This talk clearly explores how to approach pharmaceutical treatment of hypertension for older adults. Guidelines for when to initiate treatment are different for older patients, as are which medications to use as well as appropriate dosing strategies. We will also discuss smart practices on weaning for this population as well as gentle concomitant naturopathic treatment support.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Alethea Fleming is a passionate advocate for naturopathic geriatric medicine. She is a Bastyr University graduate and earned a certificate in Gerontology from the University of Washington. Dr. Fleming is the owner of the Vital Aging Clinic in Anacortes, Washington, where she has provided care to elders and someday-elders for a dozen years. Dr. Fleming is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and Middle Way Acupuncture Institute as well as a proud member of WANP and AANP.
*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit (including 1 Pharmacology credit) for Washington NDs*
(Originally presented on October 9, 2020)