Cholesterol can be an indicator of severe health problems that might otherwise go undetected. At Optimal Wellness Medical in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Steve Lasater is a board-certified physician who specializes in cholesterol management and triglycerides. He not only monitors your cholesterol, but he also uses advanced clinical testing to determine your risk of cardiovascular disease and then works with you to lower it.
Cholesterol Management Q & A
What are the benefits of seeing a clinical lipid specialist? Why should you have advanced lipoprotein testing?
At Optimal Wellness Medical, Dr. Lasater uses a specialty laboratory for measuring lipoprotein particles to give you an accurate risk assessment for cardiovascular disease.
Measuring the number of cholesterol-carrying particles is a much better indicator of a patient’s cardiovascular risk than the usual type of blood test for cholesterol that is ordered by most doctors. For this reason, Dr. Lasater relies on this particle number in assessing and advising his patients about their risk for heart disease and stroke. Remember: if you don’t know your particle number, you don’t know your risk.
Dr. Lasater also uses specialized laboratories to measure telomeres on your chromosomes, which can impact health and longevity, and in some cases, determine whether you need telomerase therapy.
Ready to Get Started?
If you have high cholesterol or think you’re at risk for heart disease, contact Dr. Lasater, who is board-certified in clinical lipidology. Book your cholesterol management appointment online today or call the office to schedule.