Karin Carestia, RPh

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

While practicing pharmacy in the mountains of Colorado for the first 15 years of my career, I  fell in love with the many recreational pursuits offered by a mountain setting. Living at a higher altitude places unique demands on the body and I soon realized the great importance of diet and lifestyle in daily performance, physical as well as mental. This strong interest in nutrition and a more functional approach to health became incorporated into my pharmacy life w with the opportunity to be involved with a colleague and friend who was opening a compounding pharmacy. I was fascinated by how compounding allows customization and thereby the opportunity to minimize medication side effects and optimize their benefits. After moving to Park City in 2006 with my husband and two children, I returned to retail pharmacy, but never lost the enthusiasm for compounding, so I re-attended comprehensive programs with PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) on compounding technique as well as on Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. Opening Alpine Apothecary in early 2010 was the realization of a dream, and it has been an absolute pleasure to meet and work with the wonderful people here in Park City!