Lipid And Preventive Cardiology Clinic | WVU Medicine Camden Clark

About the Clinic

The Lipid and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Clinic at WVU Medicine Camden Clark provides advanced treatment for patients with lipid disorders (diseases affecting blood cholesterol) and risk reduction counseling for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (commonly referred to “hardening of the arteries”).

The clinic offers care by physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of elevated blood cholesterol levels and other lipid disorders. Our specialists also assess your risk of cardiovascular disease and will work with you to create a treatment plan that can help you manage your lipid levels and reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Our goal is to help patients improve the management of lipid disorders and cardiovascular risk factors using a multimodal, patient-centered, approach with the most up to date and evidence-based methods.

Clinic Services

The clinic sees adult patients, 18 years old and above, for cholesterol-related treatment, including:

  • high cholesterol or triglycerides
  • family history of lipid disorder
  • inability to take statin-based medications
  • less than desired response to lipid treatment, or questions regarding lipid treatment

The clinic also welcomes patients with questions regarding risk reduction strategies for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease at any stage. This includes people who are trying to avoid developing risk factors, those managing existing risk factors, or those who have already been diagnosed. We call these strategies primordial, primary, or secondary prevention.

The clinic accepts referrals for the treatment of lipid disorders, including FH (familial hypercholesterolemia); a family history of lipid disorder; statin intolerance; treatment resistant hypercholesterolemia; and questions regarding cardiovascular risk reduction. The clinic also accepts self-referrals, and we are happy to collaborate and share recommendations with your primary care provider or other members of your care team.

The WVU Medicine Camden Clark Lipid and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Clinic is located within the Camden Clark Internal Medicine Clinic at the WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, 800 Garfield Ave, Suite G102, Parkersburg, WV. Referrals can be made through Epic.


Our Providers

Michael D. Cheshire DO, FACOI, FACP is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine, American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is an active member of the National Lipid Association and the American College of Preventive Cardiology.


Frequently Asked Questions


What is a clinical lipidologist?

A lipidologist is a specialist who treats raised or abnormal levels of blood fats, known as lipids. These providers can provide recommendation and treatment options if you have high cholesterol or triglycerides to reduce your risk of heart disease and other medical problems related to lipids.

What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?

Often those with hyperlipidemia and other lipid disorders do not have symptoms and most of our patients are referred to us because of findings from blood work. Some patients with lipid disorders may have developed yellowish patches or bumps on the skin (xanthomas) or fatty deposits around the eyes that may also appear with yellowish discoloration (xanthelasmas). There are some other physical signs that our providers will look for during your visit.

What happens at a lipid clinic visit?

Our provider will ask lots of questions about your personal and family medical history. It is helpful to bring information about any cholesterol disorders, heart disease, vascular disease, or strokes affecting your parents, grandparents, siblings, and children (what did they have and when did it develop). Past testing and treatments will also be discussed. Often, blood work is ordered to help with assessment and the development of a treatment plan, and to monitor treatment. Some patients may be offered genetic testing that is performed using a cheek swab. Some patients may be offered imaging test, such as a CAT scan to help assess their risk for heart disease and the need for treatment.

Lipid And Preventive Cardiology Clinic

800 Garfield Avenue, Suite G-102
Parkersburg, WV 26101
P: (304) 424-4575