From Polypharmacy to Deprescribing - A Wise Choice

The Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. This webinar will provide physicians with information to engage patients in their medical treatment and empower them to ask questions about what tests and procedures are right for them. 

This educational program equips physicians with the tools and knowledge needed to prescribe each patient the appropriate type and amount of medicine. Information includes methods to deprescribe and consider non-pharmacological alternatives. 

Target Audience

Physicians and Healthcare Professionals 

Learning Objectives

  • Define how polypharmacy can negatively affect the older population, including potential harms
  • Detect health issues that may be caused by multiple prescribed and over the counter medications; address these issues appropriately
  • Enumerate alternative therapies to medication and de-prescribing and how they can be effectively utilized

Additional Information

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Eric J. Reines, MD, FACP
Geriatrics Primary Care Physician
Element Care, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Lynn MA
Advisor and past chair, MMS Committee on Geriatric Medicine

Donna Bartlett PharmD, BCGP, RPh
HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster MA
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS University, Worcester, MA

Accreditation and Credit Information
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS
Member Boards:
Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

You must complete the exam at the end of the course to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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