The National Institute of Health, NCEP and the American Heart Association recommend the close monitoring and effective treatment of LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol to reach management goals. Using informative literature, our patients with high cholesterol receive the education and training needed to understand the different types of cholesterol and causes of hyperlipidemia. We teach our patients to interpret the HDL, LDL and total cholesterol numbers and routinely perform cholesterol testing so that our patients can leave with a record of their cholesterol levels, and clear goals for treatment.