmacy, formerly known as DeForest Drugs, was founded 30 years ago and was located in what used to be the old Schultz’s building. In 1996, the store made its move to its current location in the DeForest Towne Center. DeForest Pharmacy prides itself on community involvement and this is witnessed by the monetary contributions it provides to the local school district, local daycares, and various other community organizations. DeForest Pharmacy has extended its community contributions beyond monetary donations and has sponsored bake sales, collected school supplies for needy children, and displayed artwork from children involved in local organizations.
In addition, DeForest Pharmacy forms an annual Relay for Life team that partners with the Mousehouse Cheesehaus in Windsor. DeForest Pharmacy is affiliated with the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. Students from the school of pharmacy complete their clinical clerkships in at DeForest Pharmacy, providing the latest in pharmaceutical care to all patients. The pharmacy currently offers annual influenza immunization service, free Medicare Part D consultations, a medication review designed to lower annual drug costs and bone mineral density screenings. The pharmacy plans to add more clinical services in the near future.
Many of the DeForest Pharmacy staff members, are residents of DeForest and are actively involved in the community. Patrons of the pharmacy are neighbors, friends, and relatives and are treated as such when they are in the store. DeForest Pharmacy recognizes that its customers are the reason the doors open every morning. Thank you for your support!
I grew up in Dane County (Middleton) and have spent most of my life here. I graduated from UW-School of Pharmacy 1989. I have been a community retail pharmacist since 1990. I enjoy the personal touch we are able to give to patients of Hometown Pharmacies. To help someone with a unique problem get what they need is very gratifying. I enjoy fishing and spending time with my lovely wife and two delightful children. There is also no such thing as a bad pun
Hi, I’m Vicki. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up, but because I wanted to do something in the medical world to help people without having to touch blood or bed pans, my mom suggested pharmacy. Since I wasn’t sure, nor was I ready to leave home, I completed my pre-pharmacy classes in my hometown of West Bend, WI at the local UW-Washington County center. Turns out that was a smart move because it’s where I met my husband, Tony. Thanks, Mom!
I moved to Madison to attend UW-Madison’s school of Pharmacy and received my BS in 1987. While in school I cashiered at Bergmann’s Pharmacy on Midvale Blvd and eventually interned there and worked as a pharmacist after getting my license. In 1989, we moved to DeForest, WI and 1 year later I left Bergmann’s and joined the DeForest Drugs team as their manager. Over the course of the years to follow, we relocated the store to its current location and changed the name to DeForest Pharmacy. I became a mom to two great kids, Gus and Nicki, gave up managing the store, saw an ownership change along with another name change, and continue to work as a staff pharmacist.
When I’m not at work I have much to do that keep me busy at home, at church, and within the community. I’m at church a lot serving on committees, going to choir or band practice, teaching Sunday School, etc. My husband and I belong to our local Lions Club and I visit a third-grade class through the Adopt-A-Class program. I love working in the same city where I live because I know so many of our customers and I feel like I have a vested interest in caring for my friends and neighbors.