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  • Locations

    950 Warren Avenue, 2nd floor
    East Providence, RI 02914
    Tel: 401-606-1004
    Fax: 401-606-1153
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    1454 South County Trail,
    2nd Floor
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Tel: 401-606-1100
    Fax:401-606-1154
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  • The Lipid and Prevention Program

  •   Understanding The New Cholesterol Guidelines

    Karen Aspry, MD, sheds light on new cholesterol treatment and cardiovascular risk assessment guidelines. Read more  

    The Cardiovascular Institute’s Lipid and Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing the risk of first and recurrent heart attacks in at-risk adults.

    For more than a decade, our preventive cardiologists and nurse practitioner have worked with referring providers to reduce the risk of heart attacks in patients with severe cholesterol disorders.


    Today, we provide the only cardiology-based prevention practice in Rhode Island where referred patients undergo clinical diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol disorders by practitioners who have achieved national board certification or accreditation in clinical lipidology. 

    We treat patients who have: 

    • Severe cholesterol disorders 
    • Poor cholesterol control despite medication 
    • Intolerance to cholesterol-lowering medication 
    • Personal or family histories of early coronary heart disease  

    What to Expect 

    We provide a clinical diagnosis for every patient based on his or her baseline cholesterol profile, family history and, if needed, advanced lab testing. We tailor diet, exercise and medication recommendations to each patient’s disorder and level of cardiovascular risk. We are available for consultation and follow-up, or consultation only. We work in collaboration with our patients’ primary care physicians, providing updates after every visit, and evaluate self-referred patients as well. 

    For an appointment or to make a referral to The Lipid and Prevention Program, please call 401-606-1100 (East Greenwich office) or 401-606-1004 (East Providence office). If you are a patient or provider, please provide past and recent cholesterol test results to us before or at the time of the initial visit.