The Lipid Clinic is for adults who have been diagnosed with hyperlipidemia. An initial assessment is done to evaluate current lifestyle habits and cardiac risk factors. Treatment recommendations are developed based on the cholesterol goals that have been determined by the National Cholesterol Education program (NCEP). You will work with the Lipid Clinic Nurse Practitioner in developing a plan that is specific for you and your needs to bring your cholesterol levels to goal. The frequency of follow-up varies from every 4 to 8 weeks, depending on lifestyle modification needs, patient motivation, cardiovascular risks, and ability to get to cholesterol to goal. Patients reaching cholesterol goal will then be followed on a maintenance schedule of every 3-6 months depending on pharmacological treatment.
Most insurance, health maintenance organizations and government plans will cover the program's cost if your primary physician or cardiologists refer you. Questions should be directed to your specific insurance provider.
Your physician will refer you to the Lipid Clinic.
The Lipid Clinic is located on the second floor of Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. For more information about the Lipid Clinic, call 507-434-1262.