Melrose Compounding Pharmacy in Phoenix Arizona
Melrose Pharmacy was established in 2005 as an independently owned and operated pharmacy on the 7th Avenue curve in Maricopa County and Phoenix, Arizona. In purchasing the Wagon Wheel Building, owner Teresa Stickler recognized a unique opportunity to contribute to the rejuvenation of the area and to offer patients a level of personalized service that people just can’t find at chain pharmacies. The pharmacists, Teresa and Larry, are happy to consult with patients about any questions, concerns, or requests regarding medications or conditions.
Melrose Pharmacy of Maricopa County, is also proud to be a compounding pharmacy. Compounding is the process of creating a customized pharmaceutical product for a specific patient. Compounding can be done in order to alter the flavor, form, or dosage of a medication based on a patient’s specific needs or to make medications that are not commercially available. If you think a compounded medication might be right for you, talk to one of our pharmacists for more information.
In addition to providing superior service every day to each of the clients in Maricopa County, the pharmacy’s areas of specialty include:
- Compounding, including pain management
- Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
- Medication adherence assistance with the My One Pac system
- Preventive health practices
- HIV/AIDS medication management
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body. Typically, hormone imbalances are treated with synthetic hormones. Bio-identical is a term, which means that no matter what the source, the chemical structure is identical to a hormone that human beings make in their bodies.
Bio-identical hormone replacement (BHRT) is not well known because no one can patent anything that is made by animals, plants, or in human bodies. Pharmaceutical manufacturers do not market natural products because there is no financial incentive for them. Just because large drug companies do not market natural products, does not mean that they are unsafe or ineffective.
The human body does not process synthetic hormones the same way it processes human hormones. There are few benefits to synthetic hormones, and many side effects. However, there are many benefits to bio-identical hormones and few side effects. There are many benefits to BHRT, which include prevention of osteoporosis and restoration of bone strength, reduction of hot flashes, reduced vaginal dryness, improved sleep, better moods, concentration, memory, libido, and improved skin.
Some of the symptoms that bio-identical hormones can improve include:
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Mood Swings
- Low Libido
- Foggy Thinking
- Memory Lapses
- Vaginal Dryness
- Irregular periods
- Bone Loss
- Water retention
- Weight Gain
- Hair Loss
- Prolonged Fatigue
Melrose Pharmacy is committed to the people and businesses in our community. The compounding pharmacy Phoenix are proud members of Local First Arizona, an organization that encourages Arizona citizens to support local businesses and create vibrant communities they can be proud of. The pharmacy’s charitable work has connected them with organizations including the March of Dimes, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the staff has participated in AIDS Walks every year since 2008. Their dedication to the health and success of the Phoenix community has earned them numerous awards and accolades over the years.
The pharmacy’s clients appreciate the courteous and knowledgeable staff, as well as the easy-to-navigate store layout. Melrose Pharmacy carries an array of over-the-counter medications, as well as nutraceutical and homeopathic remedies, and lots of other items of interest. Many people appreciate the cozy, friendly atmosphere and find themselves lingering over the shelves or purchasing a glass-bottle soda from our vintage cooler. Stop in and see for yourself what Melrose Pharmacy has to offer.
Bio-identical Hormone consultations are available from our hormone specialty pharmacist. A custom dosage can be recommended to your physician for a prescription, based on your symptoms, and then created in our compounding lab just for you.
At Melrose Pharmacy we offer Bio-identical Hormone Consultations, plus 2 free follow-up’s!