Recent Changes for "Longs Drugs" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_DrugsRecent Changes of the page "Longs Drugs" on Davis Wiki.en-us Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2011-12-13 10:27:17WilliamLewisRevert to version 93 (spam). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 117: </td> <td> Line 117: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique or even particularly unusual. Many people were grumbling and attempting to navigate out of similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but telling). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little bit more empathetic than the average business. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding--and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. <span>[http://cvsrxpharmacy.com </span>CVS<span>]</span>/<span>[http://longs-drug-store.com/ </span>Longs<span>]</span>, in my experience, does none of this. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate monolith, and not a people or service oriented provider. That is all the wisdom I got out of this debacle. [FOOTNOTE: today, five days after the "it's taken care of" event, we got a robocall from this pharmacy, letting us know that two prescriptions were in. I called and found that they had a partial and a full of the same medication--and both of the wrong dose!] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique or even particularly unusual. Many people were grumbling and attempting to navigate out of similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but telling). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little bit more empathetic than the average business. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding--and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does none of this. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate monolith, and not a people or service oriented provider. That is all the wisdom I got out of this debacle. [FOOTNOTE: today, five days after the "it's taken care of" event, we got a robocall from this pharmacy, letting us know that two prescriptions were in. I called and found that they had a partial and a full of the same medication--and both of the wrong dose!] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2011-12-13 10:04:08'' [[nbsp]] Definitely, [http://cvs-drug-store.net CVS Drug Store] became much better in pharmacy servises. --["Users/CVSDrugStore"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2011-12-13 10:05:29CVSDrugStore(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 117: </td> <td> Line 117: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique or even particularly unusual. Many people were grumbling and attempting to navigate out of similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but telling). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little bit more empathetic than the average business. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding--and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does none of this. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate monolith, and not a people or service oriented provider. That is all the wisdom I got out of this debacle. [FOOTNOTE: today, five days after the "it's taken care of" event, we got a robocall from this pharmacy, letting us know that two prescriptions were in. I called and found that they had a partial and a full of the same medication--and both of the wrong dose!] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique or even particularly unusual. Many people were grumbling and attempting to navigate out of similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but telling). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little bit more empathetic than the average business. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding--and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. <span>[http://cvsrxpharmacy.com </span>CVS<span>]</span>/<span>[http://longs-drug-store.com/ </span>Longs<span>]</span>, in my experience, does none of this. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate monolith, and not a people or service oriented provider. That is all the wisdom I got out of this debacle. [FOOTNOTE: today, five days after the "it's taken care of" event, we got a robocall from this pharmacy, letting us know that two prescriptions were in. I called and found that they had a partial and a full of the same medication--and both of the wrong dose!] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2011-12-13 10:04:08CVSDrugStoreComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-12-13 10:04:08'' [[nbsp]] Definitely, [http://cvs-drug-store.net CVS Drug Store] became much better in pharmacy servises. --["Users/CVSDrugStore"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2011-12-13 09:58:02DonShorClever spam, but spam nonetheless <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2011-12-13 09:50:31'' [[nbsp]] [http://longs-drug-store.com Longs Drug Store] is focused on selling a wide variety of medicine before all. See http://longs-drug-store.com. There I get many useful meds. --["Users/LongsDrugStore"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2011-12-13 09:50:31LongsDrugStoreComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-12-13 09:50:31'' [[nbsp]] [http://longs-drug-store.com Longs Drug Store] is focused on selling a wide variety of medicine before all. See http://longs-drug-store.com. There I get many useful meds. --["Users/LongsDrugStore"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2010-02-20 07:03:57WesHardaker/me hates switching between wiki systems. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Longs Drugs''' was bought out by the [<span>[</span>"CVS"<span>]</span>] Pharmacy company and was rebranded/renamed accordingly. See the [<span>[</span>"CVS"<span>]</span>] page for details on the new store. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Longs Drugs''' was bought out by the ["CVS"] Pharmacy company and was rebranded/renamed accordingly. See the ["CVS"] page for details on the new store. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2010-02-20 07:03:11WesHardakerPut note about new page (with a link!) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Longs Drugs''' was bought out by the [["CVS"]] Pharmacy company and was rebranded/renamed accordingly. See the [["CVS"]] page for details on the new store.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - '''Note: Not actually departed. Just renamed/branded as CVS/Pharmacy.'''</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-11-02 01:00:11MaxLucasmore details <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note: Not actually departed. Just renamed/branded as CVS.''' </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note: Not actually departed. Just renamed/branded as CVS<span>/Pharmacy</span>.''' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- During August 2008, the Walnut Creek based Longs was purchased by CVS Pharmacy. As part of the purchase, they announced that all Longs Drugs would be renamed and rebranded as CVS except for the stores in Hawaii.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ During August 2008, the Walnut Creek, California based Longs Drugs was purchased by the East Coast based corporation known as CVS. As part of the purchase, they announced that all Longs Drugs in the 48 contiguous states would be renamed and rebranded as CVS. The stores in Hawaii will retain the Longs Drugs name as Hawaiians are very attached the trusted Longs name. A name change in Hawaii would result in a devastating loss of customers.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Look forward to the Longs Drugs/CVS changeover in the summer of 2009 (Longs in town will be fully transformed into CVS)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Longs Drugs/CVS changeover took place in the summer of 2009. CVS removed the Longs decor from the stores and installed CVS decor. CVS also reduced labor hours and cut employees from their stores. Longs managers' jobs would only be guaranteed for a certain period of time. This was done in order to reduce labor costs.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ CVS also changed the focus of the stores. Longs Drugs focused on selling a wide variety of food and merchandise which gave their stores the feel of a variety store. CVS however focuses more on over the counter medication and cosmetic sales. Food selection has been reduced and many products that Longs used to carry have been discontinued.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Each Longs Drug Store (<span>soo</span>n <span>t</span>o b<span>e</span> CVS/Pharmacy) sells Postage stamps - only in books of 20 stamps </td> <td> <span>+</span> Each Longs Drug Store (<span>take</span>n o<span>ver</span> b<span>y</span> CVS/Pharmacy) sells Postage stamps - only in books of 20 stamps </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-10-31 12:26:44watson <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + '''Note: Not actually departed. Just renamed/branded as CVS.'''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-08-21 19:56:22JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(Departed Business)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-08-21 19:55:48JasonAllerRevert to version 84 (to retain marked as a departed business). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect CVS</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(biz_longs.jpg, "Oak Tree Plaza location", 360, right, thumbnail)]]<br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Store #142'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Store #282'''||<br> + ||1550 ["East Covell Boulevard"]||1471 ["West Covell Boulevard"]||<br> + ||(in the ["Oak Tree Plaza"] shopping center)||(in ["The Marketplace"] shopping center)||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> + ||Store:7:00AM-10:00PM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F 8:00AM to 9:00PM, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 8:00AM-9:00PM, S/S 8-5 ||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||(530)753-4000||(530)757-1022||<br> + ||Pharmacy: (530) 753-4004||Pharmacy: (530)757-1128||<br> + ||||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Web site'''||<br> + ||||[http://www.longs.com]||<br> + == ==<br> + <br> + '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Both locations sell many other items besides medical supplies with no discernible unifying theme: small ["clothing stores" clothing] items such as underwear and socks, non-perishable food, milk, frozen convenience food, seasonal items (Halloween stuff, summer-recreation stuff), small electronics, batteries, cosmetics, kitchen items, office supplies, cleaning supplies, light furniture, and more. The selection of everything is limited and tends towards low-priced items with some private-label brands.<br> + <br> + Longs also develops ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night), and will process passport photos with a one-hour turnaround ($6.99 for the first pair; $1.99 for each additional pair). They stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. At the 24-hour store (West Covell), 1-hour photo orders are not processed overnight, but are processed first thing the next morning when the lab re-opens.<br> + <br> + <br> + ||'''Print Prices'''||<br> + ||4x6||$0.19 each||<br> + ||5x7||$0.99 each||<br> + ||8x10||$1.99 each||<br> + ||8 wallet-sized||$1.99||<br> + <br> + They also duplicate ["keys"].<br> + <br> + The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items and also had the first ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside (before the company went under), next to the pharmacy, where you could get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues.<br> + <br> + They offer a ["AAA discount"] at the pharmacy at both locations, and accept many counter-offer competitor offers from other drug stores.<br> + <br> + During August 2008, the Walnut Creek based Longs was purchased by CVS Pharmacy. As part of the purchase, they announced that all Longs Drugs would be renamed and rebranded as CVS except for the stores in Hawaii.<br> + <br> + Look forward to the Longs Drugs/CVS changeover in the summer of 2009 (Longs in town will be fully transformed into CVS)<br> + <br> + <br> + Each Longs Drug Store (soon to be CVS/Pharmacy) sells Postage stamps - only in books of 20 stamps<br> + <br> + <br> + [[Comments]]<br> + <br> + ''The last 5 times I have gone here (["The Marketplace"] location) they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["Users/PhilipNeustrom"]<br> + ----<br> + I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the Nugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours due to personnel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["Users/JohnNash"]<br> + No longer 24 hours? Well, that just removed my only reason for going there. -["Users/MattCzarnowski" MC]<br> + ----<br> + David Provost suggested stealing "a plant" from Longs. What an idiot. --["Users/JohnDudek"]<br> + Speaking of plants, Longs has good deals on common garden plants, although I can't vouch for quality. I usually buy at the Red Barn Nursery because good advice comes free with the plant.--["Users/TomHinds"]<br> + ----<br> + The pharmacy ("Oak Tree Plaza") is the busiest in the entire region, a good time to go is before 4pm or after 7pm since the general working crowd swings through at that time. Also, being as busy as they are, patience is important in order to get good service (if you're nice they'll help as much as they can (they get stressed out too)). The same store also sells stamps --["Users/BryonWright"]<br> + ----<br> + Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs looks suicidal? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly miserable person. I'm speaking of the North Davis one, by the way. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["Users/AtyNguyen"]<br> + It's the lighting...--["Users/BenLee"]<br> + ----<br> + I think Rite Aid has a better and more consistent beauty/personal care selection than Long's. I must say, though, it is nice to get some less mainstream items there, like Burt's Bee's, that Rite Aid does not carry. Long's pharmacy, though, is very good and the pharmacists there have been extremely helpful and nice to me. --["Users/ArielaHaro"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2007-10-28 23:06:47'' [[nbsp]] I do not suggest buying bike lights there because they are really expensive. They seem like the average longs apart from that. I suggest going there after 5 to ship off stuff for the next day's mail. --["Users/AnnaF"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2007-10-31 09:52:30'' [[nbsp]] The Longs in E. Davis is always a nightmare. The people at the pharmacy are slow and inefficient, and seem lazy and uninterested. If I owned that place, I would be appalled at the indifference and lightly-masked rudeness that their staff shows their customers. I've decided to switch to another pharmacy. F#$% those guys. --["Users/AthenaGlaukopis"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2007-12-19 21:25:28'' [[nbsp]] I work here. The night-shift is the best. --["Users/thelonepiper555"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-02-03 19:47:51'' [[nbsp]] Every time I go to the Longs in the marketplace to pick up a prescription called in by the doctor, it takes a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour (on top of the half hour since the prescription was called in) to get it filled. Add this to the 15-20 minute wait time standing in line (twice since you have to find out that it’s not ready and wait) and the time gets very long, especially if you are waiting with a sick child. I have NEVER been in and picked up my prescription, ready, at the counter. This week, I decided to wait a few hours at home with my sick child to avoid the ubiquitous hour wait in the pharmacy. So I arrive several hours after the prescription is called in, wait in line for 20 minutes, only to find out that my prescription isn’t ready because they’ve run out of the drug! The pharmacist, after some thought, tells me we can either wait two days or she can call the other Longs to see if they have it. Waiting is not an option, so I tell her to call. 20 minutes later, she comes back and tells me they do have it at the other Longs and she assures me several times that it will be ready when I get there. So my sick child and I troop over to the Longs in Oak Plaza and wait there 20 minutes in line only to find out, you guessed it, that it’s NOT ready and it will be “around 10 minutes” plus another 20 minute wait in line. Well, I’ve had it with Longs. This is the worst service I have EVER seen with a pharmacy. Repeatedly. If there were more than three pharmacies in town, I’m pretty sure they couldn’t get away with consistently poor service. --["Users/LizSweet"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-02-04 17:24:55'' [[nbsp]] LizSweet<br> + i understand that you are pissed off that your kid is sick and cant get your meds. but speaking from experience, the pharmacy fills prescriptions in the order in which they arrive. if you want them to do it faster, you need to call in and let them know so they can speed you to the front of the line. otherwise, they do the one's that patients request first, then do the rest later by order. you cant just expect the doctor to fax something over and just have it filled right away. there are other people who need their medications too. --["Users/voiceofreason"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-02-27 18:51:36'' [[nbsp]] Recently I picked up a 24 pack of bottled water worth $6 at the North Davis location and waited in line to pay. When it was my turn the checker scanned the case and a price of 69 cents showed up. I jokingly said "hey, i'll pay that price instead if you want." I figured the checker would laugh at my stupid remark, find the manager and fix the error. Instead the checker essentially had a "screw it" mentality and just gave me the entire case of water for 69 cents. Lol, now I like Longs more than Rite Aid. --["Users/PatrickSing"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-02-27 19:42:27'' [[nbsp]] It would appear they stopped selling compressed air cause kids would steal and huff it... --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-04-03 19:29:29'' [[nbsp]] The East Davis (Oak Tree Plaza) Longs has a useless pharmacy department. I just got back from a 3rd trip there trying to get a prescription filled. When they need the doc's permission for a refill and it's delayed, they don't bother to call the customer nor the doc...they let the customer repeatedly come in to find the same excuse: the doctor didn't respond. This in spite of the doctor's assurance that they did. I'll never use those indifferent cretins again. --["Users/RalphFinch"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-04-15 15:56:27'' [[nbsp]] Don't give the pharmacy techs a hard time. That's my job! --["Users/thelonepiper555"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-04-27 01:43:51'' [[nbsp]] I recently got my photos developed here at the 1550 Covell location (next to Nugget), and was pretty satisfied. I saved my photos on a thumb drive and brought it in to upload, and it only took about half an hour to get them developed. If you live in South Davis, I would NOT recommend going to Rite Aid (near Safeway) to develop your pictures, as the photo machine is ancient and may freeze or crash. --["Users/at86"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-02 11:55:39'' [[nbsp]] DO NOT get your prescriptions here!!! I had a very important prescription for my daughter and they told me it would take some time to fax over a paper to my insurance for the approval but they told me to wait. I called in 3 TIMES to have that fax sent in so it took more than 2 weeks for them to finally give me my prescription. They never call me to inform me they haven't received it, they never called me to tell me that they finally did get it in. I have to do all the work. Finally when one of the ladies was VERY RUDE to me I decided to leave. Take into consideration all the times I was waiting at the store when they told me my prescription was ready (I called in) I get there and they told me to wait an hour with a tired infant with me.<br> + <br> + Don't develop your film here!!! They take more time than they say they will and they overcharged me as well. One time I asked for a white border in huge letters where they told me to write it in and I didn't get that, they told me to just pay for it nothng they can do.<br> + <br> + SO NEVER GET PRESCRIPTION AND FILM HERE :) --["Users/Marcie"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-08-14 17:01:16'' [[nbsp]] I have only good things to say about the pharmacy staff at the West Davis Longs. I'm in regularly to pick up prescriptions and from time to time my doctor's office will obliviously send the refills to the other Longs pharmacy. The pharmacy staff have always been gracious about transferring the prescription, even though the process seems to be kind of a pain for them. --["Users/LizPhillips"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-12-02 01:12:53'' [[nbsp]] After much aggravation with the Longs website and trying to upload pictures to have them printed, I called the Marketplace location store and asked if they had a kiosk I could use a flash drive with instead, and the staff member who answered was helpful and straightforward. I hurried over, and it turns out there are THREE hp photo printing kiosks! It was 29¢ for each 4x6 print, but the process was pretty simple and quick, and definitely better than trying to do it online. So glad about this because I was trying to print a copy of my passport photo for an education abroad application and just met the deadline! --["Users/AmyChow"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-03-10 01:27:32'' [[nbsp]] I used Longs at the Marketplace for passport photos. I got 14 (which was necessary for a study abroad program) and it set me back about $20, which is--unfortunately--the most reasonable price in Davis, I believe; they're such small pictures. The pictures were processed when I came back two and a half hours later and they all processed well; I even look semi-photogenic, for once. Overall, a satisfying experience. --["Users/warriorvoyager"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-05-06 16:38:30'' [[nbsp]] DO not get prescriptions here (Oak Tree Plaza)! Their call-in machine always hangs up one me right after I specify the time I want to pick it up, always! I have told them about this problem twice already, and though the first employee was helpful the second lady did not even seem to care. She told me, "That is just how the system is". Wow okay...After trying to get my prescription re-filled 5 times, I went in only to find out they were completely out and it would take 2 days. Finally they called the other Longs and I went over there to get it.<br> + <br> + Honestly,the last time I talked to this lady she was so rude and uncaring that I switched my prescription to Rite Aid. She didnt even care that the phone system didn't work, and I basically had to push her into even calling the other Longs.<br> + <br> + Avoid this pharmacy! --["Users/sgent"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-05-17 08:59:17'' [[nbsp]] I am on the management team of the West Covell Store (near Panda Express &amp; Safeway) and would like to add that our photo processing has been up, for some time Longs has been using the HP prints in seconds kiosks (prints while you wait, no tech needed), we also recieved a new Pharmacy Manager, and have an amazing Lead Pharmacy Tech, so our pharmacy staff is at its best with its staff happy with their supervision and management.<br> + <br> + Also keep in mind our pharmacy is now open from 8a-9p during the week and 8a-5p on saturday and sunday. We began opening an hour earlier about a month ago to suite our customers' needs. Feel free to to progress your script(s) as early and quickly as possible to avoid having to wait at the pharmacy, end up being transferred, or waiting on a drug order. The faster you can fulfill your consumer duties, the faster we can keep our customers and patients happy!<br> + <br> + After the CVS/Pharmacy change-over completes our photo equipment will change to Kodak - and the machinery is so new that its still being made! and these kiosks (to replace the HP kiosks) will also be full service, which means different finishes, different photo sizes, even passports! we will also continue to have a "wet lab" (a photo tech) to assist our community with the product questions and photo needs. --["Users/BokALok"]<br> + <br> + Welcome to the wiki boka --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-06-03 12:12:32'' [[nbsp]] My opinion is: DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS PHARMACY (lest they patronize you) (the Market Place one that is). The techs are generally friendly and helpful, however, overall, this pharmacy makes FEMA look competent and efficient. Other descriptors that come to mind are: officious, disrespectful, clumsy, bumbling and unapologetic. Details below. I imagine that some of the fumbling, ball dropping and long waits have to do with the "new system" and the change over to CVS. I could excuse some delays and mistakes and suchlike, it's the attitude that gets my goat.<br> + <br> + Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West CAH-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist (Philippe Demayer, I believe) informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give me the correct dose pills. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and then switched midstream to a mere 6 pills per day, she could inadvertently take 24 of them, overdose and die. There is a certain logic to this--for people who can't count or read. Neither applied to the patient in question. Philippe also said something to the effect of, we never told you we would get the higher dose pills, and besides, what's the difference, it is just more pills to take, no big deal (of course if you are ''non compis mentis'' enough to forget to take 6 rather than 24 pills, how competent are you to count out 24 pills by yourself in the first place). I find Philippe, surprisingly and inexplicably, a tad defensive when questioned and not terribly willing to explain the situation without a vexed and insolent edge on his demeanor (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills are so expensive as they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home, disappointed on two counts. Later, just to satisfy my skepticism, I call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected.<br> + <br> + Today I go back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. The tech tries to figure out the problem. After fumbling around for a time, and asking for help from a man who seems to hang around just for such purposes (Steve), he figures out that to re-run the claim with insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I graciously accept. Then, after the obligatory interminable wait, the tech tells me they have just re-run the claim and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in or run the claim (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philippe and his minions were doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasn't calling the insurance.<br> + <br> + Then (the denouement finally), the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but these pharmaceutical philistines have heaped enough insult onto a gaping injury already--so I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply forgoing the profit because they'd rather be rid of me (because that is how unpleasant I am). Or perhaps it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time). In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter.<br> + <br> + I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique or even particularly unusual. Many people were grumbling and attempting to navigate out of similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but telling). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little bit more empathetic than the average business. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding--and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does none of this. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate monolith, and not a people or service oriented provider. That is all the wisdom I got out of this debacle. [FOOTNOTE: today, five days after the "it's taken care of" event, we got a robocall from this pharmacy, letting us know that two prescriptions were in. I called and found that they had a partial and a full of the same medication--and both of the wrong dose!]<br> + --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"]<br> + <br> + Providentially, I had the opportunity to pick up a medication at the Oak Tree CVS/Longs. Fascinating contrast. Many people were suffering the same sort of mix ups and delays as I experienced at the Market Place location, but in this pharmacy they had a fine grasp of basic customer service. During my 30 minute wait, I saw four potentially angry people successfully assuaged and one not so successfully. In one instance, the tech came out from behind the fortress to the waiting area to explain to a "waiter" in person the prognosis for getting his delayed medication. And I heard the pharmacist telling a disgruntled customer that she had every right to be angry and that they were exceptionally sorry about the problems she was experiencing. Very impressive. Only one man's dudgeon was not to be allayed by the assiduous staff. He declared to no one in particular, repeatingly and loudly, that this was a half-assed pharmacy. His wife told some of us that he had recently suffered a loss, and was out of sorts--for which the dilatory pharmacy provided an expedient scapegoat. Though the line was longer and slower moving than I'd have liked and there was, naturally, a glitch over which I had to wait 20 more minutes for resolution, I left feeling fairly and respectfully treated. I sensed not so much incompetence as an ineffective system (perhaps the new CVS system is not operating at peak efficiency yet). So I may continue to go here, rather than the Rite Aid just yet. --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-08-18 20:38:33jefftolentinoRenamed to "CVS" <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(biz_longs.jpg, "Oak Tree Plaza location", 360, right, thumbnail)]]<br> - <br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Store #142'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Store #282'''||<br> - ||1550 ["East Covell Boulevard"]||1471 ["West Covell Boulevard"]||<br> - ||(in the ["Oak Tree Plaza"] shopping center)||(in ["The Marketplace"] shopping center)||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> - ||Store:7:00AM-10:00PM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F 8:00AM to 9:00PM, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 8:00AM-9:00PM, S/S 8-5 ||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> - ||(530)753-4000||(530)757-1022||<br> - ||Pharmacy: (530) 753-4004||Pharmacy: (530)757-1128||<br> - ||||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Web site'''||<br> - ||||[http://www.longs.com]||<br> - == ==<br> - <br> - '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Both locations sell many other items besides medical supplies with no discernible unifying theme: small ["clothing stores" clothing] items such as underwear and socks, non-perishable food, milk, frozen convenience food, seasonal items (Halloween stuff, summer-recreation stuff), small electronics, batteries, cosmetics, kitchen items, office supplies, cleaning supplies, light furniture, and more. The selection of everything is limited and tends towards low-priced items with some private-label brands.<br> - <br> - Longs also develops ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night), and will process passport photos with a one-hour turnaround ($6.99 for the first pair; $1.99 for each additional pair). They stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. At the 24-hour store (West Covell), 1-hour photo orders are not processed overnight, but are processed first thing the next morning when the lab re-opens.<br> - <br> - <br> - ||'''Print Prices'''||<br> - ||4x6||$0.19 each||<br> - ||5x7||$0.99 each||<br> - ||8x10||$1.99 each||<br> - ||8 wallet-sized||$1.99||<br> - <br> - They also duplicate ["keys"].<br> - <br> - The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items and also had the first ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside (before the company went under), next to the pharmacy, where you could get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues.<br> - <br> - They offer a ["AAA discount"] at the pharmacy at both locations, and accept many counter-offer competitor offers from other drug stores.<br> - <br> - During August 2008, the Walnut Creek based Longs was purchased by CVS Pharmacy. As part of the purchase, they announced that all Longs Drugs would be renamed and rebranded as CVS except for the stores in Hawaii.<br> - <br> - Look forward to the Longs Drugs/CVS changeover in the summer of 2009 (Longs in town will be fully transformed into CVS)<br> - <br> - <br> - Each Longs Drug Store (soon to be CVS/Pharmacy) sells Postage stamps - only in books of 20 stamps<br> - <br> - <br> - [[Comments]]<br> - <br> - ''The last 5 times I have gone here (["The Marketplace"] location) they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["Users/PhilipNeustrom"]<br> - ----<br> - I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the Nugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours due to personnel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["Users/JohnNash"]<br> - No longer 24 hours? Well, that just removed my only reason for going there. -["Users/MattCzarnowski" MC]<br> - ----<br> - David Provost suggested stealing "a plant" from Longs. What an idiot. --["Users/JohnDudek"]<br> - Speaking of plants, Longs has good deals on common garden plants, although I can't vouch for quality. I usually buy at the Red Barn Nursery because good advice comes free with the plant.--["Users/TomHinds"]<br> - ----<br> - The pharmacy ("Oak Tree Plaza") is the busiest in the entire region, a good time to go is before 4pm or after 7pm since the general working crowd swings through at that time. Also, being as busy as they are, patience is important in order to get good service (if you're nice they'll help as much as they can (they get stressed out too)). The same store also sells stamps --["Users/BryonWright"]<br> - ----<br> - Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs looks suicidal? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly miserable person. I'm speaking of the North Davis one, by the way. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["Users/AtyNguyen"]<br> - It's the lighting...--["Users/BenLee"]<br> - ----<br> - I think Rite Aid has a better and more consistent beauty/personal care selection than Long's. I must say, though, it is nice to get some less mainstream items there, like Burt's Bee's, that Rite Aid does not carry. Long's pharmacy, though, is very good and the pharmacists there have been extremely helpful and nice to me. --["Users/ArielaHaro"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-10-28 23:06:47'' [[nbsp]] I do not suggest buying bike lights there because they are really expensive. They seem like the average longs apart from that. I suggest going there after 5 to ship off stuff for the next day's mail. --["Users/AnnaF"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-10-31 09:52:30'' [[nbsp]] The Longs in E. Davis is always a nightmare. The people at the pharmacy are slow and inefficient, and seem lazy and uninterested. If I owned that place, I would be appalled at the indifference and lightly-masked rudeness that their staff shows their customers. I've decided to switch to another pharmacy. F#$% those guys. --["Users/AthenaGlaukopis"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-12-19 21:25:28'' [[nbsp]] I work here. The night-shift is the best. --["Users/thelonepiper555"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-02-03 19:47:51'' [[nbsp]] Every time I go to the Longs in the marketplace to pick up a prescription called in by the doctor, it takes a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour (on top of the half hour since the prescription was called in) to get it filled. Add this to the 15-20 minute wait time standing in line (twice since you have to find out that it’s not ready and wait) and the time gets very long, especially if you are waiting with a sick child. I have NEVER been in and picked up my prescription, ready, at the counter. This week, I decided to wait a few hours at home with my sick child to avoid the ubiquitous hour wait in the pharmacy. So I arrive several hours after the prescription is called in, wait in line for 20 minutes, only to find out that my prescription isn’t ready because they’ve run out of the drug! The pharmacist, after some thought, tells me we can either wait two days or she can call the other Longs to see if they have it. Waiting is not an option, so I tell her to call. 20 minutes later, she comes back and tells me they do have it at the other Longs and she assures me several times that it will be ready when I get there. So my sick child and I troop over to the Longs in Oak Plaza and wait there 20 minutes in line only to find out, you guessed it, that it’s NOT ready and it will be “around 10 minutes” plus another 20 minute wait in line. Well, I’ve had it with Longs. This is the worst service I have EVER seen with a pharmacy. Repeatedly. If there were more than three pharmacies in town, I’m pretty sure they couldn’t get away with consistently poor service. --["Users/LizSweet"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-02-04 17:24:55'' [[nbsp]] LizSweet<br> - i understand that you are pissed off that your kid is sick and cant get your meds. but speaking from experience, the pharmacy fills prescriptions in the order in which they arrive. if you want them to do it faster, you need to call in and let them know so they can speed you to the front of the line. otherwise, they do the one's that patients request first, then do the rest later by order. you cant just expect the doctor to fax something over and just have it filled right away. there are other people who need their medications too. --["Users/voiceofreason"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-02-27 18:51:36'' [[nbsp]] Recently I picked up a 24 pack of bottled water worth $6 at the North Davis location and waited in line to pay. When it was my turn the checker scanned the case and a price of 69 cents showed up. I jokingly said "hey, i'll pay that price instead if you want." I figured the checker would laugh at my stupid remark, find the manager and fix the error. Instead the checker essentially had a "screw it" mentality and just gave me the entire case of water for 69 cents. Lol, now I like Longs more than Rite Aid. --["Users/PatrickSing"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-02-27 19:42:27'' [[nbsp]] It would appear they stopped selling compressed air cause kids would steal and huff it... --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-03 19:29:29'' [[nbsp]] The East Davis (Oak Tree Plaza) Longs has a useless pharmacy department. I just got back from a 3rd trip there trying to get a prescription filled. When they need the doc's permission for a refill and it's delayed, they don't bother to call the customer nor the doc...they let the customer repeatedly come in to find the same excuse: the doctor didn't respond. This in spite of the doctor's assurance that they did. I'll never use those indifferent cretins again. --["Users/RalphFinch"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-15 15:56:27'' [[nbsp]] Don't give the pharmacy techs a hard time. That's my job! --["Users/thelonepiper555"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-27 01:43:51'' [[nbsp]] I recently got my photos developed here at the 1550 Covell location (next to Nugget), and was pretty satisfied. I saved my photos on a thumb drive and brought it in to upload, and it only took about half an hour to get them developed. If you live in South Davis, I would NOT recommend going to Rite Aid (near Safeway) to develop your pictures, as the photo machine is ancient and may freeze or crash. --["Users/at86"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-02 11:55:39'' [[nbsp]] DO NOT get your prescriptions here!!! I had a very important prescription for my daughter and they told me it would take some time to fax over a paper to my insurance for the approval but they told me to wait. I called in 3 TIMES to have that fax sent in so it took more than 2 weeks for them to finally give me my prescription. They never call me to inform me they haven't received it, they never called me to tell me that they finally did get it in. I have to do all the work. Finally when one of the ladies was VERY RUDE to me I decided to leave. Take into consideration all the times I was waiting at the store when they told me my prescription was ready (I called in) I get there and they told me to wait an hour with a tired infant with me.<br> - <br> - Don't develop your film here!!! They take more time than they say they will and they overcharged me as well. One time I asked for a white border in huge letters where they told me to write it in and I didn't get that, they told me to just pay for it nothng they can do.<br> - <br> - SO NEVER GET PRESCRIPTION AND FILM HERE :) --["Users/Marcie"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-14 17:01:16'' [[nbsp]] I have only good things to say about the pharmacy staff at the West Davis Longs. I'm in regularly to pick up prescriptions and from time to time my doctor's office will obliviously send the refills to the other Longs pharmacy. The pharmacy staff have always been gracious about transferring the prescription, even though the process seems to be kind of a pain for them. --["Users/LizPhillips"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-12-02 01:12:53'' [[nbsp]] After much aggravation with the Longs website and trying to upload pictures to have them printed, I called the Marketplace location store and asked if they had a kiosk I could use a flash drive with instead, and the staff member who answered was helpful and straightforward. I hurried over, and it turns out there are THREE hp photo printing kiosks! It was 29¢ for each 4x6 print, but the process was pretty simple and quick, and definitely better than trying to do it online. So glad about this because I was trying to print a copy of my passport photo for an education abroad application and just met the deadline! --["Users/AmyChow"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-03-10 01:27:32'' [[nbsp]] I used Longs at the Marketplace for passport photos. I got 14 (which was necessary for a study abroad program) and it set me back about $20, which is--unfortunately--the most reasonable price in Davis, I believe; they're such small pictures. The pictures were processed when I came back two and a half hours later and they all processed well; I even look semi-photogenic, for once. Overall, a satisfying experience. --["Users/warriorvoyager"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-06 16:38:30'' [[nbsp]] DO not get prescriptions here (Oak Tree Plaza)! Their call-in machine always hangs up one me right after I specify the time I want to pick it up, always! I have told them about this problem twice already, and though the first employee was helpful the second lady did not even seem to care. She told me, "That is just how the system is". Wow okay...After trying to get my prescription re-filled 5 times, I went in only to find out they were completely out and it would take 2 days. Finally they called the other Longs and I went over there to get it.<br> - <br> - Honestly,the last time I talked to this lady she was so rude and uncaring that I switched my prescription to Rite Aid. She didnt even care that the phone system didn't work, and I basically had to push her into even calling the other Longs.<br> - <br> - Avoid this pharmacy! --["Users/sgent"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-17 08:59:17'' [[nbsp]] I am on the management team of the West Covell Store (near Panda Express &amp; Safeway) and would like to add that our photo processing has been up, for some time Longs has been using the HP prints in seconds kiosks (prints while you wait, no tech needed), we also recieved a new Pharmacy Manager, and have an amazing Lead Pharmacy Tech, so our pharmacy staff is at its best with its staff happy with their supervision and management.<br> - <br> - Also keep in mind our pharmacy is now open from 8a-9p during the week and 8a-5p on saturday and sunday. We began opening an hour earlier about a month ago to suite our customers' needs. Feel free to to progress your script(s) as early and quickly as possible to avoid having to wait at the pharmacy, end up being transferred, or waiting on a drug order. The faster you can fulfill your consumer duties, the faster we can keep our customers and patients happy!<br> - <br> - After the CVS/Pharmacy change-over completes our photo equipment will change to Kodak - and the machinery is so new that its still being made! and these kiosks (to replace the HP kiosks) will also be full service, which means different finishes, different photo sizes, even passports! we will also continue to have a "wet lab" (a photo tech) to assist our community with the product questions and photo needs. --["Users/BokALok"]<br> - <br> - Welcome to the wiki boka --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-06-03 12:12:32'' [[nbsp]] My opinion is: DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS PHARMACY (lest they patronize you) (the Market Place one that is). The techs are generally friendly and helpful, however, overall, this pharmacy makes FEMA look competent and efficient. Other descriptors that come to mind are: officious, disrespectful, clumsy, bumbling and unapologetic. Details below. I imagine that some of the fumbling, ball dropping and long waits have to do with the "new system" and the change over to CVS. I could excuse some delays and mistakes and suchlike, it's the attitude that gets my goat.<br> - <br> - Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West CAH-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist (Philippe Demayer, I believe) informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give me the correct dose pills. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and then switched midstream to a mere 6 pills per day, she could inadvertently take 24 of them, overdose and die. There is a certain logic to this--for people who can't count or read. Neither applied to the patient in question. Philippe also said something to the effect of, we never told you we would get the higher dose pills, and besides, what's the difference, it is just more pills to take, no big deal (of course if you are ''non compis mentis'' enough to forget to take 6 rather than 24 pills, how competent are you to count out 24 pills by yourself in the first place). I find Philippe, surprisingly and inexplicably, a tad defensive when questioned and not terribly willing to explain the situation without a vexed and insolent edge on his demeanor (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills are so expensive as they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home, disappointed on two counts. Later, just to satisfy my skepticism, I call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected.<br> - <br> - Today I go back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. The tech tries to figure out the problem. After fumbling around for a time, and asking for help from a man who seems to hang around just for such purposes (Steve), he figures out that to re-run the claim with insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I graciously accept. Then, after the obligatory interminable wait, the tech tells me they have just re-run the claim and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in or run the claim (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philippe and his minions were doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasn't calling the insurance.<br> - <br> - Then (the denouement finally), the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but these pharmaceutical philistines have heaped enough insult onto a gaping injury already--so I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply forgoing the profit because they'd rather be rid of me (because that is how unpleasant I am). Or perhaps it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time). In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter.<br> - <br> - I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique or even particularly unusual. Many people were grumbling and attempting to navigate out of similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but telling). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little bit more empathetic than the average business. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding--and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does none of this. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate monolith, and not a people or service oriented provider. That is all the wisdom I got out of this debacle. [FOOTNOTE: today, five days after the "it's taken care of" event, we got a robocall from this pharmacy, letting us know that two prescriptions were in. I called and found that they had a partial and a full of the same medication--and both of the wrong dose!]<br> - --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"]<br> - <br> - Providentially, I had the opportunity to pick up a medication at the Oak Tree CVS/Longs. Fascinating contrast. Many people were suffering the same sort of mix ups and delays as I experienced at the Market Place location, but in this pharmacy they had a fine grasp of basic customer service. During my 30 minute wait, I saw four potentially angry people successfully assuaged and one not so successfully. In one instance, the tech came out from behind the fortress to the waiting area to explain to a "waiter" in person the prognosis for getting his delayed medication. And I heard the pharmacist telling a disgruntled customer that she had every right to be angry and that they were exceptionally sorry about the problems she was experiencing. Very impressive. Only one man's dudgeon was not to be allayed by the assiduous staff. He declared to no one in particular, repeatingly and loudly, that this was a half-assed pharmacy. His wife told some of us that he had recently suffered a loss, and was out of sorts--for which the dilatory pharmacy provided an expedient scapegoat. Though the line was longer and slower moving than I'd have liked and there was, naturally, a glitch over which I had to wait 20 more minutes for resolution, I left feeling fairly and respectfully treated. I sensed not so much incompetence as an ineffective system (perhaps the new CVS system is not operating at peak efficiency yet). So I may continue to go here, rather than the Rite Aid just yet. --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect CVS</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-07 08:40:26MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 112: </td> <td> Line 112: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique or even particularly unusual. Many people were grumbling and attempting to navigate out of similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but telling). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little bit more empathetic than the average business. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding--and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does none of this. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate monolith, and not a people or service oriented provider. That is all the wisdom I got out of this debacle. </td> <td> <span>+</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique or even particularly unusual. Many people were grumbling and attempting to navigate out of similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but telling). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little bit more empathetic than the average business. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding--and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does none of this. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate monolith, and not a people or service oriented provider. That is all the wisdom I got out of this debacle.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;[FOOTNOTE: today, five days after the "it's taken care of" event, we got a robocall from this pharmacy, letting us know that two prescriptions were in. I called and found that they had a partial and a full of the same medication--and both of the wrong dose!]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-04 13:24:02MichaelPlotkin(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 110: </td> <td> Line 110: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Then (the denouement finally), the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but these pharmaceutical philistines have heaped enough insult onto a gaping injury already--so I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply forgoing the profit because they'd rather be rid of me (because that is how unpleasant I am). Or perhaps it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Then (the denouement finally), the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but these pharmaceutical philistines have heaped enough insult onto a gaping injury already--so I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply forgoing the profit because they'd rather be rid of me (because that is how unpleasant I am). Or perhaps it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time<span>)</span>. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-04 13:23:00MichaelPlotkin(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 110: </td> <td> Line 110: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Then (the denouement finally), the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but these pharmaceutical philistines have <span>liberally </span>heaped enough insult onto a gaping injury--so I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply forgoing the profit because they'd rather be rid of me (because that is how unpleasant I am). Or perhaps it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Then (the denouement finally), the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but these pharmaceutical philistines have heaped enough insult onto a gaping injur<span>y alread</span>y--so I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply forgoing the profit because they'd rather be rid of me (because that is how unpleasant I am). Or perhaps it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-04 13:21:02MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West CAH-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist (Philippe Demayer, I believe) informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give me the correct dose pills. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and then switched midstream to a mere 6 pills per day, she could inadvertently take 24 of them, overdose and die. There is a certain logic to this--for people who can't count or read<span>&nbsp;or wh</span>o take<span>&nbsp;a medication long term. None of these applied to the patient in question. Philippe also said something to the effect of</span>, <span>we never told you we would get the higher dose pills, and it is just more pills to take, so what</span>'<span>s the big deal (of course if you are non compis mentis enough to forget you now only have</span> to take 6 rather than 24 pills, how competent are you to count out 24 pills <span>for</span> yourself in the first place). I find Philippe, surprisingly, a tad<span>&nbsp;bit</span> defensive when questioned and not terribly willing to explain the situation without a vexed and insolent edge on his demeanor (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills are so expensive as they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home, disappointed on two counts. <span>J</span>ust to satisfy my skepticism<span>, though</span>, I call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West CAH-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist (Philippe Demayer, I believe) informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give me the correct dose pills. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and then switched midstream to a mere 6 pills per day, she could inadvertently take 24 of them, overdose and die. There is a certain logic to this--for people who can't count or read<span>. Neither applied to the patient in question. Philippe also said something to the effect of, we never told you we would get the higher dose pills, and besides, what's the difference, it is just more pills t</span>o take, <span>no big deal (of course if you are </span>'<span>'non compis mentis'' enough to forget</span> to take 6 rather than 24 pills, how competent are you to count out 24 pills <span>by</span> yourself in the first place). I find Philippe, surprisingly<span>&nbsp;and inexplicably</span>, a tad defensive when questioned and not terribly willing to explain the situation without a vexed and insolent edge on his demeanor (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills are so expensive as they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home, disappointed on two counts. <span>Later, j</span>ust to satisfy my skepticism, I call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Today I go back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. The tech tries to figure out the problem. After fumbling around for a time, and asking for the help Steve who seems to hang around just for such purposes, he figures out that to re-run the claim with insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I accept. Then, after the obligatory long wait, the tech tells me that they re-ran the claim and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philippe and his minions were doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasn't calling the insurance. Then to liberally sprinkle insult onto a gaping injury, the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply not charging me because they'd rather be rid of me than get any money (because that is how unpleasant I am), or if it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Today I go back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. The tech tries to figure out the problem. After fumbling around for a time, and asking for help from a man who seems to hang around just for such purposes (Steve), he figures out that to re-run the claim with insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I graciously accept. Then, after the obligatory interminable wait, the tech tells me they have just re-run the claim and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in or run the claim (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philippe and his minions were doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasn't calling the insurance.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 110: </td> <td> Line 110: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique. Many people were grumbling and attempting to f<span>igure out</span> similar SNAFUs. Our doctor <span>also </span>tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but <span>interest</span>ing). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little <span>empathetic</span>. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding<span>&nbsp;</span>and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does no<span>t</span>. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate <span>giant</span>, and not a people or service oriented provider. <span>People should be treated</span> wi<span>th respect</span>. </td> <td> <span>+ Then (the denouement finally), the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but these pharmaceutical philistines have liberally heaped enough insult onto a gaping injury</span>-<span>-so I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply forgoing the profit because they'd rather be rid of me (because that is how unpleasant I am). Or perhaps it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter.<br> + <br> +</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique<span>&nbsp;or even particularly unusual</span>. Many people were grumbling and attempting to <span>navigate out o</span>f similar SNAFUs. Our doctor tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but <span>tell</span>ing). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little <span>bit more empathetic than the average business</span>. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding<span>--</span>and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does no<span>ne of this</span>. They seem to me like an impersonal, corporate <span>monolith</span>, and not a people or service oriented provider. <span>That is all the</span> wi<span>sdom I got out of this debacle</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-04 13:05:35MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 113: </td> <td> Line 113: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Providentially, I had the opportunity to pick up a medication at the Oak Tree CVS/Longs. Fascinating contrast. Many people were suffering the same sort of mix ups and delays as I experienced at the Market Place location, but in this pharmacy they had a fine grasp of basic customer service. During my 30 minute wait, I saw four potentially angry people successfully assuaged and one not so successfully. In one instance, the tech came out from behind the fortress to the waiting area to explain to a "waiter" in person the prognosis for getting his delayed medication. And I heard the pharmacist telling a disgruntled customer that she had every right to be angry and that they were exceptionally sorry about the problems she was experiencing. Very impressive. Only one man's dudgeon was not to be allayed by the assiduous staff. He declared to no one in particular, repeatingly and loudly, that this was a half-assed pharmacy. His wife told some of us that he had recently suffered a loss, and was out of sorts--for which the dilatory pharmacy provided an expedient scapegoat. Though the line was longer and slower moving than I'd have liked and there was, naturally, a glitch over which I had to wait 20 more minutes for resolution, I left feeling fairly and respectfully treated. I sensed not so much incompetence as an ineffective system (perhaps the new CVS system is not operating at peak efficiency yet). So I may continue to go here, rather than the Rite Aid just yet.<span>~~~~</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Providentially, I had the opportunity to pick up a medication at the Oak Tree CVS/Longs. Fascinating contrast. Many people were suffering the same sort of mix ups and delays as I experienced at the Market Place location, but in this pharmacy they had a fine grasp of basic customer service. During my 30 minute wait, I saw four potentially angry people successfully assuaged and one not so successfully. In one instance, the tech came out from behind the fortress to the waiting area to explain to a "waiter" in person the prognosis for getting his delayed medication. And I heard the pharmacist telling a disgruntled customer that she had every right to be angry and that they were exceptionally sorry about the problems she was experiencing. Very impressive. Only one man's dudgeon was not to be allayed by the assiduous staff. He declared to no one in particular, repeatingly and loudly, that this was a half-assed pharmacy. His wife told some of us that he had recently suffered a loss, and was out of sorts--for which the dilatory pharmacy provided an expedient scapegoat. Though the line was longer and slower moving than I'd have liked and there was, naturally, a glitch over which I had to wait 20 more minutes for resolution, I left feeling fairly and respectfully treated. I sensed not so much incompetence as an ineffective system (perhaps the new CVS system is not operating at peak efficiency yet). So I may continue to go here, rather than the Rite Aid just yet.<span>&nbsp;--["Users/MichaelPlotkin"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-04 13:04:55MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 113: </td> <td> Line 113: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Providentially, I had the opportunity to pick up a medication at the Oak Tree CVS/Longs. Fascinating contrast. Many people were suffering the same sort of mix ups and delays as I experienced at the Market Place location, but in this pharmacy they had a fine grasp of basic customer service. During my 30 minute wait, I saw four potentially angry people successfully assuaged and one not so successfully. In one instance, the tech came out from behind the fortress to the waiting area to explain to a "waiter" in person the prognosis for getting his delayed medication. And I heard the pharmacist telling a disgruntled customer that she had every right to be angry and that they were exceptionally sorry about the problems she was experiencing. Very impressive. Only one man's dudgeon was not to be allayed by the assiduous staff. He declared to no one in particular, repeatingly and loudly, that this was a half-assed pharmacy. His wife told some of us that he had recently suffered a loss, and was out of sorts--for which the dilatory pharmacy provided an expedient scapegoat. Though the line was longer and slower moving than I'd have liked and there was, naturally, a glitch over which I had to wait 20 more minutes for resolution, I left feeling fairly and respectfully treated. I sensed not so much incompetence as an ineffective system (perhaps the new CVS system is not operating at peak efficiency yet). So I may continue to go here, rather than the Rite Aid just yet. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Providentially, I had the opportunity to pick up a medication at the Oak Tree CVS/Longs. Fascinating contrast. Many people were suffering the same sort of mix ups and delays as I experienced at the Market Place location, but in this pharmacy they had a fine grasp of basic customer service. During my 30 minute wait, I saw four potentially angry people successfully assuaged and one not so successfully. In one instance, the tech came out from behind the fortress to the waiting area to explain to a "waiter" in person the prognosis for getting his delayed medication. And I heard the pharmacist telling a disgruntled customer that she had every right to be angry and that they were exceptionally sorry about the problems she was experiencing. Very impressive. Only one man's dudgeon was not to be allayed by the assiduous staff. He declared to no one in particular, repeatingly and loudly, that this was a half-assed pharmacy. His wife told some of us that he had recently suffered a loss, and was out of sorts--for which the dilatory pharmacy provided an expedient scapegoat. Though the line was longer and slower moving than I'd have liked and there was, naturally, a glitch over which I had to wait 20 more minutes for resolution, I left feeling fairly and respectfully treated. I sensed not so much incompetence as an ineffective system (perhaps the new CVS system is not operating at peak efficiency yet). So I may continue to go here, rather than the Rite Aid just yet.<span>~~~~</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-04 13:04:18MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 112: </td> <td> Line 112: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Providentially, I had the opportunity to pick up a medication at the Oak Tree CVS/Longs. Fascinating contrast. Many people were suffering the same sort of mix ups and delays as I experienced at the Market Place location, but in this pharmacy they had a fine grasp of basic customer service. During my 30 minute wait, I saw four potentially angry people successfully assuaged and one not so successfully. In one instance, the tech came out from behind the fortress to the waiting area to explain to a "waiter" in person the prognosis for getting his delayed medication. And I heard the pharmacist telling a disgruntled customer that she had every right to be angry and that they were exceptionally sorry about the problems she was experiencing. Very impressive. Only one man's dudgeon was not to be allayed by the assiduous staff. He declared to no one in particular, repeatingly and loudly, that this was a half-assed pharmacy. His wife told some of us that he had recently suffered a loss, and was out of sorts--for which the dilatory pharmacy provided an expedient scapegoat. Though the line was longer and slower moving than I'd have liked and there was, naturally, a glitch over which I had to wait 20 more minutes for resolution, I left feeling fairly and respectfully treated. I sensed not so much incompetence as an ineffective system (perhaps the new CVS system is not operating at peak efficiency yet). So I may continue to go here, rather than the Rite Aid just yet.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-03 11:48:12MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West C<span>ah</span>-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist (Philippe Demayer, I believe) informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give me the correct dose pills. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and then switched midstream to a mere 6 pills per day, she could inadvertently take 24 of them, overdose and die. There is a certain logic to this--for people who can't count or read or who take a medication long term. None of these applied to the patient in question. Philipe also said something to the effect of, we never told you we would get the higher dose pills, and it is just more pills to take, what's the big deal (of course if you are non compis mentis enough to forget you now only have to take 6 rather than 24 pills, how competent are you to count out 24 pills for yourself in the first place). I find Philippe, surprisingly, a tad bit defensive when questioned and not terribly willing to explain the situation without a vexed and insolent edge on his demeanor (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills are so expensive as they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home, disappointed. Just to satisfy my skepticism, I call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West C<span>AH</span>-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist (Philippe Demayer, I believe) informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give me the correct dose pills. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and then switched midstream to a mere 6 pills per day, she could inadvertently take 24 of them, overdose and die. There is a certain logic to this--for people who can't count or read or who take a medication long term. None of these applied to the patient in question. Philip<span>p</span>e also said something to the effect of, we never told you we would get the higher dose pills, and it is just more pills to take,<span>&nbsp;so</span> what's the big deal (of course if you are non compis mentis enough to forget you now only have to take 6 rather than 24 pills, how competent are you to count out 24 pills for yourself in the first place). I find Philippe, surprisingly, a tad bit defensive when questioned and not terribly willing to explain the situation without a vexed and insolent edge on his demeanor (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills are so expensive as they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home, disappointed<span>&nbsp;on two counts</span>. Just to satisfy my skepticism<span>, though</span>, I call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - T<span>oday I go back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. The tech tries to </span>f<span>igure out the problem. Apparently</span>, t<span>o</span> re-r<span>un the claim to insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I accept. Then, after the obligatory long wait, the tech tells me that they re-ran it</span> and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philippe and his minions were doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasn't calling the insurance. Then to liberally sprinkle insult onto a gaping injury, the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply not charging me because they'd rather be rid of me than get any money (because that is how unpleasant I am), or if it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter. </td> <td> <span>+ Today I go back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. The tech tries to figure out the problem. After fumbling around for a time, and asking for the help Steve who seems to hang around just for such purposes, he figures out that to re</span>-<span>run the claim with insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I accept.</span> T<span>hen, a</span>f<span>ter the obligatory long wait</span>, t<span>he tech tells me that they</span> re-r<span>an the claim</span> and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philippe and his minions were doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasn't calling the insurance. Then to liberally sprinkle insult onto a gaping injury, the tech comes back unsmilingly (Philippe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike fucking 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely and still unsmilingly hands me the insurance card back and as he quickly turns away blurts out, "it is taken care of." He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure what this cryptic "taken care of" means. Perhaps they are simply not charging me because they'd rather be rid of me than get any money (because that is how unpleasant I am), or if it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize (and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 110: </td> <td> Line 110: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique. Many people were grumbling and attempting to figure out similar SNAFUs. Our doctor also tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but interesting). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little empathetic. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does not. They <span>gi</span>v<span>es the impression of an uncaring, corporate megalith, not a people or ser</span>vi<span>ce oriented provi</span>der. People should be treated with respect. </td> <td> <span>+</span> I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique. Many people were grumbling and attempting to figure out similar SNAFUs. Our doctor also tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but interesting). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little empathetic. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does not. They <span>seem to me like an impersonal, corporate giant, and not a people or ser</span>v<span>ice oriented pro</span>vider. People should be treated with respect. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-03 11:35:27MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West Cah-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist, <span>Philipe</span> informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give <span>another dose pill</span>. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and the<span>y</span> switched midstream to a mere 6 <span>she should o</span>ver<span>dose and potentially</span> die. There is a certain logic to this<span>&nbsp;</span>for people who can't count or read or who take a medication long term. None of these applied to <span>me</span>. Philipe also said something to the effect of, it is just more pills, what's the big deal. I find <span>him a</span> bit defensive when questioned and not terribly <span>friendly</span> (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills <span>whe</span>re so expensive <span>when</span> they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home<span>&nbsp;and</span> call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West Cah-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist<span>&nbsp;(Philippe Demayer</span>, <span>I believe)</span> informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give <span>me the correct dose pills</span>. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and the<span>n</span> switched midstream to a mere 6 <span>pills per day, she could inad</span>ver<span>tently take 24 of them, overdose and</span> die. There is a certain logic to this<span>--</span>for people who can't count or read or who take a medication long term. None of these applied to <span>the patient in question</span>. Philipe also said something to the effect of, <span>we never told you we would get the higher dose pills, and </span>it is just more pills<span>&nbsp;to take</span>, what's the big deal<span>&nbsp;(of course if you are non compis mentis enough to forget you now only have to take 6 rather than 24 pills, how competent are you to count out 24 pills for yourself in the first place)</span>. I find <span>Philippe, surprisingly, a tad</span> bit defensive when questioned and not terribly <span>willing to explain the situation without a vexed and insolent edge on his demeanor</span> (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills <span>a</span>re so expensive <span>as</span> they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home<span>, disappointed. Just to satisfy my skepticism, I</span> call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - T<span>oday I went back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. A</span>fter the obligatory long wait, the tech t<span>ries to figure out the problem. Apparently, to re-run the claim to insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I accept. Then the tech tells after a long time of waiting</span> that they re-ran it and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philip<span>e and his minions a</span>re doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasnt calling the insurance. Then to liberally sprinkle insult onto a <span>flagrant</span> injury<span>. T</span>he tech comes back (Philipe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely hands me the insurance card back and as he <span>is turning away says</span>, it is taken care of. He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure <span>if</span> "taken care of" means<span>&nbsp;that</span> they are simply not charging me because they'd rather be rid of me <span>rather than get their money</span>, or if it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize. </td> <td> <span>+ Today I go back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. The tech tries to figure out the problem. Apparently, to re</span>-<span>run the claim to insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I accept.</span> T<span>hen, a</span>fter the obligatory long wait, the tech t<span>ells me </span> that they re-ran it and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philip<span>pe and his minions we</span>re doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasn<span>'</span>t calling the insurance. Then to liberally sprinkle insult onto a <span>gaping</span> injury<span>, t</span>he tech comes back<span>&nbsp;unsmilingly</span> (Phili<span>p</span>pe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike<span>&nbsp;fucking</span> 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely <span>and still unsmilingly </span>hands me the insurance card back and as he <span>quickly turns away blurts out</span>, <span>"</span>it is taken care of.<span>"</span> He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure <span>what this cryptic</span> "taken care of" means<span>. Perhaps</span> they are simply not charging me because they'd rather be rid of me <span>than get any money (because that is how unpleasant I am)</span>, or if it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize<span>&nbsp;(and the waving of the $9 co-pay was to remunerate me for my troubles and wasted time</span>.<span>&nbsp;In the absence of evidence to the contrary I will go with the latter.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-03 11:15:05MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2009-06-03 12:12:32'' [[nbsp]] My opinion is: DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS PHARMACY (lest they patronize you) (the Market Place one that is). The techs are generally friendly and helpful, however, overall, this pharmacy makes <span>the </span>F<span>ederal Government</span> look competent and efficient. Other descriptors that come to mind are: officious, disrespectful, clumsy, bumbling and unapologetic. Details below. I imagine that some of the fumbling, ball dropping and long waits have to do with the "new system" and the change over to CVS. I could excuse some delays and mistakes and suchlike, it's the attitude that gets my goat. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2009-06-03 12:12:32'' [[nbsp]] My opinion is: DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS PHARMACY (lest they patronize you) (the Market Place one that is). The techs are generally friendly and helpful, however, overall, this pharmacy makes F<span>EMA</span> look competent and efficient. Other descriptors that come to mind are: officious, disrespectful, clumsy, bumbling and unapologetic. Details below. I imagine that some of the fumbling, ball dropping and long waits have to do with the "new system" and the change over to CVS. I could excuse some delays and mistakes and suchlike, it's the attitude that gets my goat. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-03 11:14:05MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2009-06-03 12:12:32'' [[nbsp]] My opinion is: DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS PHARMACY (lest they patronize you) (the Market Place one that is). The techs are generally friendly and helpful, however, overall, this pharmacy makes the Federal Government look competent and efficient. Other descriptors that come to mind are: officious, disrespectful, clumsy, bumbling and unapologetic. Details below. I imagine that some of the fumbling, ball dropping and long waits ha<span>s</span> to do with the "new system" and the change over to CVS. I could excuse some delays and mistakes and suchlike, it's the attitude that gets my goat. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2009-06-03 12:12:32'' [[nbsp]] My opinion is: DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS PHARMACY (lest they patronize you) (the Market Place one that is). The techs are generally friendly and helpful, however, overall, this pharmacy makes the Federal Government look competent and efficient. Other descriptors that come to mind are: officious, disrespectful, clumsy, bumbling and unapologetic. Details below. I imagine that some of the fumbling, ball dropping and long waits ha<span>ve</span> to do with the "new system" and the change over to CVS. I could excuse some delays and mistakes and suchlike, it's the attitude that gets my goat. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-06-03 11:12:32MichaelPlotkinComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-06-03 12:12:32'' [[nbsp]] My opinion is: DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS PHARMACY (lest they patronize you) (the Market Place one that is). The techs are generally friendly and helpful, however, overall, this pharmacy makes the Federal Government look competent and efficient. Other descriptors that come to mind are: officious, disrespectful, clumsy, bumbling and unapologetic. Details below. I imagine that some of the fumbling, ball dropping and long waits has to do with the "new system" and the change over to CVS. I could excuse some delays and mistakes and suchlike, it's the attitude that gets my goat.<br> + <br> + Here is my tail of woe and intrigue: doctor calls in a prescription (for an acutely ill person who needs it right away). I arrive at the pharmacy the next day and am told the prescription does not exist (Strike 1). This, of course, was on a Saturday. I manage to reach the doctor and have him recall the prescription in. I arrive at the pharmacy where I am told they do not have the right dose of pill. I am given a convoluted and generally inscrutable explanation of what they can do for me, which I understand to be give me an equivalent dose consisting of smaller dose pills and then obtain the correct dose pill on Monday. Moreover they offer to "advance" us these pills to get us through the weekend (i.e. no immediate charge) (Partial restitution of Strike 1). Monday I arrive again at the CVS/Longs Market Place pharmacy counter (on West Cah-vuhl as their recording states). I am given the full prescription (for which I pay $65) of the wrong dose pills, which unfortunately I do not realize until after I have relinquished my place in line. So after a second long wait, I inquire why I did not get the correct dose. The pharmacist, Philipe informs me that he "converted" the prescription to a different dose pill and cannot now give another dose pill. He suggests that this is rational because if the patient was used to taking 24 of the lower dose pills per day and they switched midstream to a mere 6 she should overdose and potentially die. There is a certain logic to this for people who can't count or read or who take a medication long term. None of these applied to me. Philipe also said something to the effect of, it is just more pills, what's the big deal. I find him a bit defensive when questioned and not terribly friendly (Strike 2). I also ask why the pills where so expensive when they are generic and our insurance should cover them with a small co-pay. They say that they ran it through insurance and that $65 is the co-pay. So I go home and call the insurance company. They assure me that the co-pay is $9 and that the pharmacy ran the prescription the wrong way, so it was rejected.<br> + <br> + Today I went back to the pharmacy to resolve the issue. After the obligatory long wait, the tech tries to figure out the problem. Apparently, to re-run the claim to insurance I must be refunded my initial payment, which I accept. Then the tech tells after a long time of waiting that they re-ran it and that it still comes out to $65 dollars (Strike 3). I give them the insurance card and ask them to call the provider number on the back. While I am waiting, I call the insurance company again. Incredibly, the insurance person tells me they have STILL not called in (they can see this on their computer apparently) and tells me to tell them that their contract with the insurance requires them to call the Provider help number if there is a problem with a claim. I am not sure what Philipe and his minions are doing for the 45 minutes I am sitting there, but it sure as hell wasnt calling the insurance. Then to liberally sprinkle insult onto a flagrant injury. The tech comes back (Philipe apparently will not talk to me any more) and tells me that I am going to have PAY the $65 and then file a grievance with the insurance company (Strike 4). I am seldom rude to anyone, especially service employees, but I say very emphatically, "NO, you need to figure this out by calling the number on the insurance card, as your contract requires you to do." Two minutes later, the tech brusquely hands me the insurance card back and as he is turning away says, it is taken care of. He then beats a hasty retreat. I am not sure if "taken care of" means that they are simply not charging me because they'd rather be rid of me rather than get their money, or if it means they called the number finally and discovered the error was theirs but were too proud to apologize.<br> + <br> + I realize that mine is a data set of N=1, however, in my several sojourns to this pharmacy I uncovered anecdotal evidence that my problem was not unique. Many people were grumbling and attempting to figure out similar SNAFUs. Our doctor also tells us that this pharmacy is a problem pharmacy and they do not enjoy dealing with them (again anecdotal, but interesting). My opinion is that many of the people who come to a pharmacy are sick or caring for sick people, and are likely distracted and upset. Pharmacies should recognize this and be a little empathetic. They should explain their procedures and prices clearly and have a tolerance for misunderstanding and be willing to work with their customers to figure out such discrepancies. CVS/Longs, in my experience, does not. They gives the impression of an uncaring, corporate megalith, not a people or service oriented provider. People should be treated with respect.<br> + --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-05-31 15:17:14StevenDaubertlongs now == CVS <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Welcome to the wiki boka --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-05-17 09:56:09JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items and also had the first ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside (before the company went under), next to the pharmacy, where you could get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-05-17 08:08:45BokALok <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Longs also develops ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night), and will process passport photos with a one-hour turnaround ($6.99 for the first pair; $1.99 for each additional pair). They stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Longs also develops ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night), and will process passport photos with a one-hour turnaround ($6.99 for the first pair; $1.99 for each additional pair). They stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening.<span>&nbsp;At the 24-hour store (West Covell), 1-hour photo orders are not processed overnight, but are processed first thing the next morning when the lab re-opens.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-05-17 08:06:05BokALok <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Store:7:00AM-10:00PM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F 8:00AM to 9:00PM, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F <span>9</span>:00AM-9:00PM, S/S <span>9</span>-5 || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Store:7:00AM-10:00PM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F 8:00AM to 9:00PM, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F <span>8</span>:00AM-9:00PM, S/S <span>8</span>-5 || </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items<span>&nbsp;and also had the first ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside (before the company went under), next to the pharmacy, where you could get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They offer a ["AAA discount"] at the pharmacy at both locations. </td> <td> <span>+</span> They offer a ["AAA discount"] at the pharmacy at both locations<span>, and accept many counter-offer competitor offers from other drug stores</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Look forward to the Longs Drugs/CVS changeover in the summer of 2009 (Longs in town will be fully transformed into CVS)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- According to the [http://www.usps.com USPS website], the ["West Davis"] Longs sells stamps.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Each Longs Drug Store (soon to be CVS/Pharmacy) sells Postage stamps - only in books of 20 stamps</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-05-17 07:59:17BokALokComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 93: </td> <td> Line 93: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-05-17 08:59:17'' [[nbsp]] I am on the management team of the West Covell Store (near Panda Express &amp; Safeway) and would like to add that our photo processing has been up, for some time Longs has been using the HP prints in seconds kiosks (prints while you wait, no tech needed), we also recieved a new Pharmacy Manager, and have an amazing Lead Pharmacy Tech, so our pharmacy staff is at its best with its staff happy with their supervision and management.<br> + <br> + Also keep in mind our pharmacy is now open from 8a-9p during the week and 8a-5p on saturday and sunday. We began opening an hour earlier about a month ago to suite our customers' needs. Feel free to to progress your script(s) as early and quickly as possible to avoid having to wait at the pharmacy, end up being transferred, or waiting on a drug order. The faster you can fulfill your consumer duties, the faster we can keep our customers and patients happy!<br> + <br> + After the CVS/Pharmacy change-over completes our photo equipment will change to Kodak - and the machinery is so new that its still being made! and these kiosks (to replace the HP kiosks) will also be full service, which means different finishes, different photo sizes, even passports! we will also continue to have a "wet lab" (a photo tech) to assist our community with the product questions and photo needs. --["Users/BokALok"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-05-06 15:38:30sgentComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-05-06 16:38:30'' [[nbsp]] DO not get prescriptions here (Oak Tree Plaza)! Their call-in machine always hangs up one me right after I specify the time I want to pick it up, always! I have told them about this problem twice already, and though the first employee was helpful the second lady did not even seem to care. She told me, "That is just how the system is". Wow okay...After trying to get my prescription re-filled 5 times, I went in only to find out they were completely out and it would take 2 days. Finally they called the other Longs and I went over there to get it.<br> + <br> + Honestly,the last time I talked to this lady she was so rude and uncaring that I switched my prescription to Rite Aid. She didnt even care that the phone system didn't work, and I basically had to push her into even calling the other Longs.<br> + <br> + Avoid this pharmacy! --["Users/sgent"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-04-18 21:49:31MaxLucas <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> During August 2008, the Walnut Creek based Longs was purchased by CVS Pharmacy. As part of the purchase, they announced that all Longs would be renamed and rebranded as CVS. </td> <td> <span>+</span> During August 2008, the Walnut Creek based Longs was purchased by CVS Pharmacy. As part of the purchase, they announced that all Longs <span>Drugs </span>would be renamed and rebranded as CVS<span>&nbsp;except for the stores in Hawaii</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-03-10 00:27:32warriorvoyagerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 85: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-03-10 01:27:32'' [[nbsp]] I used Longs at the Marketplace for passport photos. I got 14 (which was necessary for a study abroad program) and it set me back about $20, which is--unfortunately--the most reasonable price in Davis, I believe; they're such small pictures. The pictures were processed when I came back two and a half hours later and they all processed well; I even look semi-photogenic, for once. Overall, a satisfying experience. --["Users/warriorvoyager"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2009-01-01 13:34:30JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||1550 ["<span>Covell"</span> Covell Blvd<span>.</span>]||1471 West<span>&nbsp;["Covell"</span> Covell Blvd<span>.</span>]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||1550 ["<span>East</span> Covell B<span>ou</span>l<span>e</span>v<span>ar</span>d<span>"</span>]||1471 <span>["</span>West Covell B<span>ou</span>l<span>e</span>v<span>ar</span>d<span>"</span>]|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-12-02 01:12:53AmyChowComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-12-02 01:12:53'' [[nbsp]] After much aggravation with the Longs website and trying to upload pictures to have them printed, I called the Marketplace location store and asked if they had a kiosk I could use a flash drive with instead, and the staff member who answered was helpful and straightforward. I hurried over, and it turns out there are THREE hp photo printing kiosks! It was 29¢ for each 4x6 print, but the process was pretty simple and quick, and definitely better than trying to do it online. So glad about this because I was trying to print a copy of my passport photo for an education abroad application and just met the deadline! --["Users/AmyChow"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-11-02 22:35:23ScottStanley <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Store:7:00AM-1<span>2</span>:00<span>A</span>M [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F <span>9</span>:00AM to 9:<span>3</span>0PM, S<span>/S</span> 9-<span>5</span>||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S 9-5 || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Store:7:00AM-1<span>0</span>:00<span>P</span>M [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F <span>8</span>:00AM to 9:<span>0</span>0PM, S<span>at</span> 9-<span>6, Sun 10-6</span>||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S 9-5 || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-10-24 03:22:05warriorvoyager <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>=== </span>Print Prices<span>&nbsp;===</span><br> <span>-</span> ||4x6||<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>$0.19 each||<br> <span>-</span> ||5x7||<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>$0.99 each||<br> <span>-</span> ||8x10||<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>$1.99 each||<br> <span>-</span> ||8 wallet-sized||<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>$1.99|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>||'''</span>Print Prices<span>'''||</span><br> <span>+</span> ||4x6||$0.19 each||<br> <span>+</span> ||5x7||$0.99 each||<br> <span>+</span> ||8x10||$1.99 each||<br> <span>+</span> ||8 wallet-sized||$1.99|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-10-24 03:19:26warriorvoyagerphoto price list added <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + === Print Prices ===<br> + ||4x6|| $0.19 each||<br> + ||5x7|| $0.99 each||<br> + ||8x10|| $1.99 each||<br> + ||8 wallet-sized|| $1.99||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-09-24 22:36:14julpham <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They also duplicate keys </td> <td> <span>+</span> They also duplicate <span>["</span>keys<span>"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-09-24 22:35:12julpham <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + They also duplicate keys</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-09-05 18:28:51JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Both locations sell many other items besides medical supplies with no discern<span>a</span>ble unifying theme: small ["clothing stores" clothing] items such as underwear and socks, non-perishable food, milk, frozen convenience food, seasonal items (Halloween stuff, summer-recreation stuff), small electronics, batteries, cosmetics, kitchen items, office supplies, cleaning supplies, light furniture, and more. The selection of everything is limited and tends towards low-priced items with some private-label brands. </td> <td> <span>+ <br> +</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Both locations sell many other items besides medical supplies with no discern<span>i</span>ble unifying theme: small ["clothing stores" clothing] items such as underwear and socks, non-perishable food, milk, frozen convenience food, seasonal items (Halloween stuff, summer-recreation stuff), small electronics, batteries, cosmetics, kitchen items, office supplies, cleaning supplies, light furniture, and more. The selection of everything is limited and tends towards low-priced items with some private-label brands. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''The last 5 times I have gone here (["The Marketplace"] location) they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''The last 5 times I have gone here (["The Marketplace"] location) they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["<span>Users/</span>PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the Nugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours due to personnel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["JohnNash"]<br> <span>-</span> No longer 24 hours? Well, that just removed my only reason for going there. -["MattCzarnowski" MC] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the Nugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours due to personnel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["<span>Users/</span>JohnNash"]<br> <span>+</span> No longer 24 hours? Well, that just removed my only reason for going there. -["<span>Users/</span>MattCzarnowski" MC] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> David Provost suggested stealing "a plant" from Longs. What an idiot. --["JohnDudek"]<br> <span>-</span> Speaking of plants, Longs has good deals on common garden plants, although I can't vouch for quality. I usually buy at the Red Barn Nursery because good advice comes free with the plant.--["TomHinds"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> David Provost suggested stealing "a plant" from Longs. What an idiot. --["<span>Users/</span>JohnDudek"]<br> <span>+</span> Speaking of plants, Longs has good deals on common garden plants, although I can't vouch for quality. I usually buy at the Red Barn Nursery because good advice comes free with the plant.--["<span>Users/</span>TomHinds"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The pharmacy ("Oak Tree Plaza") is the busiest in the entire region, a good time to go is before 4pm or after 7pm since the general working crowd swings through at that time. Also, being as busy as they are, patience is important in order to get good service (if you're nice they'll help as much as they can (they get stressed out too)). The same store also sells stamps --["BryonWright"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The pharmacy ("Oak Tree Plaza") is the busiest in the entire region, a good time to go is before 4pm or after 7pm since the general working crowd swings through at that time. Also, being as busy as they are, patience is important in order to get good service (if you're nice they'll help as much as they can (they get stressed out too)). The same store also sells stamps --["<span>Users/</span>BryonWright"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs looks suicidal? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly miserable person. I'm speaking of the North Davis one, by the way. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["AtyNguyen"]<br> <span>-</span> It's the lighting...--["BenLee"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs looks suicidal? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly miserable person. I'm speaking of the North Davis one, by the way. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["<span>Users/</span>AtyNguyen"]<br> <span>+</span> It's the lighting...--["<span>Users/</span>BenLee"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I think Rite Aid has a better and more consistent beauty/personal care selection than Long's. I must say, though, it is nice to get some less mainstream items there, like Burt's Bee's, that Rite Aid does not carry. Long's pharmacy, though, is very good and the pharmacists there have been extremely helpful and nice to me. --["ArielaHaro"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I think Rite Aid has a better and more consistent beauty/personal care selection than Long's. I must say, though, it is nice to get some less mainstream items there, like Burt's Bee's, that Rite Aid does not carry. Long's pharmacy, though, is very good and the pharmacists there have been extremely helpful and nice to me. --["<span>Users/</span>ArielaHaro"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-08-14 16:01:16LizPhillipsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-08-14 17:01:16'' [[nbsp]] I have only good things to say about the pharmacy staff at the West Davis Longs. I'm in regularly to pick up prescriptions and from time to time my doctor's office will obliviously send the refills to the other Longs pharmacy. The pharmacy staff have always been gracious about transferring the prescription, even though the process seems to be kind of a pain for them. --["Users/LizPhillips"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-08-13 08:00:00JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + During August 2008, the Walnut Creek based Longs was purchased by CVS Pharmacy. As part of the purchase, they announced that all Longs would be renamed and rebranded as CVS.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-06-02 10:55:39MarcieComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-06-02 11:55:39'' [[nbsp]] DO NOT get your prescriptions here!!! I had a very important prescription for my daughter and they told me it would take some time to fax over a paper to my insurance for the approval but they told me to wait. I called in 3 TIMES to have that fax sent in so it took more than 2 weeks for them to finally give me my prescription. They never call me to inform me they haven't received it, they never called me to tell me that they finally did get it in. I have to do all the work. Finally when one of the ladies was VERY RUDE to me I decided to leave. Take into consideration all the times I was waiting at the store when they told me my prescription was ready (I called in) I get there and they told me to wait an hour with a tired infant with me.<br> + <br> + Don't develop your film here!!! They take more time than they say they will and they overcharged me as well. One time I asked for a white border in huge letters where they told me to write it in and I didn't get that, they told me to just pay for it nothng they can do.<br> + <br> + SO NEVER GET PRESCRIPTION AND FILM HERE :) --["Users/Marcie"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-04-27 00:43:51at86Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-27 01:43:51'' [[nbsp]] I recently got my photos developed here at the 1550 Covell location (next to Nugget), and was pretty satisfied. I saved my photos on a thumb drive and brought it in to upload, and it only took about half an hour to get them developed. If you live in South Davis, I would NOT recommend going to Rite Aid (near Safeway) to develop your pictures, as the photo machine is ancient and may freeze or crash. --["Users/at86"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-04-15 14:56:27thelonepiper555Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-15 15:56:27'' [[nbsp]] Don't give the pharmacy techs a hard time. That's my job! --["Users/thelonepiper555"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-04-03 18:29:29RalphFinchComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-03 19:29:29'' [[nbsp]] The East Davis (Oak Tree Plaza) Longs has a useless pharmacy department. I just got back from a 3rd trip there trying to get a prescription filled. When they need the doc's permission for a refill and it's delayed, they don't bother to call the customer nor the doc...they let the customer repeatedly come in to find the same excuse: the doctor didn't respond. This in spite of the doctor's assurance that they did. I'll never use those indifferent cretins again. --["Users/RalphFinch"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-02-27 19:42:27StevenDaubertComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-02-27 19:42:27'' [[nbsp]] It would appear they stopped selling compressed air cause kids would steal and huff it... --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-02-27 18:51:36PatrickSingComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-02-27 18:51:36'' [[nbsp]] Recently I picked up a 24 pack of bottled water worth $6 at the North Davis location and waited in line to pay. When it was my turn the checker scanned the case and a price of 69 cents showed up. I jokingly said "hey, i'll pay that price instead if you want." I figured the checker would laugh at my stupid remark, find the manager and fix the error. Instead the checker essentially had a "screw it" mentality and just gave me the entire case of water for 69 cents. Lol, now I like Longs more than Rite Aid. --["Users/PatrickSing"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-02-04 17:24:55voiceofreasonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-02-04 17:24:55'' [[nbsp]] LizSweet<br> + i understand that you are pissed off that your kid is sick and cant get your meds. but speaking from experience, the pharmacy fills prescriptions in the order in which they arrive. if you want them to do it faster, you need to call in and let them know so they can speed you to the front of the line. otherwise, they do the one's that patients request first, then do the rest later by order. you cant just expect the doctor to fax something over and just have it filled right away. there are other people who need their medications too. --["Users/voiceofreason"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-02-03 19:47:51LizSweetComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-02-03 19:47:51'' [[nbsp]] Every time I go to the Longs in the marketplace to pick up a prescription called in by the doctor, it takes a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour (on top of the half hour since the prescription was called in) to get it filled. Add this to the 15-20 minute wait time standing in line (twice since you have to find out that it’s not ready and wait) and the time gets very long, especially if you are waiting with a sick child. I have NEVER been in and picked up my prescription, ready, at the counter. This week, I decided to wait a few hours at home with my sick child to avoid the ubiquitous hour wait in the pharmacy. So I arrive several hours after the prescription is called in, wait in line for 20 minutes, only to find out that my prescription isn’t ready because they’ve run out of the drug! The pharmacist, after some thought, tells me we can either wait two days or she can call the other Longs to see if they have it. Waiting is not an option, so I tell her to call. 20 minutes later, she comes back and tells me they do have it at the other Longs and she assures me several times that it will be ready when I get there. So my sick child and I troop over to the Longs in Oak Plaza and wait there 20 minutes in line only to find out, you guessed it, that it’s NOT ready and it will be “around 10 minutes” plus another 20 minute wait in line. Well, I’ve had it with Longs. This is the worst service I have EVER seen with a pharmacy. Repeatedly. If there were more than three pharmacies in town, I’m pretty sure they couldn’t get away with consistently poor service. --["Users/LizSweet"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2008-01-16 04:47:03JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + They offer a ["AAA discount"] at the pharmacy at both locations.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-12-19 21:25:28thelonepiper555Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-12-19 21:25:28'' [[nbsp]] I work here. The night-shift is the best. --["Users/thelonepiper555"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-11-10 19:37:02EdWinswent too far. (readding comment before it was altered) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-10-31 09:52:30'' [[nbsp]] The Longs in E. Davis is always a nightmare. The people at the pharmacy are slow and inefficient, and seem lazy and uninterested. If I owned that place, I would be appalled at the indifference and lightly-masked rudeness that their staff shows their customers. I've decided to switch to another pharmacy. F#$% those guys. --["Users/AthenaGlaukopis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-11-10 17:42:54JasonAllerRevert to version 36 (Looks like the revert needed to go back a bit further). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2007-10-31 09:52:30'' [[nbsp]] The Longs in E. Davis is always an enjoyable trip. The people at the pharmacy are nice and efficient, and seem very interested in their jobs. If I owned that place, I would be the happiest person alive. I've decided to switch professions. F#$% me! --["Users/AthenaGlaukopis"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-11-10 16:42:20EdWinsRevert to version 40 (lol. that was kinda funny. ). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs look<span>&nbsp;like je</span>su<span>s</span>? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly b<span>right aura around each em</span>p<span>loyee</span>. I'm speaking of the <span>store in heaven</span>, by the way. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["AtyNguyen"]<br> <span>- Yes youre on acid</span>...--["BenLee"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs look<span>s </span>su<span>icidal</span>? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly <span>misera</span>b<span>le </span>p<span>erson</span>. I'm speaking of the <span>North Davis one</span>, by the way. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["AtyNguyen"]<br> <span>+ It's the lighting</span>...--["BenLee"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-11-10 16:42:04someguy12 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs look<span>s suicidal</span>? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly <span>misera</span>b<span>le </span>p<span>erson</span>. I'm speaking of the <span>North Davis one</span>, by the way. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["AtyNguyen"]<br> <span>- It's the lighting</span>...--["BenLee"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs look<span>&nbsp;like jesus</span>? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly b<span>right aura around each em</span>p<span>loyee</span>. I'm speaking of the <span>store in heaven</span>, by the way. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["AtyNguyen"]<br> <span>+ Yes youre on acid</span>...--["BenLee"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-11-10 16:39:33someguy12 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2007-10-31 09:52:30'' [[nbsp]] The Longs in E. Davis is always a nightmare. The people at the pharmacy are slow and inefficient, and seem lazy and uninterested. If I owned that place, I would be appalled at the indifference and lightly-masked rudeness that their staff shows their customers. I've decided to switch to another pharmacy. F#$% those guys. --["Users/AthenaGlaukopis"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2007-10-31 09:52:30'' [[nbsp]] The Longs in E. Davis is always an enjoyable trip. The people at the pharmacy are nice and efficient, and seem very interested in their jobs. If I owned that place, I would be the happiest person alive. I've decided to switch professions. F#$% me! --["Users/AthenaGlaukopis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-11-10 16:30:59someguy12 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2007-11-10 16:27:02'' [[nbsp]] fuck all u people who hate on longs especially this bitch ------&gt;AthenaGlaukopis .<br> - yall can suck my nuts.<br> - --["Users/someguy12"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-11-10 16:27:02someguy12Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-11-10 16:27:02'' [[nbsp]] fuck all u people who hate on longs especially this bitch ------&gt;AthenaGlaukopis .<br> + yall can suck my nuts.<br> + --["Users/someguy12"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-10-31 08:52:30AthenaGlaukopisComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-10-31 09:52:30'' [[nbsp]] The Longs in E. Davis is always a nightmare. The people at the pharmacy are slow and inefficient, and seem lazy and uninterested. If I owned that place, I would be appalled at the indifference and lightly-masked rudeness that their staff shows their customers. I've decided to switch to another pharmacy. F#$% those guys. --["Users/AthenaGlaukopis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-10-28 22:06:47AnnaFComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-10-28 23:06:47'' [[nbsp]] I do not suggest buying bike lights there because they are really expensive. They seem like the average longs apart from that. I suggest going there after 5 to ship off stuff for the next day's mail. --["Users/AnnaF"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-09-20 14:04:22CovertProfessororganized comments a bit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Both locations sell many other items besides medical supplies with no discernable unifying theme: small ["clothing stores" clothing] items such as underwear and socks, non-perishable food, milk, frozen convenience food, seasonal items (Halloween stuff, summer-recreation stuff), small electronics, batteries, cosmetics, kitchen items, office supplies, cleaning supplies, light furniture, and more. The selection of everything is limited and tends towards low-priced items with some private-label brands. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Both locations sell many <span>&nbsp;</span>other items besides medical supplies with no discernable unifying theme: small ["clothing stores" clothing] items such as underwear and socks, non-perishable food, milk, frozen convenience food, seasonal items (Halloween stuff, summer-recreation stuff), small electronics, batteries, cosmetics, kitchen items, office supplies, cleaning supplies, light furniture, and more. The selection of everything is limited and tends towards low-priced items with some private-label brands. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span><br> -</span> No longer 24 hours? Well, that just removed my only reason for going there. -["MattCzarnowski" MC]<br> -<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> No longer 24 hours? Well, that just removed my only reason for going there. -["MattCzarnowski" MC]<br> <span>+ </span>-<span>---</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> -</span> Speaking of plants, Longs has good deals on common garden plants, although I can't vouch for quality. I usually buy at the Red Barn Nursery because good advice comes free with the plant.--["TomHinds"]<br> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> Speaking of plants, Longs has good deals on common garden plants, although I can't vouch for quality. I usually buy at the Red Barn Nursery because good advice comes free with the plant.--["TomHinds"]<br> <span>+ ----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span><br> -</span> It's the lighting...--["BenLee"]<br> -<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> It's the lighting...--["BenLee"]<br> <span>+ </span>-<span>---</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-05-20 20:13:57Jedron(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Store:7:00AM-12:00AM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM to 9:30PM, S/S 9-5||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S <span>?</span> || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Store:7:00AM-12:00AM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM to 9:30PM, S/S 9-5||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S <span>9-5</span> || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-05-12 15:43:25Jedron <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- =Comments=</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-05-12 15:43:08Jedron <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-04-29 13:09:57ArielaHaro <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I think Rite Aid has a better and more consistent beauty/personal care selection than Long's. Long's pharmacy, though, is very good and the pharmacists there have been extremely helpful and nice to me. --["ArielaHaro"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I think Rite Aid has a better and more consistent beauty/personal care selection than Long's<span>. I must say, though, it is nice to get some less mainstream items there, like Burt's Bee's, that Rite Aid does not carry</span>. Long's pharmacy, though, is very good and the pharmacists there have been extremely helpful and nice to me. --["ArielaHaro"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-04-29 13:08:55ArielaHaro <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I think Rite Aid has a better and more consistent beauty/personal care selection than Long's. Long's pharmacy, though, is very good and the pharmacists there have been extremely helpful and nice to me. --["ArielaHaro"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-04-07 21:07:11MistressAlthaeafixed pharmacy hours for east davis longs <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Store:7:00AM-12:00AM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F <span>10</span>:00AM<span>-6</span>:<span>0</span>0PM, S/S 9-5||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S ? || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Store:7:00AM-12:00AM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F <span>9</span>:00AM<span>&nbsp;to 9</span>:<span>3</span>0PM, S/S 9-5||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S ? || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-01-16 22:34:59JohnNash <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Store:7:00AM-12:00AM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F 10:00AM-6:00PM, S/S <span>?</span>||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S ? || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Store:7:00AM-12:00AM [[BR]] Pharmacy: M-F 10:00AM-6:00PM, S/S <span>9-5</span>||Store: 24 hours a day [[BR]]Pharmacy: M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S ? || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2007-01-04 10:58:48AndrewChenPast tense Wellness Express <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items and also has a ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside, next to the pharmacy, where you can get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items and also had the first ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside (before the company went under), next to the pharmacy, where you could get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-12-06 01:00:56BenLee <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + It's the lighting...--["BenLee"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-10-02 19:27:23AtyNguyenupdate <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs looks suicidal? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly miserable person. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["AtyNguyen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs looks suicidal? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly miserable person<span>. I'm speaking of the North Davis one, by the way</span>. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["AtyNguyen"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-10-02 19:26:19AtyNguyenComment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Is it just me, or does everyone that works at Longs looks suicidal? I mean, I've been there at least 10 times last year, and every time I've seen an increasingly miserable person. I can't be the only one noticing this, am I? --["AtyNguyen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-09-23 08:27:48HenryHouseselection of merchandise <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Longs occasionally sells items of very small ["clothing stores" clothing] such as underwear and socks, but their selection is limited. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night), and will process passport photos with a one-hour turnaround ($6.99 for the first pair; $1.99 for each additional pair). They stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Both locations sell many other items besides medical supplies with no discernable unifying theme: small ["clothing stores" clothing] items such as underwear and socks, non-perishable food, milk, frozen convenience food, seasonal items (Halloween stuff, summer-recreation stuff), small electronics, batteries, cosmetics, kitchen items, office supplies, cleaning supplies, light furniture, and more. The selection of everything is limited and tends towards low-priced items with some private-label brands.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location has a ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside, next to the pharmacy, where you can get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Longs also develops ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night), and will process passport photos with a one-hour turnaround ($6.99 for the first pair; $1.99 for each additional pair). They stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening.<br> + <br> + The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location is a little bigger. It has a larger selection of non-medical items and also has a ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside, next to the pharmacy, where you can get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-05-28 20:07:09TarZxfAdded known Pharmacy hours <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||7:00AM-12:00AM <span>(</span>Pharmacy <span>hours</span> <span>differ)</span>||24 hours a day <span>(p</span>harmacy <span>hours</span> <span>differ)</span> || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>Store:</span>7:00AM-12:00AM <span>[[BR]] </span>Pharmacy<span>:</span> <span>M-F</span> <span>10:00AM-6:00PM, S/S ?</span>||<span>Store: </span>24 hours a day <span>[[BR]]P</span>harmacy<span>:</span> <span>M-F</span> <span>9:00AM-9:00PM, S/S ?</span> || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-05-23 22:48:06JevanGrayhours update for 1550 Covell location <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||<span>Not </span>2<span>4 hours a day</span> (Pharmacy hours differ)||24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>7:00AM-1</span>2<span>:00AM</span> (Pharmacy hours differ)||24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-04-29 12:40:00BryonWright <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(biz_longs.jpg<span>, right, 360</span>, "Oak Tree Plaza location")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(biz_longs.jpg, "Oak Tree Plaza location"<span>, 360, right, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The pharmacy ("Oak Tree Plaza") is the busiest in the entire region, a good time to go is before 4pm or after 7pm since the general working crowd swings through at that time. Also, being as busy as they are, patience is important in order to get good service (if you're nice they'll help as much as they can (they get stressed out too)). The same store also sells stamps --["BryonWright"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-03-29 19:11:47TomHindsPassport photos/plants <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Longs occasionally sells items of very small ["clothing stores" clothing] such as underwear and socks, but their selection is limited. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). They stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Longs occasionally sells items of very small ["clothing stores" clothing] such as underwear and socks, but their selection is limited. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night<span>), and will process passport photos with a one-hour turnaround ($6.99 for the first pair; $1.99 for each additional pair</span>). They stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Speaking of plants, Longs has good deals on common garden plants, although I can't vouch for quality. I usually buy at the Red Barn Nursery because good advice comes free with the plant.--["TomHinds"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2006-01-08 18:49:53KarlMogeljust called, I think the 24/not 24 hour thing was switched. Anyone concur? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||24 hours a day (Pharmacy hours differ)||<span>Not </span>24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>Not </span>24 hours a day (Pharmacy hours differ)||24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-11-27 22:16:40SteveDavisonminor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Web<span>&nbsp;</span>site'''|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Longs occasionally sells items of very small ["clothing stores" clothing] such as underwear and socks, but their selection is limited. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). They stop their processing at 8<span>pm</span>, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. Longs occasionally sells items of very small ["clothing stores" clothing] such as underwear and socks, but their selection is limited. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). They stop their processing at 8<span>PM</span>, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the <span>n</span>ugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours due<span>to perso</span>nel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["JohnNash"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the <span>N</span>ugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours due<span>&nbsp;to person</span>nel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["JohnNash"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-11-10 13:21:30JohnDudekadded a comment. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + David Provost suggested stealing "a plant" from Longs. What an idiot. --["JohnDudek"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-11-10 09:44:46ArlenAbraham <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||24 hours a day (Pharmacy hours differ)|| 24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||24 hours a day (Pharmacy hours differ)||<span>Not</span> 24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-11-10 09:05:07MattCzarnowski <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + No longer 24 hours? Well, that just removed my only reason for going there. -["MattCzarnowski" MC]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-11-09 00:44:53JohnNash <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the nugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours d<span>o </span>to personel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["JohnNash"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the nugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours d<span>ue</span>to personel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["JohnNash"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-11-09 00:44:37JohnNash <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ I work at the Longs in East Davis, near the nugget. Just a warning, we are no longer 24 hours do to personel disputes, but all our other functions run the same schedule. Unlike the Longs mentioned above, our machines have been out once since I started working there and our processors are amazing. I highly recommend it. As a photographer, that where I develop my film, even before I got the discount -["JohnNash"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-09-28 14:47:26ArlenAbraham+stamps <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + According to the [http://www.usps.com USPS website], the ["West Davis"] Longs sells stamps.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-09-01 15:27:51PhilipNeustromint. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). They stop their processing at 8pm, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications<span>. Longs occasionally sells items of very small ["clothing stores" clothing] such as underwear and socks, but their selection is limited</span>. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). They stop their processing at 8pm, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-07-26 04:14:40JohnMolina <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''<span>L</span>o<span>cation</span> 1'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''<span>L</span>o<span>cation</span> 2'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''<span>St</span>o<span>re</span> <span>#</span>1<span>42</span>'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''<span>St</span>o<span>re</span> <span>#28</span>2'''|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-07-07 15:53:23SummerSongtypo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). The stop their processing at 8pm, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). The<span>y</span> stop their processing at 8pm, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-06-27 18:54:08AndrewChenOak Tree location now 24 hrs <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||<span>M</span>o<span>n-S</span>a<span>t</span> <span>7</span>a<span>m-12am[[BR]]Sun</span> <span>8am-12am[[BR]]</span>(Pharmacy hours differ)|| 24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>24 h</span>o<span>urs </span>a <span>d</span>a<span>y</span> (Pharmacy hours differ)|| 24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) || </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span><br> <span>- </span> ''The last 5 times I have gone here (["The Marketplace"] location) they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+ =Comments=</span><br> <span>+</span> ''The last 5 times I have gone here (["The Marketplace"] location) they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-05-09 15:21:01AndrewChen+Wellness Express - Connection is that it is part of Longs <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location has a ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside, next to the pharmacy, where you can get routine examinations and take care of minor medical issues.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-05-09 15:08:41AlphaDogrem Wellness Express reference... connection?? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). The stop their processing at 8<span>PM</span>, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). The stop their processing at 8<span>pm</span>, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location has a ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-05-09 12:40:02PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''The last 5 times I have gone here they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''The last 5 times I have gone here<span>&nbsp;(["The Marketplace"] location)</span> they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-05-09 12:39:24PhilipNeustrombitched about shitty one-hour photo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''The last 5 times I have gone here they were unable to develop one-hour film. Their machines always seem to be broken and they are always 'backed up.' I would advise going elsewhere, but sadly there's not a lot of ["photography" photo] places to choose from here.'' --["PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-04-29 21:33:51AndrewChenReorganized, +Wellness Express Clinic <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location'''||<br> - ||1550 ["Covell" Covell Blvd.]||<br> - ||(in the ["Oak Tree Plaza"] shopping center)||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> - ||Mon-Sat 7am-12am||<br> - ||Sun 8am-12am||<br> - ||(Pharmacy hours differ)||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> - ||(530)753-4000||<br> - ||Pharmacy: (530) 753-4004||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location 1'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location 2'''||<br> + ||1550 ["Covell" Covell Blvd.]||1471 West ["Covell" Covell Blvd.]||<br> + ||(in the ["Oak Tree Plaza"] shopping center)||(in ["The Marketplace"] shopping center)||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> + ||Mon-Sat 7am-12am[[BR]]Sun 8am-12am[[BR]](Pharmacy hours differ)|| 24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) ||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||(530)753-4000||(530)757-1022||<br> + ||Pharmacy: (530) 753-4004||Pharmacy: (530)757-1128||<br> + ||||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> + ||||[http://www.longs.com]||<br> + == ==<br> + '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). The stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- AND<br> - <br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location'''||<br> - ||1471 West ["Covell" Covell Blvd.]||<br> - ||(in ["The Marketplace"] shopping center)||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> - || 24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) ||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> - ||(530)757-1022||<br> - ||Pharmacy: (530)757-1128||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The ["Oak Tree Plaza"] location has a ["Wellness Express Clinic"] inside.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> - ||[http://www.longs.com]||<br> - <br> - '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). The stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening.<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-04-29 17:13:41KristenBirdsallRenamed from Longs (proper name) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Longs Drugs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(biz_longs.jpg, right, 360, "Oak Tree Plaza location")]]<br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location'''||<br> + ||1550 ["Covell" Covell Blvd.]||<br> + ||(in the ["Oak Tree Plaza"] shopping center)||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> + ||Mon-Sat 7am-12am||<br> + ||Sun 8am-12am||<br> + ||(Pharmacy hours differ)||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||(530)753-4000||<br> + ||Pharmacy: (530) 753-4004||<br> + <br> + AND<br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location'''||<br> + ||1471 West ["Covell" Covell Blvd.]||<br> + ||(in ["The Marketplace"] shopping center)||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> + || 24 hours a day (pharmacy hours differ) ||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||(530)757-1022||<br> + ||Pharmacy: (530)757-1128||<br> + <br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> + ||[http://www.longs.com]||<br> + <br> + '''Longs Drugs''' is a good place to get medicine cheaper than at a grocery store. Some insurance plans let you use the Longs Pharmacies to refill medications. They also develop ["Photography" film] (1 hour and over-night). The stop their processing at 8PM, so you've gotta drop it off before that if you want it done that evening.<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Longs Drugshttp://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs2005-03-07 11:45:43AlphaDogUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Longs_Drugs?action=Files&do=view&target=biz_longs.jpg">biz_longs.jpg</a>.