About Me

Hi my name is Amit Thakkar MS., PharmD. I am the owner and Pharmacist-in-Charge of Atlantic Drugs in Long Beach California. I completed my Bachelors in Pharmacy from India and then moved to New York for further study. I started my Masters in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York in 2006. Upon completion I started working for Merck Pharmaceuticals where I worked for about 3 months and then moved to California to pursue Doctor of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. Right after becoming a Pharmacist I joined Rite Aid as a staff Clinical Pharmacist. I always wanted to be a business owner from the beginning so with the help of my wife I started my own Pharmacy in 2014. That’s how Atlantic Drugs was born.

I am creating this blog to educate people on their medications and disease conditions to better manage them. As a healthcare provider I believe that it is my responsibility to help people manage their daily health concerns and questions. I would like to forward the knowledge that I have gained through my academic and professional work experience for the betterment of the community.