Lipid Clinic

Studies have consistently shown that you can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease by maintaining healthy levels of total cholesterol, LDL (the “bad” cholesterol), HDL (the “good” cholesterol), and triglycerides (the “fats” in your blood). You can accomplish these goals by following a healthy diet that is low in fat and high in fiber, and by incorporating physical activity into your daily routine. For many patients, cholesterol lowering medications are required to reach the levels that have been shown to be beneficial.  To help you reduce your risk of heart disease, the Mid- Florida Cardiology Specialists established our Lipid Clinic, which specializes in evaluating and treating patients with abnormal cholesterol levels. The Lipid Clinic offers tests to determine the levels of lipids in your blood, and then offers practical guidance and long-term management to help you keep your cholesterol and lipoprotein levels in a healthy range.