Hyperparathyroidism is found in a surprising number of patients by testing for PTH level.
Primary Hyperparathyroidism remains rare. We have found 3 cases in 4 years. However, we are finding Secondary Hyperparathyroidism virtually every week. Last week we found 3 in one day.
Today we are offering free Osteoporosis Screening at a Health Fair. We are using Heel Ultrasound. This is good, but not as accurate a test as hip and spine DXA in predicting Osteoporosis and Fracture. Why is this a good idea? There are several reasons.