To date we have produced four podcasts with expert surgeons from the Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa, Florida. We have had over 900 visitors listen to these podcasts in our first month! Thank you for listening, learning and sharing to raise awareness!!

Dr. Jim Norman covered the topics of….

  • Parathyroid Function and Classic Biochemical Presentation
  • Normohormonal and Normocalcemic Presentation
  • Calcium Tests, Low Vitamin D-25 and Scans

Then we listened to….

  •  In the Operating Room with Dr. Deva Boone

and learned the “secrets” of what sets the Norman Parathyroid Center’s techniques apart from others who perform parathyroidectomies and why Dr. Boone felt compelled to join the Center and never look back!

Many more podcasts are in production, however we think this is a great time to invite our listeners to ask general questions that pertain to the podcasts produced to date. We simply request that you ask questions related to one of the podcast topics and refrain from including your lab values and/or asking diagnostic questions that are best answered in a case evaluation.

Here are some examples of great questions as well as the format we request you follow when posting your questions in the Comment Section below!

For Dr. Norman from Calcium Tests, Low Vitamin D-25 and Scans:  What is the normal ionized calcium level and should it be adjusted for age like the serum calcium?

For Dr. Boone from In the Operating Room – Why doesn’t a dramatic drop in iopth guarantee a cure? Isn’t there a normal range for iopth that indicates to the surgeon that they found all the affected glands?

For Dr. Norman from Calcium Tests, Low Vitamin D-25 and Scans: Can you elaborate on when a urine calcium test might be useful? I thought that indeed it was used to help with the people who were harder to diagnose.

Looking forward to hearing your questions AND finding out the answers !