The medical term for high blood cholesterol is lipid disorder, or hyperlipidemia. Too much bad cholesterol can increase your chance of getting heart disease, stroke, and other problems.

Programs + Services

Weight and Wellness Center

The Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center offers a top weight loss program that includes surgical and medical weight loss options to patients.
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Diabetes Center

The Diabetes Center in downtown Boston provides a full range of services for the diagnosis and management of diabetes and its complications with an emphasis on prevention.
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Lifestyle Coaching Program for Diabetes and Weight Loss

The Lifestyle Coaching Program for Diabetes Reversal at Tufts Medical Center helps patients lose weight to reduce their risk of diabetes or complications.
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Doctors + Care Team

Anastassios G. Pittas, MD, MS

Anastassios G. Pittas, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Co-Director, Diabetes and Lipid Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719

Endocrinology, diabetes, pre-diabetes, vitamin D deficiency

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn't make you feel small. At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do. This means we're committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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