Request a Tele-Education Review with Dr. Grogan

What is a tele-education review?

A tele-education review is one way for Texas residents to learn more about their medical condition and possible treatment options. It is conducted online and live with a medical expert.

Who should request a Tele-education Review?

These online education services are for you if:

  • You want more information on the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disease.
  • You want to know what types of surgeries are offered for thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disease. 
  • You are looking for more information on "scarless" thyroid and parathyroid surgeries
  • You have a complicated case, a previously failed operation, or a recurrence of your thyroid, parathyroid or adrenal disease.

During the Tele-education Review, you will see and talk with Dr. Fisher in real time. He will review your diagnosis and discuss the options that may be available to you.

Please note: This is not an emergency service. If you are having a medical emergency, please call your local emergency service or go to your nearest hospital or urgent-care center.

How do I prepare for my appointment?

To schedule your appointment with Dr. Grogan, click on the link below to go to a registration form. After you have completed and submitted the form, you will receive a call from the Baylor Patient Resource Center to collect additional information, schedule your appointment, and provide guidance on how to send your medical records to Dr. Grogan. After the call, you will receive a packet of information that contains instructions for your Tele-education Review, consent forms, and release forms for your medical records.

Before the Tele-education Review with you:

  • Dr. Grogan will need to receive your medical records.
  • You must review and agree to the legal agreements.
  • You will need to review the Tele-education Review instructions to ensure that you will be able to see and hear Dr. Fisher using the videoconferencing software for your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

There are several lab tests and imaging studies that you may need prior to making any decisions regarding surgery for thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disease. Some of these may have already been done by your primary care physician, endocrinologist, nephrologist, gynecologist, or urologist. If you have had any of the following tests done we will need to review those results.

Blood tests for thyroid and parathyroid disorders:

Calcium, Vitamin D, Phosphate, Parathyroid hormone, Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), T3, T4, Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI)

Blood and or urine tests for Adrenal disorders:

Aldosterone, Renin, Cortisol, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Dopamine, Metanephrine, Normetanephrine

Imaging studies for thyroid and parathyroid disorders:

Ultrasound, sestamibi, 4D CT of the neck, CT of neck and chest

Imaging studies for adrenal disorders:

CT of the abdomen and pelvis, MRI of the abdomen and pelvis