Virginia’s Apothecare is a Compounding Chemist and Wellness Clinic located in the heart of Port Macquarie. It is our mission to enable people to experience optimal health, longevity and well being through diet, exercise, supplementation, hormone balance and genetic expression. We use functional testing to assess your health status and monitor your process. The objective of Virginia’s Apothecare is to treat the underlying cause of disease or ill health to ultimately improve health, vitality and happiness.
We specialise in tailor made medicine, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals to get best health outcome for you.
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Virginia is a Compounding Pharmacist and Anti-ageing Practitioner. Virginia studied Pharmacy at Sydney University graduating in 1986.
Virginia is passionate about learning and gaining new skills to provide a unique service to her patients. Virginia has qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Queensland, so you can be assured that your compounding is in the best of hands.
Virginia owned and operated The Medicine Chest Compounding Pharmacy (formerly The Medicine Chest) from 1993 to November 2016. She brought compounding to Port Macquarie in 2010 and has helped many patients needing unique solutions to their problems. She is an experienced compounder and is constantly upgrading her skills to give you an optimal compounding service.
Pharmacy has always been her passion but over time the industry has changed requiring more volume and less customer contact. Virginia has also become increasingly aware that many of our health issues can be treated in a more holistic way encompassing diet, exercise, supplementation, addressing inflammation, balancing hormones and genetic expression. In 2016 Virginia became a Certified Anti-Ageing Practitioner and is equipped to help you live the happiest, healthiest life that you possibly can. She is an active member of A5M- The Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine, PCCA-Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia and The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
This evolution in skills and passion has led to the creation of Virginia’s Apothecare. Virginia’s approach to healthcare is truly holistic offering personalised modern compounded medicines – both pharmacological and natural, functional testing to monitor your process, expertise and care.
Virginia is also available for personal consultations.
Karen Archer is a university qualified and accredited Naturopath, with 10 years of clinic experience using Nutrition, Herbs and iridology. She is committed to providing practical, safe and effective health treatments for all, believing that everyone can achieve health improvements they didn’t realise were possible with the right advice and guidance. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Naturopathy, Diploma of Nutrition, Diploma of Remedial Massage and GAPS Certification.
Karen is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Member 25239 and the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia, Member 155209.