We care for and treat people with blood lipid problems, or excess levels of fatty substances in the blood, such as cholesterol and triglycerides.
What we do
High lipid levels can be the result of many things, such as ageing, certain drugs and lifestyle factors (a diet high in saturated fat, inactivity, or excess weight). It can also be caused by inherited factors.
Most lipid disorders can be well managed by your GP, however, we specialise in treating people with inherited disorders or disorders which are unresponsive to regular therapy.
How to access this clinic
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you in clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
|Tuesday||The Alfred||9.00am - 1.00pm|
|Thursday||The Alfred||9.00am - 1.00pm|
|Friday||The Alfred||9.00am - 1.00pm|
- Prof Paul Nestel: Cardiology
- Prof Anthony Dart: Cardiology
- Prof Edward Janus: Endocrinology
- Dr Peter Jenkins: Gastroenterology, General Medicine