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Cholesterol (Lipid) Management

LipidsLipid disorders occur when people have abnormal amounts of lipids in the bloodstream. Fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides, which are critical to a diverse range of normal bodily functions, can cause cardiovascular disease in excess. In addition to diet, genetics can play a critical role in cardiovascular risk associated with high cholesterol levels.

At the Cone Health Advanced Lipid Disorders & Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic, our experts focus on the diagnosis, treatment and novel clinical strategies to treat lipid disorders. We provide high quality, patient-centered care focused on improving our patients’ health.

Clinic Benefits

  • Advanced lipid testing and analysis, including lipoprotein particle testing, novel biomarkers of risk, coronary artery calcium scoring and screening for related genetic/inherited disorders
  • Nutritional education and counseling
  • Lifestyle interventions, including exercise, weight management and smoking cessation
  • Treatment of complex cases, including genetic/inherited disorders, statin intolerance, medication non-responders and rare disorders
  • Collaboration with Sumy Joseph, PhD, a clinical molecular geneticist and genetic counselor, as well as licensed registered dietitians within the Cone Health system to provide exceptional, integrated care.

Our clinic is based within Cone Health Medical Group (CHMG) HeartCare. We see patients at the Northline Avenue and Church Street locations.

Our Providers

Medical Director

Northline Office

  • Kristin Alvstad, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
  • Racquel Rodriguez-Guzman, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Church Street Office

  • Kelley Auten, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
  • Megan Supple, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Clinic Nurse

  • Jenna Elkins, RN, BSN

Service available at these locations