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  • Mark Brownstein, CSA

Medicare Mark on the Air: Polypharmacy

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

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.

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