Join us on Thursday, October 19 at Clayton Oasis for a meet and greet with Dr. Levy. Taking multiple medications might be the “new norm,” but medications come with both benefits and harms. What steps can we take to reduce the risk of unwanted or adverse effects?
Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, is a pharmacist and author who specializes in geriatrics. She is the founder of HbL PharmaConsulting, a senior care pharmacy practice in St. Louis, MO and adjunct faculty at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, (formerly known as St. Louis College of Pharmacy). Join us as she leads an interactive discussion about key medication considerations. Participants will learn new strategies for safer medication use as she highlights material from her new book, Maybe It’s Your Medications: How to Avoid Unnecessary Drug Therapy and Adverse Drug Reactions.
She has over 25 years’ experience educating older adults, caregivers, students, and caregiving professionals about safe and effective medication use. She is actively involved in educating patients, caregivers, senior service providers and other professionals, both locally and nationally, about medication use issues and other pharmacotherapy topics. Books will be available for signing, however, there is no obligation to purchase. Learn more about Maybe It’s Your Medications: How to Avoid Unnecessary Drug Therapy and Adverse Drug Reactions.
Education and Training:
• Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Michigan
• Clinical pharmacy residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida (now called UF Health Shands Hospital)
• Board certified pharmacotherapy specialist since 1992
• Certified geriatric pharmacist since 2002
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Chairman of the Board 2022-2023
Board of Directors (2013-2017)
Recipient Senior Care Pharmacist Award, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 2013
Recipient C.A.R.E. Pharmacy award, 2010