Passionate about keeping people young and healthy, Tuan Tran founded Dr. Phillips Specialty Pharmacy (DPSP) to inject creative problem-solving into the field of pharmacy. He became a pharmacist because he saw a big need in the field-and a way to work with doctors to save lives and contribute to society.
Tuan received his BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science in Boston. While working in national drugstores, he saw that merely dispensing pills didn’t fully solve patients’ health problems. He also saw the general public becoming smarter about holistic health. Part pharmacist, part visionary, Tuan decided to put his insight, knowledge and expertise to better use.
The old way of treating patients doesn’t apply. Patients are unique; one solution doesn’t fit all. Alternative care requires creative ideas. You must treat one patient at a time.”
Tuan’s patient-centered thinking quickly received validation from the Orlando market; DPSP grew to five Central Florida locations in four years.
Considered a creative problem-solver and a source of reliable advice, Tuan often works on complex health issues with both patients and doctors to create individualized solutions. As a result, DPSP has earned the community’s trust for crafting quality formulations and a reputation for serving as a clinical data center. Tuan and his staff work synergistically with doctors to fill in the gaps and get answers for patients with stubborn problems. These include:
- Hormone restoration
- Women’s health
- Men’s health
- Children’s health
- Erectile dysfunction
- Alternative pain therapies
- Skin conditions
- Veterinary medicine
- Weight loss
- Hepatitis B & C
- Urology issues
As one of the few pharmacists in the Orlando area certified with a Sterile Compounding Permit, Tuan is able to compound injectable formulas, IVs, eye drops, nasal sprays and other intricate formulations. This rare designation allows him to flex his creative muscle and create innovative, individualized solutions for patients.
Due to the personalization inherent to the service, compounding requires exacting standards. Tuan’ s passion for quality and accuracy led him to develop proprietary software that minimizes prescription measuring errors. To ensure his own rigorous standards are met, as DSPS grows, he hand-picks his pharmacists from the most competent and compassionate candidates.
Tuan lives in Central Florida with his wife and three growing boys. He’s a fishing fanatic and health freak who frequently works out at the gym and prioritizes family time above all else.