Our staff have a combined service of over 70 years providing care for the Scugog community and beyond!

Meet Port Perry's

Most Experienced Pharmacy Team!

Douglas Brown B.Sc. Phm., R.Ph.

Lead Pharmacist and Owner

About Doug


Raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, Douglas completed his degree in Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 1989 and completed his internship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 1989-1990. After finishing his formal training and employment as a staff pharmacist with SHSC, he took a pharmacy manager position with an independent Community Pharmacy in Chelmsford, Ontario. After joining a group practice in London, Ontario in 1991, he discovered his passion for Community Pharmacy and moved to Port Perry in 1994 where he has been providing excellence in patient care ever since. He has spent 30 years as a community pharmacist, but has also been involved with educating young health professionals, acting as a Teaching Assistant with the Lesley Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and developing Inter-professional Medical Education with the Rural Family Practice program of the Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto. He has also worked closely with physicians and other health professionals on various projects, including the PAACT project and Interprofessional Collaboration with Dr. John Stewart. He is a member of the Central East Association for Smoking Elimination (CEASE), a collaborative group of health professionals, including pharmacists, doctors, nurses and dentists focusing on public and professional education about tobacco addiction and cessation programs. In his current role as a pharmacist within the Port Perry and surrounding community, he has worked to develop a unique and patient-focused practice with specialties in Long Term Care and Geriatric Pharmacy, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation and is also a specialist in Travel Medicine. Douglas loves to get involved and works with various groups to help improve the community at large. He is well known for his role for supporting local healthcare through his involvement with the Port Perry Hospital Foundation (Past President and Board Member since 2004, member of Community Living North Durham's Right's Committee). In recognition of his work helping improve the delivery of healthcare to patients, he was honoured with the Ontario Pharmacists' Association 2017 Pharmacist of the Year, the 2010 Mortar & Pestle Award and OPA's 2015 Mentorship Award.





Dr. Kara Phinney-Wright BScH, PharmD, RPh

Pharmacist

About Kara


Kara is a life-long Scugog resident. Unbeknownst to Kara she would begin her career by accepting a position as pharmacy cashier at Doug’s store in 2007. She then went on to complete her undergraduate studies at Queens University before being accepted to the University of Waterloo’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. Her clinical training in primary care included diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, as well as a specialty rotation in mental health. Kara graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2017 on the Dean’s list, and received the Mortar and Pestle award for her high academic achievements. During her time in pharmacy school she was thrilled to have the opportunity to reunite with Doug and his team at PAPP to complete a co-op work term and clinical rotations. Since receiving licensure to be a registered pharmacist, Kara has been enjoying a very fulfilling career as a pharmacist in Port Perry. Kara feels privileged to work with such a fantastic team of healthcare professionals at PAPP, and is excited to serve the community of Port Perry in the years ahead!





About Lisa


Lisa was born and raised on a small farm just outside of Port Perry. She continues to live in Port Perry now. Lisa decided to pursue a career in Pharmacy after completing a high school Co-Op with Douglas Brown at his pharmacy in Port Perry. Lisa completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 2000. She then began her career as a Pharmacist working for Douglas at his pharmacy in Uxbridge. During her career, she has enjoyed being a preceptor for Pharmacy students from both the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo. Lisa loves to give back to the community. Lisa was a canvasser in Scugog, and a daffodil day volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years. She also served as the Canadian Cancer Society Co-Chair for the Scugog Residential Canvas, and has also sat on the board of the Durham Alzheimer's Society. While working as a Community Pharmacist, she recognized that many of her patients needed advanced clinical care in Diabetes , so in 2005 she attained her Certified Diabetes Educator designation, and has maintained that designation ever since. She enjoys the challenge of helping patients with their Diabetes, and working collaboratively with their health care team to help patients reach their Diabetes goals. Lisa is also a Certified Smoking Cessation Pharmacist, helping to assist patients to quit smoking. She spent 13 years caring for the community of Uxbridge before making the professional move to Port Perry. Lisa is grateful to have the chance to work with Douglas once again. She finds it incredibly fulfilling to work at PAPP and to provide pharmaceutical care to the residents of her beloved hometown of Port Perry and the surrounding community.





Lisa Brown R. Ph.

Pharmacist, CDE

Bonnie McEachern

R. Ph. T.

About Kara


Kara is a life-long Scugog resident. Unbeknownst to Kara she would begin her career by accepting a position as pharmacy cashier at Doug’s store in 2007. She then went on to complete her undergraduate studies at Queens University before being accepted to the University of Waterloo’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. Her clinical training in primary care included diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, as well as a specialty rotation in mental health. Kara graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2017 on the Dean’s list, and received the Mortar and Pestle award for her high academic achievements. During her time in pharmacy school she was thrilled to have the opportunity to reunite with Doug and his team at PAPP to complete a co-op work term and clinical rotations. Since receiving licensure to be a registered pharmacist, Kara has been enjoying a very fulfilling career as a pharmacist in Port Perry. Kara feels privileged to work with such a fantastic team of healthcare professionals at PAPP, and is excited to serve the community of Port Perry in the years ahead!





About Doug


Raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, Douglas completed his degree in Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 1989 and completed his internship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 1989-1990. After finishing his formal training and employment as a staff pharmacist with SHSC, he took a pharmacy manager position with an independent Community Pharmacy in Chelmsford, Ontario. After joining a group practice in London, Ontario in 1991, he discovered his passion for Community Pharmacy and moved to Port Perry in 1994 where he has been providing excellence in patient care ever since. He has spent 30 years as a community pharmacist, but has also been involved with educating young health professionals, acting as a Teaching Assistant with the Lesley Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and developing Inter-professional Medical Education with the Rural Family Practice program of the Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto. He has also worked closely with physicians and other health professionals on various projects, including the PAACT project and Interprofessional Collaboration with Dr. John Stewart. He is a member of the Central East Association for Smoking Elimination (CEASE), a collaborative group of health professionals, including pharmacists, doctors, nurses and dentists focusing on public and professional education about tobacco addiction and cessation programs. In his current role as a pharmacist within the Port Perry and surrounding community, he has worked to develop a unique and patient-focused practice with specialties in Long Term Care and Geriatric Pharmacy, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation and is also a specialist in Travel Medicine. Douglas loves to get involved and works with various groups to help improve the community at large. He is well known for his role for supporting local healthcare through his involvement with the Port Perry Hospital Foundation (Past President and Board Member since 2004, member of Community Living North Durham's Right's Committee). In recognition of his work helping improve the delivery of healthcare to patients, he was honoured with the Ontario Pharmacists' Association 2017 Pharmacist of the Year, the 2010 Mortar & Pestle Award and OPA's 2015 Mentorship Award.





Melanie Kent

Pharmacy Assistant

About Doug


Raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, Douglas completed his degree in Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 1989 and completed his internship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 1989-1990. After finishing his formal training and employment as a staff pharmacist with SHSC, he took a pharmacy manager position with an independent Community Pharmacy in Chelmsford, Ontario. After joining a group practice in London, Ontario in 1991, he discovered his passion for Community Pharmacy and moved to Port Perry in 1994 where he has been providing excellence in patient care ever since. He has spent 30 years as a community pharmacist, but has also been involved with educating young health professionals, acting as a Teaching Assistant with the Lesley Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and developing Inter-professional Medical Education with the Rural Family Practice program of the Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto. He has also worked closely with physicians and other health professionals on various projects, including the PAACT project and Interprofessional Collaboration with Dr. John Stewart. He is a member of the Central East Association for Smoking Elimination (CEASE), a collaborative group of health professionals, including pharmacists, doctors, nurses and dentists focusing on public and professional education about tobacco addiction and cessation programs. In his current role as a pharmacist within the Port Perry and surrounding community, he has worked to develop a unique and patient-focused practice with specialties in Long Term Care and Geriatric Pharmacy, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation and is also a specialist in Travel Medicine. Douglas loves to get involved and works with various groups to help improve the community at large. He is well known for his role for supporting local healthcare through his involvement with the Port Perry Hospital Foundation (Past President and Board Member since 2004, member of Community Living North Durham's Right's Committee). In recognition of his work helping improve the delivery of healthcare to patients, he was honoured with the Ontario Pharmacists' Association 2017 Pharmacist of the Year, the 2010 Mortar & Pestle Award and OPA's 2015 Mentorship Award.





Patricia (Trish) Houghton

Pharmacy Assistant

  • Multiple Readers Choice "Best Pharmacist" Awards

 

  • Community Leader:  Board Member and past President of Port Perry Hospital Foundation, currently co-chair of "Your Hospital, Your Future" building campaign

 

  • Member, Community Living Durham North Rights Committee

 

 

Joan Dalton, Book Keeping, Pharmacy Clerk

Madeleine Goad, Pharmacy Clerk

David Dalton, Delivery

Robert Moore, Pharmacist, CDE

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11 WATER ST.  UNIT B

PORT PERRY, ONTARIO

L9L 1H9

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