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Thyroid Disorders


Jose M. Garcia, MD, PhD

Professor, University of Washington, Department of Medicine

Associate Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
V.A. Puget Sound Health Care System

School of Medicine
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish the presentation of thyroid disorders in older versus younger patients.
  • Interpret thyroid function testing in healthy older individuals and older patients with non-thyroidal illness.
  • Determine older patients with thyroid disorders who should be treated versus those who do not require treatment.

[From the Winter 2022 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]