You're busy and it's hard to find the time to make an appointment to talk with your doctor. This doctor discussion guide will help facilitate the conversation with your doctor so you can make the most of your doctor’s appointment. Simply print this out and bring it to your next visit as a guide.
Asking questions is important; this will help you get the cholesterol conversation started.
Talk to your doctor as a teammate.
Have a real conversation about all the challenges you may be having while on your current statin.
Let your doctor know about your medical history, current medications or supplements (both prescription and nonprescription) that you're taking, and your other medical conditions.
Speak up. Don't be shy—a heart-to-heart is meant to encourage a frank conversation between you and your doctor. This will help get you on a regimen that's right for you.
Only 45% of current statin users say they communicate openly with their healthcare provider about challenges with their statin. Get the facts and speak up before you stop taking your statin.