Medi-Wise Pharmacy in Newcomerstown has one goal in mind when it comes its customers -- providing personalized attention.

That personalized attention can be found in all aspects of the store that is located at 245 W. State St., Newcomerstown.

With more than 20 years in business, Medi-Wise is aware of how important customers are to their business.

They are an independent small business owned by pharmacists Jeff and Kevin Neidig.

In 2011, Medi-Wise experienced continued growth in sales and offered more health programs than ever before.

The pharmacy department continued to service more customers in Newcomerstown and surrounding areas while offering the same personal service to their new and loyal customers. The service was aided by the accessibility of a convenient drive up service window.

Medi-Wise accepts all prescription plans and can offer the same pricing and convenience as mail order pharmacies. You can transfer your prescriptions to their pharmacy at any time and be sure to use their free delivery service.

The Medi-Wise Pharmacy website also offers customers the ability to re-order prescriptions. The web address is www.mediwisepharmacy.com. A copy of the store's ad is also available on its website, as well as a calendar of events.

The pharmacy is also aided by the use of the RxMedic robot for dispensing more-commonly prescribed medications more efficiently.

A focus on free community health screenings and health information was a part of the offerings from the home medical department at Medi-Wise. They continue to offer free monthly Health Checks on the second Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. At the Health Check, you can get your blood pressure taken, a blood glucose measurement, and a total cholesterol value. A few of the specialized healthcare clinics offered include screenings on foot care, mammograms (with the Mammovan coming April 13 and April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Look Good ... Feel Better from the American Cancer Society, diabetes, fall risk clinic, and skin checks. Plans are to continue these free services in the future.

These services, along with post-surgical mastectomy garments, bras and breast forms, medical and fashion wigs, designer headware (hats and scarves), and skin care products (that targets effects of chemotherapy and radiation), are offered in the pharmacy's Be Well Center and Boutique. They have private bra fitting rooms for customer's privacy.

They also offer the Personal Health Manager which is an organizational tool used during the cancer treatment process.

The home medical department offers medical supplies and medical equipment for use within your home including wound care supplies, compression hose, protective undergarments, ostomy supplies, wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, and much, much more. Employees are also available to answer questions in regards to home health needs.

Specialized services are provided for diabetics and mastectomy patients.

Diabetics can receive individualized footwear with specially molded inserts. Their diabetes clinic offers the same glucose testing products as mail order services with the added personal touch. The Medi-Wise retail sales area has more than doubled in size. A large party supply section was added including more helium balloon offerings.

Seasonal and occasional gift selections were expanded to include Swan Creek soy candles and Ganz gift items. DVD sales and rentals continue to be popular. They also offer best-selling books and magazines. And don't forget their digital photo printer for sizes 4x6 to poster size.

They have also doubled the selection of medical uniforms and medical accessories. Customers can also join their "Scrub Club" to receive free products after purchasing so many items.

Medi-Wise Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their phone number is 498-6337.

You can also "like" them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mediwiserx.