Serving patients needing specialty medications with quality and coordinated healthcare. Paramount Specialty Pharmacy focuses our expertise to provide therapies for infectious disease and other specialty conditions that require exceptional care.

Founding Principal

Greater New York City Area | Pharmaceuticals


Al attended St. John’s University in Queens, NY and earned his degree in pharmacy in 1996. He began his career in retail pharmacy soon after and in 1998 opened his first retail pharmacy, which he designed and built with some help from his family and friends. He sold his pharmacy to CVS in 2001 and joined the staff at Town Total Health, a specialty pharmacy in NYC. As the company expanded, Al was selected to open and manage the Melville, NY branch.

In his new role as managing partner, Al was instrumental in creating a workflow for the branch that added departments such as intake, prior authorization, dispatch/delivery, and customer service and the branch soon became one of the most productive in the company. As he acquired more clinical knowledge and customized the delivery of care for patients with HIV and Hepatitis C, Al soon developed a reputation as a caring pharmacist that helped his patients achieve better outcomes.

Al opened Island Care Specialty Pharmacy in 2009 with a focus was on managing patients with HIV and Cancer. He applied his customized approach to patient care and soon added Hepatitis C and Chronic Inflammatory Disease to his list of pharmacy services. He learned how to assist prescribers with acquiring prior authorizations and implemented a program to alleviate this burden from their practices, which gave them more time to manage their patient’s care. He developed a team of PA specialists who know control this process and it has earned Island Care Specialty Pharmacy a reputation as the pharmacy to turn to for a quick turn around and approval of prior authorizations for specialty medications.

Al is a preceptor to several pharmacy schools including St. John’s University, Long Island University, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services, and the University of Buffalo. He is an associate member of the Long Island Chapter of ANAC, and is a member of NASP, PSSNY (Long Island Pharmacists Society), and IAPAC. His interests include skiing, boating, fishing, running, playing tournament hockey and spending time with his wife Lori, and his three children Alexa, Taylor, and Lucas.
Current: Paramount Specialty Pharmacy.
Education: Saint John's University.


island care pharmacy
December 2009 – Present (6 years 4 months)Melville, NY


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Saint John's University
Pharmacy, Pharmacy
1991 – 1996