Patient Story: High Cholesterol, Sam from Glendale, CA

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My Cholesterol Before Paracelsus

I found out five months ago that I had a total cholesterol level of 319. The medical doctor treating me at that time indicated that I could try modifying my diet and commence exercise, but that at my next visit, if I had not brought my cholesterol down, I would have to take statins.

I had read about statins and wanted to resist going down that path. Everyone in my family is fairly thin and fit, but we all have high cholesterol; it’s genetic, so the message I was being given was that even with diet, exercise AND statins, the numbers still might not get significantly better.

Treatment for High Cholesterol

Enter Dr. Barker. First of all, Dr. Barker provided the most thorough consultation I have experienced with any health care practitioner, ever.

Dr. Barker takes a holistic approach, and leaves no stone unturned. Dr. Barker gave me some simple things to do (fish oils and supplements), and encouraged specific modifications in my diet and regular exercise. Second, Dr. Barker took the time to answer all of my questions; in the field of health care these days, this is a welcomed anomaly.


Today my cholesterol level is 182. That’s a 137 point drop, or 43% decrease in total cholesterol. I would say that the numbers speak for themselves, but they don’t say this: see Dr. Barker if you want consideration and compassion for your particular health concerns.

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