Lipidology and You
Why would you need to see a lipidologist?

Our Medical Services

Mary Eldridge, M.D. uses an integrative, holistic approach to help her patients extend their lifespans and healthspans, optimize their lifestyles, and decrease atherogenic, or plaque-promoting, cholesterol.

Her special interests include the following:

  • longevity
  • non-statin treatment of high cholesterol
  • intermittent fasting
  • ketogenic & low-carbohydrate diets
  • comprehensive testing for thyroid disease & thyroid dysfunction
  • weight management and non-pharmacologic interventions for obesity
  • prediabetes & diabetes prevention
  • assessment of inflammatory markers and endothelial function
  • Alzheimer's disease prevention
  • precision medicine & personal genomics
  • heart disease & stroke prevention
  • familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)
  • elevated lipoprotein(a)
  • mindfulness meditation for heart health
  • smoking cessation

Reasons to make an appointment with include the following:

You . . .

  • Want longer visits with a medical doctor
  • Desire a preventive approach to medicine
  • Are interested in extending your lifespan and healthspan
  • Need a low-carb and keto-friendly physician
  • Are interested in advanced lipid & inflammatory marker testing
  • Have high triglycerides or LDL-cholesterol
  • Have a personal diagnosis of or a family member with familial hypercholesterolemia or elevated Lp(a)
  • Have a genetic disorder of cholesterol metabolism
  • Have a personal or family history of early heart disease, strokes, diabetes, or kidney disease
  • Take multiple lipid-controlling medications
  • Have a history of muscle pain, memory problems, or other side effects while on cholesterol medications
  • Smoke tobacco or recently quit
  • Have insulin resistance, diabetes, or prediabetes
  • Have metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, or abdominal obesity
  • Are a woman between the ages of 18 & 55 with elevated cholesterol
  • Have been told that you should lose weight before a cosmetic surgical procedure
  • Are a woman with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Have an autoimmune disorder
  • Want to be tested for thyroid dysfunction
  • Have symptoms of thyroid dysfunction
  • Have had a heart attack and would like to decrease your risk of having another heart attack or a stroke (secondary prevention)
  • Have had genetic testing & you would like help interpreting the results
  • Are interested in precision medicine, epigenetics, & personalized medicine.

"Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided." ~ Philipus A. Paracelsus
The information on this site is meant only for patients of Lipid Specialists, S.C. and is only to be used as a adjunct to personalized, prescribed therapies under the close monitoring of a Lipid Specialists, S.C. physician. The information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. The information provided here is for educational and informational purposes only. In no way should it be considered as offering medical advice. Please see a physician if you suspect you are ill.
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