Welcome To Lakewood Ranch Pharmacy
We offer a range of drug store services from medication to medical equipment and specialized compounding. What sets us apart is our dedication to giving every customer personalized, superb service. Our team of pharmacists have a strong academic background in science, with years of experience in the trade. They combine that knowledge and experience with a true passion for helping customers on a daily basis. We know that your time is valuable, and our pharmacy strives to always give you speedy service. We can handle special orders with ease, and we always try to offer the best pricing for you. Come to Lakewood Ranch Pharmacy, and get the personal touch you don’t often find in a drug store!
Meet Our Staff
Kelly Pireaux, RPh. and Frederick “Jerry” Pireaux, RPh.
Kelly and Jerry Pireaux opened the first privately and family owned pharmacy in Lakewood Ranch in 2009.
Kelly and Jerry are graduates of University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and have been in Sarasota since 1990. After 16 years with Publix Pharmacy, they decided open their own independent pharmacy, giving personalized service that people want at Bee Ridge Pharmacy in Sarasota, FL. In 2010 Lakewood Ranch Pharmacy, opened our compounding lab to offer Lakewood Ranch the first compounding service option.
Now in 2020, Jerry and Kelly are expanding into pharmaceutical grade vitamins and nutritional supplements.
Jeff Wagner, RPh.
Meet Jeff Wagner, a 1989 graduate of SUNY School of Pharmacy in Buffalo, NY. He is also certified in MTM (Medication Therapy Management), Integrated Pharmacy Services, and Immunizations.
Jeff moved to Florida in 1990 and started his career at Caremark Home Infusion, Eckerd Drugs, and later at Publix as well. In 2009, he joined Lakewood Ranch Pharmacy bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our group. Jeff enjoys paddle boarding and skiing with his wife.
Karen McMicken, RPh.
Karen has been a Compounding Pharmacist for over 30 years. Karen graduated from Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration. Karen was a practicing pharmacist in the greater Chicago Area before moving to Florida in 2006.
Karen worked at a compounding center in Tampa, FL from 2006 to 2009. From 2009 to 2015, Karen was the supervising pharmacist of the compounding lab at Family Pharmacy in Sarasota, FL. She started at Lakewood Ranch Pharmacy and Compounding Center in September 2015. She is well versed in bioidentical hormone therapy and micronutrient supplementation. She is NEI Supersystem© certified and proficient in providing clients/patients and their practitioners with suggested therapy in accordance with their hormone testing results.
LuAnn Cathel, Supplement Specialist
LuAnn attended Douglas College in New Brunswick, NJ and SCF in Bradenton, FL. A native of New Jersey, she moved to Lakewood Ranch, FL in 2004 with her family.
LuAnn became interested in functional/integrative medicine as an alternative option and began her career at Family Pharmacy, in Sarasota, FL. Her tutelage under the compounding pharmacists further expanded her proficiency in advising clients of the correct supplementation based on hormone testing results. She received NEI Supersystem© (Neuro-Endo-Immune) certification from NeuroScience, Inc. and PCOS certification from Designs for Health. She has also worked with clients on ALCAT testing, Pharmasan Labs, SpectraCell, and MyMedLab. She attends CASI (Clinical and Scientific Insights) regularly as continuing education.