One day in early 2015, Cary Breese left his doctor’s office with a prescription in hand and drove across town to his local pharmacy where he found himself waiting in three separate lines: the first to drop off the prescription, the second to pay (after a 20 minute wait for the medication to be counted out by hand!), and the third to speak to the pharmacist. Cary found himself thinking: in the world of on-demand where you can order a car to pick you up within a few minutes, or have practically any retail product delivered to your doorstep, how can it be that pharmacy still requires you to drive to a pharmacy, stand in multiple lines, and often wait for 20-30 minutes or more for your prescription to be prepared?
Cary immediately called his friend and former work colleague, Sumeet Sheokand, NowRx’s current CTO and together they researched the industry and surrounded themselves with industry experts. Cary and Sumeet jumped in and NowRx was born.
Four years later NowRx has 5 licensed facilities spread across the San Francisco Bay area, Orange County, and Los Angeles, and has delivered more than 100,000 prescriptions to 18,000 customers.
Meet the Executive Team
Successful, serial entrepreneur with expertise in technology, healthcare, and financial services. Former CEO of financial services startup acquired for 18x cash-on-cash. Led $100M product line as EVP, CIGNA. B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and credentialed actuary.
15+ years of senior leadership in software and technology startups (CTO – Genie DB, VP Engineering – X1). Extensive expertise in building business line and enterprise grade software. Adept at utilizing Big Data techniques to solve real business problems.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) from UCSF, Master's Degree in Public Health and B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics from UCLA. Former Target managing pharmacist trained in medication therapy management, diabetes screening, pain management, pediatrics, and immunizations.
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Meet Our Pharmacists
Laemsing obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) from Touro University, and she holds a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA. Laemsing is trained in diabetes and blood pressure screening, medication therapy management and immunizations. Prior to NowRx, Laemsing spent over 9 years as a Pharmacy Manager and Staff Pharmacist at Target and CVS.
Trinh obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) from Touro University, and she holds a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from UC Davis. Trinh is trained and highly proficient in medication therapy management and immunizations. Before joining NowRx, Trinh spent over 5 years in increasing roles of responsibility leading and managing pharmacy operations at CVS.
Joanne obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through an accelerated track. Joanne is trained in immunizations, diabetes and blood pressure screening and medication therapy management. Prior to NowRx, Joanne spent several years as the Pharmacy Manager for CVS.
Antoinette obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma. Antoinette is trained in a variety of disease states including diabetes management, high BP, women’s health, and more. She also lectures at several universities and was a Pharmacy Manager at CVS/Target prior to joining NowRx.
Lily obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) from UCSD and holds a B.S. in Molecular Cell Biology and Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology from UC Berkeley. Lily is trained in diabetes screening, medication therapy management, nutrition and immunizations. Prior to NowRx, Lily spent 10 years as Pharmacy Manager and Staff Pharmacist at Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy.
Abeba is a licensed pharmacist with a passion for patient care and pharmacy operations. Abeba is trained in diabetes care, medication therapy management, immunizations, and medication reconciliation. Prior to NowRx, Abeba spent over 7 years as a Pharmacy Manager and Staff Pharmacist at Rite Aid and CVS.