Dyslipidemia is very common in the general population. The CDC estimates that one third of the U.S. population has high LDL (bad) cholesterol. In addition, certain medications taken by clients to treat serious mental conditions can raise cholesterol levels. For these reasons, it is important for Health Care Home Case Managers to be familiar with the definition, causes, and management of dyslipidemia. In this presentation, Dr. Casey Williams will discuss the prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia in clients with mental illness.
Casey Williams, MD, MSPHDr. Williams is an academic fellow and clinical instructor in Family Medicine at the MU School of Medicine. He graduated from the Family Medicine residency program at MU in 2011 and has recently completed a master of science in public health degree.
He is a primary care physician, practicing at the Smiley Lane Family Medicine clinic in Columbia, Mo. Dr. Williams is interested in population-based health interventions to prevent or reduce chronic diseases, and has recently completed research studying college students and health-related Smartphone app use. He has also contributed to research in health communication and health literacy. Dr. Williams hosts a weekly health-oriented radio talk show on KCOU 88.1FM in Columbia, Mo.
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