Testimonials

Happy customers is what we strive to achieve, read some testimonials from our many happy customers of Pharmacy Cost Saver.
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Healthwest Pharmacy

Healthwest Community Pharmacy, Ballindine, Claremorris, Co Mayo

“Joe has provided us with an excellent overview of our pharmacy based on his consulting experience. “

Joe has provided us with an excellent overview of our pharmacy based on his consulting experience.   He identified opportunities for development and provided us with valuable objective insights on how we could look to improve our business and customer offering.  He kept in touch which helped with our follow through and accountability around agreed next steps forward

Ultan Molloy MPSI
Managing Director- HealthWest Community Pharmacy

 

 

 

 


“I knew this was a job I had to do but could not find the time to coordinate it. You set deadlines and forced all trades people to be there on time.”

 

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I like what you are about you are a good project manager you get things done. I knew this was a job I had to do but could not find the time to coordinate it. You set deadlines and forced all trades people to be there on time. You never took no for an answer. It is easy to put off doing a job month on month so having Joe nail a deadline was great especially as he coordinated the tradesmen. This was invaluable to me as finding time to do the project was difficult’

 

Oliver Halley
Owner, Robert’s Pharmacy

 


 

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Finnerty’s Pharmacy, Nenagh, Co Tipperary

 “We look forward to utilizing all the tips and techniques Joe brought to our pharmacy, and we hope we will have him back one day as our pharmacy continues to grow.”

I just want to take a moment to express gratitude and appreciations for having Joe Pototzki spend this week with us at Finnerty’s Pharmacy. Joe was very informative and extremely patient with all our pharmacists and technicians at the pharmacy. Some of the subjects he assisted us with include a new EPOS System to control our stock levels, he reorganised the whole dispensing area & created more space for blister packing, created “On-Site Store” concept, which we are very interested in learning more about and implementing in the near future.

We thank Joe for spending this time with us, as we realize it is difficult to be away from his family and be on-site at pharmacies all over the country. Most of all, we appreciate that Joe was willing to get on the phone to seek support for any little glitches that we came across during this learning process. We look forward to utilizing all the tips and techniques Joe brought to our pharmacy, and we hope we will have him back one day as our pharmacy continues to grow.

Denis Finnerty
Owner, Finnerty’s Pharmacy

 


 

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Kinsealy Pharmacy, Feltrim, Swords, Co Dublin

“Pharmacies are being forced to cut costs, improve efficiency, and drive additional revenue.”

In today’s rapidly-shifting healthcare environment, pharmacies are being forced to cut costs, improve efficiency, and drive additional revenue. Joe Pototzki has the knowledge to identify opportunities, weigh alternatives, and develops the appropriate course of action, working hand-in-hand with partners to seize the opportunities and achieve success. Feel free to contact me with any further questions regarding Joe’s services.

Rocio Maldonado
Owner – Kinsealy Pharmacy

 

 


 

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Connolly’s Pharmacy, Kildare

“Joe gave us an in-depth report of his findings and also his suggestions as to changes we should make to become more efficient”

Joe was hired with the intention of giving us a fresh outsider view as to how we should operate. During his 3 day visit he assessed our current operating procedures in areas as such as prescription handling, displays, stock levels, etc. His suggestions helped us to revamp our sops so that we operated more professionally and efficiently.

Joe gave us an in-depth report of his findings and also his suggestions as to changes we should make to become more efficient. His suggestions regarding shop display and appearance inside and outside were particularly valuable.

James Connolly
Owner, Connolly’s Pharmacy

 


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RX+ Pharmacy, Shannon, Co Clare

“Joe showed me how I can run my business more efficient, increase my turnover and how I can save money”

I hired Joe Pototzki for a few days, in order to get a fresh outside look and analysis at my pharmacy business. It was amazing to see how fast he got into the details about my business, in every aspect, and showed me how I can run my business more efficient, increase my turnover and how I can save money, by adapting to his proposals and recommendations. Joe is a very ambitious and passionate business men, who don’t take “NO” as an answer, he get things done. I can highly recommend Joe to any business, it was a very good experience and a pleasure to work with him.

Seadn Hillery
Owner, Rx+ Pharmacy


 

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Begley’s Pharmacy, Donegal

“I highly recommend Joe as his advice will make significant savings and boost your business”

 

Joe gave me a very in-depth report of where he saw potential for improved efficiency in my pharmacy. At my request, he concentrated on my stock levels and stock management, and also shop display and appearance, both inside and outside. I highly recommend Joe as his advice will make significant savings and boost your business.

John Begley
Owner,Begley’s Pharmacy

 

 


 

Glengarriff

Glengarriff Pharmacy, Co Cork

“Joe is invaluable as an outside view of your pharmacy business”

 

I would highly recommend Joe Pototzki and his service as a Pharmacy Business Consultant and Cost saver. He is invaluable as an outside view of your pharmacy business and quickly and efficiently comes up with solutions to problems. He works very hard to achieve savings in every aspect of the pharmacy & makes excellent suggestions on ways to improve the business.

Nuala Carey
Glengarriff Pharmacy

 

 

 


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Reen’s Pharmacy, Millstreet, Co Cork

“Joe’s zealous and enthusiastic manner helped my team and I overcome the obstacles to change which we perceived to be slowing us down”

Joe Pototzki has rejuvenated both my business and also the way I approach my business. His zealous and enthusiastic manner helped my team and I overcome the obstacles to change which we perceived to be slowing us down.

From the ordinary and everyday cost saving measures to the profit making potential out there, Joe helped me achieve in one working week what would otherwise be a year’s worth of investigation.

I look forward to continuing to work with Joe in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve and consolidate their business and reignite their own personal enthusiasm.”

Mairead Reen MPSI
Reens Pharmacy

 


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Berehaven Pharmacy, Co Cork

“We could not believe how much he achieved in just a few days with us”

Joe helped us in lots of ways such as advertising ideas, shop fit and layout, new services and overall presentation of the pharmacy. He is very hands on and works with you to accomplish the goals in just a few days. We could not believe how much he achieved in just a few days with us. He has great ideas and great contacts for different services. Overall I would totally recommend him.”

Edel Hickey
Berehaven Pharmacy, Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

 


“Joe’s work is also very hands on and I feel his service is needed in the pharmacy sector in these harsh economic times”

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Walsh’s Pharmacy, Fermoy, Co Cork

 

 

2011 – “I employed Joe Pototzki for 6 days at Walsh’s Pharmacy, Fermoy to conduct a review of the internal systems and processes. I was very surprised at what Joe brought to the table with his fresh “outside view” on internal procedures and workflow analysis. His work is also very hands on and I feel his service is needed in the pharmacy sector in these harsh economic times. We reduced our average stock level by at least €10,000 per month, without any compromises or impact to our customers. A very comprehensive report was produced at the end of the project of works and it is up to the individual pharmacy to either go with the recommendations or not. It is my view to go with Joe’s recommendations.

2012 – “I employed Joe Pototzki again after one year to review my current situation. I was very surprised to see what he found again to put my business back on track. My list of daily issues is always very long, so I was very happy that Joe Pototzki gave me the right advice how to run my business more efficiently. I can only repeat my statement from last year “Go with Joe Pototzki’s recommendations, he has a very professional good outside view of the business.”

2013 – “I got Joe into my pharmacy for the 3rd time because I was struggling for space and had to find a solution. Joe came in, had a look around and came up with a perfect solution. he created extra space, which was not making money, by removing a sunbed and installed, hands on with the carpenter, a new blister room and blister checking area and also created extra space in the office and store area. I can only once again, highly recommend Joe to any pharmacy, if you want to be lean and up to date.

Mike Walsh MPSI,
Walsh’s Pharmacy, Fermoy, Co Cork

 


 “He analysed my business from A-Z and put all necessary changes into practice within 3 days!”

 

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Fitzgibbon’s Pharmacy, Mitchelstown – Before and After

Joe was highly recommended to me by Norman Brookes. He analysed my business from A-Z and put all necessary changes into practice within 3 days! The outside got a very nice uplift with paint and lights, then the inside got a new computer system, phone system, the dispensary gets a new, more productive layout. The front of the shop will be redesigned in Jan 2014.

The atmosphere is enhanced by an internet radio system and I started a new advertising campaign, all thanks to Joe. Well done so far but I need to get him again for a few days to do some final improvements.

Karagh Fitzgibbon
Fitzgibbon’s Pharmacy, Michelstown, Co Cork

 


 “A fresh pair of eyes and approach, sometimes can work wonders”

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Irwin’s Pharmacy Group, Cork

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe was with us for two weeks in all our 3 pharmacy outlets. He looked at all our processes from dispensing our layout, staff performance, outgoing costs, efficiency and stock levels and control. In all areas Joe gave us very good and positive advice and changed things around, hands on. We thank him for his work and I can recommend Joe to any pharmacy in Ireland. A fresh pair of eyes and approach, sometimes can work wonders.

Eddie Irwin
Irwin Pharmacy Group, Cork.


“Joe had all the right contacts and they all came and met us in my pharmacy so I had no disruption to my business while we were adding value to the business all the time”

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Station and LC Pharmacy, Limerick

Joe was initially booked to work on my business for three days, but ended up doing six days! I was very impressed with his energy, efficiency and enthusiasm for the challenges my business presented to him. Joe is very “hands on” and gets stuck into the nuts and bolts of the business immediately. He looked at all aspects of my business from my  accounts, to work rosters, to shop and staff performance and more importantly how to run a lean efficient business without sacrificing or compromising the quality of
the service we give to our customers.

Many of the ideas that Joe presented to me , were not new to me , but the difference was he acted immediately on them and brought them to fruition, in that six day period while I had been thinking about them for the last few years and would in all probability be thinking about them for another few years!!!

I now have a website with text reminders to my customers to pick up their prescriptions, we have a better and more efficient work roster between our two businesses, and we have a company looking at all our expenses and shopping around to get the best price without compromising on the quality of service provided. We are also advertising new services like The Food Intolerance Test, Cardiac Risk Assessment, Prescription collection and a Loyalty card bonus scheme. All this and much more in the space of a week, he had all the right contacts and they all came and met us in my Pharmacy so I had no disruption to my business while we were adding value to the business all the time.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Joe, even just to see your business from an “outsider” perspective (as he is an engineer by profession) and his energy and sense of humour is infectious!

Billy Lane
Station Pharmacy & L.C. Pharmacy, Limerick.

 


 

“Joe has amazing drive and takes on all issues as if it were his own business”

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Brookes Pharmacy, Bandon, Co Cork

 

Joe allowed me to look at my business from the outside with a fresh perspective which I hadn’t done for years. He brought out very valuable skills and services to my business. He has amazing drive and takes on all issues as if it were his own business. He wrote and introduced new professional SOP’s to my business; which makes the business more efficient and productive. He left no stone unturned and I could not recommend him highly enough especially in these difficult times we are facing in the pharmacy profession.

Norman Brookes,
Brookes Pharmacy, Bandon, Co. Cork

 

 


 

“Joe did a very detailed analysis of all my 3 pharmacy outlets and came up with a detailed plan of action”

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Murphy’s Pharmacy Group, Macroom/Buttevant

 

I got Joe in, because I extended my pharmacy in Macroom and wanted to have a fresh outside look at all my processes. Joe did a very detailed analysis of all my 3 pharmacy outlets and came up with a detailed plan of action. Joe implemented the changes hands on, spoke to all my staff and give very good and professional advice in all area of the business.
Henry Murphy MPSI
Murphy’s Pharmacy Group, Macroom/Buttevant Co. Cork


 “What we appreciated most about his work was his ability to save us money and involve our staff and did not cause any interruption to our business”

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Flynn’s Pharmacy, Rathdowney, Co Laois

Our work with Joe Pototzki aimed to reduce waste and over stock and to create more space. We were thrilled when Joe got right into our problems, he reduced our stock by around 30%, adjusted our staff roster, changed supplier, changed software, educated our staff and so reduced our cost by €37,500p.a., and created more work top space.

What we appreciated most about his work was his ability to save us money and involve our staff and did not cause any interruption to our business.

Caroline & Howard Coburn
Flynn’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Rathdowney, Co. Laois

 

 


 

“The savings made were in the region of €300,000 p.a.”

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McSweeney Group

 

Joe Pototzki was contracted by the Mc Sweeney Group to implement productivity and cost reduction program across 14 Pharmacy outlets, around Ireland, which employed up to 85 people. This required some redundancies and changes to terms and conditions of staff and as a result necessitated negotiations with personnel and their representatives.

Joe Pototzki introduced a time control system, which monitors all pharmacies on a weekly basis. The program was concluded in time and to my full satisfaction and without significant upset to staff and customers. The savings made were in the region of €300,000 p.a.

On that basis, I would have no hesitation in recommending Joe Pototzki for any similar cost reduction program. I can be contacted directly should further reference be required.

Pat Durkin,
Managing Director, Mc Sweeny Group
Tel.: 087 – 193 5851

 


 

“I am very satisfied with his work done and I will get him again soon”

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Cobh Pharmacy, Cobh, Co Cork

I got Joe into my pharmacy because he was suggested to me to be very hands on and has a very good vision for improvements in staff efficiency, stock control and reduction and he is well worth it to get him in. I can only say it was outstanding the way he moved and pushed things forward into the right direction. He set me up to my own website, text and collect, new services, established a bonus system for my staff and improved the look inside and outside of my pharmacy. I am very satisfied with his work done and I will get him again soon.

Liam O’Regan MPSI
Cobh Pharmacy, Cobh, Co. Cork

 


 

Martin Styles – McSweeney Group

Pharmacy Cost Saver

Joe was hired as a consultant by the McSweeney Group to review its cost base with a particular emphasis on staffing levels and productivity. He was able to identify potential savings in the region of €300,000 per annum and implemented a program of staff reductions to achieve these savings. This included negotiating with management and staff – a task he conducted in an efficient and personable manner. The redundancies and reductions were carried out with a minimal level of negative reaction from staff, which is in itself a testament to his personality and negotiating skills.

He also installed a labor management system in the pharmacies, which ensured that the new staffing levels were adhered to, and which provided senior management with information on a weekly basis of any deviation from the budget.

He has an excellent eye for detail and a thorough approach to his work together with long experience in his field of expertise. I am confident that he can make significant savings for any company that hires him.”

Martin Styles, Cork, ADHP MCHPA MAPHP


Supervising Pharmacist, McSweeney Group

Pharmacy Cost Saver

Joe Pototzki is a very focused, driven and energetic individual, who possesses that rare ability to remain very well liked and respected whilst always delivering impressive results. I was working with him in my capacity as supervising pharmacist in Clonakilty. Joe made significant cost savings for us and implemented all the necessary changes hands on in a very professional way.

In addition, Joe has always shown an ability to be most adaptable in overcoming the many varied challenges faced in today’s pharmacy business environment. I can highly recommend his service to any community pharmacy; he will make a great difference to any business.

Christine Bender,
Supervising Pharmacist,
Mc Sweeney Group,


 

Pharmacy Coach.

Hello, I’m Rachel Dungan “The Pharmacist Coach”, and I want to talk to you about Joe Pototzki, the founder of www.pharmacycostsaver.ie

Last year in my capacity as manager of Bermingham’s Pharmacy, Fermoy, I had the privilege of working with him and I found him to be brilliant. He came in and did a pharmacy survey of all aspects of the pharmacy business. He created a plan and he delivered on it. He really did leave no stone unturned until he had achieved the savings he had set out to achieve.

I have no hesitation in recommending Joe Pototzki to any pharmacy that wants to deliver cost savings and efficiencies and savings in their business.

I am Rachel Dungan of www.racheldungan.com “The Pharmacist Coach”. Tel.: 086-602558


 

O'Donoghue's Pharmacy, Virginia, Co Cavan

O’Donoghue’s Pharmacy, Virginia, Co Cavan

Cahill’s Pharmacy, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

Cahill’s Pharmacy, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

Keating's Pharmacy, Limerick
Keating’s Pharmacy, Limerick
Joyce Pharmacy, Mallow
Joyce Pharmacy, Mallow
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Passage West Pharmacy, Co Cork – Before
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Passage West Pharmacy, Co Cork – After
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Whelan’s Pharmacy, Co Wexford
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Maher’s Pharmacy, Thurles, Co Tipperary

 

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