Michael Connell RPh.

michael_connell_rphMike was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is the oldest of 6 children and attended the University of Pittsburgh graduating Summa cum laude in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves as a combat medic.

He was promoted throughout his 28 year career and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Pharmacy Officer with the 256th Combat Support Hospital in 1998.

Mike owned Parma Drug Co., Inc. in Parma, Ohio until 1998. At that time he pursued his dream of having a compounding pharmacy. He has owned Nature's Pharmacy for twelve years. In 1998, Mike received certification by the national association of Compounding Pharmacists in Basic Compounding. In 1999, he also received certification in Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy. He has attended numerous seminars in hormone replacement and veterinary compounding over the years.

Mike is a member of the National Association of Compounding Pharmacists, Professional Compounding Centers of America, Westshore Pharmaceutical Association and the Ohio Pharmacists Association for which he is the chairman of the compounding sig committee. He is a previous member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Network for the Chemically Injured.

Mike is married with two daughters and three grandchildren. His interests include relaxing at their cottage, hunting, scuba diving, traveling and magic.