PW47: Integrative Therapeutic Options w/Pharmacy Compounding

Pharmacy Webinar 47

Integrative Therapeutic Options with Pharmacy Compounding

with Tarek Elansary, PharmD

WEDNESDAY, July 14th 2021
: 6:30 - 8:30pm

2 CEs* (approved)

2 CEs for CA LAc* (pending)

REGISTER NOW * $75 members  |  $95 non-members

Presentation Description:
In this presentation, Tarak Elansary Pharm. D will be sharing some rare therapeutic tricks that pharmacy compounding can offer. In his pharmacist training, the main focus was to find the therapeutic options for optimal clinical outcomes. He will share his deep understanding of mechanisms of action, drug metabolism and kinetics, dosage forms, delivery systems, and how drugs impact physiology and the disease state. Through his extensive training in compounding pharmacy, he has unlimited therapeutic options. When practitioners present with diagnoses and failed treatments, oftentime he is able to utilize a variation of compound recipes to create new and effective therapeutic options. These therapies are safe and typically have a much higher success rate due to addressing the underlying issue. After 23 years of being a pharmacist, he is excited to share the knowledge of these alternative therapy options so that practitioners can increase the size of their toolbox.
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:

  • Be updated on the latest approach to dosing BHRT, including how and why to adjust dosing, differences in dosage forms, and options for testing hormone levels.
  • Address pain by understanding how to formulate a compounded pain cream customized for patient specific pain.
  • Address sinus/ear infections using compounded medications.
  • Address eczema and psoriasis by using formulas that treat the underlying cause without steroids.
  • Address acne using topical treatments that are customized and can utilize several types of active ingredients and bases.
  • Understand how to use transdermal Glutathione with or without LDN to target neuroinflammation.
  • Support memory, neuroprotection and repair using genosides to stop microglial inflammation
  • Address eosinophilic esophagitis using compounded medication.
  • Learn individualized tips and tricks for effective patient treatments, ultimate patient satisfaction, and patient retention.
Category 1 TM Credits
CE Provider #805
310 670 8100
This course is pending approval by The California Acupuncture Board for 2 hours of continuing education
This course will be available as a self study after the date of the live webinar. 
*Refunds not available




Tarek was born in Cairo Egypt in 1973 and moved to the US at age 2. He remembers learning about physiology in the 6th grade, when they were being taught about the digestive system. He was amazed and stayed with the teacher during lunch to discuss and was then asked to teach the class.

He realized early on that he wanted to get a doctorate degree in medicine and narrowed his focus to pharmacy while in college and graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 1998. He has been in gorgeous San Diego ever since. In the first 8 years of his career, he worked for different companies and struggled with the lack of clinical involvement that he craved.

He bought his first pharmacy in 2006, and was finally able to practice clinical pharmacy the way he wanted. A few years later the challenge of that started to fade. He started to realize there was not much more to learn or accomplish in the limited realm of retail pharmacy and western medicine so he opened up Carmel Valley Pharmacy in 2013 with the intent to learn more about compounding and find a more interesting approach to treatment.

He found this with functional/integrative medicine. He has learned an immense amount and feels that he still has so much more to learn. He finds himself able to have a much deeper and long lasting impact on a patient’s health and is able to work much more closely with practitioners. He enjoys coming to work each day, and leaves work with such a great feeling of fulfillment.


Naturopathic Advocates

The CNDA is working to educate state legislative and insurance agencies as well as the public on the benefits of naturopathic medicine. We will continue to build relationships in the naturopathic community in an effort to optimize the impact of the naturopathic doctors in our state.