The Rexall Drug Corporation started Key Compounding Pharmacy as a Rexall franchise in 1963. As a neighborhood pharmacy in that era it catered mostly to young families. As the residents in the community aged, home medical equipment and home health care products became essential departments. Insurance billing for these products and services was added for patient ease.
In the early 1990’s many doctors and patients began asking for prescriptions that were natural to the body. They wanted nutritional supplements that would enhance the outcome of their prescriptions. Once again Key Pharmacy responded to the community’s need and began custom compounding prescriptions for individual patients. Instead of offering just one manufactured prescription strength for everyone, now each patient can be matched with the strength that is best for him or her. In the art of extemporaneous compounding, we tailor medicines and dosages to meet patient's specific needs. Rather than matching the patient to the prescription, we match the prescription to the patient.
Jim Seymour, RPh
Jim graduated from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in 1966. He launched his career
with Key Pharmacy that same year. Some of his current professional memberships include American College
of Apothecaries/American College of Veterinary Pharmacists(ACA/ACVP), International Academy of
Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), and the Institute of
Functional Medicine (IFM). He is a frequent guest on the radio show "Leading Edge Medicine"
and travels across the country to exhibits, trade shows, and educational seminars.
Jim has a thirst for knowledge in the field of Anti-aging and Integrative medicine and is very passionate about the subject of Toxic Injury. Jim is a native Washingtonian; he enjoys the climate year-round as an experienced downhill skier, cyclist and backpacker.
Hee-Joo Park, RPh
Hee-Joo graduated from Seoul National University College of Pharmacy in 1987 with a BS in Pharmacy and in 1989 with a Masters in Science. She came to America to study Microbiology in a Ph.D. program at Colorado State University in 1990. For unknown reasons, in 1995 she changed her heart to move to a rainy city, Seattle, from a sunny place, Colorado. She worked as a pharmacist in a hospital and a chain drug store before coming to Key Compounding Pharmacy in 1998. She is a South Korean native and enjoys a smile from her daughter Hannah. Hee-Joo is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging. She hopes to complete her training within the next year or so.
Bill Corriston, RPh
Bill is a 1972 graduate of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. He completed a residency in hospital pharmacy at Yale-New Haven Hospital and worked in hospital pharmacy practice for 22 years. This was followed by 6 years in community pharmacy and the last 10 years in compounding practice. Bill grew up in Colorado Springs and lived in Connecticut for 10 years before returning to Washington in 1981. He is a fly fisher, golfer, and enjoys his Honda V-Twin Shadow motorcycle rain or shine (esp. shine!). He is a proud grandfather of two with a third on the way. Bill and his wife of 44 years, Jan, reside in Seattle.
Nancy Brennan, PharmD
Nancy earned her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin Pharmacy School in 2003. Her interest in compounding first began in pharmacy school when she did a rotation at a compounding pharmacy. Nancy worked in long term care and hospital pharmacy prior to joining Key Compounding Pharmacy in 2010, and she is excited to now be exploring the compounding field in much greater depth. Outside of work she enjoys hiking and kayaking which is what led to her relocation to the Pacific Northwest in 2007.
Irene Foo, RPh
Irene has been a registered pharmacist since 1992. She graduated from the University of Kansas and has lived in
the Bellevue area since 1995. She enjoys working with patients in the community and providing them with advice,
information and consultations on pharmaceutical and alternative medicine. She is very excited about the
opportunity at Key Compounding Pharmacy where she can provide an integrative and individualized approach to each
In her spare time, she likes to cook and entertain friends at home. She also likes to travel with her family and participate in all sorts of adventures along the way. She is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Puey Chow, Rph
Puey graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Before coming to Key Compounding, she worked
retail for about 13 years. Her interest with compounding began with compounding dermatological formulations shortly after graduating. She took
a position at a pharmacy that did a small amount of compounding. That was when she decided that she wanted to develop her compounding skills and joined
our team in 2012.
In here free time she likes to spend as much time with her son who is the love of her life. You will also find her doing martial arts, riding her bike, playing music or cooking. She speaks Cantonese, French and Spanish.