Prescription medication can be one of the most challenging aspects of managing your healthcare. At Boston Medical Center, our pharmacy team is here to help. Every time you fill a prescription with us, we review your information to ensure the medication is appropriate and interacts safely with any other medications you may be taking.

Across the hospital, BMC pharmacists not only support those who are hospitalized, having treatments and procedures, and are getting ready to go home, but we also have retail and specialty pharmacies and a mail order service. We also offer pharmacist consultations in many of our clinics so you can have your questions answered during your doctor's appointments.

At BMC, we recognize that many patients worry about the cost of filling their prescriptions. We are committed to helping each patient access the resources they need to pay for medication so their conditions can be treated. In addition, we can help patients with their insurance and connect them to our patient financial services team who can help them sign up for Medicaid, if necessary.

"I receive excellent service at your pharmacy. I'm greeted with a friendly smile, service is courteous, and I am contacted when I need to refill my prescription and when it's ready to pick up. I haven't seen this level of efficiency elsewhere."

~ Leslie

Retail Pharmacies

There are three retail pharmacies located on the BMC campus: Doctor's Office Building, Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center and Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center. These pharmacies can fill prescriptions from your providers at BMC. At the Shapiro pharmacy, you can also transfer prescriptions from a different pharmacy to BMC so that all of your medications are filled at one location.

Contact Us

Doctor's Office Building Pharmacy

DOB

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center Pharmacy

725 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Shapiro Center
617-414-4880
Monday-Friday 7am to 7pm Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 3pm

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center Pharmacy

850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Yawkey Center
617-414-4883
Monday-Friday 9am to 8pm Saturday 8am to 4pm Sunday 10am to 2pm

Treatments

Specialty Pharmacy

Specialty medications are those that cannot be filled through a traditional pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens. To support you with these prescriptions, BMC has a specialty pharmacy on campus. This is a benefit to you because:

  • You can pick up your medication when you are on campus (or have it delivered to you at the doctor's office or mailed to you)
  • BMC can manage all of your prescriptions, not just specialty ones, so we can ensure you are taking everything correctly and getting the refills you need when you need them
  • You can connect with a specialty pharmacist to ask questions and receive advice about your medication
  • Depending on your diagnosis, you may be assigned a specialty pharmacy liaison who will be your 1:1 support as you manage these medications

Mail Order Prescription Services

Often, people are prescribed medications that they will take for a long time. When this happens, receiving your medications at home by mail is a convenient way to make sure you don't run out, and it saves you from making a trip to the pharmacy. While you will pay your normal insurance copayment for the medicine, there is no charge for mailing it to you.

If you are interested in enrolling in the mail order program our mail order service, which is called Cornerstone Health Solutions, at 781.805.8220.

Online Refills

Now, you can monitor your prescriptions and order refills through our secure online portal. Simply refill and create an account! You can see your prescriptions online, or download the app for Android or iOS on your smartphone.

Multi Med Packaging

Many times, people find themselves taking more than one medicine at a time. It can be hard to manage numerous pill bottles and remember if a certain medicine has been taken at a certain time of day. To avoid you having to sort through medications and remember if you have taken them or not, our pharmacists in the Yawkey Pharmacy are able to package multiple medications together so that you are sure to take the right medications at the right time of day.

To find out if multi-med packaging is right for you, please call 617.414.0571 or email [email protected].

My Medicine Health

People managing many medications can benefit from a dedicated pharmacy contact to help manage prescriptions. For eligible patients, My Medicine Health offers a direct phone number to an assigned pharmacist for one-to-one service, assistance handling insurance issues, monthly refill management, and convenient deliver options – either to your appointment in the clinic, or to your home.

To find out if you are eligible, talk to a pharmacy representative in the Yawkey Pharmacy, located in the Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center at 850 Harrison Ave, call 617.414.0550, or email [email protected].

Compounds

Sometimes, patients are prescribed either oral or topical medications that need to be compounded, or created, by mixing different medications together. For our patients' convenience, all three of our retail pharmacies offer simple compounding services.

For Individuals with Tuberculosis (TB)

We are proud to partner with the Department of Public Health and many area health centers to help patients with tuberculosis (TB) complete their course of treatment. When a diagnosis is made at a health center, BMC pharmacy fills the necessary prescriptions and the health center distributes them to the patient. BMC also connects the patient to a BMC pharmacist who connects regularly with the patient to answer questions, ensure medication is being taken, and help the patient have the best possible chance of curing the disease.

Our Team

Doctor's Office Building Pharmacy

Jose Barria

Jose Barria, RPH, MS

Pharmacy Manager
  • Education: Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 22

Pharmacy Interest: Jose chose to follow a career within the pharmacy field due to his strong interest in chemistry and pharmacology. During his years as a chemistry and pharmacy student, he had the chance to interact with patients, know their treatments and assist them in becoming more compliant with their medication therapies. Working for BMC has been an extraordinary path in his career, helping him to develop his skills and advance in his profession, but more importantly assist him to provide a better quality of service to a special population that is always in need of support, care and empathy.  


Man Lam

Man (Johnny) Lam, RPH

Pharmacy Assistant Manager
  • Education: Northeastern University
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 25

Pharmacy Interest: Johnny's professional passion is to give back to the community to raise awareness of how to better manage their medical condition and improve their medication adherence


Victoria Andino

Victoria Andino, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician Supervisor
  • Education: Cathedral High School/Roxbury Community College
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 17

Pharmacy Interest: Vicky is committed in providing patients with excellent customer service by showing respect, patience, and empathy which are the keys in building trustworthy relationships, resulting in better patient care. That is her goal.


Carol Ma

Carol Ma, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist 
  • Education: MCPHS University
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 2
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 3

Pharmacy Interest: Carol believes in collaborating with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care. The more educating patients about ways to improve their health and wellbeing, creates more opportunities to improve the quality of life for patients with all types of medical conditions.


Dinh Nguyen

Dinh Nguyen, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist 
  • Education: Northeastern University
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1 month
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 1

Pharmacy Interest: Dinh aims to apply his pharmacy knowledge to alleviate barriers to medication access, optimize drug therapy, and improve patient’s outcomes


Maryam Ebrahimi-Daryani

Maryam Ebrahimi-Daryani, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist 
  • Education: Northeastern University
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 2
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 2

Pharmacy Interest: Maryam tries to provide the best care to her patients by making sure that they are on the most effective and safest treatment regimen


Nancy Nguyen

Nancy Nguyen, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist 
  • Education: MCPHS University
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 2
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 3

Pharmacy Interest: Nancy strives to improve quality of care, increase medication compliance, and advocate health literacy by providing excellent service while creating lasting relationships with our patients


Paula Kim

Paula Kim, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist 
  • Education: MCPHS University
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 6

Pharmacy Interest: Paula's favorite part about working in the pharmacy is helping patients understand and streamline their medication regimen


Mandarr Brandi

Mandarr Brandi, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: University of St. Andrews 
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 1

Pharmacy Interest: Mandarr's clinical interests include pharmacology and biomedical HIV intervention. 


Mandarr Brandi

Doris Johnson, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: San Isidro,Honduras 
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 8

Pharmacy Interest: Doris helps patients by making them feel safe and happy with BMC's Pharmacy services.


Mandarr Brandi

Patricia Ramos-Lazo, B.S Chem, M.S Chem.

Pharmacy Intern
  • Education: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 1

Pharmacy Interest: Patricia initially chose Pharmacy as a career because besides loving science she loves to help people, and  believes working in the Pharmacy allows her to build a relationship with patients and provide them with the best care regarding their medications. In addition, she likes to advocate for patient education regarding their health needs, and believes it’s extremely important for every patient to get access to health information in their language of preference, she is happy to be able to help the Spanish speaking community at the DOB Pharmacy. 


Mandarr Brandi

Karlene Reid, RPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: Jeremiah E Burke and Computer Learning Center  
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 2
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 2

Pharmacy Interest: Karlene enjoys learning more about prescription medication so that she can better assist patients with their questions 


Tanasia Wade

Tanasia Wade-Hicks, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: University of Massachusetts, Boston 
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 9 months
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 9 months

Pharmacy Interest: Tanasia wanted to be part of a team that helped people in her own community. She was born and raised in the city of Boston, and takes pride in being part of one of the best health care teams in the state. Pharmacy is one of the backbones of patient care inside and outside the hospital. She understands the hardship and the toll a trip to the hospital may have on an individual and is sensitive to the circumstance a patient may be in when they arrive. Tanasia looks to offer conversation, compassion and the knowledge a patient needs to get better. 

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center Pharmacy

Kristopher Getzik, PharmD

Kristopher Getzik, PharmD

Pharmacy Manager
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 17

Pharmacy Interest: Kris believes in providing an excellent patient experience by leading and developing a high performing team focused on positive customer interactions.


Vipin Tailor, PharmD

Vipin Tailor, PharmD

Pharmacy Assistant Manager
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 2
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 6

Pharmacy Interest: Vipin aspires to ensure patients have a solid understanding of their medication regimens and empower them to be active participants in their therapy.


Ilka Beltre Mercado, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician Supervisor
  • Education: Westoner Job Corp
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 5
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 11

Pharmacy Interest: Ilka's patients keep her going, she loves being apart of their lives and creating a structure that supports their care.


Alan Fang, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 4
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 8

Pharmacy Interest: Alan enjoys working with a pharmacy team that looks to ensure the best patient care


Dipti Patel, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 19

Pharmacy Interest: Providing help for people in that are in need of it the most, giving the best service possible for those in the community is important Dipti. Being able to exemplify there is no exception at BMC is what Dipti loves Shapiro pharmacy.


Emily Nuccio

Emily Nuccio, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 3
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 6

Pharmacy Interest: Emily is passionate about patient education, engaging patients in the therapy process, providing information on the role vaccinations play in health and support substance abuse recovery


Julia Nguyen, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 2
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 12

Pharmacy Interest: Pharmacy allows Julia lots of patient interaction, working in a lab environment before, she appreciates that above all. Speaking with people, hearing them out, addressing the questions, sharing with them the knowledge she has to help them.


Lisa Chan, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: University of Rhode Island
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 4
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 14

Pharmacy Interest: Lisa bases her work on BMC's model of exceptional care, helping our patients, understanding them, and creating an positive experience. 


Oi (Michelle) Pau, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 5
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 8

Pharmacy Interest: Michelle believes in optimizing patient health and providing patient support throughout. Being in a supportive team like the one here at BMC makes doing that a good experience. 


Theo Tran, PharmD

Theo Tran, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 5
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 8

Pharmacy Interest: What Theo loves about BMC is helping people, being able to dispense medication and sharing knowledge with patients so they have everything they need when they walk away.


Erica Jean Jacques, CPhT

Erica Jean Jacques, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician II
  • Education:
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 4
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 8

Pharmacy Interest: Erica relishes embracing our patients in all of their unique forms. Getting to know them, their concerns, comforting them and reassuring them when they need it is a top priority for her.


Jennifer Hoerres, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician II
  • Education: Academy at Pacific Rim
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 3 months
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 10

Pharmacy Interest: Jennifer has worked in pharmacy to some capacity since she was 16years old and what has always been the most appealing thing to her is being able to develop relationships with so many people.


Lily Li, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: Bunker Hill Community College
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 4
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 4

Pharmacy Interest: Lily likes being a technician, learning about the new medications that provide patients with better health management. She also likes interacting with different people and making them feel better.

 

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center Pharmacy

Estafania Lewis

Estefania Lewis, PharmD

Pharmacy Manager
  • Education: Saint Mary Catholic University, Peru Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 12

Pharmacy Interest: Estefania decided to pursue pharmacy due to an interest in biochemistry and physiology. As a student she learned the impact of medication in our wellbeing, the importance of responsible dispensation. She joined BMC because they make comprehensive patient care a priority. Providing resources that support patients from different background and with different needs without exceptions. This allows her to build a trusting relationship based on respect with her team, other providers and our patients.


Gerry Leung

Gerry Leung, PharmD

Pharmacy Assistant Manager
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 4

Pharmacy Interest: Math and Science have always been passion of Gerry's, pharmacy has made it possible for him to combine those passions in a form that helps patients. Working in pharmacy has granted him the privilege to experience encounters that help him improve and lead his team to be better. He strives to assist our patients by providing solutions to the challenges that may surface while they are acquiring care. He works to understand what our patients are looking for and accommodate their needs. Being part of BMC means a lot to him. He stands by the belief in providing exceptional care without exception with all of our patients.


Sammi Yung

Sammi Yung, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician Supervisor
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 7
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 7

Pharmacy Interest: Sammi enjoys helping others that need help; having worked with the public for over 20 years, customer satisfaction is her main focus. She joined BMC because of the many different personalities, and cultural background she has the pleasure to interact with. Knowing that she can reach so many people is a reward. 


Diane Doan

Diane Doan, PharmD

Medication Adherence Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 4

Pharmacy Interest: What Diane enjoys most about being in this pharmacy is making an impact on the community as a newer resident to Boston, she likes the fact she is effecting a change for the better in the lives of her fellow Bostonians


Juliana Ye

Juliana Ye, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 6
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 6

Pharmacy Interest: Julianna began her career in BMC as a pharmacy intern and has grown to not only love the city of Boston but the community here as well. Enriching the lives of the patients, making them feel comfortable with their medication therapy is one of her biggest goals as a pharmacist.


Ngan Vo

Ngan Vo, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 7
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 11

Pharmacy Interest: As a native of Dorchester, Ngan is rooted in this community and the people in it. Working at BMC pharmacy provides her the opportunity to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the very people she grew up with and around. She finds lots of reward empowering our patients with the knowledge they need to make a positive impact in their health.


Nitin Doshil

Nitin Doshi, RPh

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 19

Pharmacy Interest: Nitin loves being a part of a place that finds virtue in every member of its community, that values well-being no matter what social constructs surround it. Being part of team that is dedicated to their patients and each other is something he finds amazing about being here. He takes great pride in bettering the every day quality of life of our patients by putting his education to work. Every improvement a patient makes, even if it is slight, is worth it.


Simon Dang

Simon Dang, PharmD

Medication Adherence Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 7

Pharmacy Interest: Helping share knowledge that can assist our patients with improving their health is a top priority for Simon as a pharmacist with BMC. Simon believes being part of a positive change one life is being part of a positive change in an entire community. As a part of Dorchester he wants to be one of the people that helps to make that positive change here at BMC


Tiffany Ta

Tiffany Ta, RPh

Staff Pharmacist
  • Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 32

Pharmacy Interest: Tiffany appreciates working with the many different faces she comes across as a pharmacist, learning from them as they learn from her. Diversity here is unlike any other place you will go and she thrives off it, being able to have this type of experience while working in medicine is wonderful.


Anne Wilson

Anne Wilson, CPhT

Concierge Technician
  • Education: Worcester State College
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 3

Pharmacy Interest: Anne enjoys being able to overcome barriers that inhibit patient care. Knowing that she is helping people navigate through complex care situations is the best part of her job.


Antonio Pena, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: Dewitt Clinton Highschool
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 16

Pharmacy Interest: Tony's main goal every time he comes to work is to provide patients and his peers with positive experiences that will make them smile. He is here to make the people feel comfortable while they receive care.


Eugene Cacciola

Eugene Cacciola, CPhT

Medication Adherence Technician
  • Education: Boston College
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 5
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 12

Pharmacy Interest: Working in med adherence allows Eugene to directly impact the quality of care a patient receives, improving their health, and living standards


Mariana Walker

Mariana Walker, CPHT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: Boston University
  • Time at BMC Pharmacy: 2 months
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 1

Pharmacy Interest: Pharmacy gives Marianna the opportunity to learn more about medication therapy as she pursues a career in the medical field. Working around a great team, makes working here enjoyable


Aysia Poupart

Aysia Poupart, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: Jewish Vocational Services
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 1

Pharmacy Interest: Aysia enjoys helping people from diverse backgrounds, and knowing that she plays such an important part in the lives of so many different people.


Brenda Armstrong

Brenda Armstrong, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: Northeastern
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 8
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 8

Pharmacy Interest: Brenda is genuinely here for the people she gets to encounter on a daily basis, she love working with them, assisting them with their care and providing them a welcoming environment, where they can feel at ease.


Matthew Mora

Matthew Mora, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician I
  • Education: Jewish Vocational Services
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 1
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 2

Pharmacy Interest: Matt likes the fact he is in a fast paced environment that is focus on patients. 


Shaheen Ahmed

Shaheen Ahmed, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician II
  • Education: Umass-Boston
  • Years at BMC Pharmacy: 2
  • Tenure in Pharmacy: 9

Pharmacy Interest: A big factor in Shaheen working in pharmacy is creating an environment that helps patients reach their health goals. Supporting them through all of life's changes and being there to assist them as they need it.