The Integrative Pharmacist: Helping to Better Meet Society’s Healthcare Needs - A Panel Discussion

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

February 20, 2019
Media Contact: Sirie Thongchua
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831-646-5632 /

The Integrative Pharmacist: Helping to Better Meet Society’s Healthcare Needs – A Panel Discussion

On Monday, March 18, 2019, 6 pm, three local pharmacists, Eric ‘Junai’ Fincke, Pharm.D, David E. Villareal, R.Ph., CCM, and Brian Ellinoy, Pharm.D, will participate in a panel discussion focusing on their efforts as “integrative pharmacists” to provide services they believe more broadly address society’s healthcare needs. They will share their individual professional journeys, health and wellness perspectives, challenges, lessons learned, and hopes for the future. Their discussion is intended to stimulate lots of questions and comments, so please come prepared.
This program is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. Adults are invited to attend. Admission is free, and reservations are required. Call (831) 646-5632 or email The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.

Brian Ellinoy, Pharm.D Biography:
In addition to government service, academia, and community practice as a pharmacist, Dr. Ellinoy was a staff clinical pharmacist at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for more than twenty years. While there, he developed an intense interest in herbs, supplements and other complementary therapies. A growing personal appreciation of the need for an integrative approach to facilitate health and healing (nurturing mind, body, and spirit) motivated him to obtain additional training and open a private practice as an integrative pharmacist consultant.

Eric ‘Junai’ Fincke, Pharm.D Biography: Eric 'Junai' Fincke studied Pharmacology at UCSB and Pharmacy at UCSF. In between academics, he studied and grew organic medicinal herbs with Eclectic Institute and worked in the Sandoz/Novartis drug safety assessment laboratory in Basle Switzerland. Fincke is a pharmacist in Monterey, CA.

David E. Villareal, Pharm.D Biography:
David graduated from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 1983. He has been a community pharmacist on the Monterey Peninsula for 33 years. David has gained the respect of the medical community and his patients by his high standards of taking care of each patient with dignity and respect. His education was in traditional conventional medicine and he practiced pharmacy in this manner for many years until he joined the team at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Monterey, CA. He is fortunate to have a team of practitioners trained in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) that have helped exposed him to options to prescription medicine. As a result, David’s view has broadened and suggests alternatives to conventional medicine where appropriate.

Photos enclosed of Brian Ellinoy, Pharm.D, Eric ‘Junai’ Fincke, Pharm.D and David E. Villareal, R.Ph., CCM

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