|Welcome to Professional Pharmacy Associates|
|Professional Pharmacy Associates is a highly specialized compounding pharmacy practice located in Waupaca, WI. We specialize in formulating medications to meet the specific needs of our patients. We have the ability to customize medications to improve your health and well-being. Some examples include: Troches, lozenges, freezer pops, gummy bears, lollipops, lip balms, nasal & sublingual sprays/drops, suppositories, rectal rockets, transdermal gels, long-acting oral capsules.|
Our Pharmacists, Matt and Karl Sanger, have over 40 years of combined experience in pharmaceutical compounding. They are members of PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America)(link to pccarx.com), The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists(link to iacprx.org), and attend numerous yearly training and certification courses in pharmaceutical compounding.
Some of our specialties include:
Natural Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for women replaces hormone deficiencies and corrects for imbalances using the same hormones as the body normally produces and uses. Some typical symptoms of hormone imbalance or deficiency include hot flashes, night sweats, loss of short-term memory, weight gain, vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive to name a few. Through compounding, we can work with you and your doctor to correct problems and help women achieve an enhanced quality of life.
Some examples of compounds we use are: Estriol, Estradiol,TriEst, BiEst, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, Pregnenolone, Zestra¥vaginal
We also offer saliva hormone testing(link), which is a useful tool in hormone replacement therapy.
Fertility and Pregnancy Management
We work with a local fertility and pregnancy management physician who specializes in the fundamentals of NaPro Technology, which uses natural bio-identical progesterone to achieve and maintain pregnancy.
Mens Health: Andropause, Erectile Dysfunction(ED)
Like menopause in women, andropause is a common problem among men. Research has found a number of physical and emotional symptoms experienced by aging men. A deficiency and/or imbalance of hormones and nutrients can accelerate andropause. We can treat these deficiencies/imbalances. Some of the compounds we use are Testosterone, DHEA, Pregnenolone, ZMA complex.
Erectile Dysfunction is a common problem among men of all ages. We can work with your doctor for solutions. Some examples are: Tri Mix or Triple Agent injectables(effective in 93% of patients), troches, nasal sprays and transdermal gel formulations specific for workable erectile function.
Pain Management / Hospice Compounding
Acute and chronic pain are common conditions. We can customize a medication to meet the needs of each patient using dosage forms such as a transdermal gel, RDT (Rapid Dissolve Tablets), long-acting capsules, suppositories and nasal spray delivery systems. Some examples include: Morphine transdermal gel for a patient who can¡¦t swallow, Guaifensen long-acting capsules for a fibromyalgia patient, Hydrocodone long-acting capsules, Ketoprofen transdermal gel for a sports-related injury or arthritis.
Hospice compounding allows us to work with the patient, physician and nurse to provide the best terminally ill comfort management. We compound pain management, anti-nausea, saliva substitute and other items for many local hospice patients.
We can prepare animal medications in an easy to give flavored dosage form. Alternatively, we can put that medication in a transdermal base for easier administration and less anxiety for the animal. We have over 200 different flavors¡Xchicken, liver, beef, peanut butter, etc. Some examples are: Methimazole chicken flavored suspension ¡Vor- trandermal gel, antibiotic chewy treats(chicken, fish or beef flavors), potassium bromide peanut butter flavored solution or capsules.
We have about 200 different flavors and creative ways to make your child want to take that awful tasting medicine. One example is chewable gummy bears--a great alternative and kids love taking them. These can be flavored and colored any way you like.
We offer nutritional consultations for our patients and carry many thoroughly researched high quality/purity supplements. We can recommend the right products, diet and lifestyle changes and instruct you on how to take these products. In the vitamin/supplement world, there are many cheap, low-quality products that one should avoid. We offer customized compounding of herbs, nutraceuticals and vitamins as well as any combination of these. Our products are 100% pharmaceutical grade. We carry Metagenics, TwinLab, Dr. Wilson¡¦s Adrenal Support, and Natrul.
Bio-Cosmetics / Skin Rejuvenation
Aging of the skin can be slowed and treated appropriately. Research has identified many factors (stress, sun, heat, cold, smoking, poor nutrition, soaps and detergents) that cause wrinkling and loss of elasticity of the skin associated with advancing age. We use a product called Crysoderm, a night and day system
to rejuvenate and restore elasticity to the skin. Your skin can begin to look and feel as it did 10 or 15 years ago. Our registered nurse, Jennifer Sanger, can help you with skin rejuvenation.