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About Us

Pete's Family Pharmacy is a locally-owned community pharmacy dedicated to providing outstanding customer service at an affordable price. We are your one-stop shop for all your pharmacy and medical needs. At Pete's Family Pharmacy, you can count on personal attention provided by our caring, professional staff. Visit us today and experience the Pete's Family Pharmacy difference.

Meet Our Staff

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Matt Spitale

Matt is a pharmacist at Pete's Pharmacy. He received his Doctorate in Pharmacy at The University of Louisiana in Monroe in 2005 and became licensed the same year. With over 14 years experience as a pharmacist Matt has worked in the pharmaceutical field for nearly 20 years providing pharmaceutical care for his patients. He began working at Pete's Pharmacy in 2008. He is the pharmacist in charge and manager. Along with filling prescriptions for patients Matt coordinates the sync programs that Pete's Pharmacy provides for patients. He also performs the Medication Therapy Management programs to help provide a personal liaison between the third parties, doctors, and patients. From time to time you can find some of his hand painted tiles in the gift section of the pharmacy as well.

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Missy Cooper

Missy is the head tech at Pete's Pharmacy and is a resident of Independence. With close to 20 years experience, she has worked as a technician since 1999. She began at the pharmacy in Winn Dixie in Amite before being coming to Pete's Pharmacy in 2003. Along with processing prescriptions, Missy deals with inventory control and billing, as well as third party issues. She also manages the gift and candle ordering along with making different gift basket arrangements. With the help of the other employees, she does the seasonal decorating for the pharmacy.

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Katie Sparacello

Katie has been an employee of Pete's Pharmacy since 2010. She has nearly 10 years of experience in a pharmacy and has been a licensed technician since 2013. As a top ten graduate of Independence High School, she graduated from Southeastern Louisiana with an associates degree. She is from Tickfaw and now resides in Albany. Along with processing prescriptions, she also assists in different third party and compliance issues. Katie also helps with some of the personalized gifts with decorating the pharmacy.

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Chryssa Ballard

Chryssa has been an employee of Pete's Pharmacy since 2010. She has been a technician since 2015. She is from Independence. She graduated from Compass Career College School of Cosmetology as a licensed cosmetologist. Chyrssa is very skilled at making all of the personalized gifts at the pharmacy. On top of filling prescriptions she also maintains the front end arrangements in the store and with keeps the pharmacy supplied with many tasty snacks.

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Kim Mccallister

Kim has been employed at Pete's Pharmacy since 2018. She has worked as a clerk since being hired. She is a lifelong resident of the town of Independence and has worked at multiple businesses in the town as a cashier. Kim assists with maintaining front end inventory and also helps to ensure that general tasks are being tended to on the front end.

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Scotti Dykes

Scotti is a clerk at Pete's Pharmacy. She has been employed at Petes since 2016. She is a resident of Kentwood and is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. Scottie is a friendly cashier who helps stock and order front end merchandise as well as decorating. She is attending Xavier College of Pharmacy beginning the fall of 2019 and plans to be a pharmacist in 2024.

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Diana Ardillo

Diana is a clerk at Pete's Pharmacy. Originally hired by Joe Biundo in 1967 for Biundo's Pharmacy, she has over 50 years of experience as a pharmacy cashier. Ms. Diana is a lifelong resident of Independence and attended Independence High School when she began working for Mr. Joe. While she began making milk shakes for customers in the 60's, she now primarily handles the front end merchandise and inventory control as well as helping take care of the patients needs. Her longevity as an employee has provided the community with a familiar face for the last half century.