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Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: elderly | patients | medications | side effects

Too Many Drugs to Understand

Dr. Brownstein By Monday, 28 December 2020 04:27 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Doctors are overwhelmed by the number of prescription medications on the market. There simply are too many for anyone to understand what they all do.

The sheer volume of medications has lead to more and more drug interactions that are not in the patient’s best interest.

Whenever I see a patient — especially an elderly patient — who is taking numerous medications, the first thing I do is try to ascertain if there are negative interactions going on, or if there are multiple medications from the same class of drugs being prescribed at once.

Then we try to determine what is essential and winnow out what can be discarded.

It’s up to you to decide what medications you will take. That’s why you need to take an active role in your healthcare decisions.

The patients who get the best results are the active patients — the ones that read about what they are prescribed and ask the right questions.

I suggest working with a holistic healthcare provider who understands anticholinergic side effects and can suggest alternative natural therapies.

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Doctors are overwhelmed by the number of prescription medications on the market. There simply are too many for anyone to understand what they all do.
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