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In 1977 Fred Lombardo, father of the current owner Frank Lombardo, bought Evans Drug Store and changed the name to Cook’s Pharmacy. One of only a few independent pharmacies left in Luzerne County, Cook’s is proud of its roots in the Back Mountain Community.

“We work hard at being a special kind of pharmacy, from our great customer service, our unique blend of products, to our seasonal flower tent. People not only enjoy shopping here, they enjoy working here as well. Our staff has very low turnover, in fact most of our staff has been here for 5 years or more. The current competitive atmosphere is one that we embrace because we know it pushes us to be stronger. This is evident by our recent “Best Pharmacy” and “Best Customer Service” awards from The Dallas Post’s, Best of the Back Mountain Awards. Cook’s Pharmacy – “Where the doctors get their prescriptions filled” –Frank Lombardo


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A.J. Bittner

Thank you for knowing my children by name, and supporting our family as only a local pharmacy can do. You have been there for all three of our children. I have never felt so helpless as when my children are sick, and you have repeatedly put my wife and I at ease by not only answering our sometimes obscure questions, but also by supplying us with detailed directions as to how to use the medications. I'll never be able to truly explain what an important role you play in our family's life. Thank you and please keep that personal touch. This is what seperates you from the big box mentality and more importantly keeps us coming back.

Kerri Marshall Ziomek

My son had 4 wisdom teeth pulled today ! What a pleasure to go in and get his pain med filled within 5 minutes ! I'd still be at CVS waiting !!! Love Cooks in Shavertown !!!

Lynn Adams

Dear Frank, Leron, Penny and all of the Staff of Cook's,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! You are not only the best family pharmacy in Northeast, Pa., you also have a huge array of merchandise which has made Cook's a one stop shop. When I go to pick up my prescription, I can also pick up milk, a greeting card, toys for the kids, small and unique gifts and even Burt's Bees products. And I cannot forget the Green Mountain coffee which I smell as soon as I enter the front door. The first thing I do when I am at Cook's is pour a cup and then start shopping.
Thanks for making my busy life easier! Keep up the great work and personal touch that only Cook's provides!

Joseph E. Thomas, Jeanne C. Thomas

Jeanne and I would be glad to give you a testimonial for Cooks Pharmacy.
We value having a pharmacy such as yours because of the personal service we both receive. Your clerks and pharmacists are always very courteous and polite. It is a valuable asset to have a pharmacy you can depend on and also know who you are, and call you by your name.

We both would never consider getting any of our prescriptions filled by an out-of-town concern. In an emergency, we can depend on your pharmacy.

Dr. Fahmy

I have been patronizing Cook’s Pharmacy of Trucksville, PA for many years and came to the conclusion that it is truly an exemplary Family Pharmacy. The whole operation is customer focused and service oriented. Their pharmacists are knowledgeable, professional, responsive and caring. Their store staffs are courteous and helpful. Highly recommended.

Wayne M. Scott

You and your everday staff at Cooks Pharmacy in Shavertown continually perform at the highest level of integrity and trust. You should be very proud and I commend you on a job well done every day.

I have left cash at the counter and just the other day left my Visa debit card. In both instances I was notified of that and that is a rarity in the world we live in today.

I am very proud to be a Cooks Pharmacy Customer and will remain loyal to you and your outstanding team. Team, Trust and Ownership Responsibility are key ingredients to continued success.

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