Member Stories: Joyce Ross, MSN
Joyce Ross is a Nurse Practitioner with a long history of treating FH patients, but she also has a personal experience with the inherited disorder. When Joyce’s husband Jerry was 43 years old, he was diagnosed with FH. Her husband’s parents both died from heart attacks at an early age. At that time, they were not encouraged by healthcare providers to be screened for high cholesterol despite the family history. When he was screened and diagnosed, there was still very little information out there, and statin therapy was not a treatment option yet.