The Doctor Says You Should Take A Statin. Should You?

Updated: Mar 3, 2019

You’re sitting in your doctor’s office, fidgeting in your seat awaiting him or her to give you the news about your last health checkup. As you observe the doctor looking down at their notes you wonder whether it is difficult for them to constantly have to break bad news to their patients, or if it just rolls off them like water from a ducks back. Then the time arrives. They tap the stack of medical reports once on their desk. A gesture that tells you they are done, it is time, and to hold your breath because it might be bad. They give you a wry smile, use your full name then tell you that they recommend you start on a statin drug to lower your cholesterol.