Chickasaw Nation opens Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts in Ada

Ada, Okla. – Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts and Sovereign Family Practice Clinic are both now open to the general public. The pharmacy and gift store is situated inside Sovereign Family Practice Clinic, 1007 North Country Club Road in Ada. The clinic opened in July 2011 and initially provided medical care to employees of the Chickasaw Nation.

The pharmacy and gift store is a business entity of Sovereign Pharmacy Solutions, a subsidiary of Sovereign Medical Solutions that also owns and operates the Family Practice Clinic. The decision to open services to the general public was originally born from a request of Chickasaw tribal citizens who were looking for a pharmacy program for their non-native spouses.

“We are very pleased to expand our health care services to the entire community,” said Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. “Our goal is to offer convenient access to high quality health care and pharmacy services.”

Chris Anoatubby, Sovereign Medical Solutions president and Chickasaw Nation chief medical solutions officer, said offering Pharmacy services to the general public is a new direction for the Nation.

“Traditionally, our medical services have been offered to Chickasaw citizens or members of other Native American tribes. When we initially opened the Family Practice Clinic to Chickasaw Nation employees, we quickly realized that model easily translates to providing pharmacy services to the general public as well. For the first time ever, the general public will be able to utilize both the Family Practice Clinic and the pharmacy’s services as well.”

Chris Anoatubby said that Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts will continue to have special pharmacy programs for employees of the Chickasaw Nation. Whether to fill a prescription or shop for a friend’s upcoming birthday, the pharmacy’s convenient location and the many lines of upscale, popular gifts and merchandise offered will be available for anyone to utilize.

Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts also houses an upscale boutique shopping experience offering men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Featured high-end designer lines will include: Oakley sunglasses, apparel and accessories; a full-line of Brighton handbags, luggage, jewelry, apparel, sunglasses and more; Juicy Couture purses, watches, jewelry and accessories; and Kameleon jewelry. Additionally, the store will carry various lines of name-brand sunglasses for both men and women. The boutique will offer gifts for bridal and baby showers. Oklahoma-made Bedré Fine Chocolates also will be available at the store.

Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about Sovereign Pharmacy Solutions & Fine Gifts visit Individuals interested in receiving monthly e-newsletters from SPS can register while visiting the site as well.

About Sovereign Medical Solutions
Established in 2010, Sovereign Medical Solutions is a group of programs and services designed to offer patients and medical providers a unique blend of cutting-edge technology, skilled and attentive medical care, and Pharmacy expertise. Sovereign Medical Solutions is made up of three distinct operating units: Sovereign Technology Solutions, Sovereign Family Practice Clinic, and Sovereign Pharmacy Solutions.

About the Chickasaw Nation
With more than 50,000 citizens, the Chickasaw Nation is the 12th largest federally-recognized Indian tribe in the United States. The Chickasaw Nation had an economic impact of more than $2.4 billion in Oklahoma in 2011. The tribe is the seventh largest employer in Oklahoma, with more than 10,000 employees in the state and more than 12,500 worldwide. A democratic republic with executive, legislative and judicial departments, the tribe’s jurisdictional territory includes all or part of 13 counties in south central Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby, fourth from left, is joined by state and tribal officials to cut the ribbon on Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts, located inside the Sovereign Family Practice Clinic, 1007 North Country Club Road in Ada, Okla., Monday, July 30. The Family Practice Clinic and new pharmacy are both now open to the general public. Joining Gov. Anoatubby are, from left, tribal Commerce administrator Bill Lance, tribal legislators Toby Perkins and Nancy Elliott, Gov. Anoatubby, tribal legislators Mary Jo Green and Katie Case, Sovereign Medical Solutions president Chris Anoatubby, and State Rep. Susan Paddack. Photo by Marcy Gray.