About Us

Women have unique needs, which change as they enter different stages of life and assume new roles. We are dedicated to meeting these needs. At Anderson Compounding Pharmacy, we recognize that while many women share similar health concerns, no two are exactly the same, and therefore they require different solutions to help them achieve wellness, health and hormone balance.

We couple comprehensive baseline laboratory hormone testing and analysis with expert consultation from our Women’s Health Clinical Pharmacist, in collaboration with your prescriber, to provide customized treatment plans tailored to your individual needs.

We encompass the third element of the physician-patient-pharmacist triad, which is vital to the delivery of customized medications, particularly when working with the delicate balance of a woman’s hormones. Operating out of a state-of-the-art HEPA-filtered compounding laboratory containing a class 100 sterile room, we are dedicated to providing a superior system of quality control.

Every woman has a different journey. It is your journey. Wherever you are on your path, let Anderson Compounding Pharmacy be your guide with cutting-edge knowledge, solutions and resources for your journey to hormone health and wellness.

About Our Program

Anderson Compounding Pharmacy’s Women’s Health Bio-Identical Hormone and Wellness Program is an innovative program combining bio-identical hormone monitoring, customized nutrition therapy and ongoing case management. Clinical Pharmacist, Dera Leigh Stalnaker, Pharm D, leads the Women’s Health Group while working with physicians to adequately balance patients’ hormones to resolve symptoms. The Women’s Health Bio-Identical Hormone and Wellness Program provides customized dosing for individual patients, merging a patient’s clinical needs with supporting

laboratory data. The program combines cutting-edge science along with one-on-one clinical consultation to offer the most comprehensive hormonal monitoring and care for every stage of a woman’s life.

Women make appointments, either by referral from their medical doctors or by seeking out the program on their own, for clinical consultation to discuss their individual hormone needs and determine which hormones may be responsible for their symptoms. Stalnaker works closely with a multitude of practitioners in making therapeutic recommendations upon completion of consultation to aid in achievement of hormonal balance for their patients. Due to the time constraints placed on most practitioners, this is a welcomed service in which the patient, the pharmacist, and the prescriber collaborate to meet individual therapeutic needs. Pharmacokinetics of specific hormones and dosage forms are matched with the individual therapeutic goals of each physician. Stalnaker carefully listens to physicians and patients to develop individually tailored treatment protocols.

Each patient is different. One dose does not fit all. Focusing on patient care and outcomes has proved to be especially important in helping prescribers achieve optimum results. Providing highly customized dosage regimens with the lowest dosage and addressing underlying nutritional cofactors necessitates extra monitoring, something a typical physician is unable to provide directly, due to time constraints. The support and cutting-edge work starts with a superior system of quality control that begins even before pharmaceutical-grade fine chemicals reach the pharmacy’s state-of-the-art HEPA-filtered compounding laboratory containing a class 100 sterile room, high-tech analytical balances, homogenizers, and separate powder room.

Anderson Compounding Pharmacy individually compounds bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for thousands of women across the United States. Clinical Pharmacist, Dera Leigh Stalnaker, Pharm D, is available by appointment only and may be seen by women wishing to enroll in the program individually or through a physician’s referral. Clinical phone consultations are routinely offered to patients who live outside the Tri-Cities area or who are unable to visit our office and facilities in person. Mailing is available for all prescriptions upon request.

Dr. Dera Leigh Stalnaker, Pharm D, Women’s Health Clinical Pharmacist
Dr. Dera Leigh Stalnaker, Pharm D, Women’s Health Clinical Pharmacist
Our Expertise

Dr. Dera Leigh Stalnaker, Pharm D is a Doctor of Pharmacy, Women’s Health Clinical Pharmacist, and a certified First Line Therapy Lifestyle Educator. She specializes in individualized Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, achievement of optimal thyroid health, and organic whole food nutrition for women. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN on a full tennis and presidential academic scholarship, prior to her acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL. At Samford, Dera was the Vice President of Phi Lambda Sigma Academic and Leadership Honor Society, the social chair of her graduating class, a member of Kappa Psi Professional Pharmaceutical Fraternity, a member of the American Pharmacists Association as well as the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Stemming from her love of women’s health, she chose to specialize and focus her career on that path. She is a professional member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Professional Compounding Centers of America, the Women in Balance National Campaign, and the American Pharmacists Association. She is also a part of a national voice advocating for wellness solutions and more access to, education on, and research for hormone balancing solutions and optimal health. Education is an integral component of Dera’s dynamic passion for helping women achieve balance. She actively travels to continuing education symposiums around the country to ensure that she is at the forefront of innovative solutions and research. She is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and accurate information concerning hormone replacement therapy and women’s issues.

As a division of Anderson Compounding Pharmacy, Anderson Women’s Health Clinical Services employs a separate staff of Certified Pharmacy Technicians specially trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. This enables our pharmacy to expedite the filling and dispensing of BHRT and ensures that your phone calls are adequately addressed and questions accurately answered. Dedicating specially trained staff solely to address the needs of women on bio-identical hormone replacement is an enormous benefit to patients and physicians.

Anderson Compounding Pharmacy is an esteemed diamond level member of Professional Compounding Centers of America, Inc. PCCA provides advanced pharmaceutical compounding training and up-to-date information on innovative equipment, procedures, and help topics for our patients. All Anderson Compounding Pharmacy’s pharmacists and compounding technicians have undergone additional specialized training in the PCCA P*ceutics Institute in Houston, TX and are proficient in delivering to patients the finest pharmaceutical compounding.

The bottom line is: We are here to serve you!

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