About Central Drug
At Central Drug, expect something unique. We aren’t your average “drugstore,” we offer you a collaborative, science -based approach to medicine that focuses on the individual and optimal health. From compounding, probiotics, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), we take a unique, patient focused approach that helps us meet the gold standard of success: helping you get better.
We specialize in sterile and non-sterile compounding, as a PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) accredited pharmacy, but we are also a full-line pharmacy with a focus on wellness and functional medicine. Anything we discuss is completely confidential, so don’t hesitate to consult with our pharmacists or nurse practitioner.
Meet Our Team
Steve Branch, RPh
Steve Branch, the owner of Central Drug, is a seasoned veteran pharmacist with 37 years of experience specializing in bringing quality and expertise to each compound made at Central Drug.
Cherise Branch, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAMM
Cherise is an active Fellow in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine-completing her fellowship in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) in 2019. She is zealous about personalizing care for every person and takes time to listen and evaluate so she can treat the root cause of the problem rather than suppressing symptoms.
We’re no strangers to tradition; Central Drug was founded in the early 1950s as a pharmacy, gift shop and soda fountain. Our focus on the pharmacist-patient-provider relationship as well as superior customer service has given us the privilege of serving our community and surrounding area just a few blocks from Central Drug’s original location. While we specialize in compounding; let us emphasize that we are a full-line pharmacy. We provide timely service to both our “walk-in patients” as well as expedite mail-order service for patients throughout Texas.
Central Drug is state-of-art in every way: strictly adhering to quality standards which include specialized equipment, high quality materials, and a well trained staff. This includes:
Only use of USP(United States Pharmacopeia) grade ingredients provided exclusively from FDA-approved manufacturers.
A USP 797 compliant ISO Class 8 clean room and ISO Class 5 hoods to assure our staff’s safety and quality of our preparations.
Routine testing through outside analytical laboratories registered with the FDA, DEA, and Texas DPS.
Enrollment in a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program from an independent quality assurance company.
Maintenance of membership in both PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) and IACP (International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists).
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