Armando Bardisa, President & Founder of SMP Pharmacy Solutions, a specialty pharmacy that is redefining the pharmacy experience through its comprehensive approach to healthcare and its commitment to providing superior customer service and improved patient health joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Health Care & Pharmaceutical Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Armando Bardisa discuss the following:
- How did you get into the healthcare industry?
- Did being a pharmacist by trade have any advantages while you were starting up your business?
- How does SMP compete with the big box pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS?
- What does it mean to be a specialty pharmacy?
- What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs who are looking to get into the healthcare industry today?
Armando Bardisa, Pharm.D, C.Ph., is the President & Founder of SMP Pharmacy Solutions. Dr. Armando Bardisa founded South Miami Pharmacy in 2003 in an effort to improve the quality of life for patients through personalized pharmacy service. A pharmacist by trade and an entrepreneur at heart, Armando has led the company to many notable achievements including the prestigious honor of being named one of the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine for seven consecutive years. In addition, SMP was recognized by J.D. Power & Associates as having the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction” rating and was also named a Top 500 Hispanic-Owned Business by Hispanic Business Magazine. Drug Topics Magazine named SMP an “Independent Pharmacy Superstar,” and the company was also recognized by Drug Channels as one of the top ten fastest-growing, private specialty pharmacies. In 2015, South Miami Pharmacy changed its name to SMP Pharmacy Solutions to redefine the company’s position as one of the top independent pharmacies in the country and a trusted healthcare partner to both patients and physicians alike.
Armando is the driving force behind SMP’s four points of service that include compounding, fertility, specialty and retail. He is certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), a prestigious medical organization that grants physicians and pharmacists the ability to detect, treat and prevent diseases related to the human aging process. SMP Compounding is accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and the Professional Compounding Center of America (PCCA), of which Armando is also a member. In addition, SMP has become a national leader in mail order fertility and specialty services, and has a presence in over 31 states.
Committed to playing a role in the future of the pharmaceutical industry, Armando lends his expertise to numerous boards including Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Board. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Pharmacy Development Services (PDS), an organization that coaches and trains independent pharmacy owners with the skills they need to be successful. Armando is a member of several industry-centric groups including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association and Specialty Pharmacy Association of America (SPAARx).
Armando compliments his business success with various philanthropic partnerships including the support of Susan G. Komen foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he participates in the annual triathlon, raising over $50,000 in donations to date. SMP has also provided medicine and medical supplies for various medical missions in Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras. Locally, Armando supports the annual Migrant Toy Drive in Homestead and Blossom’s Developmental Therapy Associates (BDTA), a state-of-the-art facility that provides service and programs for children with special needs, specifically cerebral palsy. This year Armando will participate in the New York City Marathon, running to raise money for Team for Kids, an organization that provides low-cost health and fitness programs to kids who have little access to regular physical activity.
Armando received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida International University and his Consultant Pharmacist License from the University of Florida. In 2010, Armando was awarded an honorary MBA from Florida International University for his success in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, Armando has been a notable speaker at Pharmacy Development Services’ Showcase of Success, as well as a contributing writer to many local Miami and industry publications including Drug Topics magazine and South Florida Business Journal.