Rob Jackson RPH. Grew up in south central Nebraska and by his junior year of high school he was beginning to consider pharmacy as a possible career. Rob says, “I wanted to be in the healthcare field and I always have liked helping people, so pharmacy seemed like a natural profession for me.”
After high school graduation, Rob took his pre-pharmacy courses at Kearney State College and then was accepted into the College of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Upon earning his pharmacy degree, he was employed with a couple of chain pharmacies, but eventually realized that he wanted to own his pharmacy to enable him to focus more on patient care and outstanding service while still being his own boss.
On July 14th, 1983, he became the proud owner of his own pharmacy where they have grown and evolved to give the very best in customer care despite competition from regional and national chain pharmacies. Rob states, “My staff and i are proud to continue that tradition and maintain our high level of customer care and service to this day.”
Thomas J. Fox is originally from Kearney, Nebraska, but grew up in Council Bluffs. He graduated from Lewis Central High School in 1985 and enrolled at Creighton University, receiving his pharmacy degree from Creighton University in 1990.
Tom has a variety of pharmacy experience over the course of his pharmacy career. He began working at Johnson Pharmacy, family owned independent pharmacy in Council Bluffs, first as a pharmacy intern during school and then as a staff and nursing home pharmacist. After 6 years with Johnson Pharmacy he had the opportunity to join the staff as a hospital pharmacist at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. During this time he continued to fill in when needed at Johnson Pharmacy and also did relief work for Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Council Bluffs. After 5 years with Mercy Hospital, Tom began to realize that he enjoyed working in the community pharmacy setting and returned to Johnson Pharmacy.
In June of 1999, he began working with Rob Jackson at Medicap Pharmacy in Harlan, which eventually became Kwik Rx Pharmacy. Tom enjoys the fact that the small town pharmacy environment in Harlan enables the pharmacy staff to provide personal friendly pharmacy care for the patients of Harlan and surrounding area.
Tom has been a member of the Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association throughout his pharmacy career, serving as board member, President and Treasurer. He is also a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association, and been involved in the Iowa Pharmacy Association.
Angela Smith grew up in Avoca, Iowa and was raised in the restaurant business that her family had. Although this upbringing provided her with lots of customer service experience and work ethic, she decided that path wasnʼt for her. During her pre-medical undergrad at U of I, she got a job at Pearsonʼs Drug Store which was a locally owned pharmacy, compounding shop, and soda fountain. She fell in love with the work and decided to pursue a degree in pharmacy. She graduated from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in Iowa City with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1999. She has worked in various retail and compounding settings before coming to KwikRx Pharmacy in 2007. She enjoys the warm, personable service that an independent pharmacy in a small town offers. Working in a pharmacy can be challenging but she finds it very rewarding knowing she can make a difference in someoneʼs day and hopefully brighten it with a smile, a few kind words or helping out in any way she can. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Paul and twin sons, Parker and Chase who are 7 years old. She also enjoys traveling, antiquing, spending time with friends, and music.