Our Story


Sierra Family Pharmacies is a group of locally owned, family pharmacies with four locations serving Northern Nevada for over 80 years: Sierra Compounding Pharmacy and Sierra Specialty Pharmacy in the Foothill Commerce Center in South Reno, Hale’s Pharmacy on the Renown campus in Reno, and Village Pharmacy in Incline Village.

The pharmacies are owned by Brant & Julie Skanson and David & Terry Vasenden. Both Brant and David received their pharmacy degrees from North Dakota State University and have been practicing pharmacy for over 25 and 30 years respectively. David is a third generation pharmacist and grew up working in his family's pharmacy. Both David and Brant are passionate about compounding and serving the communities in which they live.

We take the time to get to know you and your family, so you feel confident in trusting us with your family’s health. We treat each patient as a person and not just a prescription, delivering caring, compassionate, and efficient service because we want you to be our customer for life.

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Brant and Julie Skanson, Terry and David Vasenden

Mission | Vision | Core Values


Mission

Provide the BEST pharmacy services on the planet!

Vision

Improve the quality of life in our community.

Core Values

  • Caring – about you, your family, & your health
  • Dedication – to patient care & product quality
  • Integrity – demonstrated in everything we do
  • Inspire – team members to reach their full potential
  • Serve – the communities in which we work and live
Sierra Family Pharmacies About

Locally Owned Family Pharmacies


Sierra Compounding Pharmacy


Sierra Compounding Pharmacy opened in 2008 and is located on South Virginia Street in Reno. Sierra Compounding Pharmacy is a compounding only pharmacy owned jointly by the Skansons & Vasendens.

Hale's Pharmacy


Hale's Pharmacy joined our group of pharmacies in 2012, and has been serving Reno and surrounding communities for over 85 years.

Sierra Specialty Pharmacy


Sierra Specialty Pharmacy provides high quality pharmacy products and services for long-term care facilities including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living homes, correctional facilities, and group homes.

Village Pharmacy


Village Pharmacy is owned by Brant and Julie Skanson, has been serving Incline Village, Nevada and the surrounding area for over 25 years. Village Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy filling traditional and compounded prescriptions.

Why Choose a Locally Owned, Family Pharmacy?

Do you know your pharmacist? More importantly, does your pharmacist know you?


According to Consumer Reports (March, 2014)

“If you’re still going to a pharmacy chain for prescriptions, as do half of our readers, you might be missing out. Independents … earned readers’ top marks for speed and accuracy, courtesy and helpfulness, and pharmacists’ knowledge.” Consumer Reports also stated, “Establishing a good relationship with a pharmacist you trust is the No. 1 reason to choose a drugstore”, says Lucinda Maine, CEO and executive vice president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. “You can and should expect your pharmacist to be both accessible and knowledgeable,” she says. “If he or she is not, then you should take your business elsewhere.”

  • The Sierra Family Pharmacies accept most insurance plans (including Medicare Part D and Medicaid) and have the same co-pays as the chains.
  • We offer personalized packaging options (individual dosing, bubble packaging and strip packaging) to enhance medication safety and adherence.
  • Our pharmacists are available to review and discuss your medication therapies and answer any questions you may have.

“We know every prescription has a face and a story, and we take the time to get to know you and your family. Each prescription is for someone’s grandmother or loved one, and we fill each prescription with the same attention and care you give your own loved one.

I grew up working in my family’s pharmacy and understand the legacy of good old-fashioned customer service. We care about you, your family, and your health, and we want you to be our customer for life.”

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  • David Vasenden RPh / Owner

“We want to reassure patients and their caregivers that they will receive continuity of care throughout all stages of life, regardless of their physical location – at home, in assisted living, or a long term care facility.

We deliver caring, compassionate and efficient service so that you’ll feel confident trusting us with your family’s health.
From traditional prescriptions and compounded medications to canes, walkers, and nutritional supplements our pharmacy team will help you find what you need.”

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  • Brant Skanson RPh / Owner

Here to Hear you


Our staff is trained to truly listen to your needs and it's our goal to find the solutions to make your life a little easier.

Where you're a person, not a prescription.


Knowing your pharmacist at a pharmacy... Now that's the kind of service you want and deserve.