Frequently Asked Questions

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Procedure Description:
Bone Density - A Test for Osteoporosis

What To Expect:
On the day of the scheduled procedure, you will arrive wearing loose comfortable clothes. The technician will escort you into the room where the instrument is. You will be asked to lie flat with something propped under your knees. The machine will take a computer generated image of your low back area and your hip. Occasionally the doctor will request an image of your forearm. There are no injections performed. The test is totally painless and lasts about 30 minutes.


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Procedure Description:
Administration of a small dose of radioactive iodi

What To Expect:
Once the diagnosis of hyperthryoidism (usually Graves disease or toxic nodular goiter) has been established, and the decision has been made to use radioactive iodine (RAI), this substance will be given. If you are a woman of child bearing age, you will be required to have a pregnancy test performed within 10 days of the treatment. In most cases you will be able to resume normal activity within hours after taking the treatment.

Preprocedure:
You should not have received intravenous contrast material during the preceding 3 months.

Postprocedure:
You will be given a follow up appointment which is usually six weeks after the treatment.

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Procedure Description:

What To Expect:
A simple and safe way to sample cells within the thyroid nodule to help the doctor decide whether throid surgery is necessary.

You will lie flat on the examination table with padding propped under your shoulders. Your neck will be scrubbed with alcohol or with iodine. The area will be numbed with an injection. The doctor will insert a very small needle and aspirate microscopic amounts of thyroid cells. The procedure may be repeated a few times. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes. You will leave with a band-aid on your neck which can be removed when you get home.

Postprocedure:
You may develop pain or swelling or both at the site. Ibuprofen usually results in resolution. The samples will be sent to a special pathology lab where a procedure similar to a PAP smear will be performed. The results will be available within 3 to 10 days, depending upon the lab that your insurance company requires us to use.

Staff Information


Doctor/EDMC Director: K. George Thampy PhD MD





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Physican's Assistant:
Katherine Anderson PA

Nurses:
Brigitte Greer RN BSN
Jenn Pohlmann RN
TJ Samson RN
Robin Reifstick RN
Kristen Rider RN
Christina Hediger RN
Teresa Kemper LPN

Diabetes Educator and Dietician:
Brenda Thompson CDE RD

Office Manager:
Judy Holst

Billing:
Sharon Nolden
Joan Durham

Secretaries, Medical Assistants, and other Really, REALLY Useful Staff:
Kelly Stemmler
Nicole Martinez
Eapen Thampy
Laila Thampy
George Thampy
Mallika Thampy
Matthew Thampy
Luke Thampy
Nina Thampy
Staff: Nurses


Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Consultants, P.C. is a provider organization which specializes in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Typical conditions which are evaluated or treated include Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Calcium metabolism, Parathyroid disorders, Adrenal disorders, Pituitary disorders, and Lipid disorders. As the name implies, we are consultants and we focus on the specific problem for which we are consulted for; that means, we are not the primary provider of health care to our patients.

Nurses:
Brigitte Greer RN BSN
Jenn Pohlmann RN
TJ Samson RN
Robin Reifstick RN
Kristen Rider RN
Christina Hediger RN
Teresa Kemper LPN
Staff: Billing


Staff:
Judy Holst
Joan
Sharon
Staff: Receptionists


Receptionists: Nicole M.(left) and Kelly S.(right)
List of Publications

Original Publications

1 Thampy KG: Cholesteryl ester metabolism in rabbits - effect of cholesterol feeding and clofibrate treatment. Ph D Dissertation,Kent State University 1981;

2 Barnes EM,Jr., Thampy KG: Subclasses of adenosine receptors in brain membranes from adult tissue and from primary cultures of chick embryo. J Neurochem 1982;39:647-652.

3 Thampy KG, Barnes EM,Jr.: Adenosine transport by cultured glial cells from chick embryo brain. Arch Biochem Biophys 1983;220:340-346.

4 Thampy KG, Barnes EM,Jr.: Adenosine transport by primary cultures of neurons from chick embryo brain. J Neurochem 1983;40:874-879.

5 Thampy KG, Sauls CD, Brinkley BR, Barnes EM,Jr.: Neurons from chick embryo cerebrum: Ultrastructural and biochemical development in vitro. Dev Brain Res 1983;8:101-110.

*6 Thampy KG, Barnes EM,Jr.: gamma-Aminobutyric acid-gated chloride channels in cultured cerebral neurons. J Biol Chem 1984;259:1753-1757.

7 Thampy KG, Wakil SJ: Activation of acetyl-CoA carboxylase. Purification and properties of a Mn2+-dependent phosphatase. J Biol Chem 1985;260:6318-6323.

8 Jong YJ, Thampy KG, Barnes EM,Jr.: Ontogeny of GABAergic neurons in chick brain: studies in vivo and in vitro. Brain Research 1986;390:83-90.

9 Thampy KG, Wakil SJ: Role of protein phosphorylation in the regulation of acetyl-CoA carboxylase. Adv Prot Phosphatases 1986;3:257-270.

10 Tansey FA, Thampy KG, Cammer W: Acetyl-CoA carboxylase in rat brain. II. Immunocytochemical localization. Brain Research 1988;471:131-138.

11 Thampy KG, Huang WY, Wakil SJ: A rapid purification method for rat liver pyruvate carboxylase and amino acid sequence analyses of NH2-terminal and biotin peptide. Arch Biochem Biophys 1988;266:270-276.

12 Thampy KG, Wakil SJ: Regulation of acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase. I. Purification and properties of two forms of acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase from rat liver. J Biol Chem 1988;263:6447-6453.

13 Thampy KG, Wakil SJ: Regulation of acetyl-CoA carboxylase. II. Effect of fasting and refeeding on the activity, phosphate content, and aggregation state of the enzyme. J Biol Chem 1988;263:6454-6458.

14 Thampy KG: Formation of malonyl coenzyme A in rat heart. Identification and purification of an isozyme of acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase from rat heart. J Biol Chem 1989;264:17631-17634.

*15 Mabrouk GM, Helmy IM, Thampy KG, et al: Acute hormonal control of acetyl-CoA carboxylase. The roles of insulin, glucagon, and epinephrine. J Biol Chem 1990;265:6330-6338.

16 Thampy KG, Koshy AG: Purification of Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase from Heart Mitochondria by Hydrophobic Affinity Chromatography. Prot Exp and Purif 1990;1:177-183.

17 Thampy KG, Koshy AG: Purification, characterization, and ontogeny of acetyl-CoA carboxylase isozyme of chick embryo brain. Journal of Lipid Research 1991;32:1667-1673.

18 Thampy KG: Hypercholesterolemia of prolonged fasting and cholesterol lowering of re-feeding in lean human subjects. Scand J Clin Lab Invest 1995;55:351-357

19 Coburn SP, Thampy KG, Lane HW, Conn PS, Ziegler PJ, Costill DL, Mahuren JD, Fink WJ, Pearson DR, Schaltenbrand WE, Pauly TA, Townsend DW, LeBlanc AD & Smith SM: "Pyridoxic acid excretion during low vitamin B-6 intake, total fasting and bed rest. Am J Clin Nutr 1995;62:979-83

20 VanderWaal R, Thampy G, Wright WD, Roti Roti JL: Heat-induced modifications in the association of specific proteins with the nuclear matrix. Radiation Research 1996;145:746-753

21 Thampy KG, Haas MJ, Mooradian AD: Age-related changes in rat hepatic acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med (United States) 2000; 225(2) p123-7

22. Thampy KG, Haas MJ, Mooradian AD. Troglitazone stimulates acetyl-CoA carboxylase activity through a post-translational mechanism. Life Sci. 2000 Dec 29;68(6):699-708.

23. Coburn SP. Reynolds RD. Mahuren JD. Schaltenbrand WE. Wang Y. Ericson KL. Whyte MP. Zubovic YM. Ziegler PJ. Costill DL. Fink WJ. Pearson DR. Pauly TA. Thampy KG. Wortsman J. Elevated plasma 4-pyridoxic acid in renal insufficiency. Am J Clin Nutr 2002; 75(1):57-64


 



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