Wise & Well
Donna Bartlett, PharmD, BCGP
Dr. Donna Bartlett is a Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) licensed in Massachusetts. She received her BS in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from MCPHS University in 1995 and 2010 respectively. She has 20 years of experience in retail pharmacy, over 10 years of experience in outreach programming specializing in older adults medication needs, affordability, and prescription coverage including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance coverages.
Dr. Bartlett is a professor of pharmacy practice at MCPHS University where she teaches geriatrics, US Health Care, and precepts an internal medicine advanced pharmacy rotation site. She has served as an active member of a number of committees including a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as a geriatric pharmacist specialist, the MA Falls Prevention Coalition, and Poison Control and Prevention Advisory Board serving MA and RI. She co-hosts The Med List podcast with Dr. Kevin Walker, available on multiple podcast platforms.
Dr. Bartlett has shared her knowledge of medication therapy management (MTM), deprescribing, polypharmacy, geriatrics, falls prevention, medication access, affordability, and adherence with a number of audiences including patients, health care providers, social workers, and state organizations. She has been published in pharmacy and managed care journals, and has spoken for a number of community, professional, local, state, and national organizations.
Dr. Donna Bartlett, PharmD, BCGP
MedStrong: Shed Your Meds for a Better, Healthier You
MedStrong: Shed Your Meds for a Better Healthier You tells of the need to keep medications in check throughout the aging process. Why is this necessary? Overmedication increases side effects that can impact one’s well-being and quality of life, and can cause unintended consequences such as falls, hospitalizations, and traffic accidents. Many individuals remain on medications far longer than necessary, and having medications added when deprescribing a medication may be a better treatment option.
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