Choice Family Pharmacy

Choice Family Pharmacy


Choice Family Pharmacy, McSherrystown, PA

There is only one choice when it comes to your health care needs...that choice is Choice Family Pharmacy. We are a locally owned and operated pharmacy providing you with the kind of care you want and expect from your friends! While continuing to provide old-fashioned, personal service, we utilize the most current technology to maintain your profile and screen for drug interactions when we fill your prescriptions. Our compounding department uses pharmaceutical grade chemicals and specialized equipment to prepare your medication. We also offer many convenient services such as local delivery, shipping via USPS, and over the phone refills.


Compounding is the method of preparing customized medications to help meet unique physician and patient needs. The need for a compounded medication can now be identified more specifically through the triad relationship; (physician, pharmacist, and patient). Our compounding pharmacists work closely with physicians to assure that the medicines are created and administered while providing great benefit to the patient with least amount of side-effects. Just about any kind of medication can be formulated and compounded to meet specific medication need. Whether it’s a suppository, transdermal cream, lozenge or solution, physicians and their patients can obtain results by choosing a compounded approach.

Our professional compounding pharmacy helps doctors and patients with custom prescription medications, natural hormone replacement, wellness products, veterinary preparations, dental, dermatology, pain management, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Dr. Jennifer DeRienzio, Pharm D. has years of experience and is specialized in clinical training in hormone replacement therapy. Jennifer also offers saliva testing and hormone replacement consultations by appointment for patients. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT). Re-gain the "Balance" in your life. As we age, our bodies begin to change. Hormone levels begin to drop off. In women this is know as Menopause and in men it is called Andropause or male menopause. Also certain diseases or conditions may cause a hormone imbalance. As each person’s needs are unique, the treatment should be too! Compounding medications is done to meet individuals specific needs.


Click here to view a PDF about compounding.


The Problem Solving Triad



  • Full Service Pharmacy
  • Cross Check Medication Interactions
  • Compounding/Flavored Medications
  • Vaccines
  • Hospice Services


• Delivery Service Available

• 24- Hour Emergency Service

• Refill your prescriptions over the phone.

• Direct Insurance Billing:

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Medicare Billing of Diabetic & Respiratory Supplies
  • Contracted with Capital Blue Cross for Pennsylvania’s state employees

• Patient Consultation & Education

• Saliva Testing for Hormone Therapy

• For Your Convenience We Will USPS Ship to anywhere in the US.


We offer the following forms of dosage.

  • Animal capsules
  • Extended release capsules
  • Enemas
  • Inhalation liquids
  • Lip balms
  • Liquids
  • Medicated Lollipops
  • Ointments
  • Otic medication powders
  • Suppositories
  • Suspension
  • Topical creams
  • Topical sprays
  • Troches

Don’t like the taste of your medicine?

Have difficulty swallowing a pill? CHOICE PHARMACIES have a solution! We can customize a medication by simply adding a flavor or create a combination of flavors to improve the taste and to make it easier to swallow.



It's easier and less labor intensive to give one medication rather than four. We can compound capsules, creams, and solutions that contain needed concentrations of multiple ingredients.

Here are a few problems that custom compounding can solve for you and your clients:

  • Bad taste
  • Wrong size dosage
  • Medicine availability
  • Administration issues
  • Inconvenient administration method
  • custom compouds

Click on the image (at right) to view our Animal Care brochure.

We can create custom skin preparations, powders, liquids, treats, suppositories, and ear drops. The right administration method for the right therapy!

Call Choice Family Pharmacy: 717-630-2000 Today!



No two women are alike and the value of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is that it can be adapted to fit the patient's individual body and hormone levels.

Goals of Bio-Identical HRT:

  • Lesson symptoms caused by the natural decrease in production of hormones by the body
  • Offer a convenient way for the patient to have multiple hormones combined into one dosage form
  • Recreate a hormone balance

Click on the image (at right) to view our Hormone Compounding brochure.

Hormone replacement therapy is most often used for menopause, but any woman who has experienced endometriosis, PMS, weight gain, or low libido may also need to contact their physician or pharmacist.

Call Choice Family Pharmacy: 717-630-2000 Today!


Specilaized Vitamins

Vitamin deficiencies can cause or exacerbate widespread medical and neurological problems. Thus, it is important that in treating children with certain conditions we replace what they are missing nutritionally.

Does your child require specialized vitamins?

We will be happy to work with your doctor and your insurance to provide a cost-effective solution for your family.

East Berlin Pharmacy and Choice Family Pharmacy help take the questions out of a complicated medication regimen, with auto-refills and shipping directly to your door.



Immunizations are available during regular store hours to individuals 18 years of age and older.

Walk-ins welcome. Please call ahead to ensure that we have the vaccines you need in stock.

  • Adacel
  • Flu (seasonal - minimum age 9)
  • DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
  • Hepatitis A - adult - 2 doses needed
  • Hepatitis B - adult - 3 doses needed
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles (Zostavax)
  • Td (Tetanus, Diptheria)
  • Typhoid

Please let us know if there are any other immunizations you may need.

We make it a painless process. Easy, convenient and fast!

We offer a variety of immunizations for adults at every stage of life – from the Shingles vaccine, recommended for those 60 and older by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to Pneumonia, seasonal flu and more.

What you need now depends on any number of factors, such as:

  • Your age
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your health condition
  • Your travel plans
  • Your previous immunizations
  • Health warnings in your area

RX Sync

Choice Health Services simplifies the process of taking your medications correctly. We ensure you take the right medication at the right time, by packaging it in cards and/or bottles for your morning, afternoon, and bedtime doses. Sign up today and finally have the peace-of-mind that you deserve.


RX Sync is our pharmacies' convenient way of filling your prescriptions at the same time each month, and packaged just for you!

  • No need to call in prescription refills.
  • Fewer trips to the pharmacy.
  • No worries about running out of your medication.
  • Prescriptions are ready on your refill day.
  • All your daily medications are organized by the time of day you take them.

Click on the image (at right) to view our RX Sync Brochure.

Call one of our locations today, and ask for more information about out!

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Ben Koble, PharmD

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Tom Simpson, RPh