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City Drug opens on East Stone Drive

Staff • Sep 9, 2007 at 12:00 AM

City Drug, a family owned business, is now open on East Stone Drive. David Grace photo.


A new pharmacy has opened at 1624 East Stone Drive, between Purple Cow and McDonald’s in Kingsport.

City Drug is a family owned, community based pharmacy dedicated to providing the people of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia with exceptional pharmacy services and patient care, said owner Younes Cherkaoui.

“With two generations of pharmacists, and more than 40 years of combined pharmacy experience, we recognize that you are much more than your prescription,” Cherkaoui said.

City Drug offers a wide range of patient-oriented services such as patient counseling and drug information, prescription benefit management, and immunizations by appointment. It also features a drive-through window, extended hours, and competitive prices.

“City Drug has a large over-the-counter section, a DollarWise item section, and a comfortable waiting area with refreshments,” Cherkaoui said.

“At City Drug, our only focus is you, the patient as a whole. Not only were we founded on this basic principle, but it is what drives us daily to achieve our mission to continuously improve health, positively impact quality of life and consistently promote overall well-being,” Cherkaoui said.

The pharmacy accepts most insurance plans, including TennCare, Virginia Medicaid, and workman’s compensation.

The pharmacy is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call the pharmacy at (423) 245-1211 or visit it on the Internet at citydrugrx.com.

A Foot Path to Healing

KINGSPORT — A new office for alternative health care, called A Foot Path to Healing, recently opened at 555 East Main St., Suite 104E.

The office practices reflexology, considered one of the best modalities in bringing the body back to a natural balance through the feet, according to owner Brenda Clarkston.

“The feet and hands contain nerve endings which connect reflexes to every organ and muscle in the body. By finding tender points in an area, these points can be released which restores blood flow allowing healing to occur,” Clarkston said.

She said benefits include relief from allergies, high blood pressure, and arthritis.

Clarkston said reflexology can bring about the same sensation of relaxation as a full body massage, calming the entire body to promote healing of various conditions, such as fibromyalgia, muscle tension, neck problems and thyroid imbalance.

Clarkston recently graduated from the Healthflex School of Reflexology, Inc. in Knoxville to become a registered certified reflexologist with the state of Tennessee and a member of the Tennessee Reflexology Association. She is also certified in hot stone and cryotherapy for the hands and feet. She recently attended a workshop of Chinese reflexologist and author, Ko Tan to further her studies in applying the skills of the Flacco method.

Clarkston said she’s been interested in reflexology for many years, having had a chronic condition herself. But finding a good reflexologist became a problem, and she recognized a need in the community to help other people through the practice.

Clarkston is married to Gene Clarkston.

A Foot Path to Healing is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment at (423) 247-7398. Some Saturdays are available upon request. Gift certificates are available.

Sam’s Club

BRISTOL, Va. — Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., will open a new facility this week in Bristol, Va., at 13249 Lee Highway.

Business members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, Sept. 12. The grand opening is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. During the grand opening, seven local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $37,000. Ribbon cutting ceremonies will immediately follow with the club opening at 10 a.m.

NASCAR’s Nextel Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne will appear for pictures and autographs at 11 a.m. Thursday as part of the grand opening celebration.

“This is an exciting time in our local history and we are looking forward to be serving the growing needs of the Tri-Cities community with a new Sam’s Club,” said Bryan Heid, club manager. “We appreciate the support of our existing members in the area and we are looking forward to assisting them in our new location by continuing to meet their needs for business and home.”

The new store feature a member’s only gas station.

Regular club hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Gold Key Hours for business members are 7 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday.

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