Cypress Pharmacy has hired Olivia Simmons, PharmD, as the assistant pharmacy manager, responsible for overseeing daily operations of the store and pharmacy in addition to providing customer service and patient care.
Prior to joining Cypress Pharmacy, Simmons gained five years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, serving as assistant pharmacy manager and staff pharmacist for multiple chain pharmacies in the region. In her previous positions, she assisted with the pharmacy’s daily operations and services, which include filling, dispensing and assessing prescriptions, supervising pharmacy technicians, administering immunizations, providing specialized patient care and counseling patients on over-the-counter recommendations, like CBD. She also provided counsel on dosages, drug interactions and allergies as well as care for those with diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and for smoking cessation.
“Olivia shares our commitment to taking a personalized approach to health, and we are very excited for her to join our team at Cypress Pharmacy,” said Chris DePaola, vice president of Cypress Pharmacy. “From counseling on formula selection to comprehensive medication management, her knowledge will be a great asset in providing our customers with a variety of wellness solutions.”
Before moving to Southwest Florida, Simmons earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Tampa from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2020. She also received her Bachelor of Science in biomedical science and minored in public health and leadership at USF in 2016. She is also a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
About Cypress Pharmacy
Cypress Pharmacy has been providing pharmaceutical and health care services in Fort Myers for more than 40 years and offers free local delivery, immunizations, medication synchronization and therapy management, customized compounding for patients and pets, personalized patient consultations, flu and strep throat testing, cholesterol and glucose screening, lab testing, Medicare Part D plan reviews, a broad selection of over-the-counter products, a full line of professional-grade vitamins and supplements including CBD oil, and free vitamins for children and adults 50 and up. Cypress Pharmacy also offers Cypress Packs, a medication packaging option that makes it easier to manage and take multiple medications on a precise schedule. Medication refills can be requested in person, over the phone, online and using the RxLocal App. Cypress Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans and Medicare Part D. The entire staff, including pharmacists Justin Ceravolo and Olivia Simmons and Natural Health Consultant Dr. Stan Headley, are dedicated to providing the best possible service to every customer. Cypress Pharmacy is located at 9451 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers, Florida and is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.