Meet Doddy, Seeto, Dodd and Dwyer Merimbula Amcal Pharmacy’s newest team member.
Customers need not be afraid as the CONSIS robotic dispenser is merely making life easier for the pharmacists and not replacing staff.
“It’s cutting down time,” proprietor Linda Badewitz-Dodd said.
“It gives us more time to speak with customers and work with them.”
The state-of-the art machine dispenses 88 per cent of subscriptions, all at the click of the button.
Ms Badewitz-Dodd said her staff love it, while customers were invited to vote on a name on the pharmacy’s Facebook page.
‘Doddy’ won out, aptly named after Ms Badewitz-Dodd’s late husband.
The dispenser is standout difference among a host of other changes at the pharmacy, which includes new consulting rooms and greater desk space.
It’s the first renovation in about 20 years in the pharmacy’s 50-year history in Merimbula.