💉 Possible New Helpful Endo in Tennessee

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter

272 Garrison Drive

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

615-893-4480

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is committed to meeting the needs of Rutherford County’s growing community. In addition to adding two new locations in 2019, MMC will be adding five new doctors to its team of physicians.

The physicians joining MMC this fall are: Christopher Albergo, M.D. (Endocrinology), Lauren Blackwell, D.O. (Pediatrics), C. Brad Bledsoe, M.D. (Dermatology), Britni Caplin, M.D. (ENT), and Brittany Cook, M.D. (Ophthalmology).

“With a national shortage of physicians, it is becoming more and more challenging to find quality physicians to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community,” noted Joey Peay, MMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “For MMC to find five quality physicians to join us in 2019 in addition to the nine that began practicing at MMC in 2018 is truly remarkable! Each of them will be a valuable member of our medical team and a wonderful member of the Murfreesboro community.”

Christopher Albergo, M.D. is a board-certified Endocrinologist skilled in general endocrinology, including Hypothyroid, Parathyroid, Thyroid Cancer, Graves’ Disease, Pituitary disorders, Adrenal disorders, Hypogonadism , PCOS, Obesity, Diabetes and Osteoporosis.

Read about all the new doctors here: https://www.wgnsradio.com/murfreesboro-medical-clinic-surgicenter-is-proud-to-announce-the-addition-of-five-new-physicians-to-its-practice-in-2019–cms-53464

📞 Webinar: Experimental Treatments for Aggressive Pituitary Tumors

Presented by

Andrew Lin, MD
Neuro-Oncologist & Neurologist
Memorial Sloak Kettering Cancer Center

After registering you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar.

Contact us at webinar@pituitary.org with any questions or suggestions.

Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Pacific Daylight Time, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Learning Objectives:

During the conversation I will be:
1) Defining aggressive pituitary tumors.
2) Reviewing the current treatment options for aggressive pituitary tumors.
3) Discussing experimental treatment options including a phase II trial investigating the activity of the immunotherapies nivolumab and ipilimumab.

Presenter Biography:

I am a neuro-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and a member of the Multidisciplinary Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center. In collaboration with my colleagues in endocrine, neurosurgery, and radiation oncology, I treat patients with aggressive pituitary tumors, who are resistant to conventional treatments (i.e. surgery and radiation), with chemotherapy. With my colleagues at MSK, I have published several research articles on pituitary tumors and opened several clinical trials.

👥 Ohio State Pituitary Patient Symposium 2019

Ohio State Pituitary Patient Symposium 2019

 

 

**REGISTER NOW!**

Saturday, Sept 14, 2019

7:30am – 4:00pm

Please join the Pituitary Network Association and The Ohio State University for a Pituitary Patient Symposium featuring a series of pituitary and hormonal patient education sessions presented by some of the top physicians of pituitary and hormonal medicine. The symposium faculty will share the most up-to-date information and be available to answer your most pressing questions.

Keynote Speaker: Maria Fleseriu, MD FACE

**We are offering a limited number of registration only scholarships. Register today to claim your scholarship!**

Please email carol@pituitary.org to register!

*This registration is for the Patient Symposium only. The Ohio State University is offering a CME Course separate from our Symposium. For information on the CME course go to ccme.osu.edu
OSU Pituitary Symposium Agenda
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Patient and Family Track
Gabbe Conference Room – James L045

 

7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcoming Remarks and Introductions: The OSU Skull Base and Pituitary Team
8:05 AM Trans-sphenoidal Approach: What to Expect? Post-Operative Complications
Richard Carrau, MD Professor Department of Otolaryngology OSUCCC – James
8:30 AM Radiation Therapy? Difference Between Modalities and Possible Risks
Dukagjin M Blakaj, MD, PhD
OSUCCC – James
9:00 AM What Are The Challenges Our Patients Face, and How Can We Help?
Kami Perdue, PA-C
OSUCCC – James
9:30 AM Round Table Q & A
9:45 AM Mid-Morning Break and Visit Vendors
10:00 AM Acromegaly: Why it Takes That Long to Diagnose? What are the Options?
Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD  Professor Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
OSUCCC – James
10:30 AM Growth Hormone Deficiency: Beyond Growth
Rohan Henry, MD Pediatric Endocrinologist
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
11:00 AM Hypopituitarism: Pitfalls and Recommendations
Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE
Oregon Health and Science University – Keynote Speaker
11:30 AM Round Table Q & A
11:45 AM Lunch Break and Patient’s Journey
12:45 PM Pituitary Trivia
Luma Ghalib, MD Assistant Professor – Clinical Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
OSUCCC – James
Brian Lee, RN OSUCCC – James
1:15 PM Surgical Approach: What to Expect
Daniel Prevedello, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
OSUCCC – James
1:45 PM Visual Complications of Pituitary/Sellar Lesion? Predictors of Outcome
Abbe Craven, MD Assistant Professor – Clinical Department of Ophthalmology
OSUCCC – James
2:15 PM Round Table Q & A
2:30 PM Mid-Afternoon Break and Visit Vendors
2:45 PM Recovering from Trans-sphenoidal Surgery, Challenges for the Patient and their Families
Traci Douglass, RN
OSUCCC – James
3:15 PM Pituitary Network Association: Cushing’s Disease: Psychological Research and Clinical Implications
Jessica Diller Kovler, AM, MA, PhD
PNA Board Member
3:45 PM Closing Remarks
4: 00 PM Adjourn

📞 Webinar: Approaches for Pituitary Surgery

Dr. Theodore Friedman hosts Gautam Mehta, MD for a fascinating webinar on Approaches for Pituitary Surgery

Dr. Mehta is a neurosurgeon specializing in pituitary surgery at the House Clinic in Los Angeles. He was trained by Ian McCutcheon, MD and Ed Oldfield, MD

Topics to be discussed include:
• How does Dr. Friedman diagnose Cushing’s Disease
• How does Dr. Friedman determine who goes to surgery?
• What type of patients need surgery besides those with Cushing’s Disease?
• How do the neurosurgeon and the Endocrinologist work together?
• How does the neurosurgeon read pituitary MRIs?
• What types of surgical approaches are used for pituitary surgery?
• How long does surgery take and how long will a patient be in the hospital?
• What are the risks of pituitary surgery and how can they be minimized?

Sunday • August 4 • 6 PM PDT

Click here to start your meeting.

or
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OR
Join by phone: (855) 797-9485
Meeting Number (Access Code): 807 028 597 Your phone/computer will be muted on entry.
Slides will be available on the day of the talk at slides 
There will be plenty of time for questions using the chat button. Meeting Password: hormones
For more information, email us at mail@goodhormonehealth.com

🎬 Video: Taylor Davis Spreads Awareness about Cushing’s Disease

 

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – 21-year-old Taylor Davis, spent nearly three years battling a mysterious illness called Cushing’s Disease.

“I could barely walk to class anymore. I was in pain. I gained like 70 pounds, despite extreme dieting and exercising,” said Davis.

When Davis enrolled into her spring semester classes at USC, she started experiencing several symptoms.

“I noticed my grades started to take a fall and I was like ok something is seriously wrong here because I’ve never had trouble in school and I could stay up studying all night long and not remember anything the next day,” said Davis.

Davis went from doctor to doctor, but no one could figure out what was wrong with her.

“I thought I was going crazy. Every doctor would say keep trying to diet and exercise and we’ll get you on some medication for your depression and your anxiety,” said Davis.

After dropping out of USC and spending time in the emergency room, a Cushing’s Disease Facebook group led her to a research doctor in California.

“Around October is when the doctor officially diagnosed me and within a month I had my brain surgery scheduled,” said Davis.

Fast forward a couple months later, Davis is thankful to share her experiences on social media and help others going through the same disease.

“I post about it all the time and by using the hashtags for Cushing’s disease, I probably get three to four messages a day from people all over the world. I’ve had people message me in Spanish and I have to use google translate to try and help them,” said Davis.

From https://www.wbtw.com/news/a-woman-in-the-pee-dee-spreads-awareness-on-mysterious-disease/

🎬 Video: Pituitary tumors: Mayo Clinic Radio

 

This interview originally aired July 6, 2019.  Dr. William Young Jr., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, discussed pituitary gland tumors.

The pituitary gland is a hormone-producing gland at the base of the brain. Sometimes known as the “master gland,” the pituitary gland produces and regulates hormones that help the body function. Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland.

Some pituitary tumors result in too many of the hormones that regulate important functions of your body. Some pituitary tumors can cause your pituitary gland to produce lower levels of hormones. Most pituitary tumors are noncancerous (benign) growths that remain in your pituitary gland or surrounding tissues, and don’t spread to other parts of your body. There are various options for treating pituitary tumors, including removing the tumor, controlling its growth and managing your hormone levels with medications. Your health care provider also may recommend a wait-and-see approach.

💉 Helpful Doctors: Texas

 

 

 

Meghan T added her Helpful Doctor, Sasan Mirfakhraee, to the Cushing’s MemberMap

 

How would you rate your Helpful Doctor? 4/5
Your Doctor’s Name Sasan Mirfakhraee
Your Doctor’s Address 2001 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75390
Phone (214) 6452800
Email sasan.mirfakhraee@utsouthwestern.edu
What are your Doctor’s Specialties? Cushings Disease/Syndrome, type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as thyroid, pituitary, and bone remodeling disorders.

 

 

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