Working with Clients on Multiple Rx Medications
with guest teacher Marybeth Missenda
In this webinar, you will work through a case study on how to explore both positive and negative interactions between pharmaceutical medications and herbs in your clients. In today’s healthcare environment clients are rarely using just herbal medicine to manage their health challenges. Even if they are not on long-term prescription medications, they may be taking over-the-counter medications like Advil or prescriptions like birth controls that are often overlooked when considering potential drug-herb interactions.
In addition to this, they are often combining medications, dietary supplements and herbal products with only about 25% reporting these combinations to their primary care physician. Historical case reports and research on drug-herb interactions have not always provided clear guidance for clinical practice. This webinar explores the role of the herbalist as an advocate for the safe use of herbs with pharmaceutical medications. You will also learn questions to ask your clients to ensure you have a complete medication history and identify some red flags that would require a referral back to the client’s primary care physician. Here are some robust discussions on how we as herbalists can be a greater support to our clients in this modern healthcare environment.
You will have access to the recording for one month following the webinar.
Note: If you are enrolled in Monday Mentoring, this webinar is included in your membership. You do not need to register, and you will have access to the recording at any time through the Training Library.
Marybeth Missenda is a health system pharmacist with over 30 years of experience in hospital pharmacy with a specialization in Parenteral Nutrition. She graduated from Duquesne University in 1989 with a BS in Pharmacy.
Her love of teaching began as a preceptor for pharmacy students. This passion for sharing her experience and knowledge led her to pursue further education to obtain her Medical Herbalism certificate and Masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2013.
She is currently teaching at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is the program director for Integrative Health Studies at MUIH, where she brings together her experience and passion for the inter-professional collaboration between practitioners to meet the challenges of today’s healthcare system. Marybeth brings together diverse perspectives from both traditional medicine and biomedicine into the classroom and was recognized by the students of the herbal medicine department with the 2017 2018 & 2019 Great Esteem award and the 2020 Faculty Excellence and Innovation in Service Award. She is the owner of Bridges to Wellness, LLC where she provides clients with support in navigating the safe use of pharmaceutical medications and herbs and dietary supplements.