DR. AZIZ CORNER
Kurt Moyer, Director of Clinical Services has great news connected with the Boston Heart Cardiac Assessment
Nancy from Plainfield asked: “Is the Boston Heart Cardiac Assessment covered by my insurance?”
Boston Heart Diagnostics will directly bill your insurance for the test. If you are uninsured or under-insured they also offer a comprehensive program of Patient Assistance Support Services. So, there is really no reason not to have this test done.
Bill from Lawrence asked: “What if my doctor isn’t familiar with the test results and how to interpret them?”
That’s our specialty, we will schedule an appointment with the patient to review the results and explain what they mean. We will also provide the patient with a set of the results that they can share with their doctor and if needed, we can also contact the doctor directly to discuss treatment options.
Now, I want to share one of our success stories.
Paul from Fishers wrote: “I wanted to let both of you know that adjustments I’ve made since the Boston Heart test have proven very effective…my lipid scores (have dropped) from outrageously bad to within striking range of optimal values for the first time in many years. Continuing what I’m doing may well add many years to my life.”
- In addition to valuable information we are able to get from the lab results, Boston Heart Diagnostics also offers a Life Plan, where they can help tailor lifestyle modifications to help you meet your goals. This Life Plan combines your test results, a customized nutrition plan, and coaching sessions with a specially trained registered dietitian.
As part of your treatment plan, medications and supplements may be appropriate some of these treatment options include;
- Red Yeast Rice is a natural statin drug and is effective in lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) in patients that are over-producers of cholesterol. Just like prescribed statins, both treatments can cause depletion of CoQ10, so we recommend taking a CoQ10 supplement if you take either of these medications. In fact, the Red Yeast Rice that we carry already contains CoQ10.
- Niacin is effective in increasing HDL (good cholesterol) and large protective HDL particles that we discussed on the last show. Niacin also lowers triglycerides as evident in our success story.
- Fish Oils are commonly used to reduce triglycerides. When comparing fish oils you want to look at the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in each capsule. Some brands of fish oil capsules can contain only 30% Omega-3 fatty acids. We carry a brand that contains almost 88% Omega-3 fatty acids.
Always consult with your doctor before starting any supplement.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Aziz corner at firstname.lastname@example.org