Lipid Management Program | Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

​​If you are living with cardiovascular disease or at risk for cardiovascular disease, lipids can increase your likelihood of heart attack, stroke and even premature death. Lipids are the fats in your blood, such as cholesterol or triglycerides.

The Lipid Management Program at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is a resource to help patients who require additional expertise to assess their cardiovascular risk and to manage their lipids. Typically, primary care physicians, endocrinologists and cardiologists assess and monitor lipids in patients. Our Lipid Management Program is designed to help patients that are unable to tolerate traditional lipid management therapies or that have complex disorders that require specialized care. We work collaboratively with your physician to help you reach your lipid goal in a safe and well-tolerated way.

Complete Approach to Lipid Management

Our team of specialists provides a comprehensive approach to managing lipids. During your initial appointment, you will meet with one of our cardiologists to review your medical history and create a treatment plan. Our physician assistant (PA), a clinical lipid specialist, and our clinical pharmacist will follow your treatment plan, checking in to make sure you are on target with meeting your goals. Additionally, our PA will coordinate any supplementary resources you may need, including nutritionists, exercise physiologists, genetic counselors or other specialists.

Your lipid management treatment plan is designed specifically for your health needs. Our team is with you every step of the way, providing lipid monitoring, support and adjustments if necessary. Once you have reached your lipid goal, your primary physician or general cardiologist will take over for your long-term lipid management and care.

Who can the Lipid Management Program help?

Our Lipid Management Program is a comprehensive resource for both physicians and patients. Our team of lipid specialists provides the resources you need to practice healthy lifestyle changes and to take ownership of your health.

The program is open to patients with a wide range of conditions, including those:

  • In need of an evaluation for heart attack or stroke risk
  • Unsure if they should be taking statins
  • Under 55 with coronary artery disease
  • Having genetic cholesterol and/or lipid disorders
  • Deemed "statin intolerant" due to side effects
  • Currently taking statins but not at "goal" for cardiac risk
  • Who have had multiple heart attacks, stents or coronary angioplasties
  • Experiencing cardiac events after CABG
  • With elevated triglycerides (over 500mg/dl)
  • Being considered for new PCSK9 inhibitor drugs to lower cholesterol
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Meet the Team

The Lipid Management Program at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the only organized lipid management program in the Miami area. Dr. Jonathan Fialkow and his team received specialized training and certifications to offer high-level expert lipid management care to our patients. There are only a few dozen certified clinical lipidologists in the state of Florida. Our Lipid Management Program is developed and managed by a cardiology-led team with enhanced expertise and knowledge in lipid disorders, assessments of cardiovascular risk and treatment options.

Lipid Management Program Team

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D.,
Cardiovascular Disease,
Clinical Lipidologist

Theodore Feldman, M.D.,
Cardiovascular Disease,
Heart Disease and Preventive

Lisa Davis, PA-C
Clinical Lipid Specialist
Additional team members:
  • Genetic counselors
  • Nutritionists
  • Exercise physiologists and specialists
  • Clinical pharmacists
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    The Lipid Management Program is covered under insurance. Referrals from physicians are recommended but not required. Patients who are interested in the program are invited to call 786-204-4499 for more information or to set up a consultation with a cardiovascular lipid specialist.