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 Melanie


Melanie has lived in Port Perry her entire life and is proud to call Scugog her home. She started working with Doug on the retail side of things in 1995 at customer service, and quickly showed talent and expertise in dealing with people. She became a retail manager and held that position for several years before making the jump to the dispensary staff as a Pharmacy Assistant. It was in the pharmacy that she discovered her calling. Her patience & empathy with clients and her attention to detail allowed to her excel in her new position and she quickly established herself as a key member of the pharmacy team. Melanie is so happy to be joining Doug, Bonnie and the rest of the Pharmacy Associates team in providing the best possible care to patients as well as assisting in establishing our pharmacy as the obvious choice for the Scugog community.





About Melanie


Melanie has lived in Port Perry her entire life and is proud to call Scugog her home. She started working with Doug on the retail side of things in 1995 at customer service, and quickly showed talent and expertise in dealing with people. She became a retail manager and held that position for several years before making the jump to the dispensary staff as a Pharmacy Assistant. It was in the pharmacy that she discovered her calling. Her patience & empathy with clients and her attention to detail allowed to her excel in her new position and she quickly established herself as a key member of the pharmacy team. Melanie is so happy to be joining Doug, Bonnie and the rest of the Pharmacy Associates team in providing the best possible care to patients as well as assisting in establishing our pharmacy as the obvious choice for the Scugog community.





Lisa Brown R. Ph.

Pharmacist, CDE

Bonnie McEachern

R. Ph. T.

About Melanie


Melanie has lived in Port Perry her entire life and is proud to call Scugog her home. She started working with Doug on the retail side of things in 1995 at customer service, and quickly showed talent and expertise in dealing with people. She became a retail manager and held that position for several years before making the jump to the dispensary staff as a Pharmacy Assistant. It was in the pharmacy that she discovered her calling. Her patience & empathy with clients and her attention to detail allowed to her excel in her new position and she quickly established herself as a key member of the pharmacy team. Melanie is so happy to be joining Doug, Bonnie and the rest of the Pharmacy Associates team in providing the best possible care to patients as well as assisting in establishing our pharmacy as the obvious choice for the Scugog community.





About Melanie


Melanie has lived in Port Perry her entire life and is proud to call Scugog her home. She started working with Doug on the retail side of things in 1995 at customer service, and quickly showed talent and expertise in dealing with people. She became a retail manager and held that position for several years before making the jump to the dispensary staff as a Pharmacy Assistant. It was in the pharmacy that she discovered her calling. Her patience & empathy with clients and her attention to detail allowed to her excel in her new position and she quickly established herself as a key member of the pharmacy team. Melanie is so happy to be joining Doug, Bonnie and the rest of the Pharmacy Associates team in providing the best possible care to patients as well as assisting in establishing our pharmacy as the obvious choice for the Scugog community.





Melanie Kent

Pharmacy Assistant

About Trish


Trish first entered into Pharmacy through a co-op program in high school. She began working part time, obtaining various certificates from Humber, Mohawk, Lambton and Selkirk Colleges throughout her career. In 2002, she graduated from the Food and Drug Technology Program at Durham College in Oshawa having completed placements at Kraft in Cobourg and Novopharm in Stouffville. She became a Certified Pharmacy Technician in 2006. After 19 years in the Kawartha Lakes area, Trish transitioned to Port Perry where she has met the most amazing coworkers and patients. Trish is excited to be at Pharmacy Associates of Port Perry, a complete, professional, caring atmosphere.





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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