Personal Healthcare

Potter Drug Rochester opened its doors in 2018 with the goal of bringing high quality professional healthcare with friendly service to the Rochester community. We wanted to create a pharmacy where patients were treated like people, and not just numbers in a queue. That’s why when you speak, we listen, and when you walk through our doors, we are excited to greet you with a smile. Potter Drug Rochester has been voted “2019 BEST PHARMACY” in the SJR Readers’ Choice Awards. We have increased our delivery service to promptly serve both Rochester, and all of Springfield. We regularly give back through local donations and sponsorships. More than anything, we are proud of our commitment to making Community Pharmacy about the community and the people we serve!

Our Mission

Is to provide honest advice and quality healthcare to our patients. Healthcare is personal and we take your healthcare personally.

Our Vision

Is to create and support a stronger, healthier local community.

Our Promise

When you call, you’ll talk to a real person, not a robot. When you walk in the store we’ll know you by name. We will offer you professional advice, and always treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve.

Meet our Pharmacist

Michael Speck, Pharm. D
Michael received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, School of Pharmacy in 2011. After graduating, he went on to work as a pharmacist, and then a Pharmacy Manager for a large national chain pharmacy. “I didn’t feel like I had the time, and authority to truly take care of my patients,” he explained. “I felt like the culture only cared about performance metrics, and I was concerned about losing my job if I didn’t work faster to meet them. That’s not the way I want to practice pharmacy, or treat people.” In 2018 he partnered with Tim Gleason, the owner of Potter Drug in Petersburg, which has served its community since 1977, to bring a new pharmacy to Rochester. “We saw a community that we felt could really benefit from having a local pharmacy, so we worked to make it happen,” Michael said.

Michael focuses his practice of pharmacy on optimizing patients’ medication regimens, as well as their experience. “Some people need help getting healthier, and I’m here for that. I study their medications to make sure they are on a safe, and beneficial regimen. And some people are very stable, and well on the medications they take. So for them, their pharmacy shouldn’t be a place where it’s a time-consuming hassle to go and continue to be well. It should be a place where they are welcomed in and feel happy to visit. I provide that too.”

Potter Drug Network Pharmacy List

Medicare Part D List
  • Wellcare Value Script (PDP)
  • Wellcare Classic (PDP)
  • Wellcare Medicare Rx Value Plus (PDP)
  • Blue Cross MedicareRx Choice (PDP)
  • Blue Cross MedicareRx Value (PDP)
  • Blue Cross MedicareRx Basic (PDP)
  • SilverScript Choice (PDP)
  • SilverScript Plus (PDP)
  • Humana Walmart Value Rx Plan (PDP)
  • Humana Basic Rx Plan (PDP)
  • Mutual of Omaha Rx Essential (PDP)
  • Mutual of Omaha Rx Plus (PDP)
  • Mutual of Omaha Rx Premier (PDP)
  • Cigna Saver Rx (PDP)
  • Cigna Secure Rx (PDP)
  • Cigna Extra Rx (PDP)
  • AARP Medicare Rx Walgreens from UHC (PDP)
  • AARP Medicare Rx Basic from UHC (PDP)
  • AARP Medicare Rx Preferred from UHC (PDP)
  • Clear Spring Health Value Rx (PDP)
Medicare Advantage Plan List
  • AARP Medicare Advantage from UHC IA-0002 (HMO-POS)
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Walgreens from UHC IL-0006 (PPO)
  • AARP Medicare Advantage from UHC IL-0003 (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Value (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Premier (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Discover Value Plus (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Health Choice (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Saver Plus (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dental Premier (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Flex (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Basic (HMO)
  • Health Alliance Medicare POS Choice Rx (HMO-POS)
  • Health Alliance Medicare POS Basic Rx (HMO-POS)
  • Health Alliance Medicare POS 10 Rx (HMO-POS)
  • Health Alliance Medicare HMO 20 Rx (HMO)
  • HumanaChoice H5216-215 (PPO)
  • HumanaChoice H5216-399 (PPO)
  • HumanaChoice R5361-002 (Regional PPO)
  • HumanaChoice H5216-013 (PPO)
  • Wellcare No Premium Essential (HMO)
  • Wellcare No Premium Essential Value (HMO)
  • Wellcare No Premium Open (PPO)
  • Wellcare Giveback Open (PPO)
  • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
  • Cigna True Choice Savings Medicare (PPO)
  • Molina Medicare Choice Care (HMO)
llinois Medicaid
(we accept all Illinois Medicaid
  • Aetna Better Health of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Community Health Plan
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Traditional Medicaid (white paper with RIN number)
Illinois State Retired Employees
  • Total Retiree Advantage Illinois (TRAIL MAPD) Program
  • Teacher’ Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP)
Illinois State Employees
  • Aetna HMO, OAP, PPO & CDHP
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross OAP
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthLink OAP
  • HMO Illinois
  • Cigna (SPS 186)
Employee Sponsored Insurance / Private
  • Aetna/CVS/caremark
  • Express scripts
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Humana
  • Capital Rx
  • Citizens Rx
  • Elixir (MedTrak)
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield / Prime Therapeutics
  • Sav-Rx
  • ServU