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Pituitary Centers of Excellence February 27, 2014

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Pituitary disorders are often complex and difficult to diagnose.  A variety of highly skilled doctors who collaborate and communicate about what is in your best interest is of utmost importance. Subspecialty programs like the Barrow Pituitary Center create a union of numerous disciplines to encompass diagnostic testing, treatment planning, and evaluation.

We are one of the few institutions throughout the country that can offer such comprehensive services to the members in its community as well as worldwide. This creates a reputation for Barrow as a “Center of Excellence” for pituitary disorders.

The graph below demonstrates the disparity of experience for treatment of pituitary disorders in Arizona and further supports the need for formal centers of excellence.

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Regards,

Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Pituitary Center

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Pituitary Stalk Tumors February 19, 2014

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Under the direction of Drs. William White, Andrew Little, and Laura Knecht, the Barrow Pituitary Center offers educational talks the third Tuesday of each month lead by Barrow residents and endocrine fellows affiliated with the VA Endocrine Program. Literature reviews and case presentations are discussed focusing on topics such as Cushing’s disease, Acromegaly, Pituitary Adenomas, and other pituitary related disorders.

The most recent talk available is Pituitary Stalk Tumors recorded during the December Neuroendocrine Conference. Our speaker, Dr. Sammy Kalb, is highly respected for his work in this field. Keep in mind this presentation is intended for an audience of medical professionals.

Regards,

Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Pituitary Center

 

Managing Cushing’s Disease February 12, 2014

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The Barrow Pituitary Center will host Novel Medical Managements for Cushing’s Disease on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Join Sammy Kalb, MD, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the 4th Floor Neuroscience Conference Room.

This presentation is intended for an audience of medical professionals and may contain elaborate medical terminology. All community endocrinologists and other interested medical specialists are welcome to attend.

Please contact Maggie Bobrowitz, RN for more Information about this presentation.

Access to view online is not restricted or password protected and will be available on this blog in a couple of weeks.

Regards,
Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Pituitary Center
Office: (602) 406-7585
margaret.bobowitz@dignityhealth.org

 

How Should I Choose My Surgeon? February 3, 2014

Posted by mvarlan in Medicine and Health, Pituitary Disease, Uncategorized.
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I often find patients in pursuit of the latest surgical procedure or technological advancement that has been discussed in new reports or blogs.

Although new technology and surgical techniques often provide enhanced patient care and faster recovery, a superior outcome is not guaranteed. Patients today have an abundance of information available to help them find the best medical care.  It is essential, however, to validate the source of your research.  The expertise of your medical team, including the neurosurgeon and the endocrinologist, is crucial to a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.

Seeking treatment at a facility which is a Center of Excellence in pituitary disorders will ensure they have the ability to offer the full array of treatment options for your condition. When you receive a recommendation for treatment from a Center of Excellence you can be assured that you are receiving the option best suited for your condition and overall health rather than restricted to the expertise of a surgeon or facility with limited resources.

The Barrow Pituitary Center is the oldest and most experienced facility in the Southwest offering patient-centered care to individuals requiring treatment for complex pituitary disorders. The range of symptoms that patients with pituitary disorders suffer from is broad and the consequence of hormonal and neurological complications can severely diminish one’s quality of life. Our physicians, including Drs. William White, Andrew Little, and Laura Knecht, understand the value of a “medical home” for patients and provide ongoing neurological and endocrine care throughout one’s lifetime.

Barrow is one of the few institutions throughout the country that can offer such comprehensive services. This creates a reputation for Barrow as a “Center of Excellence” for pituitary disorders.

Regards,

Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Pituitary Center