Market Mall Drug Mart, one of the four locations of IDA Drug Marts, has been providing pharmacy services to residents for over 55 years.
The company, founded in 1957 by Joe Disano and Ron Disano, is still locally owned and operated. These days, customers enjoy a wide range of services, including a pharmacy, a doctor’s office, injection and immunization services, a Sweet Greetings gift shop, imported Aurora gourmet Italian food, and even supplies for the production of wine.
Passionate pharmacists mean incredible service
One of the co-owners of IDA Drug Marts, Sam DeSumma, is also the pharmacist at the Market Mall headquarters. He has been part of the company since 1987 and has been working at the Market Mall Drug Mart since 1994.
Sam loves his job and he loves the community. He prides himself on the exceptional services that IDA Drug Marts is able to provide to the residents of the area. “My clients are my friends. I have served many of our clients since I started with IDA Drug Marts in 1987, ”he says. “We don’t make our patients wait unreasonable amounts of time to get their prescriptions. I think we offer the best prescription service in town. “
“I was very lucky to practice in the same area of the city where I grew up. I am very proud of this unique area and the great satisfaction it has given me to practice. There has been no better place to practice pharmacy than at the western end of Sault Ste. Marie. The residents have supported myself and our company in such an exceptional way. The service provided by our staff is second to none. My staff mean everything to me and go out of their way to serve our patients, ”says Sam.
“The support of West End residents allows us to give back to our community in many ways, something my partners and I have made a priority. For those who have continuously supported our company, thank you very much! To those who have yet to visit our pharmacy, I think you need to experience the difference. I look forward to seeing all of our existing and new patients at the Market Mall headquarters for years to come. “
According to Joseph Greco, another co-owner and grandson of founder Ron Disano, Sam is the type of person who goes out of his way to help his customers.
“If people need a prescription in an emergency or have some kind of ailment, Sam will go there after hours, on weekends, whenever needed to help his clients. He is passionate about taking care of people, ”he explains. “Sam loves his work and he loves the community. He prides himself on the exceptional services that IDA Drug Marts is able to provide to the residents of the area. For many years Joe Disano was the staple at our Market Mall location: he had big shoes to fill. Sam filled them in no questions asked and continues Joe Disano’s legacy.
Safe, secure and free delivery
Market Mall Drug Mart also offers an incredibly safe and secure prescription delivery service. Joseph explains: “We don’t use an external delivery service to make sure everything is as safe as possible. Our delivery drivers are employed by us. It means that patients’ medications and their information are kept private and safe. “
Unique gifts and gourmet foods
In addition to the outstanding full-service pharmacy, home health care products, walk-in clinic, and injection services, Market Mall Drug Mart offers a unique shopping experience. Customers enjoy a full-service Sweet Greetings gift shop that offers a wide range of high-quality products, including home decor items, gourmet chocolates and gift baskets. This location also offers Aurora, a line of imported Italian gourmet food.
Market Mall Drug Mart is located at 275 Second Line West in Sault Ste. Marie. Their schedules are:
- Monday to Thursday: 9:00 – 21:00
- Friday: 9:00 – 20:00
- Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00
- Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
For more information or to find out how easy it is to move your pharmacy to the Market Mall Drug Mart, visit them in person or call (705) 253-1121.