Our location has been a pharmacy for a over half a century and was revamped in
April 2009 with new ownership by long time community members,
Joe and May Chehade.
Locally Owned & Run
Why We Opened
Before opening Playa Pharmacy, Joe has managed chain pharmacies for two decades and always thought that healthcare could be more personalized and wanted to provide this service in the community where he lived. May had extensive passion, knowledge and experience within herbs & supplements so it only made sense to join forces.
“Our goal was really to make a living by helping others.”
Our community members are our extended family. The care that we strive to provide is that of a family member: honest and helpful. From the start we wanted our business to be individual-focused where the customer’s health and happiness is the point of focus.
“We believe that helping the individual person with positive intentions will bring fulfillment to our business.”
Partnered with the best in the nation
As a small business, we aim to provide personalized service, but we don’t fall short on the many benefits of larger businesses, like negotiated pricing. We are partnered with the best in the industry to provide quality services and products such as:
Meet Your Team
His goal is to bring value to the community through providing essential needs with a personal touch. Joe is not only the owner of the pharmacy, he is the heart of our operation.
May is passionate about healing through nutrition and herbs. May is the arms and legs of our operation. She loves to garden and spend time with her grandchildren.
This community local continuously finds ways to help making people’s lives more productive, healthy and happy and is inspired by others’ ability to thrive through tremendous pain and obstacles. Jen brings order and focus to our team, with a sense of humor that makes us smile.
This USC and UCLA alumnus, Kristy strives to be the best pharmacist she can be by actively developing her professional and clinical skills. What inspires her the most are the people who do good deeds and make the world better for others. Kristy is a true asset to our team with her genuine attitude and extensive pharmacy knowledge.
Her favorite role at our pharmacy is compounding and is passionate about education. Maybe one day she will teach compounding to others. Olga’s passion and leadership continuously minimizes challenges making work more enjoyable.
She loves the environment she works in and enjoys building unique relationships with customers and one day aspires to become a pharmacist. Dianne's willingness to always help others strengthens our team and helps our pharmacy run smoothly.
She has many years of successful pharmacy experience and is now studying TV/film production and is working on an original documentary. Eileen's reliability and willingness to tackle any task helps keep our team spirit positive and productive.
Hugo enjoys meeting new people, learning new things and listening to others, with the goal of making customers feel at home. His friendly personality and problem-solving skills make him a perfect addition to our team and community. Hugo's entrepreneurial spirit inspires him to one day run his own business.
Noura is passionate about making the pharmacy a great place to be for both customers and team members. Her background in marketing allows us to get the word out about what we do and how we can help!