Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, MD., Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Step One Foods™ discusses a new survey that shows cardiologists may be too quick to prescribe statin drugs to their patients rather than first addressing natural ways to control their cholesterol, such as changing their diet. Without discussing diet, clinicians often over-prescribe medications to patients who would be better suited for nutritional interventions or a combination of both. She also talks about why she decided to start her own business as a cardiologist.
Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC. Dr. Klodas has dedicated her career to preventive cardiology. Trained at Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, she serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Step One Foods. Dr. Klodas is a nationally sought out speaker and has an active role at the American College of Cardiology. Her clinical interests include prevention of heart disease and non-invasive cardiac imaging and she has published dozens of scientific articles throughout her career. She has also authored a book for patients, “Slay the Giant: The Power of Prevention in Defeating Heart Disease,” and served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the patient education effort of the American College of Cardiology. In addition to her practice and her duties at Step One Foods, she also serves as medical editor for webMD.