March 7 2006 - TMFHS PHYSICIAN RECEIVES DIPLOMATE STATUS

Press Release - March 7, 2006
TMFHS PHYSICIAN RECEIVES DIPLOMATE STATUS

 
For Immediate Release

March 7, 2006

Contact:
John Moore
Media Relations
(903) 531-4542


TRINITY CLINIC PHYSICIAN RECEIVES DIPLOMATE STATUS

TYLER, TX – Clark Hampe, MD, an internist with Trinity Clinic, has recently been awarded diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL). The ABCL is a nonprofit certifying organization dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality from dyslipidemia (a condition marked by abnormal concentrations of lipids or lipoproteins in the blood) and related diseases by assessing qualifications and certifying knowledge in clinical lipidology.

Dr. Hampe is one of six physicians in Texas and of only 150 physicians in the U.S. who have achieved this diplomate status. The ABCL certifies physicians who have distinguished themselves amongst their colleagues and who have satisfied the credentialing and testing requirements established by the ABCL.

Professionals in the area of lipid management, lipidologists, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol disorders known as dyslipidemia, which may cause atherosclerosis (a disease affecting arterial blood vessels) and cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is responsible for approximately one-third of all deaths in the U.S. Aggressive treatment of lipid disorders may prevent an initial heart attack and stop progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It may also prevent the need for repeat Coronary Bypass Surgery or other procedures such as angioplasty or stents.

To obtain diplomate status, a physician completes a range of continuing medical education requirements and successfully passes an examination.

Dr. Hampe has practiced medicine in Tyler since 1981 and has been a member of Trinity Clinic since 1995. He has been director of the Trinity Mother Frances Lipid Clinic since 1998.

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