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Dr. Harry Tripp Wingate, MD

Dr. Harry Tripp Wingate, MD

Dr. Harry Tripp Wingate, MD is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, past Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Rural Emergency Medical Section, and medical entrepreneur. Read more

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Prescription Medication Safety

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Over two million Americans experience adverse drug reactions from prescription medication each year. Patients develop complications from these medications when health care professionals ignore precautionary measures and lack communication skills. Read more

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Caregivers are often the first line of defense in protecting the elderly and infirm – especially when it comes to making sure medications are obtained and taken properly. Read more

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People over the age of 65 represent 14% of the US population but consume more than one-third of prescription medications. The average senior citizen uses more than five different medications each day. Read more

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According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, more than 34 percent of seniors take medications prescribed by more than one physician and 72 percent take medications that were prescribed more than six months ago. Read more

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One of the common issues that caregivers have to deal with on a daily basis is the need to dispense their care recipient’s medication in a safe and timely fashion. Read more

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The over 65 population in America purchases and consumes more medications than any other age group. Read more

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My 90-year old parents just moved into an independent living facility in a suburb of Memphis, TN. My mom is largely deaf but uses a cell and an iPad. Read more

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A growing concern for family caregivers is the possibility of a loved one’s accidental overdose. This is an issue I hear about with alarming frequency as we travel the country on our Fearless Caregiver Conference tour. Read more

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When considering a home or family disaster plan, it is easy to overlook medications and the special needs of family members. Instead of waiting for an event to occur, think ahead. Read more

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There are many options on the market for organization system. Deciding which one is right for your family needs to be the driving force behind the system that you ultimately choose. Read more

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Not taking prescribed medication – noncompliance – can have serious health consequences. The reasons why people forget or don’t take medications are varied. Read more

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As more and more chemotherapy is given in outpatient clinics and at home, it is extremely important that caregivers and patients understand the risks and hazards that household members may be exposed to. Read more

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Swallowing pills — medicine, vitamins or supplements—is the most commonly-reported problem for people living with dysphagia. Read more

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My husband Marty has to take a combination of eight different drugs seven times a day; this is in addition to routine vitamins. Each morning, I set them up in a pillbox so that there is no confusion about the schedule. Read more

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