The Triad Relationship
Patient - Physician - Pharmacist
At MD Custom Rx you will find a staff of professional and caring pharmacists and technicians who are devoted to the patient-physician-pharmacist triad, which consists of the philosophy that by working together we can best meet the individual needs of the patient. Compounding is achieved through this essential triad relationship — patient, physician, and pharmacist. This enables patients to receive the type of personalized care they deserve and allows independent community pharmacists the opportunity to provide superior, patient-oriented services. This triad relationship between the patient, the physician, and the pharmacist is vital to the process of compounding so all three can work together to solve unique medical problems. Every patient is a unique human being and as such must choose a therapeutic approach that meets his or her own personal needs and expectations. Working together, the patient, healthcare provider and compounding pharmacist can identify options from which the patient can choose. The compounding pharmacist can help customize the therapy to fit a patient’s needs/preferences regarding dose, dosage form, and flavoring. It only makes sense that the patient, healthcare provider and compounding pharmacist work together, melding their individual knowledge and skills, to produce the best possible therapeutic outcome.
MD Custom Rx works together with Wisconsin doctors and patients to help relieve a wide variety of conditions – Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, Cancer, and many diseases which can be baffling and resistant to treatment are improved through the alternative treatments available from our Wisconsin compounding pharmacy.
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Meet Our Team
John Waclawski, BS, RPh
Serving and caring for patients has been a priority of mine since graduating from pharmacy school in 1972. Since 1977, I have owned and operated independent pharmacies focused on unique and specialized services such as diabetes care, nutrition and vitamin consultation, health related educational events, specialized home medical equipment, and Custom Prescription Compounding. Prescription compounding offered me the opportunity to work with patients and their prescribers to solve medication problems. It allowed me to use my pharmacy and chemistry education in meeting the needs of patients I served. It allowed me to resolve medical problems for patients that traditional pharmaceutical company products were not resolving. Prescription Compounding attracted the interest of my daughter, Monica, and is the reason she enrolled in pharmacy school. Upon graduating from UW School of Pharmacy in 2004, Monica and I founded MD Custom Rx, a pharmacy practice entirely dedicated to prescription compounding. Today our family of pharmacists, Monica, her husband Dan, and myself, own and operate MD Custom Rx. The tradition of serving and caring for patients has been carried to the next generation.
In 2022, after exactly 50 years of being a licensed pharmacist, “Dad” decided to hang up this life hat and he did not renew his license. You will still see him at the pharmacy. Although he may no longer be a pharmacist, he is a fixture around here. His mentorship, experience, advice, and wisdom are invaluable, and we will forever be indebted to him to be able to have the honor of carrying on his legacy in MD Custom Rx.
Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh
My interest in prescription compounding stems from my father and pharmacy innovator, John Waclawski. I started working at my father’s pharmacy at an early age and became increasingly fascinated with the art and science of prescription compounding; in particular, bio-identical hormone restoration. I graduated from the University of Madison with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004; at which time, my dad and I partnered in opening MD Custom Rx, a compounding-only pharmacy in 2005 to devote the necessary resources to performing the highest quality of compounding. I became instrumental in having MD Custom Rx achieve being the first pharmacy in Wisconsin accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board in 2009. Working closely with patients and their providers to achieve their health goals has been extremely rewarding!
Dan Zatarski, PharmD, RPh
Dane Newville, PharmD, RPh
Emily Bronikowski, PharmD, RPh
Tucker Stewart, PharmD, RPh
My interest in pharmacy began in high school when I found work as a technician at a local hospital. When I began pharmacy school at UW-Madison in 2012, I learned that many of the chronic conditions causing catastrophic consequences and hospitalizations could have been prevented. I was blessed to find that my passions lay in assisting patients in preserving the health and independence in the outpatient world through education and empowerment. Following my graduation from pharmacy school in 2016, I was accepted into the UW Pharmacy Community Residency Program at Medicine Shoppe in Two Rivers, WI. During my residency I advanced my knowledge of progressive independent pharmacy practice. I developed a research study aimed at identifying the risks of excessive medication burden in older adults, with a focus on preventing falls that result in loss of independent living and require advancement to skilled nursing care.
Following my residency, I worked at independent pharmacies and gained an appreciation for the role of nutraceuticals and high-quality vitamins play in preserving health and wellness. I have incorporated this knowledge into a balanced-lifestyle that includes a focus on exercise and nutrition. I began working at MD Custom Rx in June 2022 and have been blessed to work with a team that shares my pharmacy philosophy. Finding novel solutions to the healthcare needs of my patients through collaborative teamwork, close communication with prescribers, and encouraging use of nutraceuticals provides me with professional gratification and allows me to pursue what makes me passionate about my career in pharmacy.