Dustin Higgins – “It’s Not Your Thyroid?” – When it is and when it isn’t, and how to figure it out!
In this presentation, Dr. Higgins will discuss appropriate thyroid laboratory testing and how to construct a treatment plan based on testing and symptomatology. He will also go over how to discriminate between false positive and false negative testing. His overall goal for this presentation is to improve thyroid disease diagnosis and treatment.
- Choose appropriate thyroid laboratory testing.
- Construct a plan based on testing and symptomatology.
- Discriminate false positive or negative testing.
- Be able to improve thyroid disease diagnosis and treatment.
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the American Council for continuing medical education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dr. Dustin Higgins was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. He is the seventh of nine children. He went to college at Brigham Young University, and then to medical school at Midwestern University in Illinois. He was trained in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis and then completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Washington University in St. Louis. He currently practices in Quincy, Illinois as the only Endocrinologist in his group. He enjoys fishing and pond swimming with his wife and six boys.
Dr. Higgins discloses that he was paid by Novo Nordisk as a speaker within the past twelve months. He no longer has a relationship with Novo Nordisk.