Khaled Abdelrazzak, Rph
Mohamed Bassiouni, Rph

 

Mohamed and Khaled were born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1980. They attended the same school for grades K to 12 and are best friends since third grade. Both received Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences from Alexandria University in 2003, then moved to the USA to pursue a professional career as pharmacists.

After getting the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Certification (FPGEC) from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), they both were recruited by Rite Aid Corp in 2005.

Khaled started with Rite Aid as a Pharmacy Intern, then became a licensed pharmacist in Washington State in 2006. He was promoted to a Pharmacy Manager in 2008 where he supervised 2 pharmacists and 10 technicians/clerks. He managed to increase the script count from the mid-1600s to 2300 scripts per week over the span of his work period there. In 2009, he was promoted to a Pharmacy District Manager in the same company, Rite Aid, supervising 27 stores for a total of 70 pharmacists, 300 technicians/clerks, offering numerous prescriptions and medical supplies. The district ranked amongst the highest in many metrics like Immunizations count, script count, customer service, etc…

Mohamed started with Rite Aid as a Pharmacy Intern, then became a licensed pharmacist in New Jersey State in 2005. In 2006, he moved to WA state as a staff pharmacist with the same company. Shortly after that, he was promoted to a Pharmacy Manager. Throughout his time with Rite Aid, he was moved by the company to higher-volume stores. In the last store he worked, he managed a staff of 15 workers and filled 3300 scripts per week. He always ranked amongst top stores in script count, vaccination, immunization, profitability and regulations compliance.

In 2014, Mohamed & Khaled opted to pursue a new venture as independent pharmacy owners. Eastern’s Pharmacy was on the market for sale due to the retirement of the Owner. Even though it was on a downward curve of growth, filling about 600 scripts per week, they released the great potential Eastern’s pharmacy has in terms of the location and customer base. In less than 2 years, they were able to turn it around, create a steady positive growth, and significantly improve profitability. Eastern’s pharmacy is now filling approximately 1000 scripts per week, expanded pharmacy services to include immunization, compounding, and servicing the elderly in retirement homes.

Late 2016, Mohamed & Khaled decided it was the right time to open a second location. They chose Kent, WA as it’s a fast-growing city and rich in its ethnic composition, which will allow them to fit perfectly in the community.