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.

You asked (session 1)

July 6, 2015

This is the first in a series of Podcast that we’ll call “You Asked”, where we share answers to your questions. Through our Facebook page feed we asked you to submit questions for Dr. Blevins.

Insights on Diabetes Insipidus

June 26, 2015

This podcast focuses on fluid, electrolyte disorders and hyponatremia in a case of a patient with Diabetes Insipidus (DI).         Photo by Clark  

More on the Diabetes Insipidus Survey

June 23, 2015

Several months ago we published a survey on Diabetes Insipidus where we asked you to contribute your experiences.  In that survey, among other questions, we asked you what you wanted others to know about Diabetes

The doctor-patient relationship

June 17, 2015

This is our first podcast on what we hope it will be a continuing series of discussions on how doctors and patients interact. Through these discussions we hope to learn from our readers and doctors

Acromegaly (part 2)

June 2, 2015

In part 2 of our series on Acromegaly Dr. Blevins deals with Dopamine Agonists, a class of drugs used in the treatment of acromegaly.  Stay tuned for part 3 in the series coming up very

Acromegaly (part 1)

May 25, 2015

This is part one of an upcoming series of podcasts by Dr. Blevins on Acromegaly exclusively produced for Pituitary Word News.   From the early 90’s, where very few options existed for the treatment of Acromegaly,

Adrenal Insufficiency

May 19, 2015

Podcast – Adrenal insufficiency is the inability of the Adrenal Gland to perform its usual functions. In this exclusive podcast, Dr. Blevins explains the concept of adrenal insufficiency and shares his perspectives and approach to treatment.

Lab tests in Endocrinology

May 11, 2015

In this podcast Dr Blevins reviews some of the concepts that relate to the interpretation of lab tests results in endocrinology.  He uses T4, TSH and Igf-1 tests to illustrate some of the key points

Hormone replacement in women – Part 2

May 5, 2015

Podcast – Our series on hormone replacement for women continues in this podcast by Dr. Lewis Blevins.     Photo: “Purple flower closeup” by Arturo Mann – Own Work + Garden. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via