Learn to Understand Your Medications

December 9, 2015

PillsOn Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Newport Hospital will offer a community lecture on understanding and managing medications. Facilitated by Paul W. Parchesky, RPh, manager of pharmacy operations at Newport Hospital, the free lecture will address what prescription drug information patients need to know for good health.

“It’s so important to have a clear understanding of your own health and how to take the medications prescribed for you,” said Parchesky. “By keeping an open line of communication with your physician and keeping track of your medications and medication schedule, you can play a direct role in staying healthy by minimizing drug interactions or negative side effects – and you may even realize cost savings in the process.”

Newport Hospital launched its community lecture series in January as an educational tool and opportunity for the public to interact with clinicians at the hospital. The Dec. 15 lecture will be held in Newport Hospital’s Gudoian Conference Room, just off the main lobby of the hospital at 11 Friendship Street, Newport. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 401-845-1492 or sign up online at www.newporthospital.org.

On Thursday, Jan. 28, the next lecture, “Memory Changes as We Age and What to do about it,” will be held at Newport Hospital from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will be led by Julia Nutt, a speech and language pathologist at the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at Newport Hospital.

Elena Falcone-Relvas

Senior Public Relations Officer
Bradley Hospital & Hasbro Children's Hospital