Who treats high cholesterol?

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Meet your team of healthcare professionals who help manage your heart health

Healthcare professionals help people develop individual cholesterol-lowering strategies, which can include eating a heart-healthy diet, exercising regularly, and taking a statin. While any physician can prescribe statin medication, the types of healthcare professionals described below typically treat high cholesterol.

Primary care physicians (PCPs)

Primary care physicians—including internal medicine doctors and general practitioners who work in family practice and osteopathic medicine—provide a wide variety of health services. They are the first line of defense when it comes to managing your health and preventing health problems.

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Cardiologists

These specialists help those who require specialized heart-health care. Primary care physicians will usually recommend these specialists to those who need it. Cardiologists help treat heart conditions such as high LDL (bad) cholesterol, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, health conditions that require people to use blood thinners, and other heart conditions.

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Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs)

Clinical nurse specialists typically work in hospitals, private practices, and clinics—providing diagnoses, treatment, and ongoing care to patients. CNSs primarily focus on caring for aging people who have multiple conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

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Endocrinologists

Endocrinologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions that impact the endocrine system. Some of the conditions endocrinologists help treat include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, diabetes, and issues related to weight and metabolism.

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Lipidologists

Lipidologists specialize in preventing and managing cholesterol and lipid disorders (dyslipidemia) as well as metabolic diseases including diabetes.

Nurse practitioners (NPs)

Nurse practitioners are healthcare professionals who have the expertise to diagnose and treat health conditions. Some of their specialty areas may include cardiology (the study of heart-related health), hematology (the study of the blood), and gerontology (the study of the health of aging people), as well as overall disease prevention and management.

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Physician assistants (PAs)

Physician assistants follow the direction of physicians and are experts in examining, diagnosing, and treating people. They work in doctors' offices, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. PAs can provide a broad range of medical care for people with heart disease by running tests, prescribing medication, and helping to develop a customized heart-health management plan.

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Other healthcare providers

There are other valuable health and wellness professionals who, along with the other members of your healthcare team, can be great resources for your heart health:

  • Dietitians provide customized, nutritional guidelines and meal plans based on the individual needs of those trying to be heart healthy
  • Mental health professionals are available to help you and your family deal with the emotional stress, anxiety, or depression that may come with trying to manage high cholesterol
  • Pharmacists are a great resource when it comes to understanding your medication. They can provide guidance related to drug interactions that may affect your prescription. Rely on them to answer any questions you may have about understanding drug information and label instructions
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Who is eligible?
Most patients are eligible. The Savings Card works with insurance (commercial or private), and also can be used by patients without insurance (cash-paying patients). The Savings Card can be used at retail pharmacy locations, as well as at mail-order pharmacies. Use of this Card does not create any obligation or involve any past or future purchase requirement. Please see eligibility criteria, along with offer terms, on the Savings Card.

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  1. If eligible, simply present your LIVALO Savings Card with your LIVALO prescription to your pharmacist.
  2. Then, pay as little as $18 a month for LIVALO. The Savings Card will save you on co-pay balances that exceed $18 (up to a maximum of $75 off of each 30-day supply). The Card does not have an expiration date or limit on refills. At some pharmacies, there may already be an offer for you that may automatically apply at checkout. If you believe you are eligible for savings and have any questions while at the pharmacy, call the LIVALO Savings Card Help Line at 1-844-567-9504.
  3. It’s a good idea to keep your Savings Card with you. Do not leave it with the pharmacy.

How does it work at mail-order pharmacies?
For 30-day supplies, coverage is the same as noted above. For 90-day supplies, the Savings Card will cover up to a maximum of $225 off per order. To get a rebate, print and complete the rebate form or call the LIVALO Savings Card Help Line at 1-844-567-9504.

If I’m eligible for the offer, are there instances when I’d pay more than $18?
For each 30-day supply, you will be responsible for $18, plus any amount that exceeds the $75 discount.

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