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The current Kensington Pharmacy is truly a family pharmacy. It is now owned and operated by the Tunc family. The family has three pharmacists: Father and two daughters. More interestingly, all three are graduates of the School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland at Baltimore, which is one of the highest-ranking pharmacy schools in the country.
In early 1979, a few months after their wedding, Huseyin and Pinar moved from Turkey to Maryland and made Silver Spring home ever since. In mid-2005, Kensington Pharmacy which was also known as BJ's Kensington Pharmacy was sold to a local chain and closed down permanently. That was the time, Huseyin and Pinar decided to reopen Kensington Pharmacy and re-establish the good old neighborhood pharmacy environment combined with the latest technology.
Since re-opening its doors for business in December 2005, Kensington Pharmacy has become a place where everyone knows each other, much like that beloved TV series "Cheers" (except, no alcoholic beverages, and cigarettes).
Stop by and experience the difference.
THE TUNC FAMILY
Zeynep T. Tunc, Pharm. D
She is the pharmacist known as "Z". After graduating in 2006 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and with 7 years of pharmacy technician experience, Zeynep quickly became a sought-after face in the pharmacy
Pinar & Huseyin Tunc, Rph
Melike G. Tunc, Pharm. D
Although she is the latest addition to the pharmacy as a pharmacist in mid-2008, she too has many years of pharmacy technician experience. Many customers are already familiar with her smile and friendly attitude.
The mother of the family who has been a backbone since the family's inception back in 1978. With a smile on her face, she fills in gaps in the pharmacy, places a women-touch, and keeps the family straight.
The father in the family is a graduate of Pharmacy School of the University of Istanbul, Turkey, and the University of Maryland, and also has an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix.
Prior to re-opening Kensington Pharmacy, Huseyin has spent 22 years with a national supermarket-drug chain. His positions included a staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, pharmacy regional supervisor and pharmacy division director. While working at retail, also by working at Holy Cross Hospital pharmacy for many years, he gained clinical pharmacy experience.