BScPharm PharmD Certificate in Travel Health™
Proudly serving the Pembina Valley since 1999.
Dr. Lisa Zaretzky is a Doctor of Pharmacy with a specialized interest in Wellness, Pain Management, Weight Loss Coaching, Mental Health, and Chronic Disease prevention and treatment.
Dr. Lisa grew up in Pine River, Manitoba, Canada. Her early life was impacted significantly living in the northern part of the province by having a lot of responsibilities in contributing to the family. Also, living in a somewhat isolated area, taught her how to be extremely resourceful, efficient with resources, and in caring for her environment. That was when she decided he was going to become a doctor. Overcoming personal challenges along the way and redirecting her career path, Dr. Lisa graduated from University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree. Dr. Lisa began her career working at various community pharmacies in southern Manitoba and even the Headingley Correctional Institution until the riot in 1996. Although extremely interested in community pharmacy, she knew she wanted to experience the other areas of practice so in later in 1996 Dr. Lisa moved her family to Brandon, Manitoba to work in the mental health sector with adults and seniors. Working in the public health area taught her much about the gaps in transition of care which excited Dr. Lisa about potential opportunities to really make a difference. In 1999 Dr. Lisa moved back into community care and relocated her family to the beautiful Pembina Valley in southern Manitoba.
Making a difference and implementing positive change in personal health or in a system doesn’t happen overnight and can have many challenges. Dr. Lisa was drawn to become the best influencer that she could be, which to her meant two things achieving her lifelong goal of becoming a doctor and starting her own pharmacy. In 2005, Dr. Lisa opened her Apothecary adjoining a community clinic with the focus on clinical care and one-on-one prescription consultation. The despite having a serious blood clot in her brain in 2008, Dr. Lisa began her studies with University of Colorado to obtain her Doctorate training in pharmacy. During the next 5 years, she went in-depth with chronic disease understanding and management, understanding population health and treatment of illness, examining medical research along with the risks and benefits of drug therapy, and most importantly understanding the huge benefits of working together with all health care providers.
After her final six week rotation in bone marrow transplant and cancer treatment, Dr. Lisa graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Colorado in 2013. A Doctor of Pharmacy has many opportunities to work in hospitals or in universities, but Dr. Lisa chose to continue using her expanded knowledge in the community in her own pharmacy. Never stopping to learn, she went on to obtain advanced training in Weight Loss Coaching (2016), Nutrition in the Management of Pain (2018), Certification in Travel Medicine (2019), Palliative Care (2020), in-depth study mental health drugs (psychiatric pharmacology – 2021), and most recently embarking on becoming certified in Sexual Health through the University of Alberta. Community care and individual health and wellness is complex and ever changing, keeping up to date with treatment options for her patients is very important to Dr. Lisa. The best way to utilize all her skills is through her one on one appointments where Dr. Lisa addresses important health concerns and designs a personalized treatment plan for her patients.