About Our Pharmacists

The Triad Relationship: Patient - Physician - Pharmacist

At MD Custom Rx you will find a staff of professional and caring pharmacists and technicians who are devoted to the patient-physician-pharmacist triad, which consists of the philosophy that by working together we can best meet the individual needs of the patient. Compounding is achieved through this essential triad relationship -- patient, physician and pharmacist. This enables patients to receive the type of personalized care they deserve and allows independent community pharmacists the opportunity to provide superior, patient-oriented services. This triad relationship between the patient, the physician, and the pharmacist is vital to the process of compounding so all three can work together to solve unique medical problems. Every patient is a unique human being and as such must choose a therapeutic approach that meets his or her own personal needs and expectations. Working together, the patient, healthcare provider and compounding pharmacist can identify options from which the patient can choose. The compounding pharmacist can help customize the therapy to fit a patient's needs/preferences regarding dose, dosage form, and flavoring. It only makes sense that the patient, healthcare provider and compounding pharmacist work together, melding their individual knowledge and skills, to produce the best possible therapeutic outcome.

MD Custom Rx works together with Wisconsin doctors and patients to help relieve a wide variety of conditions - Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, Cancer, and many diseases which can be baffling and resistant to treatment are improved through the alternative treatments available from our Wisconsin compounding pharmacy.

Continuing Education with Continuous Facility Testing

Our pharmacists strive to obtain the highest standard of continuing education in order to be the most up-to-date in their knowledge of drug manipulation and compounding techniques.

MD Custom Staff
From Left to right – Dan Zatarski, PharmD, RPh, Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh, John Waclawski, BS, RPh, Erin Orth, PharmD, RPh, Krista Borowski, BS, RPh

Meet our Pharmacists

John Waclawski, BS, RPh

John WaclawskiServing and caring for patients has been a priority of mine since graduating from pharmacy school in 1972. Since 1977, I have owned and operated independent pharmacies focused on unique and specialized services such as diabetes care, nutrition and vitamin consultation, health related educational events, specialized home medical equipment, and Custom Prescription Compounding. Prescription compounding offered me the opportunity to work with patients and their prescribers to solve medication problems. It allowed me to use my pharmacy and chemistry education in meeting the needs of patients I served. It allowed me to resolve medical problems for patients that traditional pharmaceutical company products were not resolving. Prescription Compounding attracted the interest of my daughter, Monica, and is the reason she enrolled in pharmacy school. Upon graduating from UW School of Pharmacy in 2004, Monica and I founded MD Custom Rx a pharmacy practice entirely dedicated to prescription compounding. Today our family of pharmacists, Monica, her husband Dan, and myself, own and operate MD Custom Rx. The tradition of serving and caring for patients has been carried to the next generation.

Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh

Monica ZatarskiMy interest in prescription compounding stems from my father and pharmacy innovator, John Waclawski. I started working at my father’s pharmacy at a young age and became increasingly fascinated with the art and science of prescription compounding; in particular bio-identical hormone restoration. I graduated from the University of Madison with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004; at which time my dad and I partnered in opening MD Custom Rx, a compounding-only pharmacy in 2005 in an effort to devote the necessary resources to performing the highest quality of compounding. I became instrumental in having MD Custom Rx achieve being the first pharmacy in Wisconsin accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board in 2009. Working closely with patients and their providers to achieve their health goals has been extremely rewarding!

Dan Zatarski, PharmD, RPh

Dan ZatarskiAfter graduating from the University of Madison with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2003 and having already worked for a large-chain pharmacy, I had the opportunity to work for my father-in-law, John Waclawski, in one of his independent community pharmacies. This is where I really became exposed to prescription compounding and saw how this service is a great benefit to patients. I also began to develop my passion for wellness and tailoring nutritional supplement regimens for patients. I later purchased this pharmacy from my father-in-law, but was constantly aware of the services my wife and father-in-law were offering through MD Custom Rx. I then decided to join my family and bring my nutritional supplement expertise to MD Custom Rx full time in 2011, becoming the Pharmacy Manager. I thoroughly enjoy the strong relationships I have built with providers and their patients. Working at MD Custom Rx, I personally can see the direct impact I have on patients’ health.

Erin Orth, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Erin OrthMy dream job has been to be involved in prescription compounding. From the first day in compounding lab during pharmacy school, it has been a passion of mine. My undergraduate training was in both chemistry and mathematics, and prescription compounding is the perfect blend of these two disciplines! I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2007 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. I joined MD Custom Rx in May 2013. At MD Custom Rx I most enjoy assisting patient in their journey towards wellness and health. We are a part of an integrative wellness team. In addition, I have thoroughly enjoyed my hands-on experience in prescription compounding. It is so rewarding and satisfying to put the knowledge gained in pharmacy school together with the skills I’ve been taught here to make high quality compounded preparations!

Krista Borowski, B.S., R.Ph.

Krista BorowskiI graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree. I joined MD Custom Rx in September 2015, but I have always found compounding fascinating. I have worked as a compounding pharmacist prior to joining MD Custom Rx and have been touched by how profoundly people’s lives have changed with compounded, individualized prescriptions. I thoroughly enjoy working with a dedicated staff at MD Custom Rx, who have a common goal of improving the quality of life for the customers we serve.