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What is Medication Management?

Medication management is a strategy for engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete and accurate medication list using the brown bag method. A complete and accurate medication list is the foundation for addressing medication reconciliation and medication management issues.

Importance of Medication Management

It is important to ask your provider if the dosage of you medication needs to be changed based on the genetics of how your body metabolize medications. Be aware of medications deemed unsafe for seniors. We recommend bringing a mediation list or the medications themselves to your appointment. Get a second opinion if you are uncertain with how your doctor is prescribing. Side effect profiles are important to review with your provider. 

Easy Ways to Manage and Organize Your Medication

When you take a lot of different medications, keeping them organized can be difficult. Remembering names, why you need them, and how often you need to take the medications can be overwhelming.

Use a Daily Pill Organizer, Create a Dosing Schedule Chart, Make a List of All Your Medications, Use a Medication Phone Alarm, Check Prescription Labels Often, Use a Pill Reminder Gadget or App.

To obtain medication management services in Davie, Florida, feel free to contact us at Refresh Psychiatry!

Food for Thought

Good nutrition is important part of leading a healthy life style. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce chronic disease. Strong evidence suggest a close relationship between diet and mood. A healthful diet may help prevent dementia and cognitive decline. The colon is full of naturally occurring bacteria, which play important roles in metabolism and digestion

With the use of genetic testing we are able to see how your body metabolizes medications and quickly identifies potential medications that could lead to rapid reductions in symptoms without having to go through multiple medication trails. 

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