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Store Events


Join us for our NEW Natural Pain Care event!
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2pm–6pm

FREE pain management discussions
FREE tips & product recommendations
BIG SAVINGS on event day: $10 & $20 coupons*
FREE 10-minute chair massage*
FREE product samples, demos & more!

Limitations apply. See store for details

January Events

Take 5 to Thrive in the New Year
Sunday, Jan. 4, 1pm-2pm
Dr. Ashleigh Putnam, ND
Discover the five basic building block supplements that can help you achieve optimal health.

Radiant Skin in Cold Weather
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 5pm-6pm
Pharmaca Esthetician
Keep your skin hydrated and radiant during the cold months with our favorite natural beauty care products and supplements.

Shrug off the Winter Time Blues
Sunday, Jan. 25, 1pm-2pm
Dr. Ashleigh Putnam, ND
Learn about natural approaches—including homeopathy, supplements and herbal support—for beating the lower moods and anxiety that are often more prevalent during the winter months.

Upcoming Events

Digestive Health
Sunday, Feb. 1, 1pm-2pm
Dr. Ashleigh Putnam, ND
Join us as we talk about a variety of factors that can influence your digestion, and learn to make better lifestyle and nutrition decisions that can improve your digestion and overall health.

Aromatherapy for Relaxation & Stress Relief
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1pm-2pm
Raj Melwani, Aromatherapy Counselor
Aromatherapy is a safe and effective way to treat many health conditions, including stress and anxiety. Come learn which oils are effective for your particular stress and how best to use them.

Keeping Skin Hydrated in the Winter Months
Sunday, Feb. 15, 1pm-2pm
Pharmaca Esthetician
Learn how to keep skin fresh and nourished this winter through nutrition, exfoliation and the perfect moisturizer for your skin type.

Ongoing Events

Blood Pressure Screenings
Pharmaca Pharmacist
Every day, all day
Have your blood pressure checked and learn how to control chronically elevated blood pressure.

Makeup Color Matching
Pharmaca Esthetician
Every day, all day
Let one of our esthetician's perfectly color match you to one of our natural makeup lines.

Additional Store Information

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Monterey, California

At Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Monterey, you will find a knowledgeable, friendly team of health and wellness specialists ranging from licensed pharmacists to expert estheticians. The Pharmaca Monterey team of practitioners is highly trained to assist and advise clients and customers on their health and wellness questions and concerns.

Pharmaca serves as a vitamin store in Monterey, and carries a plethora of supplements, homeopathic remedies and natural vitamins for individuals who are consciously trying to improve their health while seeking out natural wellness alternatives. In addition to their extensive list of unique natural wellness products and OTC medications, Pharmaca Monterey also features a full service pharmacy staffed with licensed practitioners.

Pharmaca’s Monterey pharmacy location can be found on Munras Avenue near the intersection of Webster Street, next to Trader Joe’s. Stop in any day to shop a top-notch selection of natural and organic supplements, beauty products and more. While you are there, take advantage of our many ongoing events such as our complimentary prescription and wellness consultations, mini facials and makeovers, and blood pressure screenings.

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Our Practitioners

Monterey Staff

Valerie N

Valerie N, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Manager
Valerie received her doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Southern California. She brings more than 20 years of experience to Pharmaca. She has an interest in alternative medicine and is passionate about her patient's health and wellbeing.


David V., R.Ph.,
David, a native Californian, received his pharmacy degree from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He enjoys the integrative approach to health care that Pharmaca provides and has an interest in exploring the benefits of homeopathy.


Susan M., R.Ph., Ph.D.
Susan received her pharmacy degree from Ferris State College in Michigan and her doctorate from the University of Kansas. She has a diverse pharmacy background including experience in higher education, R&D, managed care and community practice. She enjoys the integrative approach to health care that Pharmaca offers.

Ashleigh P

Dr. Ashleigh Putnam, Naturopathic Doctor, Assistant Manager
Dr. Putnam earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Wash. where she also completed an internship specializing in natural childbirth. As a recent transplant to the area, she looks forward to building her private practice and becoming part of the local community. She has a special interest in women’s health, pediatrics, prevention/treatment of allergies, hormone balancing, gastrointestinal disturbance and immune health.
Congratulations to Dr. Putnam, voted 2013's Best Alternative Healthcare Provider in Monterey County Weekly Magazine!

Rebecca C

Rebecca C., Health Educator
Rebecca comes to Pharmaca with 15 years experience in natural wellness. She has team-taught classes on restoring the body through detoxification and balance, mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. She has also developed extensive supplement knowledge while counseling with natural product companies. Rebecca is passionate about helping people with their health options and sharing her first-hand knowledge about returning to vibrant health after chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and adrenal burnout.

Raj M

Raj M., D Hyp, MET, Energy Therapist
Raj comes to Pharmaca with 15 years of experience in reflexology, clinical hypnosis, energy psychology and aromatherapy. She received most of her training in London, where she had a private practice and spent seven years at the London Lighthouse HIV Center, dealing with anxiety, depression and side effects of patients’ drug therapy. She is also a Reiki Master. Through her own life experiences, Raj has developed a keen interest in helping people with anxiety and stress management using natural supplements and self-help techniques. She also has a special interest in helping people achieve balance and harmony in their everyday life through meditation, Pranayama breathing and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

Miriam D

Miriam D., Wellness Counselor
Miriam comes to Pharmaca with 15 years of experience in customer service on the Monterey Peninsula. She likes to focus on preventive care and encourages people to integrate healthy diet and exercise into their daily routines. Her interest in natural healing began with alternative ways to address emotional wellbeing and continues to expand every day with ongoing training. Miriam encourages people to have patience with themselves and to drink lots of water!

Laura M

Laura M., Esthetician
Laura brings many years of superior customer service to Pharmaca. She attended Gavilan College's esthetician program and uses her extensive product knowledge to help customers see improvements in the health of their skin. She looks forward to furthuring her knowledge of all things related to health and wellbeing with the Pharmaca Team. She is anxious to guide people through the many options as soon as they come in the store.

Connie C

Connie C., Cosmetologist and Store Manager
Connie has 18 years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist, and has focused on situational management and customer service. Her goals are always to exceed the customers' expectation by providing excellent customer service.

Alana L

Alana L., Esthetician
Alana is a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, as well as a Certified Massage Practitioner. She attended Wayne's College of Beauty for Cosmetology and Esthetics and Monterey Institute of Touch for Massage. Alana has extensive knowledge about beauty products from hair care to skin care, and is always willing to provide advice.

Natalie C.

Natalie C., Esthetician
Natalie attended Marinello’s School of Beauty. She is skilled in all aspects of beauty and thrives on learning and educating patrons on all skin care products and needs.