Growth Hormone Deficiency: Just the Facts!

23 October 2011

After the presentation of this webinar the PNA received praise from as far away as Dorset, England.

"I have just finished watching today's webinar from California on Growth Hormone which I found to be excellent. The hour went quickly and he went over time so as to answer more questions at the end."

Slides were used from medical journals to indicate effect on lipids, fat/adipose tissue, as well as morbidity for those with GHD. An interesting slide was a CAT scan before treatment and 6 months after GH treatment showing a definite decrease in visceral fat and abdominal fat on a patient.
Bravo on this webinar!"

Meet the Presenter

Lewis Blevins, Jr, MD
Medical Director, Center for Pituitary Disorders
University of California, San Francisco

Biography

Dr. Blevins' main clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of patients with various disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. He has particular expertise with regards to Cushing's syndrome and has edited a book on the subject. He also has extensive experience in treating patients with acromegaly, prolactinomas, other pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus, and hypopituitarism. He has extensive experience in the management of patients with growth hormone deficiency. Dr. Blevins is Medical Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF.

His current research interests involve diagnostic testing in patients with hypercortisolism. He is currently evaluating new ways to test for the presence of Cushing's syndrome. He is also interested in clinical predictors of surgical and medical success with regards to the management of patients with different types of pituitary tumors. Some of this work involves collaboration with neuropathologists at UCSF. Dr. Blevins is also involved with industry sponsored trials to evaluate new pharmacologic therapies for patients with pituitary tumors.

Dr. Blevins is also a skilled and accomplished painter. Dr. Blevins' art work can be viewed/purchased via his website: www.CApaintings.com.

 

 

  • Lewis Blevins, Jr., MD
    Medical Director, Center for Pituitary Disorders
    University of California, San Francisco

Description

After the presentation of this webinar the PNA received praise from as far away as Dorset, England.

"I have just finished watching today's webinar from California on Growth Hormone which I found to be excellent. The hour went quickly and he went over time so as to answer more questions at the end."

Slides were used from medical journals to indicate effect on lipids, fat/adipose tissue, as well as morbidity for those with GHD. An interesting slide was a CAT scan before treatment and 6 months after GH treatment showing a definite decrease in visceral fat and abdominal fat on a patient.
Bravo on this webinar!"

Meet the Presenter

Lewis Blevins, Jr, MD
Medical Director, Center for Pituitary Disorders
University of California, San Francisco

Biography

Dr. Blevins' main clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of patients with various disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. He has particular expertise with regards to Cushing's syndrome and has edited a book on the subject. He also has extensive experience in treating patients with acromegaly, prolactinomas, other pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus, and hypopituitarism. He has extensive experience in the management of patients with growth hormone deficiency. Dr. Blevins is Medical Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF.

His current research interests involve diagnostic testing in patients with hypercortisolism. He is currently evaluating new ways to test for the presence of Cushing's syndrome. He is also interested in clinical predictors of surgical and medical success with regards to the management of patients with different types of pituitary tumors. Some of this work involves collaboration with neuropathologists at UCSF. Dr. Blevins is also involved with industry sponsored trials to evaluate new pharmacologic therapies for patients with pituitary tumors.

Dr. Blevins is also a skilled and accomplished painter. Dr. Blevins' art work can be viewed/purchased via his website: www.CApaintings.com.

 

 

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