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W5 Pharmacy and Coffee hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

W5 Pharmacy and Coffee hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony
September 08
18:13 2021

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

W5 Pharmacy and Coffee celebrated its recent opening with a Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting on Wednesday morning, Sept. 8.

Angel Cook prepares a drink at W5 Pharmacy and Coffee on Wednesday morning, Sept. 8. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The new pharmacy and coffee/smoothie shop is located at 1110 E. Walker St. and is owned by pharmacist Cody Wimberley and his wife, pharmacy technician Michelle Wimberley. Also working at the business are pharmacy technician Cynthia Perez and, in the coffee shop, Ashley Willis and Angel Cook.

Cody Wimberley said he appreciates the support the business is getting from the community.

“I’m here for the community, and that’s what I want to do, help the community,” he said. “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do — help people — even from a young age. Being away for 18 years, going to the Marine Corps and college and things like that, then coming back…I feel the love of Breckenridge and everyone around us. The support is great, and we appreciate it.”

Wimberley explained to the group gathered for the ribbon cutting that one of the benefits of being a small, locally owned pharmacy is that they can respond in an emergency situation. For example, last Friday night, he left the Buckaroo football game to prepare an antibiotic for a family who had a sick child. The other pharmacies were closed and couldn’t assist the family. Wimberley said the pharmacy’s phone number switches to an after-hours number once the store closes, and if possible, he will be able to prepare prescriptions in emergency situations. Additionally, he said, he usually can be reached via Facebook.

The pharmacy is open now, and after the first of the year, Wimberly expects to get it operating as a compounding pharmacy. He explained that a compounding pharmacy can make medications that are specific or customized to a patient, when a regular pharmacy is usually limited to standardized dosages and formulas. Once a patient’s doctor knows that they will be using a compounding pharmacy, they can tailor their prescriptions to the patient’s needs, he said.

The pharmacy is waiting to be approved by some of the insurance companies in order to accept their insurance, a process which may take 12 to 18 months in some cases. Check with W5 to see if a particular insurance is being currently accepted.

In addition to preparing prescriptions, the pharmacy sells over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies, vitamins and supplements.

The coffee shop sells a variety of coffee-based drinks, such as lattes, frappes and brewed coffee, as well as smoothies, which can be customized with various add-ins and supplements.

W5 Pharmacy and Coffee is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays for coffee and smoothies; the pharmacy portion of the business is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 254-559-6979.

Cutline, top photo: Cody and Michelle Wimberley, center, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for W5 Pharmacy and Coffee on Wednesday morning. Joining them were members of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, family, friends and co-workers. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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