Looking after your health needs at Jon's Medicine Shoppe means more to us than just preparing your prescription. We work with you and your physician to provide you with the best care possible. As medication experts, our pharmacists and staff are an active part of your healthcare team. At Jon's Medicine Shoppe, building a healthier community means we truly care for our community's health needs.


Jon MacDonald BSc.Pharm



Compounding is the art and science of tailor making medications for unique needs and preferences. A compounding chemist is a pharmacist who prepares human and veterinary medication into different dosage forms. These may be troche, lozenge, capsules, transdermal gels and creams, suppository and pessary dosage forms.
Most of these require a Doctor's prescription and are customised to your needs and can contain more than one medication in this dosage form. We can also compound medications that are no longer commercially available. Our goal is to work closely with your doctor to improve the outcome of your treatment and health.

Metabolic Syndrome
        Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions including high blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, elevated insulin levels and abnormal cholesterol levels. Many people have more than one-and sometimes all-of these conditions, and the coexistence is not a coincidence, but a common underlying abnormality allows them to develop. Any of these conditions increases the risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke, but the risk is greater when they are combined. This cluster of metabolic abnormalities is a significant risk factor for death during and immediately after bypass surgery. Also known as “Syndrome X”, metabolic syndrome is increasing in the Western world and is associated with insulin resistance. Insulin stimulates glucose (sugar) uptake into body tissues where it is utilized. In insulin resistance, tissues have a diminished ability to respond to the action of insulin. To compensate for resistance, the pancreas secretes more insulin. Insulin-resistant persons, therefore, have high plasma insulin levels yet are unable to store glucose so they also have high levels of blood sugar (diabetes). Patients with one of these problems should discuss the situation with their physician and may wish to be tested for the other conditions.

located at the corner of
Korah Rd. and Second Line.

Mon. - Fri: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sat: 9 AM - 2 PM, Sun: Closed

Fax (705)253-7656

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