Integrated Healthcare Medical Group Inc. -  - Primary Care Physician

Integrated Healthcare Medical Group Inc.

Primary Care Physicians & Pediatricians located in Redondo Beach, CA & Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Cholesterol Specialist

As a leading family doctor in Westwood, CA, Dr. Sheibani helps patients manage their cholesterol levels with regular screenings, healthy lifestyle changes and medication when needed so men and women can lower their risks for cardiovascular disease.
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Cholesterol Q & A

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a sticky, waxlike substance that the body needs for many functions. It's especially important in the structure and function of cells and in the way cells are able to move. It also helps the body produce hormones, digestive juices and vitamin D. Cholesterol comes from the foods we eat, and it's also produced by the liver.

What is the difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol?

So-called bad cholesterol, or LDL, is the type of cholesterol that can build up along blood vessel walls, making them inflexible and causing plaques to form. In turn, plaques can cause cardiovascular diseases and form clots that can cause strokes. “Good” cholesterol is also referred to as HDL, and it can help lower your levels of LDL to decrease your risk for plaque formation.

Why should I have my cholesterol tested?

Although it's a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, on its own, high cholesterol does not cause any symptoms. Unless you're tested regularly for your cholesterol levels, there's no way to tell if it's high. That means you could be at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and not even know it.

How often should I have it tested?

You should have your cholesterol levels tested every year for your annual physical. If you have a family history of heart disease or stroke of other risk factors, Dr. Sheibani may recommend you have your cholesterol levels tested more often.

If I have high cholesterol, how will it be treated?

Following a healthy diet low in saturated fats and getting more exercise are the most effective ways to lower your “bad” cholesterol levels. When those methods aren't effective, Dr. Sheibani can prescribe medications to help you lower cholesterol to a healthy level.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Integrated Healthcare Medical Group accepts most private insurance, Medicarel, Industrial Medicine (Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Immigration).  To the right is a short list of what we accept.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California

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