What is Pharmacy Compounding?

Arcade Lane Compounding Pharmacy’s mission is to provide best pharmaceutical care to our patients with Humility, Integrity and Compassion, working closely with patient’s doctor to customize medications for their special needs.

Our Pharmacist:
Gayane Besnelian, pharmD
Chief Executive Officer
Compounding Pharmacist

Dr. Gayane Besnelian earned her pharmD. degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy Pomona, California in 2001. While in pharmacy school, she became a recipient of Humanitarian Award by Elli Lilly. Dr. Besnelian serves on Annual Medical Mission Trips to Armenia, a humanitarian cause that aims to provide medical services, including medicinal needs to developing towns and villages in Armenia.

Dr. Besnelian holds various certifications specializing in Immunization, Diabetes, Cholesterol and Medication Therapy Management. She also received specialized training in Compounding with special emphasis in hormone restoration. She regularly attends seminars and continuous education conferences. One of the most recent ones she attended were Bio-Identical Replacement Therapy for Women’s Health and Compounded Pharmacotherapeutic Options Used in Hormone Restoration Therapy.

After working at various busy pharmacies over the last 20 years, holding different positions from volunteering to a pharmacist and a manager, Dr. Besnelian had the desire to serve her patients in a more personalized setting. With her desire to serve, combined with her professional experiences and specialized training, Dr. Besnelian can now serve her patients in more personalized setting to meet their special medication needs at Arcade Lane Compounding Pharmacy in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Besnelian gives lectures at various institutions about profession of pharmacy and compounding medications. One of her recent talks was on “Sex Hormone Therapy Using Pharmacotherapeutic Compounding Medications” at the 11th Armenian Medical World Congress.

She also gave a talk on “Compounding Pharmacy” at Glendale Adventist Hospital, as well as “Pharmacy Career” at Loyola High School to pre-medical group of students.

Pharmacy compounding is the customized preparation of a medicine that is not otherwise commercially available. These medications are prescribed by a physician, veterinarian, or other prescribing practitioner, and compounded by a state-licensed pharmacist. A growing number of people and animals have unique health needs that off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all prescription medicines cannot meet. For them, customized medications are the only way to better health

Phone # 626-577-7979