You’re busy, and it’s hard to find the time to prepare for your appointment 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.
Partner with your doctor
Open up to your doctor to ensure you’re on a statin that fits your unique needs. And discuss any questions or concerns you may have about which statin is most appropriate for you.
Have a “real” conversation about your statin
Tell your doctor if you’re experiencing any side effects or are unsatisfied with your statin. Be sure to mention any factors that can impact your statin treatment, as this may help your doctor determine if a different statin would be better for you.
Share your medical profile
Tell your doctor about all other prescription and nonprescription medicines you take, including over-the-counter and herbal supplements. With more information, your doctor will be better able to protect you against the potential for other medications to interfere with your statin and may help minimize the chance for side effects.
Don’t be shy, speak up!
If you’re experiencing side effects or other challenges with your statin or general health, tell your doctor so you can work together to find a different dose, or a different statin that may be a better fit for you.