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Cholesterol Guidelines Put Doctor-Patient Relationship First

12/02/18

  09:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 230 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cholesterol

Cholesterol Guidelines Put Doctor-Patient Relationship First

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New updated cholesterol guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association stress the importance of the doctor-patient relationship to effectively treat high cholesterol. Similarly, MedBen WellLiving promotes a "physician first" approach in the prevention and detection of the condition, which is known to raise the risk of heart disease and stroke.

The updated guidelines recommend that in addition to monitoring cholesterol levels, doctors consider such factors as family history and higher-risk ethnicity when making treatment recommendations. They also advise patients to discuss certain health conditions that could affect their risk or treatment with their doctor, such as metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease.

MedBen WellLiving recommends cholesterol screenings every five years. Through our primary prevention program, we help employer health plans encourage employees to develop and maintain a relationship with their family doctor... a crucial step toward the early detection of high cholesterol and other chronic conditions.

WellLiving also provides annual wellness guidelines for all employees and their dependents, customized for age and gender. Plan members can easily check their compliance with recommended wellness exams and screenings through our MedBen Access online service center.

The "physician first" approach to keeping cholesterol levels in check is just one way MedBen WellLiving helps you to promote a healthier workplace and reduce health care costs. Learn more by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at 888-627-8683 or bfargus@medben.com.

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