All posts by: Martha M. Grout, MD, MD(H)

Statins for diabetics?

by in Blog January 7, 2019

2015 guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommend a statin (cholesterol-lowering) drug for almost everyone with diabetes. The 2018 guidelines from the American Diabetes Association state that risk factors for cardiovascular disease in diabetics include the following: hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking, a family history of premature coronary disease, chronic kidney disease, and the presence of […]

FDA Recommends 200 MG Doxycycline Per Day For 5 To 7 Days Only For Treatment Of Lyme Disease

by in Blog December 4, 2018

MedImpact, an independent, trend-focused pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), is the nation’s largest privately held PBM, serving health plans, self-funded employers and government entities. A letter from that company addressed to me about one of my patients included the above headline as a reason for denying coverage of drug therapy of Lyme disease beyond a dose […]

Use Of Statin Drugs To Lower Cholesterol

by in Blog December 4, 2018

Common knowledge has it that “having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease… High cholesterol can cause atherosclerosis, a dangerous accumulation of cholesterol and other deposits on the walls of your arteries… To help prevent high cholesterol, you can…eat a low-salt diet… ” These statements from the Mayo Clinic website are generally accepted […]

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