Talking to Your Doctor About Lipid Disorders
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with lipid disorders. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Lipid Disorders
About Your Risk of Developing Lipid Disorders
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Treatment Goals
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Communicating with professionals. American Heart Association website. Available at: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cardiac-rehab/communicating-with-professionals. Accessed May 24, 2019.
Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 5/24/2019
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