The Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacy

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At The Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacy, we’re committed to the idea that quality pharmacy care means more than just prompt prescriptions. To us, quality care means that you get the prescriptions and medications you need, along with the care and attention you deserve.

Our pharmacy is dedicated to the wellbeing of your family and the wellbeing of the community. That’s why we offer services such as immunizations, medication therapy management, multi-dose packaging, medication synchronization, important health screenings, and expert care*. We strive to make it convenient for you and the people you care about to live a healthy life. Think of us as your community healthcare destination.

*At participating Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy locations

The Pharmacy Team


Larry Ambroson

Larry Ambroson, Rph, is a 1992 graduate of University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He and his wife Dianna moved to Newton in 1998. They then opened the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and have been serving people community ever since.

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Dianna Ambroson

Dianna Ambroson is a 1992 graduate of University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Serving the people of Newton alongside her husband Larry for the last 20 years has been very rewarding.


Janeva VanHaaften

Janeva graduated from Drake University in 2007 with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. She has worked in retail pharmacy her entire career and has been with the Medicine Shoppe since 2017.


Karen VanDusseldorp

Karen has worked in a pharmacy since 1995 and has been a certified pharmacy technician since 1999. She joined the Medicine Shoppe team in 2008 and has since then became the OTC Specialist.


Maria Stanley

Maria is a Newton native who has worked as a pharmacy technician for 28 years. She joined the Medicine Shoppe team in 2000 as a certified pharmacy technician and has specialized in the Multi-Dose Packaging.


Shirley Crady

Shirley Crady has been part of the Medicine Shoppe family for 18 years. She is our customer service specialist and manager of Hallmark, gifts and over the counter medications.


Chelsey Lourens

Chelsey is is a recent graduate of Kirkwood Community College with an Ag Business degree. She joined our staff in Summer 2017 and is the Marketing Specialist for our store. She is currently pursuing her certification as a pharmacy technician.


Lea joined our Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy team in December of 2017, making her the newest member to our team. She worked in a pharmacy for two years and became a Certified Pharmacy Technician in May of 2017.