A Skin Care & Acne Clinic Serving Hayward, CA
Pleasant Care is an innovative pharmacy specializing in skincare and dermatology. We specialize in creams and topical medications that are tailored to each patient’s specific needs. We work with you, the patient, to come up with the right formula.
Pleasant Care Pharmacy’s mission is to educate, ensure safety, and improve the health & quality of life of our customers while advancing the pharmacy profession towards a comprehensive & personalized pharmacy care model in order to reduce the total cost of healthcare.
Pleasant Care Pharmacy is a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). All of our ingredients and equipment are certified for the patient’s safety and quality.
About the Pharmacist
Chau Phan earned her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and her Masters of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology at the University of California, Davis, before going on to receive her Doctorate of Pharmacy at University of the Pacific in 2009.
In addition to founding Pleasant Care Pharmacy, Chau is the President of Kenfoster Medical Inc., President of the San Mateo County Pharmacists Association 2014, and the host of the Vietnamese Bay Area television show “Duoc Trong Doi Song,” also known as “Pharmacy in Our Lives”. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and she was Pharmacist-in-Charge at Medical Plaza Pharmacy in Palo Alto, CA.
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Chau’s aim is to innovate the practice of pharmacy, which is why she started Pleasant Care Pharmacy. She hopes to collaborate with other healthcare professionals for the best, most cost-effective, comprehensive care, thereby advancing the profession of pharmacy to another level.
Chau’s Journey into Cosmeceuticals
Chau is, and always has been, very low maintenance with regards to her own skincare regimen. However, when she turned 30 years old, she wanted to start preventing wrinkles, but was overwhelmed by all of the products on the market and the messages in the media. At the cusp of ordering a supermodel-sponsored anti-aging product, Chau stopped and realized, “I’m a researcher. I’m a pharmacist. I can research the best ingredients for my own skin.”
However, as anyone who has shopped for skincare products may realize, finding products that contain all of the ingredients you want is difficult. To circumvent this problem, Chau decided to put her pharmacist and research skills to work and put all the ingredients she wanted in one bottle.
Chau’s Journey into Dermatology
Three months after Chau’s son was born, he developed severe eczema. As a mother, Chau agonized over her son’s pain and took many measures to attempt to soothe his condition. She made sure he wore mittens so his scratching wouldn’t further irritate his condition, carefully choose toys that would not puncture his skin, gave him nightly oatmeal baths, and examined the ingredients of every product her son used. While these measures may seem drastic to some, for those living with eczema or know someone with eczema, this is a daily reality.
Chau’s struggles with managing her son’s condition inspired her to research and compound eczema treatments. Her ultimate goal is to cure her son’s eczema.
Chau’s desire to share her abilities and knowledge of cosmeceuticals and dermatologic treatments with others inspired her to start Pleasant Care Pharmacy.