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James B., R.Ph.
While in high school, Jim's work in a pharmacy led to his interest in becoming a pharmacist. After graduating from Oregon State University, he was drafted and became a teacher of pharmacology for medics. When he returned home, he bought a pharmacy. Jim owned and operated Town Pharmacy for 28 years meeting the needs of several generations of Portland families. Selling to Pharmaca began a new and rewarding experience in integrative medicine while continuing to serve his loyal customer base.
Jeff T., Store Manager
Jeff is excited to share his 20 years of wellness coaching and store management experience with the Pharmaca community at the downtown Portland location. His interests include homeopathy and adaptogenic herbs to support longevity. Jeff has been practicing Acupuncture and Qigong since 2000 after graduating from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Seattle, Washington and the Ling Gui International Healing School of Qigong Master Teacher program in Portland, Oregon. He currently teaches Qigong at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the Milwaukie Parks and Recreation Center in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Karen Carleton, Naturopathic Doctor, Lead Practitioner
Dr. Carleton has been a team member at Pharmaca since 2010 and practices family medicine at Evergreen Natural Health Center. As a naturopathic doctor, it is her goal to guide patients toward re-establishing balance in order to overcome chronic disease and optimize true health. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Portland in 1997 and earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in 2006. Dr. Carleton appreciates the opportunity to share her knowledge with and, in turn, learn from customers seeking options for their health care needs.
JR T., Wellness Counselor
JR Trask has been a Pharmaca team member since April 2014. He started at the Distribution Center in Boulder, CO where he was responsible for maintaining accurate inventory for all Pharmaca stores and the E-Commerce business. His previous work experience includes management of a rent-to-own business in Maine. JR is currently a Wellness Counselor and MOD at the downtown Portland location and loves helping people.
Jessica B., Nutritionist
Jessica is a clinical nutritionist who moved to Portland from New York to pursue two of her passions; integrative nutrition and snowboarding. She received her Bachelor’s degree from New York University before graduating from NUNM with her Masters of Science in Nutrition in 2015. She is currently practicing at 8 Hearts Health and Wellness in SW Portland. Jessica loves helping people find joy and happiness through food and lifestyle changes. Her private practice focuses on optimizing mental health, hormones, adrenal function and autoimmunity. She hopes to remind her patients that their health journey as unique as they are that there is always an answer if we dig deep enough.
Patrick M., Esthetician
With more than 20 years experience in the skin care field, Patrick has worked as an esthetician, product formulator, educator and product development consultant. He enjoys combining his extensive knowledge of cosmetic chemistry and love of botanical ingredients to help customers discover healthy, naturally based ways to bring their skin into perfect balance.
Pam M., Esthetician
Pam started with Pharmaca in 2008 as an esthetician in Boulder, CO. After working with Pharmaca for two years, she left the company to do some traveling but came back to the Pharmaca Wallingford store in Seattle. Pam was soon promoted to Assistant Manager before ending up at the downtown Portland location. She received her esthetician education from the Aveda Institute in East Lansing, Michigan after graduating from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Pam loves the Pacific Northwest and all of its natural beauty! Pam loves to educate customers about the aging process and how to promote healthy and beautiful skin.
It is no secret that Portland residents make healthy living a priority. Pharmaca in Portland is dedicated to helping make a whole, natural and organic lifestyle as easy as possible. Pharmaca pharmacy and vitamin store goes to great lengths to carry unique organic and natural health and wellness products, as well as a wide selection of OTC medications for those who make the conscious choice to live well.
The Pharmaca Portland consists of a dedicated team of the finest pharmacists, naturopathic doctors, herbalists and estheticians in Oregon. Each member of the team brings a unique perspective to whole living and can help answer questions as well as guide you in making the best product choices for your lifestyle.
As Portland’s number one wellness pharmacy, Pharmaca takes pride in offering a wide variety of natural products and services to the public. Stop in regularly for our ongoing events such as cholesterol and glucose screenings, European facials, makeovers and facial waxing services. Make sure to check our events page as we are always offering new specialty events on a monthly basis.
Pharmaca is Portland’s natural solution to the traditional drugstore. We are located on 23rd Place in the Uptown Shopping Center. Stop by M-F to fill a prescription, browse our featured natural and organic products, and meet our team.