The KW Pharmacy has been serving the University Ave area of Waterloo since 1999. Over the years, we have grown and expanded to include a large prescription area, a private counseling room, and a custom compounding lab for custom medications.

Independently owned and operated, the KW Pharmacy provides you with a unique blend of local, neighbourly service and the backing of the most current services available. Plus, we’re conveniently located for our students at WLU, the University of Waterloo, and the Conestoga College campus. It’s a win-win for our customers.

You get to know the pharmacists and staff that serve you. More importantly, we get to know you not only as a customer but as a friend and member of our community. We are dedicated to making your health our first priority and will provide you with the best medication therapy possible.

MEET OUR PHARMACISTS AND STAFF

Bola Banjoko

R.Ph, Pharm D, CDE
Pharmacist / Owner

Bola is a Clinical Pharmacist with a passion to see a patient get to a good health outcome. She has been practicing pharmacy in Canada for over 25 years and she has worked in different health sectors.

She started her practice in the community Pharmacy where she gained experience in the pharmacology of drugs and how it relates to helping patients meet a positive health outcome, from there she worked as a Pharmacist Manager at the St Joseph Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy in Hamilton where she lead a team of staff to meet the healthcare needs of many dialysis patients. From there she worked for over ten years as a consultant Pharmacist in the long term care sector working with the elderly. She returned to the community Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Manager which she continues to do at The KW pharmacy.

She brings along her experience to help her patients achieve a good health outcome.
She is a Certified diabetes Educator, Certified in the Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy (INR monitoring), and Injection certified.

She is a member of the Ontario college of Pharmacist and she is passionate about helping the less fortunate in the community. She helps to prepare meals at the Ray of Hope Community centre in Kitchener Ontario periodically.

 

Pradeep Acharya

B.Sc.Phm.(Hons.), R.Ph, CDE, BCGP
Pharmacist

Pradeep is also a Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and Certified Compounding Pharmacist.

Pain Relief

Diane Bendia

BSc Phm RPh
Pharmacist

A highly experienced pharmacist, Diane has worked here every Tuesday since 2018. Previously, she worked with Rexall for over 30 years.

 

Sanjita Laing

BSc Phm RPh
Pharmacist

Sanjita rejoined us in 2021 to concentrate on our group home services.

  

Sheri Racine

RPhT – Registered Pharmacy Technician

Sheri has been working as a pharmacy technician since 2001 and has been a member of the KW Pharmacy team since 2000.

She has completed her Registered Pharmacy Technician training, a newly recognized designation under the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Sheri is a Certified Compounding Technician. She also holds certifications in Sigvaris Compression Therapy fitting, CoaguCheck, and Blood Glucose Meter Training.

She is available at The KW Pharmacy every weekday.

 

Jenny Reid

BScPhm RPh

Jenny Reid completed her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. Some of her clinical interests are medications and the elderly, deprescribing, and diabetes management. Jenny has a TEACH certificate in tobacco education.

Maria Ciomplik

Pharmacy Assistant

Maria has been working at the KW Pharmacy since 2000.

She is Certified in Sigvaris Compression Therapy fitting and is fluent in both Polish and Russian.

Maria is available at The KW Pharmacy on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Sheri Fox

Pharmacy Assistant

Sheri joined us in 2018. In addition to her experience as a Pharmacy Assistant, she is an expert in billing to Third Party insurance. She also specializes in blister packaging for our pharmacy.

 

Robert Fascinato

Compounding Technician

Since 2018, Robert has been working in our onsite compounding laboratory to help produce custom medications for a variety of clients in the medical profession.

In addition to our full-time staff, we are proud to employ Co-op Pharmacy Students from the new and innovative University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in Kitchener!