About Our Speaker – Dawn Ipsen, Pharm D

Dawn Ipsen

Dawn Ipsen

Pharm D

Dawn Ipsen, PharmD is owner and pharmacist of Clark’s Compounding Pharmacy in Bellevue, WA and Kusler’s Compounding Pharmacy in Snohomish, WA. Dawn graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2001 where she received the Dean’s Outstanding Service Award. She holds memberships with the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and Washington State Pharmacy Association. She is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and an Affiliate Faculty Member for Bastyr University. She is a Pharmacist Preceptor for Washington State and teaches Doctorate of Pharmacy students. Dawn also serves on the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Advisory Counsel and Chair of the WSPA Compounding Special Interest Group. She was named UW School of Pharmacy 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Pharmacy Practice. Dawn has presented on the topic of pharmaceutical compounding to healthcare provider, patient, and peer groups. She is dedicated to helping her community find solutions to medication problems through personalized medication therapies.

Dawn Ipsen’s Upcoming Sessions

Specialty Compounded Medications for Acute and Chronic Pain

What is a patient to do when the ‘gold standard’ for pain treatment has failed them? What happens when the side effects from a pain medication outweigh the benefit the medication was providing? What tools are in a provider’s ‘toolbox’ to give this patient an improved quality of life? Specialty compounded medications may provide some of the answers to these questions! We will go through situations of both acute and chronic pain, including muscular vs neuropathic vs mixed mechanism. Opportunities exist for providing improved quality of life via topicals, transdermal, nasal sprays, topical sprays, oral gels and mouth rinses, and vaginal gels or suppositories. Learn more about combining multiple mechanisms of action to maximize the efficacy while minimizing side effects. 


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