I was diagnosed in June of this year with Coronary Artery Disease, with a very high Calcium Score of 937, and stents put in to clear blockages of 80 and 85% in the LAD and Distal Circumflex.
I am fine now, have been taking my meds (plavix and 10 MG Crestor), watching my diet, doing a lot of walking, and my Total Cholesterol is 112, with LDL of 42. Triglycerides are up though from 148 to 208 at my last test which was two weeks ago.
I feel good, and in fact, ran a 5k race last month. I just turned age 65.
My question which i am looking for opinions on is this...
My Primary Care Physician is my treating Cardiologist. I have been with him for over 10 years and have a high level of confidence in hi as a Dr. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology. His practice is both.
Is there any reason that i should consider seeing a dedicated Cardiologist to monitor my disease as opposed to my current cardiologist who practices both as a Cardiologist and a GP?
Any educated opinions and points of view appreciated?