“At the time of my first appointment with Dr. Life, he ran a CIMT that showed developing cardiovascular disease. I showed my CIMT report to my cardiologist who had done my annual physicals for the last ten years. He read the report and his reaction was immediate and serious. My CIMT showed a plaque burden that put me in the red zone. My cardiologist said the problem needed immediate attention, and he agreed with Dr. Life’s recommendation of taking a statin and baby aspirin daily. Additionally, my doctor told me the CIMT needed to be run and reviewed every year.
“I was surprised. When asked why this test was not ordered by him at any time during the past ten years, he told me there was no sign of any problem on my routine blood test panels. As such there was not a medical necessity for the CIMT. Now that a problem was detected, I needed to take statins and baby aspirin and it was not negotiable.”
“Thank you, Dr. Life, for taking the time to take a good, hard look at me and treating a medical condition that could have turned into a heart attack or stroke.”