Dr. Steven Kamara is a practical choice for many residents in the Los Angeles area and treats those living with high cholesterol. Dr. Kamara provides lifestyle changes and treatment options for those who have higher than normal levels of the substance in their blood.
Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance produced by the body and found in foods. The waxy texture causes fatty deposits to form in the bloodstream when there is too much cholesterol in your body. This fat thickens the blood, making it difficult for it to flow freely through the arteries. As cholesterol levels increase, blood flow to critical organs like the brain decreases, putting you at risk for complications like stroke or heart attack.
Cholesterol combines with a protein to from lipoproteins. There are three types of lipoproteins:
Hypercholesterolemia, or high cholesterol, means you have high levels of LDL and low levels of HDL in your blood. Risk factors include:
Improving one's lifestyle will be the first thing addressed when examining high cholesterol. It is critical that those living with high cholesterol exercise and eat right, reduce the amount of saturated fat in their diet, eliminate trans fat completely, consume no more than 300 mg. of cholesterol a day or less if living with a contributing chronic problem such as heart disease.
The doctor may also prescribe medication to help cholesterol levels. Statins, for example, block the liver from manufacturing cholesterol. There are medications that prevent the body from absorbing cholesterol from food, as well. In some cases, the drug protocol includes both of these two cholesterol treatment options.
We accept major PPO plans including Blue Shield, Blue Cross and CIGNA as well as United Healthcare and Medicare fees for service only. We also offer affordable options for those without insurance or for those with high deductibles required with their insurance plans. We are not on network with any HMO plans or medi-cal. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.
"The doc and the office staff are friendly and professional and the place has a comfortable vibe. I am happy to have found an office I like so close to home."
"Very knowledgeable and caring doctor. Nice staff. I would highly recommend to my family and friends."
"SO caring, kind, loving, selfless, educated, thorough, simply the best. Saved my dads life - forever thankful."
"Dr. Kamara has been our family's Medical Doctor for close to 20 years and we are very pleased with his expertise and knowledge."
"Dr. Kamara is a very attentive concerned doctor. He listens well and has excellent bedside manner."
"Dr. Kamara is very professional yet personal in his manner. I appreciate his follow through very much."
"Great physician. Very knowledgeable. Wonderful all around! And Bea is a fantastic front office person."
"What I like about Dr. Kamara is that he comes into the room and sit down and actually listens to my concerns. It's hard to find a doctor that still does this."
"A compassionate physician. Recommended if you need a primary care doctor. Affiliated with Cedars Sinai."
"His overwhelming warmth, caring and dedication far surpasses any medical provider(s) I've ever had in 66 years. It goes without saying Dr. Kamara is amongst the finest!
"I will always be grateful for the excellent care they provided, and felt honored to have been under their excellent care.
"I was extremely fortunate to have two excellent medical professionals treat my medical disorder. Both are very high acclaimed in the medical community."
"Awesome and very understanding, addressed my condition in a timely manner and got me the meds I needed that day."
"Dr. Kamara is a great doctor, he always listens to what I have to say the entire staff is just awesome!!! Have and will recommend him to friends & family!"
"I love Dr.Kamara! He is always there for me, always professional, knowledgeable. As soon as he enters the office, or the hospital room I am in, I feel better!"