Meet Our Pharmacy Staff

Welcome to Central Drugs! Our team is excited to work with you. We’re here to serve you by providing expert advice, friendly customer service, and custom solutions to help patients live healthy lives.

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Nayan Patel, Pharm D

President / CEO

Dr. Patel is a recognized expert in clinical pharmacy services. He has built Central Drugs Compounding Pharmacy into one of the leading and fastest-growing compounding pharmacies in the United States. Nayan is a frequent guest lecturer internationally on topics such as hormone replacement therapy, menopause and andropause, osteoporosis, and breast cancer. When it comes to patient healthcare, Nayan believes in a team approach. He is passionate about working together with physicians, nutritionists, and patients to develop a comprehensive plan to improve each patient's overall health and quality of life. In addition to his work with patients and practitioners at Central Drugs, Nayan is involved with the USC School of Pharmacy as a guest lecturer and faculty member.

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Ashwin Patel, Pharm D, CCN


As a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), Dr. Patel is an expert in nutritional health. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School (USC) of Pharmacy and is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at USC. Ashwin is passionate about the role that alternative medicine can play in people's health, especially when including a diet that emphasizes whole foods and nutrient supplements. His emphasis on patient care extends throughout Central Drugs. Ashwin works directly with physicians to solve problems for patients, and gives both physicians and patients more treatment options.

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Keyur Patel, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Patel received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Stockton, CA. Keyur is a patient-centered clinical pharmacist with experience in retail and specialty compounding pharmacy settings. He is very passionate about researching and offering the best treatment options to his patients and practitioners that would improve their overall well-being. He enjoys educating practitioners on specialty medication usage and treatment protocols (BHRT, IV Nutrition, etc.).

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Tejal Patel, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Patel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Cell and Developmental Biology from California State University, Fullerton. She is newly graduated and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from California Northstate University, College of Pharmacy. She has a background in retail pharmacy and is focused on being a leader in the pharmacy and her community. Her passion stems from a drive to educate patients and ensure their medication regimen is tailored to meet their specific needs.

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John Kim,

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Kim holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacological Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. With a passion for providing personalized care, he works closely with doctors to develop effective treatment plans tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. In addition to his clinical work, he has been actively involved in researching and developing new compounded products at the pharmacy.

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Norlyn Corpuz

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Corpuz earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Administration at California State University, Northridge, with a specific focus on Food Science and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Marshall B. Ketchum University. With a knowledgeable background in the study of food processes outside the body and outpatient pharmacy, Dr.Corpuz understands the importance of integrating both a healthy lifestyle and an effective medication therapy.



Dimpi Patel, Pharm D

Pharmacist In Charge

Dr. Patel received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from La Sierra University and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Loma Linda University. Dimpi has a variety of experience in pharmacy including retail, managed care, compounding, management, and hospital. She is also trained to give immunizations to pediatric and adult patients.

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Tiffany Cho

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Starr received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of California Irvine and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific. Tiffany is a patient-centered clinical pharmacist with experience in retail pharmacy and is passionate about providing the highest quality of patient care possible. She researches and educates providers on different possibilities with compounds and how we can create tailored solutions for each patient.