Peoria business owner, pharmacist Kevin Borg, was named a finalist for the nationally recognized 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards for the entrepreneur category.
The awards honor pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates who are defining the future of the industry.
Borg has been a pharmacist for the past 14 years, and has owned Potter’s House Apothecary in Peoria since 2009. The areas of specialty at Potter’s House Apothecary include: hormone replacement therapy, pain management, autism/mitochondrial disorders, thyroid disorders and sterile compounding. The 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art compounding facility opened in October 2012 and supports more than 50 employees, seats over 50 people for educational seminars and remains very active in community outreach.
Borg has been peer nominated and sits on the PCCA Advisory Council, IACP Board of Directors, NCPA Compounding Committee and the Midwestern University Dean’s Advisory Board. In 2014 Potter’s House Apothecary was recognized for three local business awards, including the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business Spirit of Enterprise for Excellence in Entrepreneurship as a finalist.
“Career Builders recognized us as one of the top 25 small businesses to work at. Phoenix Business Journal named us in its top 10 small businesses. You want to see your employees happy. If they’re happy, then our customers are happy,” Borg said.
Potter’s House Apothecary also serves as a teaching pharmacy by accepting pharmacy interns on a monthly basis to further the art and profession of compounding.
“We don’t compete with Walgreens or CVS; we do everything by hand,” Borg said. “An old-school pharmacy with a modern touch. Pharmaceutical products - that’s all we do. That’s our niche. It’s personalized medication.”
Borg will fly to Florida in August accompanied by his 12-year-old daughter. He is one of three finalists.
Borg and seven other pharmacists – all from Midwestern university - handle duties at the Potter’s House Apothecary, which is at 21753 N. 77th Ave., Suite 1100. There are now 62 employees, and they will be moving into a new, 14,000-square-foot building in August or September.