Nora Apothecary Nora Apothecary

About Us

Contact Information

1101 East 86th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Closed Sunday

Our History

The structure of Nora Apothecary was originally owned by the 45th Governor of Indiana, Robert Orr.

In 1962, pharmacist Vern Horton purchased it and converted it into a pharmacy. Vern’s original pharmacy was in Brazil, Indiana but he saw the potential in Indianapolis, and decided to move his family and his practice here.

The entire apothecary was based on compounding medicine and the only OTC (over-the-counter) product Vern initially carried at Nora was Crest toothpaste!

In 1969, Chuck Lindstrom was a pharmacy student at Butler University, drove by the apothecary one day and walked in. He was hired as an intern and worked there until he graduated pharmacy school later that year. Chuck then practiced as a pharmacist there until he purchased the apothecary in 1973.

Patients began asking for more OTC products, and so Tylenol, aspirin, and vitamins were introduced into the pharmacy. Throughout the decades, Nora Apothecary has continued its initial purpose of compounding custom medications for patients, while continuing to expand our lines of premium supplements and vitamins.

Meet Our Team

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Tony Kantzavelos, Pharm.D.

New Owner of Nora Apothecary, Graduate of Butler University

Why do you like working at Nora? “I love the personal “mom and pop” feeling of the pharmacy and really getting to know my patients and their needs. Compounding pharmacy really gets back to the true art & practice of pharmacy.”

Do you have any pets? “We most recently had a dog named Argos. Our children are asking for a dog, so I’m sure this status will get changed soon!”

What are your hobbies/spare time “I am a crazy hockey fan…The Toronto Maples Leafs are the best NHL team ever. I help coach my son’s hockey team. I also enjoy soccer. I love spending time with my wife and kids, traveling, and exercising.”

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Chuck Lindstrom, RPh

Graduate of Butler University in 1969.

Why do you like working at Nora? “I have always found compounding fascinating. Creating custom-tailored medications for patients is a privilege, and one I take seriously. Patients come to Nora to get medication that fills a specific need and that they cannot find anywhere else.”

Pets: ‘1 cat named Guy.”

Hobbies/Spare Time: “Civil War history, collecting coins, fishing, traveling.”

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Veigh Summers, RPh

Staff pharmacist at Nora for 7 years.

Graduate of Drake University in Iowa in 1967.

Why do you like working at Nora? “I enjoy helping animals and seeing how much the owners love their pets. I enjoy keeping them happy and healthy. Veterinarians are a pleasure to collaborate with.”

Do you have any pets? “We have a dog named Little Bit”

What are your hobbies/spare time? ” Gardening and fishing. I am devoted to my church and enjoy studying the Bible.”

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Anna Kantzavelos, PA-C

Pharmacy Director

Why do you like working at Nora? “I love the sense of community and personalized care. Treating our patients like family filters into all aspects of our pharmacy. From our staff, to personalized consultations, and customer-focused service, we strive to make every experience positive. That, in turn, makes working here a joy.”

Do you have any pets? “We’ve had a few in the past, and hoping to add another this year. Fingers-crossed.”

What are your hobbies/spare time – “Spending as much time with our children as possible…they are growing up too fast! We love to travel and are active in church and community programs.”

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Donna

Certified Pharmacy Technician at Nora for 19 years.

Why do you like working at Nora? “I love to work with people, meet and help new patients, and have a love of animals.”

Do you have any pets? ” I have 4 dogs: Wally, Lucy, Bruiser, and Missy. I also have 3 cats: Chloe, Mia, and Frisky.”

What are your hobbies/spare time “Going to antique malls, flea markets, reading, camping and being out on the lake in the summer.”

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Deanna

Compounding Specialist at Nora for 15 years.

Why do you like working at Nora? “I love the challenge of compounding new prescriptions. Each prescription is unique for every person or pet.”

Do you have any pets? “I have 1 cat named Abby”

What are your hobbies/spare time: “Travel, watch movies, shop, read, and I love warm weather.”

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Beth

Certified Pharmacy Technician at Nora for 8 years.

Why do you like working at Nora? ” I love working with animals and enjoy working with all of the staff at Nora. I love to help people get healthy and stay healthy.”

Do you have any pets? “I have 2 cats, Leo and Indy.”

What are your hobbies/spare time: “Reading, going to antique malls and attending the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.”

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Janet

Certified Pharmacy Technician at Nora for 8 years.

Why do you like working at Nora? “I enjoy compounding and helping people.”

Do you have any pets? ” I have 5 Bengal cats: Sammy, Scribble, Reggie, Maggie, and Lilly.”

What are your hobbies/spare time – “Gardening, visiting wineries, bird watching, and am an avid sports fan.”