Our names are Donna and Michael Barsky and we have lived in Plano for over 30 years and wanted to provide a service back to the community. We want to invite you to come and experience a real pharmacy, run by people who care.
People continually ask us, “How do you compete with all the large chain stores in town?” The fact is, most people these days have prescription cards that manage their costs regardless of what pharmacy they frequent. The co-pay that is paid to one pharmacy will be the same at any pharmacy that one chooses to use. Therefore, it’s nice to know that you can choose the type of service you want at any pharmacy and we’re hoping that you like us well enough to give Texas Star Pharmacy a chance to serve you.
Our philosophy has always been that patient healthcare is more than just a prescription. What Texas Star Pharmacy offers is an independently-owned, family-run pharmacy that also provides specialized prescription compounding, durable medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.), children’s and adult immunizations, orthopedic braces and supports for both children and adults, acute wound care, wellness care, consultations and education.
If you have a healthcare problem, let us help you solve it; or if you need a specialized product and we don’t have it, we will try to locate it and get it for you. Please, come by and become part of our family.
Credentials: American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Member, Doctor of Pharmacy, MTM (Medicine Therapy Management), Certified Diabetic Counselor, Pharmaceutical preceptor (trains pharmacists) functional medicine expert, compounding “guru” for sterile and non-sterile compounds.
Dr. Donna Barsky received her Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1972, her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1979 and completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 1999. She ran her own pharmacy relief service for independent pharmacies and nursing home consulting practice from 1980 until April 2006. She opened Texas Star Pharmacy, a full-service independent pharmacy, in Plano, Texas in June 2006. Donna also has been a compounding pharmacist for over 30 years and has worked with many doctors developing unique solutions to assist patients in improving their health.
Dr. Crystal Blade is the Pharmacist-in-Charge at Texas Star Pharmacy, where she manages the operations of up to 12 employees. She has been a pharmacist for 8 years and has over 20 years of pharmacy experience. Dr. Blade received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN and completed her Bachelor of Science in Natural Science with a concentration in chemistry from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. Crystal is also heavily involved in teaching and mentoring students. She holds adjunct faculty positions at 11 pharmacy schools across the country where she is a preceptor for Plano and Richardson ISD high school students and has provided extensive training to foreign students and has provided extensive training to foreign pharmacists working on US licensure. Dr. Blade also has certifications in CPR, immunizations and sterile preparations.
Dr. Diane Ethakkan is a compounding pharmacist at Texas Star Pharmacy. She attained a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Texas Southern University in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies in Bio-Chemistry at Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. Dr. Ethakkan has been a compounding pharmacist for 3 years and is passionate about personalized medication for patients as she sees that the field of pharmacy is moving in that direction. Diane is also certified CPR and immunization certified.
Our technicians are all certified by the State of Texas and have a combined experience of over 30 years. We strive to make your visit a pleasant one and consider ourselves the problem solvers for your issues. Please, let us know if we can be of service to you.