Feb 13, 2021
A loan program is filling a longtime gap in a Fort Myers community, giving the go-ahead for a pharmacy in the area. The woman making it happen is no stranger to the area.
Not one, not two, not three, but four generations later, Pharmacist Shandreka McIntosh’s family still calls Dunbar home.
“I actually grew up in Palmetto, used to be Palmetto Court, which was a housing project, so I grew up in the projects,” McIntosh said.
McIntosh will be the owner and lead pharmacist of Sozo Wellness Pharmacy in Dunbar.
During McIntosh’s childhood, zero pharmacies were close by when her family needed it most.
“My maternal grandmother, she was a diabetic, and she pretty much suffered from every complication of the disease,” McIntosh said.
It’s been McIntosh’s mission to get lifesaving, life-changing drugs to Dunbar.