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Mike Bellesine, RPh and Owner of El Dorado TrueCare
Michael grew up on the family farm outside of the small town of
After graduating from the
By 1982, Mike was ready to purchase his own pharmacy. "I knew I wanted to live in South Central Kansas, and there were actually several pharmacies for sale in the region," Mike recalls. "Although I obviously wanted to find the best available pharmacy, the town in which it was situated was just as important to me. After all, this is where I'd raise my family." When he visited McCartney Rx Shop, he found the perfect mixture of both. "The pharmacy was in terrific condition and was a wonderful value, but what really sold me was the town. With
That same year, Mike purchased the pharmacy from William McCartney. Initially, William told Mike that he would stick around and help for six months. Those six months ended up turning into 25 years before William's death in 2007. When Mike purchased McCartney Rx Shop, there were seven other pharmacies in
Mike attributes his success to following a simple Christian rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Indeed, to this day the store motto still remains to: Treat every patient exactly as you would want to be treated. These philosophies, along with hard work, are what have made El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy what it is today, one of the premier pharmacies in South Central Kansas. "When patients walk through our doors, we want them to instantly recognize that we offer a totally different pharmacy experience that can't be matched anywhere else," states Mike. "From our pharmacists to our technicians to our clerks to our delivery drivers, every employee at El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy understands that our patients are our number one priority."
Besides being an active pharmacist and pharmacy owner, Michael serves on numerous boards of directors both in
Central Electrical Polishing , Anthony, KS - co-owner and Vice President
Joyce, Bellesine, and Joyce - Co-Owner of
PBA Health, Kansas City, Missouri - National Pharmaceutical Services company - Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
First United Methodist Church - Active member of Trustee's and past chairperson, Ushering committee, Visioning committee and as an Adult Sunday school teacher.
President elect for 2016 and member of Kansas Pharmacist's Association,
National Community Pharmacist's Association - member since 1982
Michael and his wife, Deborah, are also the proud parents of five children and currently have eight grandchildren with one on the way.