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Specialties

Our individualized approach to healthcare allows us to address your specific pharmaceutical needs. To learn more about how our compounding pharmacists can help create customized solutions to your specific concerns, contact us or simply click on any of the links below:

Pain Management

Pain management is an essential component of our pharmaceutical practice. Our compassionate staff understands that, whether chronic or acute, uncontrolled pain complicates living and makes it harder to enjoy life to the fullest. Experience has taught us that pain varies from person to person, and we have learned that customizing the dosage form and strength of patients’ medications may help meet their individual needs.

People are unique, and pain solutions should address individual patient needs. Optimal pain treatment may involve the use of multiple medications possessing pain-relieving properties. Studies have shown that, by combining various agents that use different mechanisms to reduce the sensation of pain, smaller concentrations of each medication can be used.1

Additionally, topical and transdermal creams and gels can be specially formulated to provide localized concentrations at the application site. These customizable solutions allow for direct pain targeting, and because they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system, side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided.2

Our staff will work with you and your healthcare practitioner to customize your medications and meet your individual needs.

Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

 


1 Helmy, Sanaa A., MD, and Ayham Bali, MD. “The Effects of the Preemptive Use of the NMDA Receptor Antagonist Dextromethorphan on Postoperative Analgesic Requirements.” Anesthesia and Analgesia Volume 92 Issue 3 (2001): 739-44. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.

2 Rolf, C. “Intra-articular Absorption and Distribution of Ketoprofen after Topical Plaster Application and Oral Intake in 100 Patients Undergoing Knee Arthroscopy.” Rheumatology 38.6 (1999): 564-67. Print.

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Hormone Therapy

Our hormones don’t decline because we age, we age because our hormones decline. These shifts in our internal levels often manifest both physically and emotionally and may adversely affect our quality of life.

Hormonal changes affect men and women differently. Women entering menopause often experience:1

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep issues
  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability
  • Loss of muscle tone

Men experiencing a decline in testosterone production – also known as andropause – may report the following symptoms:2

  • Lack of energy
  • Sleep issues
  • Muscle aches
  • Reduced libido
  • Erectile dysfunction

For patients unable to successfully address these hormonal changes through diet and exercise, hormone therapy may be an excellent treatment option. Decades of experience in hormone therapy allows our pharmacists to provide a variety of treatment options, including bio-identical hormones such as estradiol (E2), progesterone, and testosterone, as well as topical administrations that may reduce the systemic effects of oral medications.

Whether you’re experiencing symptoms of PMS, menopause, or andropause, we’ll work with you and your healthcare practitioner to develop a treatment regimen that addresses your individual needs.


1 Ballinger, Susan E. “Psychosocial Stress and Symptoms of Menopause: A Comparative Study of Menopause Clinic Patients and Non-patients.” Maturitas. 7.4 (1985): 315-27. Print.
2 Novák, Annoesjka, Meryl Brod, and Jolanda Elbers. “Andropause and Quality of Life: Findings from Patient Focus Groups and Clinical Experts.” Maturitas. 43.4 (2002): 231-37. Print.

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Sleep Aids

It is hard to overstate the value of a good night’s sleep. When our body is able to relax and enjoy healthy, revitalizing sleep, we wake up feeling energized and ready to face the day. This allows us to focus more clearly, communicate more efficiently, and maintain emotional and physical health.

Disruption of natural sleep patterns can seriously interfere with daily life. People struggling with sleep issues often experience:7

  • Low energy levels
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

Our pharmacists understand that sleep struggles are often the result of multiple factors, and we provide treatment plans that account for each patient’s unique situation. We offer dietary supplements and natural sleep aids in customizable dosage forms that can help address your specific needs, and we’ll work with your healthcare practitioner to help you achieve sustained, healthy sleep.



7 Alapin, Iris, Catherine S. Fichten, Eva Libman, Laura Creti, Sally Bailes, and John Wright. “How Is Good and Poor Sleep in Older Adults and College Students Related to Daytime Sleepiness, Fatigue, and Ability to Concentrate?” Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 49.5 (2000): 381-90. Print.

Weight Management

Maintaining healthy body weight is an important part of overall physical health. Regular physical exercise, a balanced diet, adequate hydration, and a healthy sleep routine can help keep our bodies looking and feeling their best.

For some patients, however, diet and exercise are simply not enough. Our pharmacists recognize that for some people, weight management is a more complex issue. If you’ve tried the standard approaches and failed to achieve desired results, it’s possible that other factors may be involved. For example, sustained stress levels have been linked to a variety of health concerns, including weight fluctuation. Healthy thyroid and adrenal function are also critical to weight management.8

Our compassionate staff understands the complexity of this issue. We’ll work with you and your healthcare provider to identify the factors that may be affecting your weight and design a customized treatment regimen to address your particular needs.



8 Baxter, John D., Paul Webb, Gary Grover, and Tom S. Scanlan. “Selective Activation of Thyroid Hormone Signaling Pathways by GC-1: A New Approach to Controlling Cholesterol and Body Weight.” Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism. 15.4 (2004): 154-57. Print.

Pet Medicines

The benefits of compounding are not limited to treating human conditions; compounding’s flexibility applies to animal care as well. Our pharmacists have years of experience in addressing the individual needs of the special animals in your life, and we provide unique treatment options that might not otherwise be commercially available.

Like humans, treatment needs vary from one pet to the next. Our staff prepares flavored medications in the size, strength, and dosage best suited to address the specific needs of your pet. These customized medications may help eliminate the need to chop up the contents of commercially prepared medicines, while also reducing the likelihood of over- or undermedicating. And because we understand that administering medicine to an animal can be a challenging and sometimes traumatic experience, we offer novel delivery systems that may help ease the administration process and reduce stress on both animals and humans alike.

Our pharmacists work directly with veterinarians and pet owners, applying the principles of compounding to create unique treatment regimens aimed at helping your pet achieve optimal health.

We look forward to partnering with you in addressing your pet needs.

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Nutriceuticals

Sometimes referred to as vitamins or dietary supplements, nutraceuticals are an increasingly important component in many pharmaceutical practices. For many patients having difficulty getting necessary nutrients through diet alone, nutraceuticals can be an excellent treatment option. Nutraceuticals may help address a range of specific patient needs, including:9

  • Sleep support
  • Adrenal support
  • Blood pressure support
  • Cholesterol support
  • Blood sugar support

To help address these health concerns, we are proud to offer the following nutraceutical products, all of which are pharmaceutical grade and are produced using good manufacturing processes:

  • PURE encapsulations
  • Othomolecular
  • Metagenics
  • Zymogen
  • Thorne

Additionally, because we understand that patients’ nutritional needs vary, we offer customizable formulas free of glutens, yeast, sugar, and dairy. Whether you’re looking to build muscle, achieve restful sleep, or simply feel better, we’ll work with your healthcare practitioner to customize a nutraceutical plan that addresses your specific needs.



9 Moure, Andrés, Patricia Gullón, Herminia Domínguez, and Juan Carlos Parajó. “Advances in the Manufacture, Purification and Applications of Xylo-oligosaccharides as Food Additives and Nutraceuticals.” Process Biochemistry. 41.9 (2006): 1913-923. Print.

Adrenal Fatigue

The thyroid and adrenal glands are critical to overall health maintenance. A healthy thyroid produces two important hormones, T3 and T4, which help regulate body weight and stabilize the circulatory system. Properly functioning adrenal glands secrete hormones responsible for stress response and the maintenance of healthy salt and water balances in the body.8 In concert, healthy thyroid and adrenals help regulate metabolic rates, maintain adequate amounts of energy, and allow the body to experience healthy, revitalizing sleep.

Thyroid dysfunction may noticeably reduce a patient’s quality of life. Hyperthyroidism, also known as overactive thyroid, is caused by excess production of the critical hormones mentioned above. This disorder often results in rapid or irregular heartbeat, anxiety, trouble sleeping, and trembling in the hands and feet.10 In contrast, hypothyroidism is the result of inadequate production of these same hormones. Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include weight gain, constipation, depression, and fatigue.11

Adrenal dysfunction, also known as adrenal fatigue, can also have negative effects. Often resulting from prolonged periods of stress or chronic illness, symptoms of adrenal fatigue may include perpetual exhaustion, loss of energy, moodiness, hair loss, weight gain, an inability to handle stress, and increased environmental sensitivities.12

Our pharmacists understand that thyroid and adrenal issues can be challenging, and we are focused on addressing your individual needs. Customizable treatment options, sustained-release T3 preparations, and unique dietary supplements may help address hormonal imbalance.13

We look forward to helping you achieve optimal hormonal health.



8 Baxter, John D., Paul Webb, Gary Grover, and Tom S. Scanlan. “Selective Activation of Thyroid Hormone Signaling Pathways by GC-1: A New Approach to Controlling Cholesterol and Body Weight.” Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism. 15.4 (2004): 154-57. Print.
11 “Hyperthyroidism (overactive Thyroid).” Hyperthyroidism Definition. The Mayo Clinic, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.
12 “Hyperthyroidism (overactive Thyroid).” Hyperthyroidism Definition. The Mayo Clinic, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.
13 “Diseases and Conditions.” Adrenal Fatigue: Is There Such a Thing? The Mayo Clinic, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

Dermatology

Clean, healthy skin can be an important part of looking and feeling our best. As the body’s largest organ, our skin often serves as evidence of our internal functions. When the body is working properly, our skin may appear supple and radiant. But when our internal processes become compromised, our skin often follows suit.14

Symptoms of dermatological issues may include:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hyper-pigmentation

Our pharmacists understand that dermatological concerns arise from a variety of causes, and we provide treatment plans that account for the various factors unique to your situation. Whether you’re dealing with heightened stress levels or struggling to stay hydrated, our staff will work with your healthcare practitioner to identify the causes of your dermatological issue and create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. We provide customizable treatment regimens that combine compatible drugs into a single dosage form, helping to simplify the medication process.

Our staff has decades of experience identifying and addressing dermatological concerns, making us a great resource to address your particular situation.



14 Slominski, Andrzej, Jacobo Worstman, Ralf Paus, Peter M. Elias, Desmond J. Tobin, and Kenneth R. Feingold. “Skin as an Endocrine Organ: Implications for Its Function.” Drug Discovery Today. 5.2 (2008): 137-44. Print.

Additional Expertise

Our staff has years of experience addressing a variety of other medical concerns, including:

  • Allergy Care
  • Colorectal
  • Dentistry
  • Palliative Care
  • Podiatry
  • Wound Care

Whether you’re dealing with one of the issues listed above or your health concern is of a different nature altogether, our compounding pharmacists will work with you and your healthcare practitioner to design a treatment plan that fits your needs.