We take a holistic approach to managing cholesterol levels, focusing on identifying and addressing the underlying factors that contribute to dyslipidemia.


We specialize in providing comprehensive care and personalized strategies to help men optimize their cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health. Located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, our dedicated team is committed to empowering men to achieve healthy cholesterol levels through the principles of functional medicine and the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Understanding Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood and cells of the body, and it is essential for various bodily functions. However, when cholesterol levels become too high, it can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular complications. There are two main types of cholesterol:

  1. Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol: Often referred to as “bad” cholesterol, high levels of LDL cholesterol can contribute to the buildup of plaque in the arteries, leading to atherosclerosis and an increased risk of heart disease.

  2. High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol: Known as “good” cholesterol, HDL cholesterol helps remove LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream and transport it to the liver for excretion, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.

Our Approach

At Dr. Pappas Health, we take a holistic approach to managing cholesterol levels, focusing on identifying and addressing the underlying factors that contribute to dyslipidemia (abnormal cholesterol levels). Our approach includes:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, lifestyle factors, dietary habits, physical activity levels, and cholesterol profile to assess your cardiovascular health. This comprehensive assessment allows us to identify potential contributors to high cholesterol and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.

  2. Personalized Treatment Plans: Based on our assessment findings, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the root causes of dyslipidemia and promotes optimal cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health. Our treatment plans may include dietary modifications, exercise programs, stress management techniques, smoking cessation support, medication optimization, and other interventions aimed at improving cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of cardiovascular complications.

  3. Nutrition Guidance: Nutrition plays a crucial role in cholesterol management. We’ll provide you with evidence-based nutrition guidance, emphasizing the principles of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Our nutrition recommendations focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and moderate amounts of red wine.

  4. Lifestyle Modification: Lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, stress, and sleep quality can significantly impact cholesterol levels. We’ll work with you to identify and address lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your dyslipidemia, providing guidance and support to help you adopt healthier habits and routines that support optimal cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health.

  5. Ongoing Support and Monitoring: Managing cholesterol levels requires ongoing support and monitoring. We’ll provide you with regular follow-up visits, monitoring of your cholesterol profile, and adjustments to your treatment plan as needed to ensure that we’re effectively managing your cholesterol levels and optimizing your cardiovascular health over time.

Get Started Today

Are you ready to take control of your cholesterol levels and improve your cardiovascular health? Contact Dr. Pappas Health in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, to schedule an appointment for cholesterol evaluation and personalized care. Together, we’ll harness the power of functional medicine and the Mediterranean lifestyle to help you achieve healthy cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

To learn more about how Pappas Health can guide you towards optimal wellness through the Mediterranean lifestyle, contact their team of experts. Visit their website, Pappas Health, or call (703) 734-8271 to schedule a consultation.

“Discover the secrets of the Mediterranean lifestyle and unlock a world of health and happiness. Start your Mediterranean journey today and experience the transformative power of this timeless way of life.” – Dr. Sam Pappas, Functional Medicine Practitioner at Pappas Health