Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 17, 2017
When asked about the medical conditions they fear the most, adults overwhelmingly answer dementia, specifically Alzheimers dementia. Treatment options for dementia are dismal, so the focus needs to be on prevention. Many risk factors for dementia are things you can control: diabetes, high blood pressure, physical inactivity and even some medications.
Multiple studies have found an association between the use of certain medication classes with dementia and cognitive (thinking, understanding, learning, remembering) impairment in older adults. See More
Elizabeth Davis - August 17, 2016
Americans, get ready for sticker shock at the pharmacy.
In 2017, the nation’s largest insurance companies will likely exclude up to 154 different drugs from coverage. If you’re taking one of these prescriptions, your co-pay is about to go way, way up.
Last year, popular drugs including Viagra and Qsymia were dropped by major insurance plans for 2016. The trend continues this year. Almost 50 popular brand-name and generic drugs will likely no longer be covered by one of the nation’s largest prescription insurance providers. See More
Roni Shye - April 08, 2016
Overactive bladder is a common condition, affecting 30% of men and 40% of women—about 1 in 3 folks over the age of 40.
An overactive bladder can cause leakage (also known as incontinence), which as you can imagine, can come with self-consciousness, emabarrassment, and other emotional hurdles.
The good news is that there are several treatments out there that can help—and one of them just got a little bit less expensive: generic Enablex (darifenacin) has been approved and is in pharmacies now. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 19, 2015
Dry mouth isn’t just an annoyance, it can lead to serious dental issues. Xerostomia is the medical term for dry mouth and when it happens, you’ll want to know what’s causing it.
Risk factors for dry mouth include medications, mouth breathing, older age, and a history of radiation therapy in cancer patients. Medical conditions that contribute to dry mouth include Sjögren’s syndrome, diabetes, and anxiety disorders, and these can be easily ruled out by your doctor. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 05, 2015
Less than 5% of women who experience urinary incontinence see their doctor about it, and when they do it takes over a year to get there. Urinary incontinence (UI) affects as many as 47% of older women so you are not alone, and should not be embarrassed. Although men and women can have UI, it is far more common in women.
Behavioral changes are the place for start for the symptoms of overactive bladder and UI. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 12, 2014
Guess what? All of them work just as well. The differences which make one better than the other are in other areas: cost, side effects, and medical conditions you may have.
Here is what you need to know about the medications we prescribe for urinary incontinence and overactive bladder (OAB).
- Show me the money. The cost and coverage will depend on your medical plan and whether you are prescribed a generic. See More
Elizabeth Davis - March 28, 2013
When it comes to saving on your prescriptions, sometimes the way to get the best price isn’t as straightforward as simply using a coupon or switching to a generic.
Recently, I visited a doctor to try and figure out why I was having headaches. It took months, but eventually I was diagnosed with migraines; then, I had to work with my doctor to find the right medication to manage the migraines.
Like many Americans, I have health insurance, but even with insurance, the cost of my drugs was giving me a headache. See More