Meet Our Pharmacy Staff
Jittu George, Pharm. D.
Dr. Jittu George, a founding partner of Appraised LLC (DBA Shop and Carry Pharmacy) based in Philadelphia, PA is a Pharmacist and entrepreneur with 15 years of experience serving various roles in the Pharmaceutical industry. Dr. George helps the underserved and underprivileged homeless and recovery home patients, most of whom who are faced with substance abuse and/ or psychiatric disorders. His pharmacies, Shop and Carry and White Oaks provide state of the art, point-of-care pharmacy services to some of the largest facilities including Pathways to Housing PA.
Jittu is also actively involved in the community as a member of The Alliance of Community Service Providers, The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, National Community Pharmacists Association and Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
John Raju, Pharm. D.
John Raju is the co-founder and CEO of Appraised LLC (dba Shop and Carry Pharmacy). John is a licensed pharmacist with more than 18 years of experience in his field. He started his career as a pharmacy technician and with hard work and dedication, became an intern, staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, and eventually a pharmacy owner.
John is a licensed pharmacist with more than 18 years of experience in his field. He started his career as a pharmacy technician and with hard work and dedication, became an intern, staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, and eventually a pharmacy owner. John grew up in the Olney section of Philadelphia during his elementary school days and then moved to Northeast Philadelphia where he lived most of his life.
John owns and operates 2 independent pharmacies in Pennsylvania. Located in North Philadelphia & Croydon, these pharmacies primarily serve the underserved and underprivileged members of our community. Over the course of the last few years, John partnered with some of the largest non-profit organizations and now serve over 2500 patients, most of whom suffer from drug & alcohol dependency, psychiatric disorders or HIV/ AIDS. As the CEO of Appraised LLC, John is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, motivating, directing, and managing. He also oversees the activities of the SAC Foundation, a charitable fund established to assist financially distressed, uninsured or underinsured patients with medication affordability.
John believes that his philanthropic nature, his experience working and managing multiple chain pharmacies throughout his career & the key experiences he gained training and mentoring students are the pillar stones of his success.
John employs & manages a team of 24, most of who are local born and brought up & majority belonging to minority groups. He oversees over 120,000 prescriptions filled annually, accounting for over 12 million dollars in prescription sales.
John has always been focused on making an impact on students. He has been a preceptor for final year pharmacy students and has mentored numerous interns. He has taken great pride in training and cultivating talent and preparing those young men and women to be exceptional pharmacists.
Johns successful business history & and his strategic skillset operating successful independent pharmacies are some of the biggest assets of Pharmacy Wellness Group. John hopes to help operate PWG as more than just a community pharmacy but as an organization that follows his example and partners with other community organizations that serve the indigent. Outside his professional life, John is involved with his community church and is an active member of his church drama team. He currently lives in Bucks County, PA with his wife Mehjabeen, and daughters Amelia and Camille.
John attended The University of the Sciences starting in 2000 and graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006.