About Us

Our Story

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
Joe May Chehade pharmacist nutritionist
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.”

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Our Community

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.”

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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:

  • McKesson

  • HealthMart

  • PDS

  • PCCA

  • IPC

Our Values
playa pharmacy values

Meet Your Team

Joe Chehade, Pharmacist and Owner

Joe Chehade


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 Chehade

May Chehade

ACN / Nutritionist, Owner

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.

Jennifer Necessary

Jennifer Necessary


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.

Kristy Chow
Noura Chehade

Noura Chehade

Marketing Project Manager

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!

Cashew Chehade Pet Mascot

Cashew Chehade


His goal is to bring happiness to everyone in the pharmacy. He takes his job very serious. He is dedicated to obtaining treats and belly rubs and is an expert napper.