Cholesterol Clinic at Firelands Regional Medical Center was established to
assist physicians in providing safe and effective management of patients with
high cholesterol. The clinic is staffed by clinical Pharmacists and a Registered
Nurse with specialized training in cardiac care. The Clinic’s
Medical Director, Dr. Ahmad Sabbagh, MD, is board certified in Endocrinology
with additional training and certification by the National Lipid
Why is a
Cholesterol Clinic needed?
High Cholesterol is a disease requiring long term management of medications
to prevent future episodes of heart attack, stroke, or other events.
If patients are not monitored and do not reach their goal cholesterol
levels, they may experience adverse outcomes and hospitalization that can
dramatically impact their overall quality of life. The clinic also
specializes in finding alternative ways of treating high cholesterol when
patients experience common side-effects associated with these medications such
as muscle aches.
required to be enrolled in the Cholesterol Clinic?Any
patient with a diagnosis of high cholesterol may be enrolled. Your
physician must complete and send a referral form to the Cholesterol Clinic. This
physician must be someone whom you intend to continue to visit at least once a
year. You must be willing and able to come in for an initial 1 hour appointment
with our clinic staff, followed by shorter repeat visits as necessary for
monitoring and education.
What is the
procedure for follow-up in the Cholesterol Clinic?After
the clinic receives a completed referral form, you will be contacted by our
staff to discuss your therapy and to arrange your first appointment. During your
initial appointment, the pharmacist and nurse will ask questions about your
health, diet, and medications. A detailed assessment and
individualized care plan will be performed at the end of the first visit.
In addition, we will provide education classes and numerous other
tools to enable you to reach your goals, improve your quality of life, and
reduce the potential for future hospitalization due to cardiac-related
the Cholesterol Clinic Located?The
Cholesterol Clinic is conveniently located on the second floor of the Firelands
Regional Medical Center Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue. The Cholesterol Clinic
hours are as follows:
Wednesday, and Thursday7:00 am - 3:00 pm
further information or referral questions, please call 419-557-6550. Fax
number for referrals: 419-557-6534