Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
Estimated time to complete session: 75 mins.
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Develop an evidence-based, screening protocol to identify patients with risk factors for developing hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
2. Explain the recommended screening for and management of subclinical hypothyroidism.
3. Perform appropriate laboratory tests to diagnose hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, based on symptomatology.
4. Prescribe appropriate therapy for patients with hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism symptomatology and monitor patients accordingly.
5. Educate women regarding the risks of untreated hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism in pregnancy and prescribe appropriate treatment.
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David M. Schneider, MD, FAAFP – Faculty Physician/Team Leader/Didactics Director/Procedures Director, Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF, Santa Rosa, California
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