The Lipid Center of Virginia


TLC accepts self-referred and physician referred patients.

Referrals to TLC may be a patient with one or more of the following:

  • Severe lipid/lipoprotein abnormalities
  • Difficulty reaching lipid goals
  • Previous cardiovascular event or known atherosclerosis
  • Metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance
  • Difficulty tolerating lipid lowering medications
  • Need for multiple lipid lowering therapies
  • Adults and Children with a strong family history for cardiovascular disease
  • Pediatric lipid disorders
  • Patients interested in state of the art advanced testing and risk assessment for cardiovascular disease
  • Patients intolerant or unwilling to take medications despite having high cholesterol


Services provided include: 

  • Comprehensive Individualized cardiovascular risk assessment and treatment plans
  • Comprehensive treatment of lipid disorders including medication, diet and exercise recommendations
  • Advanced lipid testing
  • Omega-3 index testing
  • Atherosclerosis biomarker testing
  • Diagnosis and treatment of genetic lipid disorders
  • Carotid Intima Media Thickness measurement testing by B-mode ultrasound
  • Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring



**TLC provides consultation and medical management services limited to lipid disorders. All other medical services must be obtained through the patient’s primary care provider.


George Chaconas, M.D., FNLA
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
  Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine


For appointments or more info CALL 540-588-7115 or e-mail us at