If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggle with high cholesterol and high triglycerides, you could be at an increased risk for heart attack or stroke. And, if traditional medications can’t lower your numbers, you need specialty care.

At Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, our Lipid Management Program is the area’s lipid care leader. In fact, there are only a few dozen certified clinical lipidologists in the state. Our experts are specially trained to treat a wide range of problems with your lipids — the fats that collect in your blood.

If you can’t tolerate traditional lipid management therapies or have a complex disorder that requires leading-edge care, we’re here to help. As your healthcare partner, we can work with you and your doctor to find a safe, effective treatment so you can reach your lipid number goal.

Our Approach to Lipid Managment

Our Approach to Lipid Managment

When you come to our lipid clinic, you get more than a simple prescription for medication. You get a team of partners that checks in with you regularly and tracks your treatment to make sure your numbers are under control and improving.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes a clinical lipid specialist, clinical pharmacist and a physician assistant. They work together to monitor your lipid levels routinely and make any changes to your treatment plan if you aren’t meeting your goals. Plus, they coordinate with our nutritionists, exercise physiologists, genetic counselors and other specialists to make sure you’re doing everything you can to stay on target.

Once you’ve successfully reached your goal, we’ll transition you to your primary care physician or your cardiologist for long-term lipid management and care.

Who We Treat

As the region’s lipid management leaders, we’re passionate about helping you lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Our lipid clinic is here for patients:
  • At risk for heart attack or stroke
  • Being considered for new PCSK9 inhibitor cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Currently taking statins but they haven't reached their goal numbers
  • Experiencing cardiac events after coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Unable to take statins due to side effects (statin intolerant)
  • Unsure if they should be taking statins
  • Under age 55 with coronary artery disease
  • Who've had multiple heart attacks, stents or coronary angioplasties
  • With genetic cholesterol and/or lipid disorders
  • With high triglycerides (over 500 mg/dl) 

To help protect your heart health, we try to make it as easy as possible to get an appointment with us.

Our program is covered under insurance. And we recommend a referral from your doctor, but it isn’t necessary.

Call 786-204-4499

Meet our Lipid Management Specialists

We’re proud that our Lipid Management program is the only organized lipid clinic in the Miami area. Our certified team of experts are specially trained to provide the high-level lipid management care you need. Learn more about your providers.

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