The Subtleties of Thyroid Disease Management for the Non-Endocrinologist
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are common conditions that have lifelong effects on health. In the United States, approximately 5% of adults have thyroid disease or take thyroid medication. These conditions are usually seen first in primary care settings, but they frequently go undiagnosed for years. With proper diagnosis, however, thyroid disorders can usually be well managed. Due to the heterogeneity and the non-specific nature of the signs and symptoms of thyroid disorders, it is essential to ensure that the correct work-up and diagnosis is made. This education will provide guidance on the diagnosis and proper management of thyroid disorders, including high risk in pregnancy.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Recognize the common and less common signs, symptoms and associated conditions of thyroid disorders, both clinical and subclinical, and have a low index of suspicion for patient work-up
- Prescribe and monitor thyroid replacement therapy according to relevant guidelines
- Identify pregnant women at high risk of thyroid dysfunction who would benefit from screening and indicated treatment
This internet, enduring activity (audio/video) will be available for one year, beginning May 1, 2018 through May 1, 2019.
This activity was reviewed and re-released on May 1, 2019 and will be available for credit until November 1, 2019.
Accreditation – AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Primary Care Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Primary Care Network designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All other healthcare professionals will be issued a certificate of participation.
American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through PCN’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.
Activity provided by Primary Care Network.
Published May 1, 2018