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Olivera Skakavac, R.Ph.BSc.Phm
Location: Port Credit
Olivera graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1985 and has practiced community pharmacy for her entire career. She has been working at Hooper’s Pharmacy for over 15 years where she has developed a practice strong in patient care, education and management of diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. She pursues hormone replacement therapy and compounding as her interest and passion.
In addition, Olivera has been a pharmacy preceptor for more than 10 years and she has trained and mentored many pharmacy students.
Kelly Rygailo, BSc.Phm
Kelly graduated from the University of Toronto in 1983. During her university days she was a skilled athlete who especially enjoyed participating in varsity volleyball. Her love of sport fed naturally into her interest in holistic healthcare and sports nutrition.
In 1996 Kelly began working at the Port Credit location of Hooper’s Pharmacy. Shortly thereafter the idea to open the Brampton location of Hooper’s came to be.
Not long after the Brampton Hooper’s location opened, Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer. With the aid of a skilled medical team – which included a talented Naturopathic Doctor – Kelly regained her health and reaffirmed her belief in the power of alternative healthcare.
Kelly has continued to take an interest in women’s and family health issues, and is knowledgeable regarding the use of bio identical hormones. Kelly’s commitment to the total health concept continues to grow.
Joe Hsu, Bsc.Phm
Joe graduated from University of Toronto in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and immediately immersed himself with the lost art of compounding and the field of holistic medicine by joining the Hoopers’ family. The success in the community paid off in September 2007 as Hooper’s Pharmacy was able to expand to become a full service compounding pharmacy.
Whether it is through expanded services or the continuing education of himself and his trusted staff, it is important to Joe that the best possible care is always made available to the community
Behzad Khalvati, R.Ph., Pharm. D.
Behzad graduated from University of Iran in 1997 and has been practicing at Hooper’s since 2006. As a Holistic pharmacist he has a strong passion or complementary medicine and homeopathic remedies. As an experienced compounding pharmacist he can also work with you and your doctor to compound medications that serves your specific needs.