Cholesterol is a naturally occurring part of your blood. Cholesterol and other fats that are carried in your bloodstream are called lipoproteins. The most commonly known lipoprotein is low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
Cholesterol levels that are too high may pose serious risks. Patients with cholesterol imbalance should be seen by lipid experts for proper assessment and treatment. Our lipid program is dedicated to caring for individuals with difficult to treat lipid disorders to prevent the occurrence of heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, or non-cardiovascular disorders such as pancreatitis.
St. Luke’s Lipid Program is designed for patients who suffer from statin intolerance, severe hypertriglyceridemia, disorders of HDL cholesterol, and lipid disorders associated with kidney and/or liver disease and for those with genetic disorders including familial hypercholesterolemia, familial combined hyperlipidemia, familial hypertriglyceridemia, or high lipoprotein(a).
Our team consists of physicians who have additional training and education in the prevention and/or management of dyslipidemia, as well as dietitians, genetic counselors and pharmacists to provide the best possible care for patients. We use a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemias includes:
- personalized lipid testing
- genetic lipid disorders testing
- nutrition education and counseling
- blood pressure control
- weight management
- smoking cessation