We Take Pride in Serving Our Community
Mission Plaza Pharmacy promises quality pharmaceutical services to the residents of Mission and surrounding areas. We take pride in providing top-notch customer service to every patient that we encounter.
We strive to be efficient and effective in every task that we take on. We put you and your needs above all else and make every effort to satisfy those needs. We give 100% of our service 100% of the time.
The Early Days of Mission Plaza Pharmacy
In early 1990, Mission Hospital relocated to it’s current site on 900 S. Bryan Road. It was here that Mission Plaza Pharmacy opened it’s first pharmacy. We were the first pharmacy in Mission to offer a drive-thru window and late night hours. Our name was inspired by the name of our city, Mission, Texas and the Doctor’s Plaza building located next to Mission Hospital.
During the early days, there were only a couple of independent pharmacies serving the Mission area before the outbreak of large chain, super market and big box store pharmacies. Over the years we have seen our city’s population soar from 30,000 to over 90,000 residents, however we have remained loyal to our simple goal: To provide access to healthcare and a commitment to service.
Robert Espinoza, RPh
Born the son of Pascual and Juanita, Robert Espinoza was raised in Brownsville, Texas, along with his older brother, Richard. Robert went to graduate from Brownsville High School in 1975 and continued his education at Texas Southmost College for two years.
Robert then moved to Austin, Texas to pursue a degree in pharmacy and graduated from The University of Texas Pharmacy School in 1980. Following graduation, Robert married Dora Guerrero in 1981; they have two children, Sarah and David, both of whom graduated from Sharyland High School, The University of Texas and both attended medical school in the state of Texas.
Robert began his career as a pharmacist with Sommer’s Drug Store in Edinburg, Texas and continued his career with Eckerd’s, Revco and Klick’s drug stores. As one of the original founders, Robert and his wife Dora, opened Mission Plaza Pharmacy in order to serve the people of the Mission area in 1990. Robert is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the Texas Pharmacy Association, the National Community Pharmacist Association and the Rio Grande Valley Independent Pharmacist Association.
To this day Robert Espinoza has made it a priority to ensure that Mission Plaza Pharmacy continues to provide quality healthcare to those in need of medical assistance with compassion and dedication.
Dora Espinoza, RPh
Dora Espinoza was born in the city of Edinburg, Texas. As the fifth of six children to Oton and Emma Guerrero.
At the age of 12, the Guerrero’s moved to Mission, Texas and Dora went on to graduate from Mission High School in 1975. Dora attended Pan-American University in Edinburg for two years before transferring to pharmacy school at the University of Texas in Austin which she attained a pharmacy degree in 1980 and met her future husband., Robert Espinoza.
She married Robert Espinoza in 1981 and has two children, Sarah and David. Dora’s pharmaceutical career began with Sommer’s Drug Store but soon moved onto Eckerd’s, Wal-Mart and then H.E.B. As part owner along with her husband, Robert and Dora assisted in opening Mission Plaza Pharmacy’s doors to the public in 1990.
Along with numerous pharmaceutical associations, Dora has been an active member in many community organizations over the years including the Mission Junior Service League and in the Damas Catolicas.
Over the past three decades, Dora Espinoza has played an integral role in ensuring that Mission Plaza Pharmacy deliver the highest quality pharmaceutical healthcare to patients throughout the Upper Rio Grande Valley.
Our Continued Legacy
Over the last three decades, Mission Plaza Pharmacy has remained in its original location despite expanding to other locations throughout the Mission and Alton areas. Robert and Dora Espinoza, both pharmacists and owners, have been with Mission Plaza Pharmacy since the doors first opened in 1990.
They both previously worked at multiple chain pharmacies and wanted a more stable job that provided security and a work schedule that coincided more with their children’s schedules. This allowed them more quality time with their children and inspired them to excel in school and extracurricular activities.
Both of their children became physicians and now reside in Texas. Robert and Dora have always been flexible with their employees and encouraged them to seek higher education and spend time with their families.