EvergreenHealth's lipid management service offers a patient centered approach to help adults reduce their cholesterol and minimize other risks for heart disease.
Our pharmacists are lipid specialists with advanced training in cholesterol management. We follow the national cholesterol guidelines as well as recommendations in patient centered care from the National Lipid Association.
Our goal is to achieve measurable improvements in cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar and weight loss.
We develop a plan with you based upon your specific cardiovascular risk that includes lifestyle change with nutrition and exercise, and medications if needed.
Your Goals For Treatment
Your cholesterol goals are determined by the risks you have for developing heart disease.
You are at high risk if you have a history of heart attack, diabetes, or carotid or peripheral vascular disease.
Other risk factors that might place you at high risk include:
- High blood pressure
- Low HDL cholesterol
- Family history of early onset heart disease
- Age (men older than 45 years, women older than 55 years).
Achieving your cholesterol goals can decrease your risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and death.
After maximizing lifestyle change, our pharmacists determine what might be the best medication approach for you based upon your cardiac risk, your medication history, and your personal preferences.
How to Get Started
You will need a physician referral to enroll in lipid management offered by EvergreenHealth Pharmacist Provider Services.
Download our referral form for lipid management
Your visit is typically covered by insurance, but you may want to verify this coverage with your individual health plan.
Once we have received a referral from your physician, we will contact you to schedule your first appointment.