center for pharmaceutical compounding
Larry Curtis, RPh, Owner
Mr. Curtis received his Baccalaurete in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin. After a distinguished career as a formulation expert with The Upjohn Company (now Pfizer, Inc.), he started the first compounding laboratory in Southwest Michigan. His role as advisor to several Hospice agencies draws on many years of experience in pain and symptom management.
Larry Curtis also pioneered our Foreign Travel & Immunization Clinic. Larry has the rare privilege of being able to administer yellow fever immunizations. He has a highly trained staff available to consult with travelers and provide the recommended immunizations required or suggested by the Center for Disease Control. Contact us today with any foreign travel questions/concerns regarding disease prevention.
Purvi Peake, PharmD, FAARFM, Consultant
Dr. Peake is a consultant pharmacist and graduate of Ferris State University School of Pharmacy. She has advanced training in women’s health and the proper use of compounded hormones for men and women of any age. She has completed a fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine affiliated with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Peake is uniquely qualified to work with prescribers to customize hormone therapies specific to each patient’s needs. Her genuine personality and vast knowledge make her one of the best resources in the business.
Justin Kuhns, PharmD, BCSCP
Dr. Kuhns received his pharmacy degree from Ferris State University School of Pharmacy and completed internships at Marquette General Hospital, Bronson Hospital, and Borgess Hospital. He worked as a staff pharmacist at a national chain pharmacy for several years after graduation. Justin pursued a unique opportunity at the Center for Pharmaceutical Compounding in 2014 and was named Director of the compounding laboratory. He received comprehensive training in non-sterile and sterile compounding at Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). His Board Certification in Sterile Compounding was earned in 2019. Regulations governing pharmaceutical compounding have changed dramatically since he began and his attention to the detailed requirements of USP 795 and USP 797 led to accreditation by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) in 2016.
In addition to assuring the pharmacy is compliant with State and Federal regulations, Kuhn’s interests include compounding novel dosage forms to meet patients’ unique pharmaceutical needs, as well as consulting with other medical professionals to develop robust quality assurance programs.
Dr. Kuhns is a member of Michigan Pharmacist Association, American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Kelly Mickey, PharmD
Dr. Kelly Mickey received a Biomedical Sciences undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University and Oregon Health and Science University.
Dr. Mickey has a combined total of 10 years of pharmacy experience as a technician, intern and pharmacist. In those 10 years, Kelly has accumulated a wide range of experience in Emergency Room pharmacy, long term care pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, tribal health services, inpatient and outpatient hospital, and specialty pharmacy. She is licensed to practice pharmacy in Michigan, Illinois and Missouri.
Dr. Mickey is a committed lifelong learner who is currently enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration program at Oregon State University. She is a former radio DJ host at KBVR Corvallis and she enjoys writing for ElevenPDX, a music, culture and community magazine based out of Portland, Oregon.