Gibson Pharmacy
2505 S. Carrier Pkwy.
(S.E. Corner of Carrier & Pioneer Pkwy.)
(972) 264-0268

Store Hours    M-F 9AM-6PM    Sat 9AM-1PM

April 2011



By the time you receive this - everything including okra can be planted. If you put in asparagus last year, you can be cutting and enjoying it this year. Spears get bigger each year until full size in 3-5 years. My spears this year (3 years old) are the size of my ring finger. Older plants (5 years old) are the size of a thumb. Enjoy fresh produce daily. If you are unable to grow it, remember that the Grand Prairie Farmer's Market is open now, on Saturday 8am - 1 pm. Address is 120 W. Main St. go to to see schedule of upcoming events to be held at Farmer's Market.

Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce 

The Chamber holds monthly luncheons as well as Business Exchange Breakfast and Business After Hours. Contact the Chamber to check on exact dates and time. They have a lot of info also listed for job fairs being held in the Grand Prairie area. Look under the "Calendar" at for monthly info listed. They also have area community events listed. They are a very good source of what is happening in the community. Together, we can promote growing businesses and good will in Grand Prairie.

Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
900 Conover Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

FYI - Your Prescriptions 
If you are currently using a medication that is compounded by a pharmacy near your doctor and would like to have it compounded near your home, we can transfer your prescription and make getting your refills easier and close to home. If you find getting your refills inconvenient, let us help you get your prescriptions close to home.


1.) Get your prescription bottle from your old pharmacy
2.) Give us a call at (972) 264-0268
3.) Tell either Gary or one of our technicians:
          Your name
          Your phone number
          Your old pharmacy name and their phone number
          The prescription number or numbers
          Your doctor's name (and their phone number is great, too)
4.) Any insurance information
5.) We'll handle the rest

You can also just bring in your prescription bottle in to us.

Physician Spotlight 

This month, we spotlight Dr. Joel Nelson, DVM


Dr. Nelson is located at:

629 N. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050



The name of his practice is Parkway Animal Hospital. 


Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri 7am to 6:30pm

Closed on Tuesday from Noon to 2:15pm

Saturday 8am - 1pm

Sunday closed


Dr. Nelson's specialty is small animals. He has been in practice for approximately 15 years and is currently accepting new patients. His office does accept most insurances. He also offers boarding and grooming services. The average wait time to be seen is 5-10 minutes, with normally no wait time in getting an appointment.


Dr. Nelson has been in Grand Prairie for over 40 years and enjoys cycling and golf.


His website is 

Flu and pneumonia shots are available at our pharmacy

Mon - Fri 9am - 5:45pm 
Sat 9am - 12:45pm

The shot for Shingles is available at this time. It does require a prescription from your doctor.

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Contact And Information 
Our website: We are also on Facebook and Twitter

Our Facebook is Gibson Pharmacy and our Twitter is GibsonPharmacy (all one word for Twitter). Links to our website, Facebook, and Twitter are in the Quick Links of this email.

Also, our email is No refills yet accepted through email - sorry for any inconvenience that may cause.

Seasoned Kale Chips 

1 Bundle of Kale
2-3 T. Olive Oil
1 T. Flavored Salt (Seasoned, Garlic, Onion) or regular salt

Pull all stems off kale, rinse and dry well. Toss in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and place on cookie sheet - single layer. Bake at 275 for 20 minutes, turn over bake another 10 minutes. May be served with thinned Ranch Dressing.

**Be aware - Kale has high amount of Vitamin K, so be aware of this if taking Warfarin products.**

Easy Beef Tips and Rice  

1 lbs. prepared stew meat
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can French onion soup
1 small container fresh mushroom pieces -- about cup
1 small onion -- diced fine (optional)

Place all ingredients into crock pot, coat meat with soups -- stirring to coat. Cover and cook on Low 6 hours - high 4 hours. Prepare rice per package instructions. Serve Beef tips over rice with salad on side.

Disclaimer: This newsletter is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Anyone who has a serious disease or ailment should consult a physician before initiating any change in treatment or before beginning any new treatment. All items are my opinion.