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Serving Florida’s Medical Equipment and Pharmacy Needs Since 1962

In 1962, armed with a pharmaceutical degree from the University of Florida, George Browning launched Browning’s Pharmacy and Healthcare, a business that at the time he referred to as a “Medical Arts Pharmacy.” The father of four children and husband to Jeannine, a rancher and cookbook author, George Browning’s mission was to provide upstanding pharmaceutical and customer services to Melbourne and the surrounding communities. Today, over 50 years later, Browning’s is still known for these traits, as well as its offerings of a wide variety of medical equipment and supplies to aid a range of healthcare needs.

“We are all proud to have been here so long,” says Colleen Hunter, George Browning’s youngest daughter, who took over operations of Browning’s in 2011. Hunter holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and worked as CFO of the company for 17 years prior to assuming the role as president.

The Browning’s Difference

“I think what makes us different is our service and delivery. We try to carry medications that others may not stock. We aim to fill prescriptions faster than the chains do, and we offer compounding and special packaging for people who require multiple prescriptions,” Hunter explains, adding that the pharmacy also offers an automated refill system for customers and doctors.

While pharmaceuticals are still at the core of Browning’s, over the years the company has greatly expanded and diversified its product offerings and services to include an array of high-quality home medical equipment and supplies, such as hospital beds and walkers; products for the diabetic community including specialty shoes and test strips; respiratory services like nebulizers and ventilators; custom wheelchairs and scooters; as well as home and vehicle adaptations including ramps and stair climbers.

Browning’s Pharmacy and Healthcare is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program). Our seating and mobility specialists are at a minimum certified NRRTS membersRESNA credentialed ATP, SMS, or are in training under the direction of one of the above.

We're also proud members of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology and are working with our elected representatives to create a separate benefits category for complex Rehab Equipment. See the NCART website to learn more about this important legislation and learn the latest information from Washington D.C. about Medicare and Medicaid issues.

Browning’s nationally certified Assistive Technology Professionals and Seating and Mobility Specialists follow the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics established by the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers.

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