Tod Adams is a Kentucky native. He attended school at Western Kentucky University, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and was a practicing engineer in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Tod always had a love of pharmacy. This led him to return to both the University of Louisville and ultimately to the University of Kentucky's College of Pharmacy where he earned his second Bachelor of Science Degree, this time in Pharmacy. Today, Tod is a registered pharmacist in the state of Kentucky. While attending the University of Kentucky Tod was introduced to compounding. Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients.
Tod has been able to combine his engineering background with his pharmacy practice through compounding. He has focused his practice around problem solving in the area of dosage forms for physicians and patients. For example, his work with Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENTs) physicians has resulted in new specific dosage forms for children such as alcohol free oral suspensions for pain management and lollipops that numb the throat after tonsillectomies. Another example is the development of a transdermal thyroid medication for cats that is applied in the outer ear. The drug absorbs through the skin thus alleviating the need to force a pill down the cat's mouth!
Since the majority of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is compounded, Tod has been sought out by local physicians to make prescriptions for their patients. This is how he first became familiar with the topic of natural hormone replacement. Note that this subject was not discussed much in his formal education. (The same goes for physicians).
Tod and his wife Rebecca (pictured with him above) are the proud parents of 4 children. Rebecca is a R.N. who worked many years as an "OR" nurse in University teaching hospitals. She currently works full-time at home as a wife, mother, home-school teacher, and business partner with Tod in their two compounding pharmacies.
Tod is a member of Professional Compounding Centers of America and The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacies. He has made it a professional goal to be the most knowledgeable pharmacist in the Lexington, KY area on the subject of hormone replacement therapy. It seems the more he reads on this subject the more questions he has. He states, "The endocrine system is a very complex puzzle. Probably because of my engineering background, I am attracted to puzzles and problem solving. Studying it is a very humbling experience."