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Kids and Hormones: Identify + Investigate Endocrine Issues in the Primary Care Setting

Pediatric endocrinologist Tariq Ahmad, MD, FAAP, explains how to work up patients with suspected hormonal imbalances, including thyroid disorders, diabetes and growth disorders; discusses interpretation of common tests; clarifies when to refer; and provides guidelines for starting treatment while awaiting a consult. With obesity rates rising – even more so during COVID – he breaks down causes of weight gain in kids to show whether endocrinology – or another type of specialty care – is appropriate.

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April 27, 2021

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UCSF MedConnection

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Tariq Ahmad, MD, FAAP

Tariq Ahmad, MD, FAAP

Dr. Tariq Ahmad is a pediatric endocrinologist with special interests in type 1 diabetes; growth disorders; and diseases of the endocrine gland associated with thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder. Ahmad earned his medical degree ...

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