On the corner where U.S. Highway 61 and Culkin Road meet sits a busy local pharmacy that serves hundreds of locals each day with a smile and a helping hand.
Pharmacist Michael Jones and his team at Helping Hand Family Pharmacy have served the people of Vicksburg and Warren County for more than 17 years. Their customers showed their appreciation for the dedicated service they receive by voting them Vicksburg’s Best Pharmacy of 2020.
Jones says the secret to his success is his friendly and compassionate team. “They are face-to-face with the customers on a regular basis, whereas Matt [Hendrix] and I, as pharmacists, are on the phone or … working in the background.”
Drawn to the field by his love of science and chemistry, Jones is the first in his family to enter into a health care career. The son of a postal worker and a banker, he says that while growing up in Winona, Mississippi, he always wanted to do something involving science and helping people.
“I always knew I wanted to do something with science,” he said, “whether it was this or dentistry, or medical school.”
Helping Hand is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Next time you stop by, be sure to congratulate them on being recognized as Vicksburg’s Best Pharmacy of 2020.
Watch for announcements of winners for Best Pharmacist, Best Physician, Best Nurse, Best Nurse Practitioner, Best Clinic, Best Chiropractor, Best Nursing Home and Best Hospice coming soon.
Don’t forget to cast your votes for the Best Automotive Sales & Service providers in September! Every month VDN will have a new category to highlight the professionals that serve our community on our Cast Your Vote page.