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Lipidologists manage the fats (lipids) in our blood, working with your primary care provider and cardiologist to treat high levels of lipids and reduce the possibility of complications caused by high cholesterol and triglycerides.

Elevated low-density lipids (LDL), the "bad cholesterol," can build up on artery walls over time, raising the risk of heart attacks or stroke. Another risk factor is elevated triglycerides that can contribute to hardening of the arteries and inflammation of the pancreas.


  • General Cardiology


    Clint Allred, MD, FACC is a general cardiologist with additional board certification in clinical lipidology. In addition to providing general cardiovascular care, Dr. Allred offers preventive care for atherosclerotic cardiovascular processes with particular interest in management of inherited dyslipidemias. Through shared decision making with his patients, he emphasizes the combination of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies to mitigate risk and achieve both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular atherosclerotic events. He also works with patients challenged by intolerance to traditional lipid lowering therapies.

    After completing his fellowship training, Dr. Allred joined the faculty at the University of Utah where he served as director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Lipid Clinic until he joined St. Luke’s Idaho Cardiology Associates. 


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  • Endocrinology


    Sherwin D'Souza, MD enjoys various aspects of endocrinology, and has a special interest in diabetes, lipid disorders, and cardiometabolic disease. 

    Dr. D'Souza is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and has passed the European Board of Examination for Endocrinology. He is currently the medical director at St. Luke's Endocrinology and Humphreys Diabetes Center. In addition, he has served as medical director of the Physician Assistant Program at Idaho State University in Meridian. 

    In his spare time he enjoys running, hiking, traveling and spending time with his family.


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  • Biography

    Johannes Veldhuis, MD specializes in lipidology, with a focus on patient education and care. He has experience in endocrinology and metabolism with an emphasis on clinical pituitary, gonadal, and adrenal diseases and lipidology. Dr. Veldhuis has been associated with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where he both trained and practiced. He is also a member of the National Lipid Association.


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