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Complex Cholesterol Management and Prevention of Heart Disease and Diabetes.  Advanced Lipoprotein Testing and Arterial Imaging from a recognized National Thought Leader.
see blog below for updates !
Learn more about my exciting new partnership with ModernMed here ! Why ModernMed ? Innovative preventive and concierge medical solutions. Ultimate facilitator of healthcare services. Uncompromising service experience. Are you ready ? ModernMed is a forward-thinking health care service firm designed to create a better health care experience for patients, physicians and businesses. We establish and maintain modern primary care practice environments across the country that are unlike any traditional practice. As a company focused on exceeding the expectations of its physician, patient and business customers, we maintain primary care environments that have people looking at health care in a whole new light.
FirstLine Therapy (FLT)—therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) program to manage, prevent, or reverse chronic diseases (such as prediabetes, diabetes, cholesterol disorders, obeisty.) Call the office to schedule your own 12 week FLT lifestyle intervention program.  This program will augment or even replace existing medications, and should be covered by patient insurance (as I am involved in every visit, along with a Board Certified Dietitian.)  In the meantime you can begin ordering MetaGenics nutritional products to reduce your risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease (or click on  www.baltimorelipidcenter.meta-ehealth.com )
The Baltimore Lipid Center also does CardioMetabolic Risk (diabetes/ coronary artery disease etc. ) consults, and we can work WITH and report back TO, your regular doctor. This is the ONLY suburban Baltimore Lipid Clinic (specializing in cholesterol disorders and prevention of heart disease and diabetes) , and we draw advanced cholesterol/ lipoprotein testing , as well as offering screening for early plaque/ atherosclerosis with in-house Carotid Ultrasound.
Find out why Health Diagnostics Laboratories (www.myhdl.com) offers the most advanced testing for cardiovscualr disease and diabetes (covered/ accepted by ALL insurances.)

Welcome to our new practice website !
Gregory Pokrywka MD FACP FNLA NCMP
Director, Baltimore Lipid Center
ABCL certified Clinical Lipidologist
Aggressive diagnosis and treatment of lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) disorders-prevention of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
North American Menopause Society Certified Menopausal Clinician. (Only a handful of US physicians are "double-boarded" in Menopause and Clinical Lipidology)
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Care Philosophy
Prevention is the Key !
I practice quality not quantity medicine.

Practice Goals 2012 :
  • Establish Preventive Medicine practice and continue consultation services.
  • State of the art, efficient, caring, Internal Medicine, Lipidology and Menopausal Medicine.
  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke).
  • Nationwide educational lecturer, author and thought leader in Clinical and Menopausal Lipidology.

Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient.

At my practice, we pride ourselves on our patient service. We offer a knowledgeable staff, safe and proven procedures, and the latest in medical technology. Dr. Pokrywka has extensive experience in advanced cholesterol / lipoprotein testing, and in  on-site Carotid IMT ultrasound imaging for atherosclerosis screening, and utilizing clinical nutrition consultation. I've created this web site for both new and current patients. It includes specific information on the practice and the staff along with general wellness information.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Is-red-meat-killing-us ??
Nope ! This is a primer on the dietary myths about red meat , fat etc. and why most nutritional "studies" cant be trusted, written by my friend and nutritional/ preventive thought leader Peter Attia MD.  Low Carb/ High fat is the way to to prevent heart disease/ diabetes.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Is it REALLY all about Cholesterol ??
Longtime Baltimore Lipid Center patients know that its NOT all about cholesterol. The traditional cholesterol levels poorly predict heart attack and stroke risk. Its the lipoprotein "trucks" that traffic cholesterol   (and triglycerides !) that determine our fate, and I'm proud to say that the Baltimore Lipid Center was of the very first such centers in the country to base risk prediction on this model. Recently published data demonstrates once again that its NOT the amount of so-called "good cholesterol" (a misnomer) in HDL that correlates best with a protective effect, but its the NUMBER of HDL lipoprotein "dumptrucks" (particles) trafficking cholesterol OUT of your arteries, that best determines risk. Learn more about particle based testing at www.theparticletest.com.
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Staff is now ready to Rock and Roll !
Kristen has been doing an outstanding job since taking over last Fall. The practice has never been so efficient. New Back office MA Diane (reach her @ DZajcevski@modernmed.com) has been a real breath of fresh air ! We are also utilizing a new billing agency, Medical Billing Unlimited and I think the results will be great . We look forward to seeing you soon .
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

My experience with the Metagenics FLT diabetes & cardiovascular risk /weight reduction program !
I am down 12 lbs. and 1-2 inches on the waistline in ~ 4 weeks of Firstline Therapy with UltraMeal PLUS 360. Tastes great and I am not hungry between meals (regular Ultra meal bars and high protein snacks). I can't wait to recheck my lipoprotein and insulin resistance parameters.  As of now, Firstline Therapy implementation will be in  September 2010.  If you want to begin utilizing these nutritional products to reduce your risk of diabetes and cardiovascualr disease, click on www.baltimorelipidcenter.meta-ehealth.com. After logging in to the online store, please look for "Medical Foods" under "Browse Products by Category." I recommend UltraMeal 360 Plus and UltraMeal bars. UltraMeal 360 Plus can be used as a meal substitute, and UltraMeal bars as a snack or meal subsitute, utilized with a prudent , calorie restricted "low carb" diet approach. FirstLine Therapy implementation will expand this concept and add Therapeutic Lifestyle changes.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Baltimore Lipid Center

Gregory Pokrywka MD

7801 York Road #300
Towson, Maryland 21204-7449

Tel: 410-337-0720
Fax: 410-337-0714


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Office Hours:

Monday       11:30 am - 8 pm
Tuesday      11:30 am - 6 pm
Wed-Friday   7:30 am - 3:30 pm

(hours may occ. vary due to Dr. Pokrywka's national lecturing schedule.)

If you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail.

Gregory Pokrywka MD FACP FNLA NCMP
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Women’s Menopausal Health