Paul Reyes, RPh

Express Scripts Pharmacist Mr. Reyes specializes in medication management issues for seniors. Topics include best practices for managing multiple prescriptions.

Vaccines: The Shots That Matter for Seniors

What you need to know about vaccines and your Medicare plan

Are you getting the recommended vaccines you need? Many people aren’t aware that they can benefit from getting vaccinated even asthey get older; in fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu and pneumonia combined are the eighth leading cause of death among seniors 65 and older. But you can do something to protect your health by staying up to date on your vaccines.

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Stay Safe, Snowbirds

Managing your prescriptions away from home

One of the many joys of retirement is the ability to spend colder winter months in sunnier climates. You may plan to split your time between two residences, or travel for an extended time. Many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans can help to manage your medications when you’re away from home.

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Getting to Know Your Medications

Tips for avoiding harmful interactions and tracking your medications

More than half of American Medicare beneficiaries take 5 or more prescription drugs on a regular basis. One in 4 take between 10 and 19 pills each day. It’s no wonder that harmful drug interactions are a major worry for many seniors. Managing so many medications can take a toll on both your health and your wallet. (more…)

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More Meds, More Docs, More Problems

Managing more than one prescription drug

How many medications do you take each day? The average senior takes 6 different medications. As you take more medications, you put yourself at risk for a harmful drug interaction.

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