Denials and other shenanigans: insurance companies and the games they play

November 28, 2023

Today’s’ podcast is a recording of the Pituitary World News talk program that aired live on November 16. The information comes directly from one of the busiest, most successful clinics in the world of pituitary disease. The podcast presents a real-world, honest, in-depth discussion of health insurance denials, how this practice affects patients and physicians, how they use guidelines to muddy the process, oppose individualized care, and question a specialist’s decision-making.

Infertility and the pituitary

July 11, 2016

This, the second podcast on infertility in patients with pituitary disorders, is a companion to the podcast on infertility and prolactinomas published May 26, 2016.  Almost any disease of the pituitary, hypothalamus, or pituitary stalk

Prolactin and fertility

May 26, 2016

A fascinating topic indeed.  Dr. Lewis Blevins navigates through hyperprolactinemia, infertility, and prolactinomas and pregnancies in this very informational podcast.   “Music by:

Pituitary tumors and your vision

May 12, 2016

Dr. Victor Szanto, renowned and experienced ophthalmologist discusses how visual loss manifests itself in people with pituitary adenomas.  His discussion focuses on the signs and symptoms patients can experience when tumors invade the cavernous sinus and

Cushing’s part 4: musings

May 10, 2016

This is the 4th podcast in our series on residual or recurring Cushing’s disease.  In part 4, Dr. Blevins shares additional information to empower patients to work with their physicians more effectively.     “Music:

Hyponatremia in pituitary patients

April 19, 2016

In this very informative podcast, Dr. Lewis Blevins talks about specific situations regarding hyponatremia in pituitary patients so we can be aware of how we might be at risk and better understand our particular situations.

Central Hypothyroidism

March 28, 2016

In this extremely informative podcast, Dr. Blevins discusses thyroid hormone replacement and thyroid dysfunction in patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders.  

Acromegaly (part 3), medical treatment

March 2, 2016

In this podcast, Dr. Lewis Blevins discusses the medical management of acromegaly with the drug “pegvisomant for injection” or Somavert.  This is our third podcast in a series of six on acromegaly and its management.