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.
"There are never enough words to express my family's gratitude for Katherine and the girls. They are a blessing to say the least. You will be treated as part of the family and met with compassion and empathy."- D.O. / Google / Apr 28, 2021
"Katherine and Anne are a dynamic duo! They take TIME with their patients, something that can be hard to come by. They are warm and caring and genuinely invested in your well-being. I appreciate the time and care they give. I highly recommend!"- T.H. / Google / Mar 30, 2021
"Katherine Johnson is the best pcp I have ever seen. I have never felt so listened to! I haven't felt rushed on my visits, she is patient and explains everything, plus is very thorough. The staff there are lovely, Alma at reception and the nurse Letty are both very friendly and helpful. The office is exceptionally clean and beautiful too."- J.C. / Facebook / Dec 13, 2020
"First time visit a few weeks ago to establish a primary physician. Katherine and her staff were wonderful, they genuinely care about their patients. Will certainly be returning for future needs and recommending to others!"- L.A. / Google / Nov 30, 2020
"K. JOHNSON IS AWESOME, SHE IS LIKE MY SISTER!!!"- D.Y. / Google / Nov 06, 2020
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
- Average Cost
- Up to $150
- How Long It Takes
- 20 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 6 months
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!