Criteria for Referral to the Lipid Consultation Center

  1. Patients with significant risk of coronary heart disease who are either non-compliant or intolerant to lipid-lowering medications. Intolerance is often perceived and patients benefit from education and/or novel drug combinations, such as low dose statin combined with an intestinal agent. 
  2. Patients with known CHD or CHD equivalent who do not reach the goal of LDL of 70 or non-HDL of 100 mg/dl with statin monotherapy, and there is concern over the safety of combination therapy. 
  3. Patients with metabolic syndrome who require both significant therapeutic lifestyle modification, as well as combination lipid medications, especially those who have prediabetes or diabetes. 
  4. Patients with genetic lipid disorders, such as familial hypercholesterolemia, familial combined hyperlipidemia, primary hypertriglyceridemia, and the chylomicronemia syndrome. 
  5. Patients with strong family history of coronary heart disease with relatively normal lipids who may need additional risk stratification to decide on therapy. 

Office Hours for consultations are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For appointments call 850-431-5404. Consultations will be scheduled as soon as records are received. Initial and follow-up reports will follow promptly after patients are seen. All insurances will be accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid.