Tue, Mar 29|
Primary Care Update on Parathyroid Disease
Primary care physicians will learn from Deva Boone, MD, FACS, FACE, how to recognize signs and symptoms of parathyroid disease, interpret calcium and PTH levels, and understand when to refer patients for surgical treatment.
Time & Location
Mar 29, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
About the event
Parathyroid disease is underdiagnosed by clinicians. Patients with high calcium levels are not worked up for parathyroid disease, or physicians do not know how to interpret calcium and PTH levels, leading to underdiagnosis. The clinical manifestations of primary HPT are not well understood by clinicians, leading to more patients being labelled “asymptomatic” and subsequent undertreatment of the disease. Even when diagnosed appropriately, parathyroid disease is undertreated. Patients are not referred for surgical management in a timely fashion, allowing a curable disease to progress to end-organ damage.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) through the joint providership of MORE Foundation and Maricopa County Medical Society. MORE Foundation is accredited by ArMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MORE Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.