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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: 83.4%

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 and 2012 report reflect 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 72 83.3%
0.833
ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE 45 80%
0.8
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE 88 78.4%
0.784
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE 33 60.6%
0.606
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 46 84.8%
0.848
BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE 54 83.3%
0.833
BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE 32 93.8%
0.938
BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 97 80.4%
0.804
BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER 261 82%
0.82
BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE 78 83.3%
0.833
BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 213 77%
0.77
CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES 114 84.2%
0.842
CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE 85 75.3%
0.753
CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE 58 84.5%
0.845
CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE 39 84.6%
0.846
CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC 325 91.1%
0.911
COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE 634 88%
0.88
COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE 33 93.9%
0.939
CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE 54 87%
0.87
CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE 203 87.7%
0.877
CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 102 74.5%
0.745
DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE 76 81.6%
0.816
Dr. Charles E McGrath DR. CHARLES E MCGRATH 55 87.3%
0.873
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP 1526 88.7%
0.887
FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY 51 90.2%
0.902
FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE 76 84.2%
0.842
FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT 43 83.7%
0.837
FAMILY HEALTH GROUP FAMILY HEALTH GROUP 62 88.7%
0.887
FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP 250 83.2%
0.832
FAMILY MEDICINE FAMILY MEDICINE 102 90.2%
0.902
FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES 150 84.7%
0.847
FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE 67 80.6%
0.806
GARDNER FAMILY CARE GARDNER FAMILY CARE 45 88.9%
0.889
GASHLAND CLINIC GASHLAND CLINIC 196 81.1%
0.811
GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE 165 86.7%
0.867
GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC 36 75%
0.75
HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE 73 82.2%
0.822
HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP 93 82.8%
0.828
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY 34 82.4%
0.824
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES 59 86.4%
0.864
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE 65 80%
0.8
IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE 32 84.4%
0.844
JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP 193 83.9%
0.839
KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL 109 84.4%
0.844
KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE 287 86.1%
0.861
KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCE KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCE 32 71.9%
0.719
KU MEDWEST KU MEDWEST 69 81.2%
0.812
KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE 82 75.6%
0.756
KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 34 88.2%
0.882
LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER 33 81.8%
0.818
LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE 105 82.9%
0.829
LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC 122 79.5%
0.795
LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP 71 91.5%
0.915
LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 114 81.6%
0.816
MANNING FAMILY CARE MANNING FAMILY CARE 33 84.8%
0.848
MEDICAL ARTS CENTER MEDICAL ARTS CENTER 36 58.3%
0.583
MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY 208 84.1%
0.841
MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS 39 94.9%
0.949
MERITAS HEALTH PARK PLAZA MERITAS HEALTH PARK PLAZA 49 79.6%
0.796
MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE 61 82%
0.82
MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE 69 91.3%
0.913
NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE 193 78.2%
0.782
NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE 66 78.8%
0.788
NORTHLAND INTERNAL MEDICINE NORTHLAND INTERNAL MEDICINE 31 90.3%
0.903
OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC 107 86%
0.86
OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 52 84.6%
0.846
OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE 55 78.2%
0.782
OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS 43 90.7%
0.907
PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE 37 94.6%
0.946
POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE 55 96.4%
0.964
PROVIDENCE CARE PROVIDENCE CARE 120 85.8%
0.858
PROVIDENCE CARE LIVING WATER PROVIDENCE CARE LIVING WATER 39 84.6%
0.846
QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE 49 81.6%
0.816
REGINALD HALL MD REGINALD HALL MD 199 70.9%
0.709
ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 83 47%
0.47
SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE 43 93%
0.93
SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP 518 84.6%
0.846
ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE 181 80.7%
0.807
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP 30 86.7%
0.867
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD 51 88.2%
0.882
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT 174 75.9%
0.759
ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH 186 80.1%
0.801
STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 56 82.1%
0.821
STATLAND CLINIC STATLAND CLINIC 73 83.6%
0.836
SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP 98 78.6%
0.786
SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES 35 65.7%
0.657
THE LIBERTY CLINIC THE LIBERTY CLINIC 271 74.2%
0.742
TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP 54 77.8%
0.778
UNITED MEDICAL GROUP UNITED MEDICAL GROUP 81 80.2%
0.802
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL 79 83.5%
0.835
WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP 77 72.7%
0.727
WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE 43 90.7%
0.907
WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP 47 72.3%
0.723