You have a choice of pharmacies. You can drive into town and find a pharmacy in the shopping mall. Then you turn in your prescription and now you’re another number in their system. Why drive to a large retailer in Fallston, Abingdon, Aberdeen, or Bel Air when your needs can be met right in your backyard? You can get personal service locally from Whiteford Pharmacy and Darlington Pharmacy.
In August 1962, Thomas Suter opened Whiteford Pharmacy. It had all the usual things you would find in a local business including a lunch counter/fountain. In 1981, Dr. Tom expanded the current location to include a walk-in beer cooler, wine and spirits. Though the fountain is no longer there it has seen its share of modifications…including solar! Solar affects both pharmacies. Dr. Tom retired in 1998 and sold the business to his son, Robert, who now runs the pharmacy. Besides being a full service pharmacy we offer immunizations, free glucometers and now non-custom diabetic shoes. We have been serving Northern Harford County for over 50 years and look forward to another 50 years!
Robert Suter re-opened Darlington Pharmacy on October 1, 1990. It was located then on Shuresville Road, just a stone’s throw from Dr. Phillips’ office. In 1999 the pharmacy moved to its present location on Main Street which used to be the firehouse. Dr. Phillips retired and sold his practice to Dr. Randal Steele who now occupies the side of the Darlington Pharmacy building. His office hours are 9 – 4:30 Mondays and Wednesdays and 9-1 on Fridays.
Robert Suter attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and graduated in 1988. After a brief career with Eli Lilly & Company he returned home to re-open Darlington Pharmacy.
Photo Credits: Sarah Bateman