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WellSpan Cholesterol Care Program

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Treating metabolic and genetic lipid problems

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 38% of Americans have high cholesterol, putting them at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. WellSpan Cholesterol Care Program was designed to treat metabolic and genetic cholesterol (lipid) problems through lifestyle changes and drug therapy. The program philosophy is to encourage a healthy diet, regular exercise, and the use of medication only when needed.

This program is designed for many people including:

  • Patients who have had a coronary  stent or bypass surgery procedure
  • Patients with a family history of heart disease
  • Patients with very high cholesterol (lipid) levels
  • Patients with peripheral vascular disease
  • Patients who have cardiovascular disease, including those who have had a Stroke or Heart Attack
  • Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

How We Can Help

The Cholesterol Care Program can include the following and part of diagnosis and treatment for lipid problems:

  • Lab test ordering and monitoring
  • Medication prescriptions and adjustments targeted at achieving recommended cholesterol levels
  • Comprehensive medical review to understand possible secondary causes for high cholesterol, such as thyroid or liver disease.
  • We will prepare an individualized treatment plan, with medication recommendations as well as lifestyle modifications including diet and exercise.
  • Our physicians have access to advanced medications that target hard to treat cholesterol issues
  • We also will take a detailed family medical history to assess patients for inherited causes, performing lab tests and offering genetic counseling/testing if necessary.

Our program is also available virtually! We can work with patients through virtual video visits and testing can be done near the patient.


Physicians

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Locations

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WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 2.8 mi.
30 Monument Rd.
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2441

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WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 30.3 mi.
338 Alexander Springs Rd.
Carlisle, PA 17015
(717) 218-5103