Dr Blevins Corner

Medical comments from Dr Lewis Blevins MD. Director Center for Pituitary Disorders at University California San Francisco

The work of a pituitary endocrinologist

In today's podcasts, we are talking to Dr. Lewis Blevins about the work of a pituitary endocrinologist.  We delve into the details of the...

Pituitary surgery: what are the factors that determine it.

Podcast:  In this podcast we discuss the indications for pituitary surgery.  What are the factors that make the procedure necessary?  We ask Dr. Blevins...

Discussing the rationale for Pegvisomant dose adjustments

PODCAST:  Listen to this engaging podcast where PWN cofounders Dr. Blevins and JD Faccinetti discuss the ins and outs of a Somavert (pegvisomant for...

Taking testosterone replacement for hypogonadism due to pituitary disease? Read this.

From Lewis S Blevins, Jr. MD -  I see a lot of men who are concerned about taking testosterone replacement for hypogonadism due to...

Hyponatremia after Pituitary Surgery. 

From Lewis S Blevins Jr. MD:  A 37-year-old woman presented with visual compromise and headache. MRI demonstrated a 2.0 cm cystic pituitary lesion thought...

“The Art of Neuroendocrinology”

A case-based approach to medical decision making.  Edited by Lewis S Blevins Jr., MD    “The Art of Neuroendocrinology: A case-based approach to medical decision-making” is...

What’s going on in a doctors life.

From Lewis S. Blevins Jr. MD  -  Let me tell you about my day. I hear about yours. In fact, on most Tuesdays, I...

Pituitary Gland Development and Disease: From Stem Cell to Hormone Production

From Dr. Lewis Blevins:  For those of you interested in pituitary stem cells, pituitary development, etc., take a look at this link for a...

Insights: Adrenal Insufficiency

From Lewis S Blevins Jr,  MD - I define hypopituitarism as the partial or the complete deficiency of one or more anterior pituitary hormones....

Clinical reasoning in a recent Acromegaly case

From Lewis S Blevins, Jr. MD  -  I recently addressed a question regarding normal oral glucose suppression test results in a patient who reportedly...

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