Episode 66: Be Relevant with Dr. Michelle Fritsch
Welcome to Episode 66 of the podcast. I absolutely love today’s Brave Girl, Dr. Michelle Fritsch, a board certified geriatric clinical pharmacist and former academic that has a passion for healthy aging and education. She is an absolute wealth of knowledge in a number of areas to include today’s healthcare system, prescription medication use in people over 60, the aging process, disease and planning for your golden years. Highly educated and accomplished, Dr. Fritsch shares why we all need to stay relevant in whatever field of work we pursue. It’s not a surprise that she is a nationally recognized expert in health at retirement and beyond.
Dr. Fritsch has a passion around educating her clients and their caregivers on a holistic approach to health and wellness and is a great advocate for her patients. Her one company, Meds MASH focuses on medication management, safety assessments and healthcare coaching. She believes that a fragmented healthcare system is hindering a holistic approach but we are getting closer to bringing all of the data together in one place. She also shares how with today’s technology she can work with her clients virtually on a secure video portal and how effectively she’s been able to collaborate across time zones and geographies. If you have caregiving responsibility for an aging parent this is a great option.
On the show Dr. Michelle also shares some of the market research that she has done around baby boomers, the retirement landscape and why executive men are struggling the most with the transition. Her other company Retirement Wellness Strategies provides strategic planning for these clients that includes help navigating the major life transition of retirement. The focus is on health – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social. Working with estate lawyers and financial planners, she is often brought in as part of the team to support families preparing for the transition. We talk about how important it is to enjoy your life in new ways as you approach retirement and why you need a plan. I’m sure you will agree with me when I say that the world is better for having people like Dr. Michelle Fritsch sharing her gifts, talents and know how as we all plan on aging more gracefully.