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Membership in the NLA signifies a special interest in the field of lipidology and members have access to a wide variety of specialized training, education and information related in the field.

To find by Certification: A person who is certified (has passed a rigorous credentialing and examination process) please search by prescribed credential Diplomate for Lipidologists or CLS for Clinical Lipid Specialist. (Additional information below).

You can search by profession: for Medical Doctors (MD) or Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) but also specialized professions such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dietitians, Exercise Physiologists and other related disciplines. The results will try to capture as many members in your area as possible. The NLA is a multi-disciplinary organization; not every result returned by this feature will be a physician unless you specifically select that option.

You can search by practice focus: Often specific genetic disorders (such as Familial Hypercholesterolemia known as FH) require specialized equipment or therapy approaches such as apheresis. Other examples of those who provide special specialized care may include OBGYN’s or Pediatric issues.

All results returned are active members of the National Lipid Association (NLA) and may not be inclusive of all providers of care for dyslipidemia in your area. Suggested searches in your community could include endocrinologists, cardiologists, or prevention specialists in cardiovascular disease. Please discuss with your doctor regarding all treatment avenues for dyslipidemia care.

What is a Lipidologist? (search by Diplomate)

A Lipidologist is a certified physician specializing in the prevention of dyslipidemia (cholesterol and other lipid disorders disorders) or related metabolic diseases (such as diabetes) which often lead to heart disease, stroke or atherosclerosis (vascular disease) . Physicians who have passed a rigorous credentialing and examination process can be certified in clinical lipidology. Such members carry the designation Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology and are considered by the NLA to be lipidologists. (Please visit www.lipidboard.org for more information.)

What is a Clinical Lipid Specialist (CLS)?

Offered through the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL), the Clinical Lipid Specialist (CLS) certification program is an advanced certification pathway open to licensed physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered dietitian/nutritionists, clinical exercise physiologists and other healthcare professionals who meet qualifying criteria. The CLS program certifies and validates one’s professional credentials to provide specialized care to patients with dyslipidemia and related cardiometabolic conditions.

More information on upcoming testing windows, deadlines, credentialing criteria and application process is available at www.lipidspecialist.org.

What is the Lipid Competency Certificate (LCC)?

The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) created the Lipid Competency Certificate (LCC) program to offer a professional development opportunity to any healthcare professional or paraprofessional with an interest or involvement in the area of dyslipidemia. The LCC program is intended for learners who wish to assess their knowledge of Clinical Lipidology and receive recognition from the ACCL, but who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the CLS certification program. This certificate program is open year-round, and there is no specific licensure or work experience required to apply. More information available at www.lipidspecialist.org.

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Monday, September 12, 2016 - 09:30



by Dr. Radut.