Here at Hometown
Hometown Pharmacy is a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy offering customized pharmaceutical solutions that typical pharmacies cannot necessarily provide. Our pharmacists have received extensive training in individualized patient solutions that are crafted to attain optimal therapeutic outcomes.
What is Compounding?
Compounding is the process of blending or modifying the ingredients of two or more drugs to create a medication that is ideal for the individual needs of a patient. Compounding is typically reserved for patients with allergies to particular medications or who are unable to take a medication in its standard strength or form of delivery.
How Compounded Medications are Different
Compounded medications are essential when a flexible or precise dosing is necessary. If a patient is allergic to a particular substance in a medication, such as dye or gluten, medication may be compounded to remove the presence of that substance.
Additionally, compounded medications can be beneficial for older patients or children who have difficulty swallowing. In such cases, medication may be compounded into a liquid or dissolving strip for ease of delivery.
Common Uses For Compounding
At Hometown Pharmacy our pharmacists have received extensive training in order to provide the highest-quality options for patients in need of compounding services.
- Pain Management
- Thyroid conditions
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Dermatological Conditions
- Digestive Issues
- Wounds and Scars
- Weight Management
- Pediatric Dosages
- Veterinary Medicine
- Sexual Health
Benefits of Pharmaceutical Compounding
Frequently Asked Questions
Proper diligence and utmost care are implemented to make sure that compounded medications are safe for our patients. A licensed pharmacist or physician is required to supervise the combination or alteration of any drugs. This requirement ensures the quality and safety of your medication.
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care provides accreditation to eligible pharmacies for compliance to ACHC guidelines. At Hometown, we are an ACHC accredited, specialty pharmacy and we prioritize patient care and safety.
The compounding of animal medications is permitted by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as long as the source of the resulting medication’s active ingredient is derived from an FDA-approved drug.
A valid prescription from a licensed healthcare provider is required to purchase compounded medications.
In most cases, compounded medications are not covered by insurance plans. However, we know that many specialty medications and unique health problems can be expensive, and battling insurance claims should be low on your priority list––which is why we have a team of skilled patient care coordinators here to help assist you along the way. Additionally, our non-profit foundational support through Hometown Connect, Inc. ensures access to quality, affordable healthcare no matter your race, demographic, socioeconomic status, or gender. Our advocates can also assist in locating other patient assistance programs (PAPs) or advocacy/support groups that may provide financial help for your medication or educational information specific to your health condition.
When patients require prescription medications, convenience and timeliness are key. You may receive your medication at an address you designate for delivery, home or office, in unmarked and tamper-resistant packing for your privacy and safety. Medications requiring refrigeration arrive in a cold package and should be removed and stored in the refrigerator upon arrival. However, we truly appreciate seeing our patients face-to-face, and you are always welcome to pick up your prescription in person at the pharmacy. If you are local and would like one of our trained medical professionals to schedule in-person training at our convenient location, or even in your home, we can schedule all of your injections, infusions, and follow-up care at our new state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Clinic. If your medication therapy requires routine lab work, we will also handle that in-house and can update your specialty medication provider on your progress with therapy.