Better Health with Deprescribing

Let’s be certain the medications we are taking are not causing us harm or side effects that we think are new problems.

The MedStrong Workbook

We are excited to announce the MedStrong Workbook, is NOW AVAILABLE! Help yourself or your loved one by reducing unnecessary and inappropriate medications. The MedStrong Workbook provides ample space to guide you through the 5-Step Medication Optimization Plan.
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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.

The Vision, Mission, & Goal

The Vision

Optimize medications so that only necessary medications are prescribed and continued.

The Mission

To make deprescribing a common practice and discussion throughout healthcare.

The Goal

Empower patients, healthcare providers, healthcare agents, and the healthcare system to take an active role to Deprescribing and Optimize medications.

the vision, mission, & goal

Deprescribe to Optimize

With over 25 years of experience in pharmacy and counseling countless older adults on their medications, I have seen many medications started but not many stopped. Many medication lists have 5, 15, even 21 medications. This website is meant to share ideas and the benefits of deprescribing. Share your deprescribing stories and learn more about deprescribing. Let’s help each other learn about optimizing medications to keep us WISE & WELL.


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MedStrong- Shed Your Meds for a Better Healthier You and the MedStrong Workbook are tools to assist you with your medications and prepare you for better conversations about optimizing your medications and health with your providers

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