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Lipid Clinic

Director: J. Peter Oettgen, MD
Appointments: 617-632-0586

Multidisciplinary Outpatient Prevention Program

Established in 1989, the Lipid Clinic is a multidisciplinary outpatient prevention program.


Services include:

  • Assessment of overall cardiovascular risk
  • Lowering risk through a combination of lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise
  • Prescribing and monitoring medications when appropriate

Team of Physicians

Patients are evaluated by a team consisting of physicians who specialize in preventive cardiology, a cardiovascular nurse, and a registered nutritionist. The team identifies traditional risk factors and assesses the need for non-invasive testing to determine the presence of coronary heart disease.


Treatment focuses on:

  • Reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease
  • Diagnosing and managing lipid disorders
  • For patients with established coronary heart disease, lowering their risk of future cardiovascular events

Patients with severe hypertension are also evaluated, treated, and are followed with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring devices.

Contact Information

General Heart Care Services
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215