Medi-Wise Pharmacy in Newcomerstown has one goal in mind when it comes to 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 pharmacist Jeff Neidig.

In 2012, 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 current, loyal customers. Several customers have turned away from their mail order pharmacy and transferred their prescriptions to Medi-Wise. Their service is 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 home delivery service. The Medi-Wise Pharmacy web site also offers customers the ability to re-order prescriptions. The web address is Prescriptions can also be re-ordered from a smartphone and tablet using the same web address.

Aiding in efficiency is Medi-Wise's new Retrieve RX device that electronically finds prescriptions faster when a customer picks up their prescriptions.

"By adding new technology, we are helping customers have a better experience and have less of a wait on their prescriptions," Neidig said.

The home medical department offers a large selection of medical supplies and medical equipment for use within your home including wound care supplies, compression hose, protective undergarments (adult diapers), ostomy supplies, wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, nutritional supplements, and much, much more. Free delivery and setup is available; employees are also available to answer questions in regards to home health needs. Their diabetes clinic offers the same glucose testing products as mail order services with the added personal touch. Their new footwear department offers slip-resistant shoes in many different styles. A focus on free community health screenings and health information is also 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, mammograms (with the Mammovan coming April 16 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and Look Good ... Feel Better from the American Cancer Society. 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 fashion headwear (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 fitting rooms for customer's privacy.

The Medi-Wise retail sales area has season and occasional gift selections from Ganz and Amscan, Swan Creek soy candles, DVD sales and rentals, best-selling books and magazines, snack foods, and a digital photo center with a printer for sizes 4x6 to poster size. They have also doubled the selection of medical uniforms and medical accessories for health care professionals, including Littman's stethoscopes. 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. Be sure to check out their monthly ad circular that is mailed to your home and available in the store, and remember that they welcome special orders.