The recommended approach to the initiation of statin ...
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The recommended approach to the initiation of statin therapy in hyperlipidemia. 



Low-intensity:

-Lovastatin 20 mg

-Pravastatin 10-20 mg



Intermediate intensity:

-Atorvastatin 10 mg

-Fluvastatin 40 mg BID

-Lovastatin 40 mg

-Pravastatin 40 mg

-Rosuvastatin 10 mg

-Simvastatin 20-40 mg



High intensity: 

-Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 40-80 mg

-Rosuvastatin (Crestor) 20 mg



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Giselle Falconi, MD
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Giselle is passionate about health care disparities, interprofessional education and culturally competent care. She is originally from Peru and is interested in pursuing a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine after residency. 

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