Meet the Team

Meet the team at the Sunridge Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy that are putting your healthcare first.

Randy Howden B.Sc.Pharm, CDE, APA

Pharmacist, Owner

Randy Howden is a respected pharmacist in Calgary and owner of the Crowfoot Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy & Compounding Centre. Randy opened the Crowfoot Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy & Compounding centre in 2008 to allow himself more time and focused attention with his patients. Randy’s goal was to build a healthcare practice where he could connect with patients to provide personalized care and promote healthy lifestyles. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Randy is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and holds his Injection Certification and Additional Prescribing Authorization from the Alberta College of Pharmacists. Randy is also a Compounding Specialist and loves working with patients and health care professionals to create personalized medicine. Outside of work Randy enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. If the weather is nice, he enjoys taking his car for drive. Randy’s favourite name for a medication is Tobramycin because it reminds him of his dog… Toby!

Konrad Chan, B.Sc.Pharm, CDE, APA

Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager

Konrad Chan is a Pharmacist who joined the team at Medicine Shoppe Sunridge in January 2017. He is passionate about patient care and is proud to have served the communities of Mayland Heights, Vista Heights, Renfrew and surrounding areas for 14 years prior to joining Medicine Shoppe. Konrad is a graduate of the Class of 2002 of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta. He strives to provide the best patient care possible and has taken the Anticoagulation Management Course offered by the University of Alberta in 2007 and his Injection Certification in 2012. He is always seeking to improve his practice and gained his Additional Prescribing Authorization and became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2016. Konrad values compassion, hard work, and making a difference in the lives of patients. Outside of work, Konrad enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, biking, playing hockey and volunteering.

Gwen, R.Ph.T

Pharmacy Technician

Gwen started working at The Medicine Shoppe Sunridge in August 1999. She completed her Registered Pharmacy Technician training through Bow Valley College and ‘The Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding’ course through the University of Florida, allowing her to create and prepare custom medications for patients. Her many years of experience and dedication to the patients and the pharmacy, shows through her values of compassion, knowledge, and precision. Gwen enjoys building relationships with patients, trying to give them a positive moment in their day. Gwen enjoys seeing people’s health and circumstances improve, and is always willing to lend an ear as a trusted confidant. Outside of work Gwen enjoys spending time with her husband and family, watching TV, going to bingo, having friends over for dinner, and road trips. Her favourite name for a medication is Xalatan.

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