Who We Are

At Create, we are on a mission to be Canada’s leading compounding pharmacy. Our goal is to create wellness through medication personalization at pricing that is affordable for all Canadians. We are an industry leader in our offerings and have a proven track record of helping clients through personalized medication.
Create compounding pharmacy is Canada's leading compounding pharmacy

Our Story

Create Compounding Pharmacy is an industry leader that has been operating in Calgary since the early 1990’s under the name Dermatology Centre Pharmacy. In 2018, we had a change of ownership and opened our first retail store in SE Calgary, rebranding under the name Create Compounding Pharmacy. Our business grew rapidly to be recognized across Alberta as an industry leader in compounding.
In 2021, to meet increasing demand, we expanded into a new larger facility in Calgary that serves a large scale compounding lab, distribution center & head office. We also added compounding facilities in Toronto and Vancouver allowing us to now offer same day delivery of compounded medications in 3 major Canadian cities and faster shipping across the country.

Certifications & Quality

Our staff’s certifications include:

Our Values Are Rooted In

quality, reliability and accuracy. We integrate digital quality control systems in our compounding processes and every single compound passes through our 11 step check process before being shipped directly to our clients.

Our Leadership Core

Mahdi Khanafer, Andrew Costello, Tyson Smith & Taso Raptis, Create Holiday party in Canmore AB, 2022.

CEO & Managing Partner (Alberta)

Andrew Costello BScPharm

Andrew is a licensed pharmacist in Alberta and is the leader of our Calgary compounding facility. He graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia and emigrated to Canada in 2014. He practiced as a pharmacist at a compounding pharmacy in Calgary between 2015 and 2018 before founding Create. In 2018 he purchased an existing compounding pharmacy and rebranded it to Create Compounding Pharmacy.  In 2021 he led our nationwide expansion into Vancouver and Toronto. 

Managing Partner & Pharmacist (Ontario)

Tyson Smith BScPharm

Tyson is a licensed pharmacist in Ontario and is the managing director & pharmacist for our Ontario compounding facility. He completed a science degree from the University of Guelph in 2011 and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of Queensland. He has extensive pharmacy & management experience and has been licensed as a pharmacist in Canada since 2015. He joined Create in 2021 and leads the pharmacy operations in Ontario.

Managing Partner & Pharmacist (British Columbia)

Taso Raptis BScPharm

Taso is a registered pharmacist in British Columbia and is the pharmacy manager and partner at our Vancouver compounding facility. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009 at Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2014. Taso has been licensed to practice pharmacy since 2015, and in addition to British Columbia, has practiced in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, in both urban and rural settings. He has held a diverse practice, including hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, management, sales, and operational roles. He joined Create in 2022 and leads pharmacy operations in British Columbia.

Pharmacist & VP of Sales

Mahdi Khanafer BScPharm

Mahdi is a licensed pharmacist, managing partner and our sales director. He earned an Honors Specialization in Biology from Western University in 2010 and his Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2014 from The University of Queensland. With over 6 years of experience as a pharmacist and pharmacy manager in Alberta and Ontario,  Mahdi has gained first-hand knowledge about the needs of businesses and customers.  Since joining Create in 2021, Mahdi looks to use his experiences to lead our sales initiatives across Ontario as Create becomes a compounding industry leader.

Nationwide Operations Manager

Susan Burchell BPharm MBA

Susan completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Rhodes University in South Africa 2001 and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School 2018. Susan joined Create in 2019, shortly after emigrating to Canada from South Africa. She has been integral to the growth of our company and is our Nationwide Operations Manager.

Director of Sales & Marketing

Brendan Long

Brendan was born and raised in Calgary Alberta. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bsc. in psychology where he also worked in a number of different lab settings for the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience. His strong interest in science, love of dealing with people and desire to learn business brought him to the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked in client facing roles in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry for over 10 years culminating in joining the Create team in 2022.