raindew“I run Raindew Pharmacy as if it is my pharmacy” says Maria Commisso, Supervising Pharmacist. “My reputation speaks for itself. Making a difference in someone’s life validates our presence in town— regardless of how big or small a gesture it may be,” she adds.

Commisso grew up in Manhasset (her father owns Joseph Haircutters on Plandome Road.) “I attended St. Mary’s Girls High School, and worked at Town Hall Pharmacy owned by the Ruggiero family while I attended pharmacy school at St. John’s University.”

After working in Manhattan, Commisso says “it was a pleasant turn of events for me to come back to work in Manhasset – you could say, coming full circle, when this pharmacy opened.” She says she finds “it a pleasure to work with the community in Manhasset.”

As for her own work ethic, Commisso explains “simply put, I care.” She says “at Raindew Pharmacy, we go the extra mile for our customers. We work hard to gain their respect and their loyalty.”

Nearly seven years after starting up in Manhasset, Raindew Family Center opened Raindew Pharmacy in June 2004. According to Commisso, its pharmacy business has grown considerably over the last nine years and it has added more staff members “so that we can provide prompt attention and one-on-one personal service that our customers appreciate.” She adds “people who are enrolled with us quickly see that they are not just a ‘number’ to us, they will even receive follow-up phone calls regarding their health care needs.” Commisso says “the role of a health care provider is to be actively involved in the health care of patients and that is what I do, and all staff here does on a daily basis. It’s also what we enjoy doing.”

Raindew Pharmacy is located within Raindew Family Center at 465 Plandome Road. The Pharmacy hours are Mon.-Fri. 9 am–8 pm, Sat. 9 am–6 pm and Sun. 9 am-5 pm. Tel. (516) 627-8666.