In this podcast from our “musings series” comes an interesting discussion on lab result targets. This case comes from a hypothyroid patient who wanted to achieve a particular TSH lab result target. In the discussion, Dr. Blevins focuses on how the pituitary works, how lab tests work, and what makes aiming at and achieving a narrow target almost impossible.
engaging podcast series covering various exciting subjects direct from Dr. Blevins’ desk
A case of a pituitary lesion (hemangiopericytoma)
In this podcast oriented to physicians, Dr. Lewis Blevins talks about a case of a patient with a pituitary lesion called a hemangiopericytoma invasive in the right cavernous sinus. Although the content is technical, patients and other interested parties may find the discussion interesting.
The frustrating process of insurance authorizations for the use of medicines
What happens when the insurance company’s first line of response is to deny, deny, deny? How does this increase in oversight from third-party payors impact the process of rare pituitary disease medicine authorizations indicated for treatment?
Pregnancy and acromegaly
Acromegaly: what to do with medical treatment during pregnancy and the options available today.
Cortisol levels after Cushing’s surgery
An informal discussion of Cushing’s disease issues from cases, articles, and experiences with patients.
Follow ups: Why are they so critical?
Two cases where patients’ lack of follow-up leads to complications that likely could have been avoided.
Interesting inquiries prompted by the questions patients leave in their health portals.
A tale of two patients: the biology of different pituitary tumors
Two patients with residual pituitary tumors and their unpredictable differences.
Telemedicine: adapting to change
Telemedicine, how practices have adapted, views on pros and cons, and how things may change in the future.