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for Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines

Referral is indicated if:

Patient has elevated serum calcium and PTH levels, or inappropriate elevation of PTH with high normal calcium.

Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Simultaneous PTH and Calcium determination if not already done. Sestamibi (parathyroid) scan
Vitamin D levels
24 hour urine calcium
DEXA Bone Density Scan (optional)

Parathyroid ultrasound will be done by Endocrine Surgery at time of clinic visit
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) OK to continue moderate calcium intake (e.g., 1250 mg of Calcium carbonate with or without Vitamin D).
Appointment Timeframe 6 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Fax to 734-936-6927
Clinic Contact Information Physician: 800-962-3555
Patient: 734-936-5738
Clinic Location Sites Taubman Health Care Center
UM Consulting Physician Richard E Burney, M.D.
Mark S. Cohen, M.D.
Paul Glenn Gauger, M.D., F.A.C.S., FACE
David T. Hughes, M.D.
Barbra Sue Miller, M.D.
Revised on: 10/22/2013