Medical-Dental Pharmacy was first established in February 1969 by pharmacist D. Barry Smith and his wife Carolyn. Located on the southeast corner of Millbrook and Shields across from the original location of Valley Children’s Hospital, Medical-Dental Pharmacy quickly became a valuable community resource. Barry always seemed to have answers to hard questions and solutions for medication concerns. His passion for pharmacy and his reputation gained momentum and Medical-Dental Pharmacy grew. Multiple locations were opened offering different types of services. Consulting, compounding, mentoring pharmacy students, patient education, geriatrics, pediatrics, and patient care have always been at the foundation of our business.
In 1992, Diana (Barry & Carolyn’s daughter) joined the family business as a pharmacist. Following in the footsteps of Barry, after attending UCSF and obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy, she too has a passion for pharmacy. Diana brings experience with intravenous solutions, sterile compounding, and a desire to help patients with wellness and prevention.
Managed care was beginning to take form and some tough decisions had to be made. At that time in 1995, Barry and Diana decided to invest in their future pharmacy and join PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) with the goal of becoming a “compounding only” pharmacy. Sadly, Barry passed away shortly before this goal was achieved. Today, we are still evolving, continually providing valuable services, custom prescriptions, and the personalized service that only family can provide. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our pharmacy.
What sets us apart?
- Family owned and operated since 1969
- Experts in locating and compounding hard to find items
- Clinical training in prevention of disease
- Integrative, holistic approach to health and wellness
- Comprehensive services related to prevention, regression, and treatment of disease
- The only outpatient sterile compounding facility in the Central Valley