Our first guest Rebecca Rabbitt, PharmD will discuss the Topic: This Thanksgiving Make Sure Your Parents’ 2018 Medicare Part D Plan Is the One That’s Best for Them — Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7th. Gathering with family this Thanksgiving weekend is an opportunity to give thanks, but it’s also a great time to review 2018 Medicare plan offerings with your loved ones to ensure they have the best plan for their needs. Medicare Part D plans offerings (which cover prescription medications) change each year, so it’s important to re-evaluate plans during Open Enrollment to make sure your parents and loved ones have access to their medications in 2018.
Becky Rabbitt is a Medicare Part D expert with Express Scripts. Rebecca will offer tips on how to make the most of the Thanksgiving holiday to help seniors in your family explore and choose the right Medicare Part D plan for their prescription and budget needs. With Open Enrollment ending December 7, Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers still have time to learn what they could be doing to make the right choice for them and their family. Becky Rabbit will offer helpful resources, including:
Rebecca Rabbitt, PharmD, has played an integral role in the development of Express Scripts’ Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and suite of Medicare services and solutions for clients. As vice president, Medicare solutions, she leads the team responsible for helping health plans implement effective pharmacy management solutions for their Medicare and Medicaid populations. Her knowledge of CMS guidelines helps clients improve their CMS Star Ratings.
Rebecca holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and has completed a clinical residency at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. For more information go to www.roadmapformedicare.com and www.medicare.gov.
Our second guest today is Peter Toth, MD, PhD,Director, Preventive Cardiology, CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL and Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine. He will discuss the New Study Presented at American Heart Association Meeting Identify High Triglycerides as a Heart Disease Risk Patients who have their bad cholesterol (LDL-C) well-controlled are still at risk for heart attack, stroke and death.
Dr. Toth has authored and coauthored over two hundred twenty publications in medical and scientific journals and textbooks. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Year in Lipid Disorders (Atlas Publishing, Oxford, UK) and an Associate Editor for the Year Book of Endocrinology. He is coeditor with Antonio Gotto of the textbook, Comprehensive Management of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients (Taylor and Francis, New York) with Michael Davidson of Therapeutic Lipidology (Humana, Philadelphia), with Dominic Sica of Current Controversies in Dyslipidemia Management (Atlas Publishing, Oxford), with Kevin Maki of Practical Lipid Management (Wiley-Blackstone, London), with Christopher Cannon of Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care in the Primary Care Setting (Springer Humana, Philadelphia), and Domenic Sica of Clinical Challenges in Hypertension vols I and II (Clinical Publishing, Oxford, UK). He has lectured on many topics in cardiovascular medicine throughout the United States. For more information go to the www.americanheartassociation.org