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Sanford Carimi, MD, FACP

General Internal Medicine

"Health is the optimization of wellness, not just the absence of disease. The hardest pill to swallow is lifestyle change, but it is the one that brings the best rewards."

Primary Clinic: Meriter Monona

6408 Copps Avenue
Monona, WI 53716
608.417.3000

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Hospital Affiliations

Meriter-UnityPoint Health Hospital

Education and Board Certification

1991, Military, Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes
1987, Residency, UW Graduate Medical Education
1984, Medical School, University of Miami Medical School
ABMS/AOA Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
ABMS/AOA Certification, American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians (FACP)

Medical Interests

As a Board Certified Clinical Lipidologist, Dr. Carimi is a cholesterol (lipid) expert particularly interested in preventive cardiovascular disease, working with patients to reduce their risk from diabetes, pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance), high blood pressure, and Metabolic Syndrome.

As a Consultant Specialist, Dr. Carimi works together with your primary care provider to tackle challenges in cholesterol treatments such as drug intolerance, combination drug treatment, strong family history of premature coronary heart disease or inability to reach desired LDL-cholesterol goals.

As an Internist, he also provides comprehensive adult care as a primary care provider.

Medical Philosophy

As a primary care physician, Dr. Carimi believes his role is as a consultant and educator, and he’s most interested in how he can work closely with his patients to encourage them to make healthy lifestyle decisions.

With each patient, Dr. Carimi puts his focus on wellness and preventive medicine – not sickness. Dr. Carimi’s patients would tell you that he’s extremely caring and takes the time necessary to clearly explain things to his patients.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Carimi enjoys biking with his wife, hiking with his daughter, cheering for his son playing NFL football and traveling with his family.

Meriter Medical Group Provider:  Yes