Endocrine fellows will participate in the out-patient neuroendocrine clinic at OMC Kenner under the direct supervision of neuroendocrine faculty. Fellows will obtain the initial interview, examination and assessment of both new and follow up endocrine patients in the office. The evaluation of these patients will include laboratory evaluation, radiology films and pathology for these patients as deemed necessary.
Fellows are to discuss their findings, interpretations and assessments with neuroendocrine faculty. The discussions will include management. Through these discussions, fellows will learn to assimilate key information for this highly specialized group of patients.
The PCOS clinic (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a multidisciplinary specialty clinic that provides care for women with reproductive disorders. The multidisciplinary team includes physicians that specialize in OB-GYN, Dermatology, Internal Medicine and fertility.
Fellows who choose to rotate through this elective rotation can expect to see between 2-4 patients per clinic. Initially they are expected to consider a wide differential and as they progress, focus on specialized laboratory testing and management.
Fellows will participate in Dr. Dipp’s PCOS clinic, seeing new patients and interesting follow up patients. The fellows will present to Dr. Dipp who will review key elements of history and physical exams and guide in the management of the patient. Notes and orders will be reviewed by Dr. Dipp.
Our Gender clinic brings together specially trained experts to provide and coordinate comprehensive care for transgender and gender nonconforming patients. During this elective rotation, we will expect to see up to 10 patients per half-day in the clinic. As it is a multidisciplinary clinic, we will also have our pediatric endocrinologist present as well as our mental health providers
Fellows will participate in Dr. Panunti’s gender clinic, seeing new patients and interesting follow up patients. The fellows will present to Dr. Panunti who will review key elements of history and physical exams and guide in the management of the patient. Notes and orders will be reviewed by Dr. Panunti.
Endocrine Multidisciplinary Clinic
The Ochsner Endocrine Multidisciplinary Clinic delivers a team based approach to endocrine disorders that may require medical or surgical treatment. The focus of this clinic includes thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, goiter, primary hyperparathyroidism and adrenal nodules/tumors. This clinic is staffed by Dr. Jared Dendy (Endocrinology) and Dr. Adwoa Opoku-Boateng (Endocrine Surgery).
Fellows have the option to participate in this clinic with the expectation that they should see 3-4 new patients per half-day. Fellows also have the opportunity to perform thyroid fine-needle aspiration during this rotation.
The Ochsner pituitary clinic brings a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients with various disorders of the pituitary. This clinic is staffed by Dr. Nyrene Haque (Endocrinology) and Dr. Marcus Ware (Neurosurgery). Exampled of disorders treated in this clinic include Cushing's syndrome, Acromegaly, prolactinoma, hypopituitarism and non-functioning pituitary adenomas/tumors.
Fellows have the opportunity to participate in this clinic and are encouraged to see new patients and follow them through their clinical course. Fellows see 3-5 patients per half-day, working under the direction of Dr. Haque.
The pump clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic that provides care to our patients with insulin pumps, many of whom also use continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). The clinic includes both endocrinologists and diabetes care specialists who provide comprehensive evaluation and teaching to the patients during a combined clinic visit.
The clinic is staffed by Dr. Haque and Dr. Karam during two half-day clinic sessions each week. Fellows participate in each of these sessions, working with the staff and diabetes care specialists to learn about the interpretation of insulin pump and CGM downloads and use this information to guide treatment decisions. Fellows participate in this clinic through both years of fellowship which allows for continuity of care with this patient population.
Pediatric Clinic- Year 2 only
Endocrine fellows will participate in outpatient pediatric clinic. This is part of our standard curriculum and additional weeks could be available on an elective basis. Fellows will work directly with our pediatric endocrinologists. Our fellows will learn the evaluation and management of such conditions as pediatric goiter, short stature, precocious or delayed puberty, diabetes and primary or secondary amenorrhea.
Fellows can elect to do 1 week (5 half days) during their first year. This rotation is part of the standard curriculum for our second years who are required to complete at least 3 half days on the outpatient pediatric endocrinology rotation.