Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Should I Take Cholesterol Medication If I Don't Want To?

Thursday, 22 April 2010 08:58 AM

Question: My doctor put me on cholesterol medication, but I don't want to be on it. What can I do?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

Stop it! What are you using it for? If I told you to jump in a lake... would you? The age of patient education is here. Ask your doctor to describe this medication he has selected for you. Understand the risks and benefits. Then ask me any further questions you might have, and I will be happy to help you. None of this victim stuff, please. Take responsibility for your health now!

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