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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Cholesterol readings are very good but have some plaque buildup

Cholesterol readings are very good but have some plaque buildup and corseted artery is less than 50 % build up
I do not smoke get some exercise eat pretty healthy no salt I do drink beer everyday
Dr wants me to go on Atorvastatin 40 mg
Do you think this is necessary
It is a new dr and took me by surprise
Fri, 18 May 2018
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