Medicare Mark on the Air: Polypharmacy
Updated: Oct 6
As people age, it is common for an individual to have multiple doctors for a variety of medical conditions. Each doctor prescribes based on their area of expertise. The result can be an ever-growing number of medications prescribed for one person. This can lead to unintended drug interactions and side effects.
In my interview on the Medicare Mark radio show on WVOX Westchester, I explain what the term polypharmacy means and how, as a Patient Advocate, I help patients decipher the problems that can happen from taking multiple medications. Click on the link below to hear a great example of polypharmacy and the cumulative side effects that can occur.