About Okuley's Pharmacy
Okuley’s Pharmacy has been a family owned business since 1950. Blaine Okuley originally purchased the drug store from the McDowell family. After a store fire on New Year’s Eve 1969, the store underwent major reconstruction and a pharmacy was added in 1971. Blaine kept the old fashioned soda fountain which is still in use today at the Continental, Ohio pharmacy. Blaine and his wife, Anita, enjoyed dedicating many years of their lives to the people of Continental.
In January 1995, the family’s business was purchased by Blaine and Anita’s son, Travis and myself, Kieu, his wife. We expanded the store’s services to include prescriptions, medications, gifts and sundries, nursing home unit dose packaging, disease state management, compounding and durable medical equipment. In 1997, the pharmacy remodeled to expand the prescription department and compounding area. After joining Professional Compounding Centers of America in 1998, our compounding business quickly outgrew our dedicated space. In October of 1999, we ventured into opening a compounding only pharmacy, so in March of 2000, we opened Okuley’s Unique Prescriptions in Defiance, Ohio, where I am still the head Pharmacist. In July 2002, we expanded our services, once again, in both Continental and Defiance to include a full line of durable medical equipment.
The Defiance location specializes in compounded medications and home medical equipment, as well as patient consultations. My professional passion is improving patients’ quality of life. I have been specializing in and performing consultations with patients in disease state management, pain management, hormone replacement therapy, women’s health and general wellness for over twenty years.
After much success and a loyal following, we at the Defiance location, are fortunate to have moved into a larger building next door, in the Summer of 2009.