Physicians Forming a Relationship With a Compounding Pharmacy Benefits Patients

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.31.18 PMPharmaceutical compounding supports a personalized approach to treating patients. Compounded medications are specially formulated to meet the needs of patients with unique health needs. At The Compounding Pharmacy of Beverly Hills, compounding pharmacy specialists work with physicians to provide quality medications customized specifically for the patient.

How are physicians using compounding pharmacies?

Physicians are partnering with doctors’ offices to deliver the right medications to meet patients’ needs. Medications can be formulated for dermatologicals, skin care, pain management, ophthalmic drops and bio identical hormone replacement therapy. Medications can be developed completely from scratch in accordance with patient needs. Different medications can be combined into one special formulation to ensure proper dosage.

Ways medications are formulated include:

• Capsule form
• Enemas
• Powers
• Eye and ear drops
• Suppositories
• Injectables
• Pastes
• Lollipops, popsicles, syrups
• Transdermal gels
• Topical creams and ointments

How do compounding pharmacies serve physicians?

Compounding pharmacies are about addressing patients’ unique health challenges through custom formulations. Flavored medications for younger patients or those who require many different types of medications may warrant a closer look at a compounding alternative. Transdermal medications for sicker patients may be a less stressful alternative than traditional oral medication. Those diagnosed with a need for a specific medication that may have been discontinued may not be able to receive the quality treatment they require unless there are compounded alternatives available.

How do doctors benefit from a compounding pharmacy relationship?

Pharmacists work closely with physicians to deliver customized medications to their patients with specific needs. There are numerous advantages to working with a compounding pharmacy. Here are several benefits of working with our compounding pharmacy in Beverly Hills:
• Access to rare medications for patients in need
• Better care administered to patients requiring many different prescriptions
• Dosages formulated with greater precision
• Multiple delivery options for administering medication

Compounding pharmacists can be a great asset for a physician. Doctors can provide better care to their patients when they are able to offer the optimal care in the way that works best for the individual’s specific health needs. Forming a relationship with a pharmacy can be one of the most important steps a physician can take to increasing the quality of care for their patients.

Benefits of Using The Compounding Pharmacy of Beverly Hills

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There are a whole host of benefits for the patient when using a compounding pharmacy. For one, this allows for medications to be tailored entirely to the needs of each individual patient with a dosage strength that is exactly as needed. With many medications, there may only be a couple of different dosage strengths available. As compounding allows for a specific strength, this helps dramatically in aiding in the cure of the ailment or condition that the medication is targeting. A compounding pharmacy can also work directly with hospice care to provide a number of different medications in one capsule, which could work wonders for hospice patients that need the assistance from their caregivers in order to even take the medication. This lessens that frustration by simple reducing the amount of pills or capsules that need to be taken.

A compounding pharmacy is also something that will come in handy for children. With standard prescriptions, it can be difficult to find the right medication and dosage that is needed for a child. With the usage of compounding medications, the pharmacy can take into account the age and size of the child to help with exact dosage, as well as working to provide an ingestion form that is easy for the child to take, instead of the usual pill or capsule that might be difficult for a child to ingest. Compounding pharmacies also have access to tons of different flavors that can be mixed with the medication in order to provide a flavor that the child will enjoy, which, as many know, is typically rare when it comes to medicine.

It’s also important to note that every person is different on a biological level. As such, each person has different ingredients or allergies that their body might simply be sensitive to. Those that are lactose intolerant can have a difficult time finding a drug that suits their purposes, while a vast number of patients are sensitive to certain dyes and preservatives that can be found in standard medications. Pharmacists have the ability to compound medications in a way that they are free of any of these ingredients, allowing you to be stress free when taking your medication. There are also times when certain medications will stop being made and mass produced simply for the reason that they have very limited demand. When using a compounding pharmacy, there are moments when pharmacists can gain access to these drugs in their chemical form and create the medication that works best for you if a rarer drug is what you need.

Using a compounding pharmacy also allows for prescription medications that are dispensed in a different form than is standard. Many patients don’t do well when taking oral medications and can suffer from certain side effects when ingested in this manner. Compounding pharmacies have the ability to sprays, gels and creams that can better provide pain relief without the annoying side effects. Compounding pharmacies are also perfect for patients that are suffering from certain dermatological conditions, including everything from eczema and acne to alopecia and psoriasis. Compounding pharmacists can create medications that specifically target each of these conditions. No matter the condition or disease you are suffering from, The Compounding Pharmacy of Beverly Hills may be the answer you need.

Why Do Patients Need Access to Compounded Medicines?

drug-compoundingCompounding occurs when a medicine has to be created because the strength, concentration, or dosage form that is needed for a specific patient is not commercially available. Compounding is done under the oversight of a state board of pharmacy rather than the FDA. Although these quality standards are universal from state to state, oversight and enforcement of these standards varies.

Typically, when you think of a compounded medication, you think of the capsule, cream, or gel you can get at your local pharmacy. But compounded medicines also can be created as a liquid to be swallowed or injected into the body. Compounded medicines are often made in small quantities to meet the needs of specific or anticipated patients.

Many health care organizations have the facilities and resources to compound medications safely in-house. However, some health care organizations will turn to compounding companies either to prepare these patient-specific products or to obtain other medicines that are temporarily unavailable due to a drug shortage.

There are many guidelines available for pharmacy professionals to use when they are looking for a quality compounding supplier. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), which operates www.SafeMedication.com, encourages hospitals and health systems to research compounding companies extensively and to make sure that the compounded preparations these companies provide are prepared in accordance with state and federal standards and applicable quality standards.

ASHP is working diligently with Congress and the FDA to ensure that the right changes are made to federal law and regulations to prevent an event like the one at NECC from ever occurring again.

It’s clear that there is a real patient need for compounded medicines. Hospitals and health systems that either compound medications or work with outside compounding companies ensure that their patients will receive the medicines they need in a timely fashion.

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I Have What?

Debra Berenson, the wife of well-known oncologist Dr Jim Berenson, shares patients’ candid cancer stories and also provides useful information from the doctors and other healthcare professionals who treat multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, amyloidosis, and MGUS. This book is a must for anyone who has been diagnosed with these diseases or knows someone who has been diagnosed. It is a compilation of patient experiences, information about the diseases, information about the latest treatment options, treatments on the horizon, and comments from doctors from the various specialties that could be involved in treating these diseases. The medical information about the diseases and treatments was written by Dr. James Berenson, an acknowledged expert in the field. One could almost call this a handbook for patients and their families.

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“It Begins With Me: Navigating Your Journey To Personal Freedom” by Michael Blomsterberg

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What Customers Are Saying About The Compounding Pharmacy of Beverly Hills


Kevin H. / Rancho Cucamonga, CA – This pharmacy has extremely friendly staff who always make an effort to provide the best service. Without a doubt, one of the most efficient pharmacies I have ever been to. If you have a need for a compounded medication, you can’t do much better than here.


 Tiffany G. / Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA – I’ve been getting my prescriptions here for years on the recommendation of my doctor.  They mail me my Rx so I never go it, but this time I was in the neighborhood and thought I would stop in. What a cool place and the people are as nice in person as on the phone. I swear by their compounding. My doctor checks my blood work regularly and it shows how well they work. I’ve been to another compounding pharmacy and after a month of taking their meds my blood work looked like I hadn’t taken a thing and I felt terrible. So, I switched back to this pharmacy and will never change again.


 Gobi R. / Los Angeles, CA – If you’re looking for the small town warm of a local pharmacy, this is the spot. I had called Sam and he invited me to come in and pick up an article on Colustrum. He was very helpful and I can’t recommend him and his pharmacy enough.


 Karin K. / Los Angeles, CA – If your doctor has prescribed you a compounded medication- you must try out the Compounding Pharmacy of Beverly Hills. The pharmacists are compounding specialists and are incredibly helpful and knowledgable. Additionally, the staff is very friendly and provides a family feeling environment. I would give them 6 stars if I could! I promise you won’t be disappointed!


Lisa B. / Los Angeles, CA – I needed to get a compounded prescription for my cat (eg flavored prednisone), and so far so good. My cat HATES medicine of all varieties. Try sneaking something into his food: nope. Will not eat. He is a terror, and forcing it into him is not an option. At the advice of my vet, I tried this pharmacy (triple fish flavor, FYI). I added the fluid to his food tonight and he ate with more gusto than I have ever seen him eat. SUCCESS. Plus, the folks at this pharmacy were super nice and took a lot of time to be sure I knew how to administer the drugs. LOVE them!

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The reason his program is so effective is because of its unique combination of conventional and complementary medicine–and in particular, its focus on Energy Medicine, which addresses health at the cellular and energetic level. Now, in Outstanding Health, Dr. Galitzer is sharing his wisdom with the world so that you, too, can achieve the same benefits as his patients. 

In this groundbreaking book you will discover how to renew and revitalize yourself in body, mind, and spirit, so you can enjoy outstanding health at any age. Your journey begins with a new understanding of yourself as a dynamic “being of energy,” and how to use Energy Medicine to detect and correct health problems long before they ever develop into physical symptoms. Then you will discover the 6 Essential Keys to Outstanding Health, and everything you need to do to incorporate them into your daily life so that you can start to look and feel fantastic. You will also discover breakthrough solutions for keeping your brain and heart healthy and youthful for the rest of your life, along with little-known, futuristic medical technologies that are available today. 

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You will also discover how to rejuvenate your hormones and recapture the sexual vigor and enthusiasm of your youth, while also keeping your brain and heart free from the many ravages of aging and the hazards of our modern lifestyle. 

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Our New Online Presence

Welcome to our new and improved website! Although our website may be new, The Compounding Pharmacy of Beverly Hills (CPBH) has been serving the local and broader West Los Angeles communities for nearly two decades. Unlike many of our competitors, CPBH specializes exclusively in compounded prescription medications – we are dedicated to creating the exact medication you need in the way that you or your loved ones need it.

What else makes CPBH different? We don’t just follow the strictest safety and quality standards in the industry, we helped create them. Our expert pharmacists possess more than 100 years of combined pharmaceutical experience. We leverage this deep experience to find solutions to even the most complex medication challenges:

  • Allergic to the inactive ingredients in one of your medications? No problem!
  • Have a child who hates or refuses to take their medication? No problem!
  • Can’t get your pet to swallow their medication? No problem!

Our knowledgeable, compassionate and friendly pharmacists and staff are here to help you. We are easily accessible and conveniently located in Beverly Hills. Unable to come in, or live too far away? No problem! CPBH offers free local delivery AND free delivery throughout California via the US Postal Service. What’s more? Despite our Beverly Hills address, you’ll find our prices to be very competitive.

Thank you for visiting us in cyberspace and we look forward to assisting you at our physical location very soon. We know you will come back often as so many have done.

 

-Sam Sheldon, Owner