What Is High Cholesterol?
High cholesterol is a prevalent health concern that occurs when low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels in the body become too high. Referred to as "bad" cholesterol, LDL can adhere to the interior walls of the arteries. This can create plaques that prevent proper blood flow through the vessels, which increases the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Maintaining a normal cholesterol level is very important for your overall health and wellness. As a skilled family nurse practitioner, Katherine Johnson routinely treats high LDL cholesterol in Frisco, TX patients with personalized, patient-centered care. She and our team invite you to call Johnson Family Medical today to schedule a cholesterol screening.
"Katherine and her staff are the best. Always responsive and friendly. Katherine really listens to your concerns and treats the individual and not an "out of the box" treatment that is the same for everyone. She is always on time. Takes the time to have the conversation WITH you and doesn't talk AT you. I was referred to her by friends, and I continue to recommend her to others."- A.B. / Google / Nov 29, 2021
"I had my first consultation and procedure with Katherine and staff. The staff were professional from the time I was greeted at the door from the time I left Katherine’s office . I admire the professional, kindness and knowledge that was delivered to me from Katherine and staff.. I highly recommend this entity. I will definitely refer to this entity for future procedures and treatments. Thank you Katherine and staff .."- E.M. / Google / Aug 18, 2021
"Katherine Johnson is an Angel. Caring, kind, and understanding. The office staff is courteous and professional. The office is clean and beautiful."- V.M. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I love love Dr Johnson. She is amazing and makes you feel at ease. I want to make that clear! The reason that I did not give a 5 star is because of a certain staff member. When I was trying to explain my reasoning of not being able to come do a follow up....was told on the phone prior to first visit that they did take carecredit and gave a totally different copay amount, she got defensive saying how it's only 3 people blah blah blah and they don't take it. Ok. I get that. But if you let me talk and finish instead of getting defensive and interrupting. Yes, maybe the person misunderstood?? Idk, but it happened. You can say it never did but it won't change the fact that yes it did. I even showed them the number at the time of visit, which was theirs that I called hrs prior to confirm copay price when the receptionist tried to say I called a different office. I didn't make it up. But don't get ugly cause you think no one could have made a mistake on your end. Maybe she thought I said something else. Idk. Either way, I'm not mad about it. I wasn't even getting nasty on the phone. I just was telling what happened. Nothing more. So don't try to talk over me on the phone cause you don't agree and want to basically say I'm lying. I just chose this place because I heard great things about Dr Johnson, which is all true and thinking they did take it which unfortunately for me, they dont. But even the copay amount that I was told originally, ended up being twice as much as well."- A.S. / Google / Aug 05, 2021
"I found Katherine Johnson when I posted in a FB group for Moms because I knew I needed Help but had NO idea where to start. As women age we experience so many changes and Katherine is the Nancy Drew of getting to the root cause! She’s so passionate about helping others and it shows! I’m so grateful for her and her team! And I’m all about supporting local business! Thanks for everything!"- N.H. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
How Is Cholesterol Treated?
A cholesterol screening is often part of an annual exam at Johnson Family Medical. This condition does not carry any symptoms and is detected through a lipid panel, or a simple blood test. High cholesterol is very commonly the result of a diet high in fat, but it may also be due in part to obesity, genetics, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other factors. Katherine and our team will talk with you about your dietary habits and offer suggestions on making certain lifestyle changes. If necessary, prescription cholesterol medications may also be recommended to help keep your LDL at normal levels.
Plan Your Procedure
- Starting At
- Up to $110
- How Long It Takes
- 30 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 4-6 weeks
Lower Cholesterol to Improve Your Health
High cholesterol may be common, but it often can be controlled with professional medical care. We encourage you to schedule an in-person or a telehealth visit with Katherine and our team at Johnson Family Medical to learn if a healthy diet, exercise, or even prescription cholesterol medication might help you manage your LDL. We proudly accept several major insurance plans and Medicare. Contact our Frisco, TX office today to learn more!