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Diabetes: Cholesterol test

Persons with diabetes are at increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Lowering cholesterol levels can reduce the risk for heart attacks in all patients - especially in patients with diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that adult patients with diabetes should be tested each year to determine their cholesterol levels. This testing includes the "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and "good" cholesterol (HDL) values.

You can work with your doctor to understand your diabetes and stay healthy. This will help you feel better and lower your chances of having heart disease, a stroke or other problems.

If you have diabetes, make sure you get regular check-ups that include the following tests:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Blood test for A1c. This test shows the average blood sugar level for 2 to 3 months.
  • Blood test for cholesterol level. This test shows the level of cholesterol, a fat, waxy-like substance, in your blood.
  • Eye exam
  • Blood and urine tests to check how the kidneys are working


There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce enough insulin. Type 1 diabetes usually is first diagnosed during childhood. Type 2 diabetes is when the body does not respond as it should to insulin. Both adults and children can get type 2 diabetes.

Who is at risk for diabetes?
Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include:

  • Older age
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Having diabetes during a pregnancy. This is called gestational diabetes.
  • Higher than normal levels of blood sugar. This is called impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes.
  • Not exercising enough


Risk factors for type 1 diabetes are less clear than they are for type 2 diabetes. Family history, genetics, and problems with the body’s system for fighting infection give a higher risk for type 1 diabetes.

This measure shows the percent of patients with diabetes in each practice who received a cholesterol test. A higher number is better.

If your doctor's office is not listed it means there was not enough information available to report this measure.

Why it is important:
There are two types of cholesterol: good and bad. "Bad cholesterol" can build up and block the flow of blood through your body. This can cause a heart attack or stroke. The medical term for "bad cholesterol" is "LDL."

You need to get a blood test to check your cholesterol levels. The results of the test let you and your doctor know if your "bad cholesterol" is too high. If it is too high, talk with your doctor about what you can do to lower it. This may include using a medicine to lowering your cholesterol in addition to diet and exercise.

What you and your doctor should do:
Good health requires a partnership. Your doctor cannot do it alone. Your doctor should order you a blood test to check your cholesterol level, which you must do after you have fasted overnight. Your doctor should talk to you about the results.

How does diabetes affect our community?

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 8.6% of adults have diabetes in the Kansas City region.
  • In 2003, Kansas City (MO) hospital admissions with diabetes as the principal diagnosis resulted in 5,440 days of care provided with hospital charges over $17 million.

 

Find information and tools to help you manage your diabetes

Greater Kansas City Area Average: 83.2%

National Average: 84%



Information for the 2008 report was provided by six commercial health plans which also included two managed Medicaid health plans. Information for the 2009 and 2010 reports were provided by five commercial health plans and did not include any Medicaid information. The 2011 report reflects information provided by four commercial health plans and also did not include any Medicaid information.


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Practice Name
#
Score
ALVAREZ CLINIC ALVAREZ CLINIC 76 65.8%
0.658
ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE 38 86.8%
0.868
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE 116 83.6%
0.836
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE 49 46.9%
0.469
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 56 78.6%
0.786
BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE 82 86.6%
0.866
BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE 40 92.5%
0.925
BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 109 76.1%
0.761
BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER 261 78.9%
0.789
BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE 99 81.8%
0.818
BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 266 80.5%
0.805
CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES 113 89.4%
0.894
CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE 145 82.8%
0.828
CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE 99 78.8%
0.788
CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE 46 84.8%
0.848
CHARTRAND CLINIC CHARTRAND CLINIC 47 85.1%
0.851
CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC 378 91.3%
0.913
COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE 754 88.9%
0.889
COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE 31 87.1%
0.871
CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE 54 85.2%
0.852
CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE 228 76.8%
0.768
CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 85 80%
0.8
DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE 103 85.4%
0.854
Dr. Charles E McGrath DR. CHARLES E MCGRATH 41 87.8%
0.878
Dr. Herbert E Hall DR. HERBERT E HALL 31 58.1%
0.581
Dr. Stephanie M Revels DR. STEPHANIE M REVELS 32 81.3%
0.813
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP 1687 86.9%
0.869
FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY 85 87.1%
0.871
FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE 113 81.4%
0.814
FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT 61 80.3%
0.803
FAMILY HEALTH GROUP FAMILY HEALTH GROUP 84 79.8%
0.798
FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP 237 81.4%
0.814
FAMILY MEDICINE FAMILY MEDICINE 98 90.8%
0.908
FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES 146 78.8%
0.788
FOXHILL MEDICAL GROUP FOXHILL MEDICAL GROUP 30 83.3%
0.833
FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE 64 81.3%
0.813
GARDNER FAMILY CARE GARDNER FAMILY CARE 73 86.3%
0.863
GASHLAND CLINIC GASHLAND CLINIC 272 84.2%
0.842
GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE 207 77.8%
0.778
GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC 65 86.2%
0.862
HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE 136 83.8%
0.838
HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP 94 81.9%
0.819
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY 46 87%
0.87
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES 69 79.7%
0.797
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE 69 72.5%
0.725
IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE 43 93%
0.93
JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP 250 86.8%
0.868
KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL 120 86.7%
0.867
KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE 350 86.9%
0.869
KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP 77 89.6%
0.896
KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE 57 77.2%
0.772
KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD 42 95.2%
0.952
KU MEDWEST KU MEDWEST 114 84.2%
0.842
KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE 123 74.8%
0.748
KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 51 76.5%
0.765
LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER 48 93.8%
0.938
LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE 130 88.5%
0.885
LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS 31 74.2%
0.742
LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC 68 86.8%
0.868
LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP 109 82.6%
0.826
LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE 37 86.5%
0.865
LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 115 87%
0.87
LIBERTY MEDICINE SPECIALISTS LIBERTY MEDICINE SPECIALISTS 33 75.8%
0.758
MANNING FAMILY CARE MANNING FAMILY CARE 45 95.6%
0.956
MEDICAL ARTS CENTER MEDICAL ARTS CENTER 34 76.5%
0.765
MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY 300 85.3%
0.853
MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS 36 75%
0.75
MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE 57 89.5%
0.895
MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE 83 92.8%
0.928
NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE 197 79.7%
0.797
NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE 177 82.5%
0.825
NORTHTOWN MEDICAL GROUP NORTHTOWN MEDICAL GROUP 33 93.9%
0.939
OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC 102 85.3%
0.853
OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 49 91.8%
0.918
OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE 53 79.2%
0.792
OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS 48 97.9%
0.979
PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE 34 97.1%
0.971
PAVILLION MEDICAL OFFICE PAVILLION MEDICAL OFFICE 32 84.4%
0.844
PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC 40 85%
0.85
POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE 62 83.9%
0.839
PROVIDENCE CARE PROVIDENCE CARE 61 88.5%
0.885
QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE 76 89.5%
0.895
REGINALD HALL MD REGINALD HALL MD 218 60.6%
0.606
RESEARCH FAMILY PHYSICIANS RESEARCH FAMILY PHYSICIANS 37 81.1%
0.811
ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 77 61%
0.61
SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE 54 85.2%
0.852
SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP 552 82.1%
0.821
ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE 219 79.9%
0.799
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP 37 86.5%
0.865
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD 50 84%
0.84
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT 253 75.9%
0.759
ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH 268 79.5%
0.795
STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 67 86.6%
0.866
STATLAND CLINIC STATLAND CLINIC 81 92.6%
0.926
SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP 205 82%
0.82
SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES 45 64.4%
0.644
THE LIBERTY CLINIC THE LIBERTY CLINIC 257 82.9%
0.829
TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP 56 73.2%
0.732
UNITED MEDICAL GROUP UNITED MEDICAL GROUP 167 85.6%
0.856
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL 157 80.9%
0.809
WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP 72 70.8%
0.708
WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE 90 85.6%
0.856
WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP 46 80.4%
0.804