Promise Pharmacy is located in Palm Harbor, FL and was established as an independent community retail pharmacy in 2006 by founder Hale N. Dimetry, PharmD.
Mr. Dimetry obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a major in compounding.
After 9 years of providing retail pharmacy services to Palm Harbor and the greater Tampa Bay region, Promise Pharmacy obtained its Florida license to provide sterile and non-sterile compounding services in May 2015 and began the evolution from a retail-based community pharmacy to a compounding specialty pharmacy serving physicians and their patients in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.
Promise Pharmacy has continued to grow since that time, and currently provides compounding pharmacy services to health care practitioners and their patients in 38 states nationwide as well as the US Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Promise Pharmacy’s focus is on creating safe, effective, high quality compounded medications for a wide range of health needs and providing superior customer service to our patients and practitioners. Promise Pharmacy maintains a commitment to observing USP <795>, USP <797> and USP <800> requirements for all compounding of non-sterile and sterile drug preparations.
Promise Pharmacy provides customized compounded products for Men’s and Women’s Health, Bio-identical Hormone Therapy, Men’s Health, Wellness and Age Management Therapies, Weight Management, Dermatology and Ophthalmology.
Integrative and Functional Medicine
Many of the physicians and other healthcare providers that Promise Pharmacy works with practice Integrative, Functional, Wellness and Anti-Aging medicine.
Twenty-first century medicine has been evolving from a traditional symptom-based treatment model to a more integrated approach to patient care that addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.
Functional, Integrative, Wellness and Age Management practitioners all share a common belief in the core philosophy that the patient and the practitioner are partners in health care and that good science is good medicine. The focus is on disease prevention, wellness and quality of life. The goal is to diagnose root problems, treat the condition, and improve lifestyle to prevent future illness by using a wide range of therapeutic options.
Age management practitioners seek to combat the specific challenges of aging that include decreased energy, cognition, sleep, libido and ability to maintain a healthy weight by utilizing strategies that enhance health, quality of life and longevity.
Promise Pharmacy offers a range of compounded medications to assist practitioners in healing and preventing illness and disease, to help their patients regain and maintain optimum health.
These include bio-identical hormone therapy for women, testosterone therapy for male andropause, methylcobalamin, MIC combos, injectable vitamins, amino acids, sermorelin and other peptides and IV therapy products.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Promise Pharmacy works with healthcare practitioners to provide patients with a Bio-Identical hormone replacement regimen that restores a woman’s hormonal balance. These Bio-Identical hormones are derived from yam (not soy) and provide a safe, natural alternative to synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones are molecularly identical to ovarian steroid hormones, and since they are derived from plants and are identical to human hormones, they are as effective, safer and better tolerated than commercial synthetic HRT.
Promise Pharmacy creates customized BHRT to address each patient’s unique needs in a variety of strengths and dosage forms – capsules (natural veggie caps), topical or vaginal creams, gels, and foams, suppositories, sublingual drops or troches
After BHRT is initiated, pharmacists continue to partner with the patient and her practitioner to ensure the therapy is working optimally.
Promise Pharmacy compounds additional medications to address unique Women’s Health needs including products to treat vaginal dryness, infections, women’s libido and sexual health.
Testosterone plays an integral role in men’s health, including sexual development, energy, mood, hair growth and bone density. Numerous changes are associated with age-related decline in testosterone. Low testosterone (also known as andropause) can have a negative impact on a man’s health and quality of life.
Symptoms include: fatigue, inability to concentrate, loss of muscle strength, reduced sex drive, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, irritability, insomnia, weight gain, erectile dysfunction.
Learn more about andropause.
Obesity is a major health concern in our country, leading to an increased risk of developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other medical conditions. Genetic factors, hormonal imbalances, eating habits and low physical activity levels can all contribute to patient obesity.
A medically supervised weight loss program provides many patient benefits – even a modest weight loss of 5-10% of base weight can reduce blood pressure, triglyceride levels and the risk of developing diabetes in pre-diabetic patients. Achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight improves a patient’s quality of life and their health-related conditions. The most effective weight loss programs include medical supervision, motivation, diet and exercise. Compounds can help optimize weight loss program results.
Ophthalmic Compounds for Cataract and LASIK Surgery
Promise Pharmacy offers cataract surgery and LASIK patients the convenience of single drop sterile ophthalmic solutions for their pre/post surgical treatment.
The most commonly prescribed medications are compounded into two and three drug combinations in a single bottle that offers ease of use and economy to the patient. The simplicity of administration helps promote patient compliance, which improves outcomes. Typical patient cost for these products is one-third to one-half the out of pocket co-pay charges of individual brand or generic drops.