Title: Family Medicine – Endocrinology: Thyroid Disease; Diabetes; Hirsutism
Faculty: David A. Horowitz, M.D.; Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.; Albert J. Peters, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
TOPIC 1: Practical Approach to Thyroid Disease: 1. Hypothyroidism/Elevated TSH 2. Patient with a Thyroid Nodule.
Upon completion of this session, by applying recommendations from the AAFP, AACE, ACP, ATA, USPSTF, IOM, and ACOG, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Appreciate the role of the screening TSH and what to do with the results.
- Develop a reasonable and cost-effective approach to diagnosing the thyroid nodule.
- Discuss the management of hypothyroidism.
TOPIC 2: Practical Approach to the Patient with Diabetes.
Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as recommendations from the ADA, EASN, AGA, CDA, AACE, ACP, and the AAFP, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Consider this primer on management.
- Distinguish the patient who is likely to go on to develop complications and appreciate the potential long-term course.
- Apply the current guidelines for therapy and access the anticipated outcome goals.
TOPIC 3: Hirsutism.
Upon completion of this session, using ACOG Practice Guidelines, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Understand the pathophysiology of abnormal body hair growth in women.
- Differentiate the source of androgen excess.
- Employ current treatment options.