Acacia Apothecary and Wellness is a family owned compounding pharmacy. My wife Heather and I opened the pharmacy with the goal of helping our patients achieve the best possible outcomes by working closely with their physicians to customize their medication and medication delivery. We intimately understand that when it comes to our patients, one size does not fit all. Using state-of-the-art technology with FDA compliant ingredients, we ensure your finished medication meets your doctor’s exact specifications. Our staff receives post-graduate training and certification to dispense the highest quality medications. Additionally, our pharmacists and technicians strive to update their training to provide cutting edge techniques and formulas. We are a full service compounding pharmacy providing nearly all medication delivery methods. Our commitment to technology, education, outcomes, and service sets Acacia Apothecary and Wellness apart from other compounding pharmacies.
Justin Brock, Pharm D
Dr. Justin Brock earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona in 2008. During pharmacy school, he served as Class President, was selected to Phi Lambda Sigma Honorary Pharmacy Leadership Society, and served as an officer in the student chapters of Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity and National Community Pharmacy Association. He also earned many awards including American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academia Scholarship, MWU Spirit of Service Scholarship in 2006 and 2007, Lilly Achievement Award, Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship, JM Long Foundation Scholarship, and Walgreen’s Sponsored Scholarship.
After graduating, Justin served as Director of Pharmacy and Lab Director for a Specialty / Compounding Pharmacy for two years. He then moved back to his hometown of Tucson to be Manager of Outpatient Pharmacy Services for at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
Justin serves as an adjunct professor, precepting pharmacy students for Midwestern University and The University of Arizona. While precepting, he has created opportunities for students to immunize, provide medication reviews, and perform smoking cessation counseling. His clinical experience is in pain management, hormone replacement, veterinary medicine, transplant, and infectious disease. Justin’s research has allowed him to give presentations and publish in the areas of public health, transitions of care, and pharmacy administration.
Justin’s family has resided in Pima County for 6 generations. Always calling Tucson his hometown, Justin’s dream was to return to open a compounding pharmacy. His goal was to provide the best possible outcomes through personalized medication. Acacia Apothecary and Wellness is the fruition of that dream. Justin and his wife Heather have three children with whom they love enjoying all that southern Arizona has to offer.
Heather is a sixth generation Tucsonan. She and her husband, Justin, opened Acacia Apothecary and Wellness in May of 2014. She serves many roles at Acacia from marketing, retail, human resources, and assisting her fellow team to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Her background in hospitality and office management has instilled in her a drive to provide amazing customer service and an enjoyable work atmosphere. When she is not enjoying her time with her Acacia family she is enjoying her time with her husband and three children.
Eric joined the Acacia team in February 2016. A Florida native, he moved to Arizona after graduating from the University of Florida in 1997. His professional experience includes retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management and long term care. During this time, he discovered his passion for compounding pharmacy. “I appreciate the custom nature of compounding medication and tailoring therapy to each individual’s needs” Eric explains. Eric specializes in women’s and men’s health, veterinary medicine, and pain management. When not expanding his clinical knowledge Eric enjoys camping with his wife and 2 young daughters. He can also be found riding his mountain bike on one of the many beautiful trails around Tucson or cheering on the Wildcats at various sporting events.
Nicole was born and raised in the Great White North (Canada). She moved down to Tucson in 2017 to be with her husband and 3 sons. Nicole graduated with her pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She has 9 years of pharmacy experience in collaborative practice environments working closely with physicians and patients, spanning from community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and long-term care. Nicole joined Acacia in 2018, where she finalized the legal requirements to become a fully licensed pharmacist in the United States. As a pharmacist, she utilizes clinical skills to assess her patients and recommend appropriate therapies to achieve an ultimate biologic response. Nicole's focus is on supporting her patients on their journey to health. When Nicole is not at work, she loves spending time with her husband, 3 sons, 3 great danes, 1 husky and 2 cats (they have a busy house)! She can also be found doing many outdoor activities with her family and animals, watching her sons play sports and enjoying all that beautiful Tucson has to offer.
Provider Relations Representative
Amy is a native of Tucson, Arizona and joined the Acacia Apothecary and Wellness family in 2014. Amy graduated from the University of Northern Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant Management. Her years of experience in the hospitality industry allowed her to grow her personalized customer service skills and develop a strong understanding of what clients really want. Her success with the company comes from her enjoyment of creating strong relationships with Providers and their staff.
Outside of per professional career, Amy loves spending time with her son, friends and family.
Compounding Pharmacy Technician
Melissa is an original member of the Acacia team as she joined on opening day in May 2014. Coming with a six-year background from a Specialty Compounding Pharmacy, with a PCAB Accreditation, she was ready to contribute all prior knowledge into helping build Acacia. “I truly enjoy providing support in creating custom medications for patients who struggle to find exactly what they need and want. Everybody deserves quality and care, and that is what we deliver at Acacia.” In Melissa’s free time she studies online at Full Sail University to acquire a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Production in March 2017. She enjoys playing soccer and relaxing with her girlfriend, three dogs, and ferret.
Compounding Pharmacy Technician
Marcella joined team Acacia as the second pharmacy technician in October 2014. She has been a pharmacy technician since 2010 and her experience includes working at a specialty pharmacy as well as within the Arizona AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Since working at Acacia she has learned the technique and art required in making each and every compounded medication. "I like the fact that we construct a medication completely custom to that patient or animal. Putting on the lab coat and making medication from scratch, it gives you a sense of pride because... we made that." Outside of work Marcella likes dominating escape rooms, enjoys board games, and trivia nights with her besties.
Kirstine joined the Acacia team having started in August of 2016. She has previous experience in long term care pharmacy where she served as a lead technician for 4 years, but has always had an interest in compounding pharmacy. "The whole process of compounding is fascinating. To actually have something you made with your own hands go to customers makes you feel accomplished." Being a student KG (as we call her), doesn't have much free time, but when she does she enjoys going to concerts and taking small road trips.
Certified Pharmacy Technician
Madai, a Tucson native, became a Certified Pharmacy Technician in February of 2019, joining Team Acacia in April. Madai’s first experience with Acacia Apothecary was when she was placed here for her externship in 2018 through Pima Medical Institute. Before joining Team Acacia, Madai worked in a pharmacy which specialized in long-term pharmaceutical care for Tucson’s geriatric population. What Madai loves most about being a pharmacy technician is “expanding [her] knowledge about medications which are used to promote patient health and well-being”. On Madai’s free time, she enjoys curling up with her Chihuahua and binge watching a good show on Netflix. She is fluent in English and Spanish, giving her the ability to assist with our patients in either language.
Certified Pharmacy Technician
Denise joined the Acacia team in February 2020. Originally from Michigan, Denise and her family moved to Tucson when she was 8 years old. She has been a pharmacy technician since 1990. Her pharmacy experience includes retail, long term care, mail order and management, including 15 years at compounding pharmacies. Denise is licensed in the state of Arizona and is PTCB certified. “Having extensive experience with special needs patients, it is important to me that we are able to provide custom dosages and administration methods that would otherwise not be available.” Outside of work, Denise enjoys her fiancé, son, two dogs and CrossFit.