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Lipid Disorder Treatment Plan

The management of your cholesterol issues and related health concerns is not a quick fix – it is an ongoing, gradual process that involves lifestyle changes, new habits, and regular monitoring. Here are some of the steps you may encounter throughout your personalized treatment plan.

Evaluation & Risk Assessment

The first step in your journey will be an appointment with Dr. Kaye-Eileen Willard, an internal medicine physician who is also board certified in lipidology. She'll get a complete picture of your lipid health status:

  • a physical exam
  • a cholesterol profile
  • additional tests as appropriate
  • medical history
  • family history

Lab Tests

You generally will be directed to our Atrium Lab to schedule any lab tests. Your lab results will be returned to the Lipidology Clinic for review.

Address:
3811 Spring Street
Racine, WI 53405

Phone:
262-687-6620

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 6 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 6 am – 3 pm

Office Visits

The Lipidology Clinic team will review all of your health information and you will be called to schedule an office visit.

At the office visit, you will meet with a Nurse Practitioner (NP) who will go over your test results and what they mean. The NP also will discuss your diagnosis, including current health problems caused by cholesterol and your risk for future problems. They will then review your personalized treatment plan, which might include any or all of the following:

  • medication
  • outpatient procedures
  • therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC)
  • diet and nutrition
  • exercise
  • smoking cessation
  • surgery

Evaluating Your Progress

From this point on, we will monitor how you are doing with your treatment plan. Follow-up visits will be with the physician or NPs to address specific issues:

  • lab results
  • medications
  • therapeutic lifestyle changes

The goal of the Lipidology Clinic is to help you understand your cholesterol health and the conditions or risks with which it is associated. We teach you how to make the lifestyle changes that will have a positive impact on your health, and we monitor that plan with you to be sure it is working.

Our whole team wants to keep you healthy and active, doing the things you want to do. We look forward to taking this journey with you.

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