Our Team

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.

Dr. Donna Barsky


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.

Kevin Heide, R.Ph., Lead Compounding Pharmacist

Kevin obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and several certifications from PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) in Advanced Compounding, Advanced Sterile Compounding and Advanced Hormone Consultation. His background includes over 37 years in both retail and compounding pharmacy, with an emphasis on compounding for the past 25 years. Kevin is a service-oriented pharmacist who has developed a rapport with many physicians' who have come to trust the quality and expertise he produces. Kevin's dedication and his desire to meet the unique needs of our patients and their practitioners exemplify the high principles of Texas Star Pharmacy.

Diane Ethakkan, Pharm.D.

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.

Zainab Alani, Pharm.D.

Zainab is a registered pharmacist with great customer service skills, high attention to details and excellent communication. Efficient in executing tasks with adhering to laws and policies, works well in a fast-paced environment and under pressure where she can apply multitasking skills. She is experienced with compounding commercially available and specialty drugs. She demonstrates passion about her job and is always willing to learn new things.


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.