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Cornerstone Pharmacy

Your Modern Day Neighborhood Drug Store

At Cornerstone we want you to feel comfortable, and we want you to feel better!

Why Cornerstone? It’s simple. We have the top experts in the biz! Our Chief Pharmacist is long time Stamford resident John Ciuffo, who has over 25 years of experience in pioneering pharmacy practices. We offer a full range of pharmacy services and products, we're multilingual, we remember your name and we'll provide you with the most cutting-edge innovation. 

  • The staff at Cornerstone saved my life! And that isn’t for dramatic effect. I have been a customer for a few years and pick up my prescriptions for some serious, but not so obvious problems. I recently went to the doctor for a check-up and he prescribed me a new medication for an anti-coagulant. John, Carlos and Dolly know me, and knew the mix of medications I was on. They called my doctor and he immediately cancelled the script. Had I taken the new medication I would’ve almost certainly bled to death. Thank you guys! I owe you one.

    Howard, Stamford, CT
    Howard, Stamford, CT,
  • My son Sam is severely autistic and blind. He can’t swallow pills and he hates the taste of antibiotics, which he needed because he was really sick. John offered to make him a custom mix of medicine because he knew he could make it taste better. He called his colleagues up to figure out the best formula and after two tries he got the flavor just right, and Sam actually enjoyed “medicine time".

    Linda, Stamford, CT
    Linda, Stamford, CT,



John Ciuffo

JD / Owner / RPh

A Stamford resident and native, he had a vision of Cornerstone Pharmacy in 2012, as “your modern day neighborhood drug store." John has over 25 years of pharmacy experience and honing his talent in specialty pharmacy. He was brought on to develop the HIV/AIDS program at Montefiore’s Specialty Pharmacy, at a time when medicine needed pharmaceutical science the most. He is an expert Medication Counselor and passionate about serving his community.

Carlos Martinez

Pharmacy Technician

Born in El Salvador, he has over 25 years of pharmacy experience. Carlos began in Stamford at Bongiourno, and continued to hone his expertise at the Medicine Shop from 2001-2012. “I am doing what I love to do. Through pharmacy you become a better person. You learn to understand people’s needs and it's the best way to know people.” Carlos served at Stamford Hospital in 1999 until 2001.

Dolly Gallegos

Pharmacy Technician

Hailing from Ecuador, Dolly began her career with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Engineering. Dolly found her passion for pharmacy while volunteering to translate for patients at Slavin’s Pharmacy, and was hired on as a pharmacy technician 8 years ago. “I have a passion and compassion to help my community.” She speaks fluent Spanish and English, and has served at Stamford hospital, and as a CT Access Health Assister for Connecticare.

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Clinical Services

Our focus is delivering the best clinical support while providing comfort and care. Call us today for your free consultation.

Medication counseling and therapy management
Starting a new medication can be daunting and scary. Once the doctor writes the script, you may feel like you are left on your own. At Cornerstone Pharmacy we are here to support you. We offer counseling from our compassionate and experienced pharmacists, and teach you how to manage on-going medication therapy. Some of you may be wondering where you can save money on different brands of medication? That’s part of our comprehensive counseling service too. We want you to leave satisfied and feeling better.

Immunizations and Vaccines
We provide the most current immunizations required for school, work and travel. Ask us!

Cornerstone’s Personalized Services

Habla Espanol? Hablamos tambien. Nous Parlons Français. Parliamo Italiano. We speak Spanish, Italian and French. We customize your experience to meet your individual needs. We offer the following personalized services:
• We deliver to your home
• We provide multi-lingual prescription labeling
• We send text messages for refills
• We make prescription transfers easy
• We do Blister-packs
• We make our own compound supplies
• We triage. We’ll communicate with your doctors about the severity of your condition, and can recommend over-the-counter medications, vitamins, homeopathic remedies, baby needs, cough cold and allergy medications, eye drops, eardrops, first aid creams, and ointments. We also provide supplies such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental needs, deodorants, shaving, bandages, and more!

Financial Services

Health Insurance and Financial Services
We offer prescription insurance prior authorization! Most other pharmacies leave it up to the patient to figure it out, but we enjoy the challenge and the value we bring to our customers.
We accept most insurance including Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Husky Health and Optimus 340b.
We’ll save you money on your brand-name prescriptions by finding and billing your co-pay cards.
We also offer counseling to help you find the right generic prescription to save money.

Specialty Pharmacy Services

With a long history of expertise in specialty pharmacy services our staff is passionate and compassionate when it comes to life threatening, debilitating and chronic diseases. We provide focused care to patients with special needs and medical conditions. Let us be the pharmacy you know and trust if you:
• Are living with disabilities
• Are homebound
• Reside in assisted living facilities
• Live alone in senior housing
• Are in hospice care
• Have a preexisting psychiatric condition

We also specialize in:
• Oncology
• Crohn’s disease
• Diabetes
• Hepatitis
• Osteoporosis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Transplant and Anti-Rejection Therapies



Cornerstone Pharmacy