SATURDAYS | B12 Shots
Dr. Gayl Hyde, ND
Boost energy, enhance focus and support your nervous system with a B12 shot. No appointment necessary! Other shots also available; inquire about cost and availability.
Eric B., Store Manager
Eric brings over fifteen years of experience in the natural products industry to his role as Carlsbad Store Manager. He earned his BS in business administration from Aspen University and received his education in nutrition and fitness training from the International Sports Sciences Association, where he focused on evidence-based supplementation for sports performance. A martial artist and yoga enthusiast, Eric firmly believes in the transformative ability of physical exercise and sound nutrition on the mind and body. He is excited to share his passion and knowledge of dietary supplements and healthy lifestyles with the Carlsbad community.
Lee S., Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Assistant Manager
Lee has been a certified orthopedic specialist since 1998. After graduating from Surgical Appliance Industries, he began practicing at Adobe Drug—now Pharmaca—25 years ago. It has been his pleasure to create ongoing relationships with Pharmaca clients who have become friends in the community.
Diane S., Certified Herbalist
Diane completed a Certified Herbalist Course at the California School of Herbal Studies in 2009, and has been practicing as a massage therapist since 1980. Her passion for aromatherapy led to studies with Kurt Schnaubelt of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy where she completed their Master’s course in 2008. She also studied Jin Shin Do Acupressure in 1990 with Iona Teeguarden and later studied Flower Essences with Steve Johnson and Jane Bell of Alaskan Flower Essence Company. Diane has worked as a pharmacy technician for Pharmaca since 2006 and as an herbalist since 2009. She is excited to be continuing her herbal studies at the Living Awareness Institute.
Brittany G., Esthetician
Brittany received her esthetician license in 2011 from Lytle's Redwood Empire Beauty College after working for years at various cosmetic counters. Brittany has extensive knowledge of skin conditions, anti-aging facials and alternative natural remedies. She loves to educate customers on skin treatment on the whole body, from head to toe. She continually educates herself on the latest trends in skin care and cosmetics. Brittany loves to share her knowledge with customers here at Pharmaca and looks forward to learning and sharing with each new day.
Danielle M., Esthetician
Danielle received heresthetics diploma and license from the state of California in 2011. Since then she has worked closely with clients to provide the best possible skin care treatments and at home regimens. She is very interested in natural and holistic skincare and makeup and has recently taken an online, self paced class called "Organic Skincare Business 101," which covers the basics and fundamentals of creating skin care using organic and natural ingredients.
Pharmaca is Novato, California’s source for natural herbs, supplements, beauty supplies, OTC meds and more. Pharmaca is a vitamin store in Novato that not only carries the same high quality products you would find in an ordinary health store, but also difficult to find natural, holistic and organic items as well. This wellness store in Novato prides itself on carrying top of the line products, while adding only expert professionals to their team. This team of attentive, knowledgeable health care practitioners is always happy to listen to your questions and concerns, and provide their expert advice. These holistic healers, estheticians and naturopaths have spent years learning, training and practicing to pass their knowledge on to you. Visit your local Novato Pharmaca and vitamin store for a huge array of natural and organic wellness and beauty products. Our Novato location has also added walk-in brow and facial waxing as well as makeup applications to their list of services. Stop in to the Novato, California Pharmaca for amazing products and unique events!