Caring is Our Business
Caring is Our Business
At Manhasset Park Drug, we understand that patient care is more than just quick prescription fills. We provide our clients with tailored care to help them manage their overall wellness from head to toe. Whether you have questions about your medications or your medical conditions, our staff will give you the time and attention you deserve to get to the bottom of your concerns.
Managing your healthcare can be a full time job. Our team works tirelessly to secure competitive pricing and financial assistance on many medications. We also help manage side-effects and promote regular contact between patients and their health care providers.
Our dedicated pharmacists are committed to supplying top quality medications and premium services for our providers and their patients. With over 20 years of expertise and experience, it is no wonder that practitioners and patients trust our caring, expert staff.
We're committed to helping providers focus their attention on the health of their patients. Our professional staff is trained to answer questions and provide clinical recommendations to many different types of practitioners.
Patient safety comes first at Alegria. Our experienced and dedicated pharmacists and coordinators are completely focused on making sure our providers and patients receive the highest quality prescriptions and service. Since 1991, our pharmacists have specialized in preparing sterile pharmaceuticals for patients, practices, hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics. If you are not satisfied with Alegria service or your medication order inform the pharmacist. The Alegria pharmacist will submit a complaint that will be fully investigated by Quality Assurance until complaint resolution. You will be informed of the resolution.
At Alegria, we maintain strict adherence to requirements of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA promotes standardization and efficiency within the healthcare industry and establishes certain privacy and security requirements that apply to Protected Health Information (PHI), which includes any information held by healthcare providers that relates to your past, present, or future medical conditions, the provision of health care to you, or the past, present or future payment for the provision of health care, and which may specifically identify you. Please feel free to read our HIPAA policy here.
We understand the world of health insurance can be very confusing. We provide individualized and personalized support, acting as your dedicated advocate with your health insurance company. We not only help you determine what’s covered, we work with your doctor and insurance company to be get approvals of the right medications for you, ensuring that you’re getting the best treatment possible. And, when issues of cost arise, our team works tirelessly to secure competitive pricing and financial assistance on many medications. For for more information about our insurance programs click here.
Kaveh Askari, RPh, President
Seeing a need in his local community for a stronger ‘hands on’ relationship between the patient, the doctor and the pharmacist, Kevin used his vast experience and resources to create Alegria Specialty Pharmacy. Alegria’s focus on delivering high touch patient service, education, and advocacy mean Caring is our Specialty. Kevin works tirelessly toward developing new, innovative specialty pharmacies to manage chronic conditions such as HIV, hepatitis and chronic pain in order to ensure all stakeholders: patients, physicians, managed care and manufacturers have a platform to battle these conditions.
Before founding Alegria, Mr. Askari retired from OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services, a company he founded in 2002. OncoMed operates five dispensing pharmacy sites in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic corridor, servicing patients in over 40 states. The organization developed focused programs delivering services to over 1,800 hematologists and oncologists, including seven cancer centers of excellence in the greater New York metropolitan market. OncoMed earned an exclusive contract with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NY and other Cancer care Centers of Excellence sites to provide their infusion needs, Bio-oncology and adjunctive care pharmaceuticals.
During his tenure there, he served as the Founder, President, Managing Partner, Director of Clinical Programs and Supervising Pharmacist. His key responsibilities included clinical, operational, reimbursement, finance, regulatory and accreditation compliance for JCAHO and URAC pending certification. In addition, he oversaw the call center HUB operation, recruiting, training and development of all pharmacy operations positions.
As the healthcare environment and landscaped changed, Kevin implemented cost containment clinical initiatives to “manage out the waste” in pharmacy costs and promoted clinical interventions that managed appropriate utilization for the right patient, right dose and “just in time delivery” to meet the managed care goals. As pharmaceutical manufacturers continued to produce new market biological agents all products were introduced with high costs, significant side effects and key contractual data requirements. Kevin’s role was to ensure that the pharmacy operations staff adhered to the rigorous requirements and that the operational workflow mirrored the contractual obligations.
During this time, he was approached by many community based hematologists and Oncologists to provide compounded infusion oncology and infusion pharmaceuticals. He continued to support the oncology community and expanded his service area to include the entire NY Metropolitan marketplace with “just in time” bio-oncology and injectables. His expertise covers the entire spectrum of cancer oncology pharmacy and care management services. He has extensive experience in knowledge in physician infusion site operations.
Kevin holds licenses in over a dozen states. He is an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) HOPA, ACCP and the Long Island Pharmacy Association (LIPA) and works in the community on numerous cancer care advocacy programs. Mr. Askari frequently speaks and advises Hematology and Oncology practice sites on operational, administrative, translational clinical pathways and best practice clinical protocols to maximize efficiency of drug and administrative nursing.
Mr. Askari started his career in bio-oncology pharmacy services as an intern in Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, where he was trained intensively in IV, TPN, and oncology admixture for 3 years. In 1991, he founded and opened his first specialized community pharmacy Manhasset Park Drug, in Manhasset, NY.
Kevin, a native of Iran, was exiled to the United States to escape religious and political persecution. He established residency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After settling in Minneapolis, Minnesota, establishing his citizenship and seeking higher education opportunities, he attended the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy and graduated with Honors in 1988 with a B.S. Pharmacy Degree.
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290 Plandome Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
Monday - Friday
08:00 am – 08:00 pm
9:00 am – 05:00 pm
9:00 am – 04:00 pm