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.

La Habra

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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

COO

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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Manisha Patel, Pharm D

Pharmacist In Charge

Dr. Manisha Patel graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Manisha has had over 20 years of retail experience. Her roles have included District Management, Immunization training, Management Rotation preceptor, Advisory Board positions with local pharmacy schools and technician schools. Manisha is certified as an Immunization trainer. Manisha is passionate about promoting medication compliance and educating patients to drive quality of life.

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Keyur Patel, Pharm D

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Patel received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy in Stockton, CA in 2001. He completed his 4th year clerkship rotations in Ventura County, and is licensed to practice pharmacy in California. Keyur is involved with prescription processing, providing drug information to doctors, patient counseling, non-sterile compounding, and supervising technicians and ancillary staff.

Fullerton

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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.

Nadia Nguyen

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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

COO

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.