Clinic hours are now 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday and 8am - 1pm on Saturday at Pine Ridge, and closed on Sunday. Pittsboro is open 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday. We also have TELEMED services for the patients who cannot make it into the office. For the patients that do come to the office, we practice social distancing in the offices and all patients are screened prior to entering the office.

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(919) 775-3020

3072 S Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27332

(919) 542-4450

628 East Street Pittsboro NC 27312

  • Meet Dr. powell

    "I chose this field for the opportunity to treat a variety of illnesses in all age groups from pediatrics to geriatrics. As an emergency room physician, I provided medical care and surgical intervention for acute trauma and acute and chronic illnesses."

  • Meet Dr. Hargett

    "I chose to practice emergency medicine and urgent care medicine for the sheer pleasure of dealing with the immediate problems and the gratification of seeing an immediate outcome."

Welcome to our health library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.


Cholesterol is the fat-like substance naturally found in our body as it is produced by the liver. This substance, however, can also be found in our diet. It is vital for our body to function optimally.

Having too much cholesterol in the body can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular conditions like heart disease. As cholesterol builds up in the inside walls of the arteries, it impairs the normal flow of blood, causing chest pain, heart attack and stroke.

Understanding Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a naturally occurring, fat-like substance that is produced by the liver. It is present in our cells, and we need it so our vital organs like the brain, heart and muscles can function normally.

There are two classifications of cholesterol: HDL (or high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is tagged as the “good” cholesterol while LDL (or low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is the “bad” one. It is the LDL cholesterol that clogs up the inside walls of the arteries and contributes to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

You can reach us at 919-775-3020 (Sanford) or 919-542-4450 (Pittsboro). For your convenience, fill out our Request an Appointment form.