The Providence Lipid Clinic helps patients manage their cholesterol to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Lipids are the scientific name for fatty substances. Cholesterol and triglycerides are two kinds of lipids carried through the blood. In order for cholesterol to move easily through the body, it is packaged with a protein. These protein packages are called lipoproteins. Two different kinds of lipoproteins-low density and high density – are used to assess your risk of heart disease.
At the request of the attending physician, patients with lipid disorders will be enrolled in the Lipid Clinic. Contact the Lipid Clinic by calling (254) 751-4793 ext. 2287.
The Lipid Clinic treatment process includes:
- Patient assessment
- Patient and family teaching
- Referral to other disciplines such as the clinic dietitian as needed
- Ongoing monitoring of patient compliance
- Follow-up lab work