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We are proud to introduce LDN Prescribers and Pharmacists who have passed the MasterClass to become Certified LDN Specialists in 2022.

Janine Milne - LDN Specialist

I graduated from Strathclyde University with my BSc ( honours) Pharmacy degree in 1992 and have worked in hospital and community pharmacies in France, Australia, and the UK, culminating in running my own pharmacies for two decades in the UK. 

I gained my prescribing diploma in 2012 and have since specialised in CFS, ME, hypothyroidism, and other auto-immune diseases which are typically difficult to treat in ‘mainstream medicine. 

After researching the work on Long COVID in recent months, and its treatment with LDN, I have produced a protocol that I hope may help in the treatment of this debilitating condition. 

I believe in an integrative, holistic approach to wellbeing and health, and aim to treat ‘dis-ease’ by combining conventional medicine with therapies such as nutrition, supplementation, mind therapy such as meditation and mindfulness, as well as exercise therapy. My prescribing is done on a case-by-case basis, and this has led me to undertake a Masters Diploma in Integrative Medicine from NCIM, Bristol, UK. 

My work with LDN has introduced me to many auto-immune patients who have been ‘round the houses' with conventional pharmaceutical medicines, without any success in improving symptoms. At last, by introducing LDN to their regime, as well as looking at nutrition and blood levels of vitamins and thyroxine hormones, we can see an improvement in symptoms in the majority of my patients.

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Dr Mary Candice Burtner, PharmD - LDN Specialist

Candice Burtner is a pharmacist who has always appreciated natural ways of living and healing. With a curiosity for the science behind medicinal therapies, she graduated from Belmont University with a Biology degree and then went on to complete pharmacy school at The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis. She started her natural therapy training as a mentee under Mark Binkley, RPh., fresh out of school, and she began training with The Institute of Functional Medicine in 2016. 

She is currently serving as Compounding Director at Riverside Village Pharmacy in Nashville. She runs the Low Dose Naltrexone Program and the Natural Hormone Program for Riverside Village patients. She is also Co-Founder and Virtual Health Consultant at My Functional Pharmacist, a virtual health consulting company for women.

Candice has a passion for efficiency and simplicity in medicine. She loves guiding women through their health journeys in one-on-one settings to uncover their best next steps with clarity.

After working in various pharmacy settings, she is well connected to other integrative medicine providers across Nashville and enjoys helping patients navigate this field. 

Candice has always brought a functional mindset to her style of care. Ultimately, this passion led her to create “My Functional Pharmacist”.

With her unique knowledge of natural therapies and her ability to connect deeply, Candice empowers her clients with life-long tools and guidance to make the best decisions for their health. To learn more about Candice and how to work with her, go to https://www.riversidevillagepharmacy.com/ldn, or visit www.MyFunctionalPharmacist.com.

Dr. George Yiachos - LDN Specialist

Dr. George Yiachos earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at City College of New York's 7-year BS/MD Biomedical Program and his Medical Degree as a graduate from State University of New York Stony Brook Medical School in 1989.

He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at Winthrop-University Hospital, Long Island, in 1991-1997.

He was a full-time Cardiovascular Diseases attending physician; at Winthrop-University Hospital from 1997 to 1998 before moving to private practice as a Cardiovascular Diseases and Nuclear Cardiology specialist from 1998 to 2021.

In 2021 he established WPR Medical, a Multi-State Integrative Orthomolecular Cardiology practice based out of Naples, Florida.

Dr George Yiachos is a cardiology specialist who is board certified in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Yiachos is a recent transplant to Florida having moved from NYC where he spent over 27 years with one of New York’s premier hospital institutions.

In March 2020, Dr. Yiachos volunteered to care for critically ill COVID patients in the hospital during the height of the “pandemic”.  During that time, he experienced firsthand what transpired in the acute medical setting and has been at the front-line helping patients receive early treatment that was denied to them through normal health access avenues while maintaining a thriving cardiology practice.

In 2021 he established WPR Medical, a Multi-State Integrative Orthomolecular Cardiology practice based out of Naples, Florida.

Heather Rae Paschal, PharmD - LDN Specialist

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Lynn Gufeld Nurse Practitioner - LDN Specialist

Lynn Gufeld is a nurse practitioner that specializes in orthopedic spine pain and pathologies. She works in a traditional outpatient office setting at a major urban research university hospital in Richmond, Virginia. In caring for patients with chronic pain and comorbidities, she has become increasingly interested in expanding her diagnostic and management options to include root-cause analysis of pain and integrative options. She has added an integrative clinic to her schedule to help patients resistant to conventional treatment and is excited to introduce low-dose naltrexone as an excellent new option. Outside of the office, Lynn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, road cycling, rowing, and cooking. 

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Pharmacist Dr Chris "Harry" Harrison - LDN Specialist

Chris is the Pharmacist in charge at Flourish Integrative Pharmacy in Oklahoma City.  He has been with Flourish for 10 years and began working in a retail pharmacy when he was 17 years old.  It was through fantastic pharmacist mentors while in high school that he realized pharmacy was how he wanted to serve others.  Chris received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2011.  Boomer Sooner!!  One of the favorite aspects of his job is getting to actually spend time with patients.  He appreciates those relationships and it makes being a pharmacist really fun.  When not working Chris enjoys travelling with his wife and kids, attempting to play the guitar/drums, cooking, fishing, hiking, and spending time outdoors.    

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Gillian Cooperstein - LDN Specialist

Gillian Cooperstein is a board-certified Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She specializes in the treatment of mental health for both children and adults. Incorporating integrative care into her practice is her passion. 

She strongly believes in the “art” of patient care and tailoring a treatment plan ideal for what the patient is looking for and their needs. She thoroughly enjoys being able to offer LDN to her patients and watching their improvements. Her office location is in Cranston, RI.

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Pharmacist Dr Ginny Isbell - LDN Specialist

Ginny Isbell decided to pursue pharmacy while still in high school, where she spent her summers working at the local hospital pharmacy. This experience led her to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy. Ginny worked in a Long-Term Care Pharmacy before discovering her appreciation for pharmacy compounding.

In 2006 she joined Madison Drugs, diving into the world of compounding and nutrition, and started attending numerous compounding, hormone and functional medicine conferences each year. Ginny quickly realized this was where she would never tire of learning to help others. In 2010 she became co-owner of Madison Drugs and currently supervises the compounding lab and provides wellness consultations. 

Pharmacist Prescriber Gordon Adamson - LDN Specialist

I achieved my Masters of Pharmacy Degree with Merit in 2008, I subsequently undertook my Pre-registration training year, sat the registration exam and qualified as a pharmacist in 2009. Undertook further postgraduate study for a Masters of Clinical Pharmacy(Merit) in 2014 and qualified as a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber (PgCert) 2016.  I became an LDN Specialist in 2021, and I am midway through a Postgraduate qualification in Health Leadership and Management.

Continual education is essential for me to understand the complex medical issues of my patients and my personal growth. During my career, I have worked in each of the key sectors of pharmacy, namely: community, hospital, industry, and private practice.

Since 2018, I have worked in a number of private sector consultancy roles.

My particular areas of interest are the clinical use of antithrombotics and immunosuppression in solid organ transplants.   Working directly with patients has allowed me to develop a professional, empathetic, non-judgemental, caring manner, with excellent communication skills used to effectively counsel patients in a clear and supportive way.  

Core to my practice and beliefs is adopting a holistic patient-centered approach to ensure each person receives the best and most appropriate care for their individual needs. 

In my spare time, I enjoy singing, cinema, travelling etc.
 

Pharmacist Dr Drew Gray - LDN Specialist

Drew Gray has worked in Maine pharmacies for over 17 years. He began his career in retail pharmacy at age 19 and has since worked in several pharmaceutical fields including: long term care, hospital, and specialty pharmacy.  He is now a co-owner Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness in Portland, ME and oversees their compounding laboratory.

He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2009. Upon graduation, he moved back to his home state of Maine, where he thoroughly enjoys the Maine way of life. “Providing honest and friendly patient care has been the mainstay of my pharmacy career. There’s nothing more rewarding than establishing a relationship with a patient and being able to have a positive impact on their health and life”.

In addition to his work, Drew enjoys sailing, paddleboard racing, night photography, and working in his woodshop.

Dr Nick Dahl - LDN Specialist

Dr Dahl is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician. In 2019, he left the confines of his traditional "office" based practice to focus on the expanding world of telemedicine. Dr Dahl enjoys using technology to help people extend their health span. When he isn't at his computer, he loves chasing his children or travelling the United States in the family motorhome.

Dr Andrew McCall - LDN Specialist

Dr Andrew McCall qualified in Medicine in 1984, from Glasgow University, he trained as a primary care physician and travelled widely in many countries in the first few years of qualifying. He has developed a broad range of skills, experience, expertise and knowledge over the decades of different diseases and patient profiles.

He has always been very patient-centred and has extensive knowledge of complementary treatments used in combination with conventional medicine. He set up Clinic 158 in the early 2000 and started prescribing LDN in 2004 in response to patients with conditions who had inadequate responses from traditional therapies. 

Dr McCall retired from active practice three years ago to develop and manage Clinic 158. Since then, Clinic 158 has evolved, adapted, changed, and more than quadrupled in size, and his medical team continue to expand its patient base in the UK and beyond.

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber Michael McCaughley - LDN Specialist

Graduated with a Masters in Pharmacy from the University of Strathclyde in 2014. Since qualifying, I have worked in several different areas of pharmacy practice – including community, hospital and primary care. I am a qualified pharmacist independent prescriber and have utilised this qualification in both the NHS and the private medical sector. I completed my post-graduate certificate in pharmacist independent prescribing at the University of Strathclyde in 2021.

I am currently working as a Deputy Superintendent Pharmacist for a community pharmacy chain throughout Glasgow and Lanarkshire. In addition to this, I carry out consultations for patients looking to obtain Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for a number of different indications. I believe it is important that information regarding the use of LDN is uniform across the board in order that patients receive both the correct and most relevant advice in relation to their condition. I adopt a personalised care approach when consulting with patients, ensuring that each individual's specific needs are addressed. 

Pharmacist Terry Wingo - LDN Specialist

Terry Wingo graduated from Auburn University in 1975 with a bachelor of science in Pharmacy.  He has fellowships with the American College of Apothecaries and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. 

After working in independent community pharmacy settings for ten years, he and his family moved to Madison, Alabama, to become part of Madison Drugs.  In 1997, frustrated with the limits of patient benefit in the disease management model, he joined PCCA. In 2000 converted the Pharmacy to a compounding and wellness only practice and has never looked back.  Since then, he has added a pharmacist partner, moved the Pharmacy in 2011 from the original 2,000 sf to 6,000 sf in a new development, expanded compounding services, and added other patient-based wellness services such as massage therapy and yoga classes and assisted lymphatic therapy.  For many years he has offered classes on wellness topics for patients, nurses, and prescribers.  Terry spends his workdays in scheduled wellness consults and believes his purpose is to advocate for patients and serve as a resource for prescribers.

Marketing Director Angie Fielden - LDN Specialist

Angie Fielden is a highly motivated director of marketing for Solutions Pharmacy with 22 years of pharmacy experience. She works alongside Solutions Pharmacy’s team of knowledgeable pharmacists, which currently serve over 20 states.

She specializes in marketing, public relations, external business relationships, sales, brand management, Social media marketing, hormone replacement therapy and is an LDN specialist. She is responsible for educating providers on the compounded medications Solutions Pharmacy produces.

Angie is a powerful force in the medical industry and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and never become complacent, which is a personal motto she lives by.  Angie’s desire is to help millions of patients achieve a better quality of life.

In 2000, Angie formed a society of providers that learned how to prescribe, problem-solve and maintain physiological hormone levels using Bio-Identical Replacement Therapy (BHRT).  The providers were located in 5 different countries, but most of them were from the US. This was a growing field during this time and helped to expand Solutions Pharmacy.

In 2003 Solutions Pharmacy was mentioned in the back of Suzanne Somer’s books as one of the few compounding pharmacies specializing in compounded BHRT. American Medical Review noted solutions Pharmacy as “A leading expert in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.”

From 2003 to current Angie attends medical conferences regularly to expand her knowledge base about medical issues and compounded medications to help patients achieve a better quality of life.

In August 2013, Solutions Pharmacy opened a new location in Ooltewah, TN, a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy operating as a 503A pharmacy.

Angie is inspired daily by God. She loves spending time with her husband Jim, Ryker, their Doberman and the rest of their family.

Pharmacist Dr Masoud Rashidi, LDN Specialist

Dr. Masoud Rashidi, Pharm.D. Graduated in 2004 from Western University of Health Sciences with Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. He then pursued his career as a pharmacist with Long’ Drugs. Soon after, in 2007 Dr. Masoud Rashidi along with his wife Dr. Anna Rashidi opened their own Compounding Pharmacy in Folsom, Ca., with one goal in mind, how to
better serve the community. Since then, they have expanded their pharmacy several times and now serving entire state of California. Dr. Rashidi has been incredibly involved and has done a lot of research and educated physicians and patients in the field of compounding.


He has been involved in educating Physicians, veterinarians, and patients in the field of compounding and advocating for the profession. He conducts monthly LDN and other compounding related seminars for patients and providers. He opened the first compounding only pharmacy in Folsom, Ca and the only compounding pharmacy accredited by ACHC for both sterile and non-sterile compounding in Sacramento region.

Pharmacist Michelle Moser - LDN Specialist

Pharmacist Michelle Moser is a graduate of the University of Washington 1987 with a bachelor of science in Pharmacy. She holds a fellowship with the American College of Apothecaries and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists.

Michelle has worked in Long-term care, hospital-based and retail pharmacies in the Puget Sound area. Michelle, along with her family, moved to Skagit Valley in 1996 and worked at Skagit Valley Hospital, Hilltop Pharmacy and Holland Drug before starting a consulting business.

In 2007, became an in-home medication therapy manager for COPES clients in Skagit, Whatcom, And Island counties. Also served ambulatory surgery centers as a pharmacist consultant in Skagit and Whatcom counties.

2011 opened the doors for Makers Compounding Pharmacy where medications are made by hand for specific patient needs. Compounding for human and veterinary customers is a privilege, according to Michelle.

In August 2015 a Hallmark store was added to the retail area.

Since March 2017, Makers Compounding Pharmacy has upheld the highest industry standards for quality and safety through continued PCAB accreditation.

Michelle lives in Big Lake with her husband Michael, who runs and operates The Learning Ladder Childcare. They have 4 children and are living the dream!

 

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Dr Samantha Lebsock - LDN Specialist

Samantha received her Bachelors in Human Biology and Doctorate of Pharmacy from The University of Montana. She began working at Belmar Pharmacy in 2014.  She is the Director of Clinical Trials for Belmar Pharma Solutions and the resident LDN specialist.  Samantha has become an expert in compounded medication formulations and has become a trusted advisor to providers around the country.

Pharmacist Stephen Dickson - LDN Specialist (LDN, low dose naltrexone)

Stephen Dickson, BSC (hons), MRPharmS has been working with LDN for over a decade in the UK. He works together with pharma partners in the industry to stabilise the supply chain and standardise methods of obtaining prescriptions in a safe and compliant manner. As well, he runs the well established private medical department of Dickson Chemist and also runs 9 NHS pharmacies in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Stephen also works in several other businesses, owning a technology company responsible for dispensing the majority of the methadone in the UK in community pharmacies (MethaMeasure), and one of the largest online controlled drugs systems in the UK (CDRx).

In his spare time, Stephen plays guitar in several bands (including a Ceilidh band), is on the board of directors of a semi-professional theatre group (where he generally functions as the costume guru); oversees their MethaMeasure North American operation, and is a frequent speaker at LDN conferences internationally.