Discover how specialist and primary care collaboration in complex endocrinology can benefit you and your patients.

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Improve Access to Complex Care Treatment

Patients with complex medical conditions in New Jersey sometimes wait up to six months to see a specialist.

Improve Patient Outcomes

Investing time to learn how to provide specialty treatment to your patients in your primary care office, where they are most comfortable, can improve patient outcomes.

Grow Your Primary Care Practice Capacity

Research shows that providers who attend Project ECHO sessions increase their ability to treat patients and offer community resources and referrals to patients and caregivers. When multiple providers in one practice attend the same or different ECHOs, capacity to treat patients expands exponentially.

How to Participate

Access your ECHO clinics from anywhere, using your computer or mobile device.

  • Register for your Project ECHO of choice
  • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per 60-minute session attended
  • No-charge consultation with a multidisciplinary team of specialists on active cases
  • No homework
  • IT support available
Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Effectively diagnose complex endocrinology disease states according to evidence-based guidelines
  • Formulate and implement acceptable treatment modalities for complex endocrinology disease states according to evidence-based guidelines
  • Identify and integrate comorbid conditions in complex endocrinology disease state treatment plans according to evidence-based guidelines
  • Identify and conduct appropriate community resource referrals for patients with complex endocrinology disease states and their caregivers
Complex Endocrinology ECHO Session Leaders

Stephen Schneider, MD, Endocrinologist
Louis Amorosa, MD, Endocrinologist
Jackie Plick, APN, Diabetes Educator
Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, Pharmacist
Laura Montenegro, MSW, LSW, Social Worker

Complex Endocrinology ECHO Curriculum

Thursdays 7:30-8:30 am

  • Month 1: Diabetes BLOCK 1 ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: Distinguishing between T1DM and T2DM in the newly diagnosed patient
    • Week 2: Epidemiology and pathogenesis of T1 and T2 DM
    • Week 3: When to send the patient to an endocrinologist
    • Week 4: Psychiatric aspects of diabetes
  • Month 2: Thyroid BLOCK 1 ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: Diagnosis of hyper and hypothyroid disease
    • Week 2: Treatment of hyperthyroidism
    • Week 3: Treatment of hypothyroidism
    • Week 4: Thyroiditis
  • Month 4: Diabetes BLOCK 2 ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: The diabetic foot
    • Week 2: Appropriate goals for glucose in subgroups with diabetes
    • Week 3: Appropriate goals for lipids and blood pressure in subgroups with diabetes
    • Week 4: Diabetic eye disease
  • Month 5: Social Services BLOCK ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: Community resources for patients
    • Week 2: Financial resources for patients in NJ
    • Week 3: How to get the best deal on diabetes drugs
    • Week 4: Insurance and legal issues in diabetes
  • Month 7: Diabetes BLOCK 3 ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: Diabetic neuropathy
    • Week 2: Diabetic kidney disease
    • Week 3: Cardiovascular risk factors in diabetes
    • Week 4: Prevention programs in prediabetes — when to start educating
  • Month 9: Diabetes BLOCK 4 ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: Diabetes and coronary artery disease
    • Week 2: Microvascular complications — neuropathy treatment
    • Week 3: Microvascular complications — retinopathy
    • Week 4: Autonomic dysfunction in diabetes
  • Month 10: Pituitary BLOCK ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: Male hypogonadism
    • Week 2: Diagnosis and treatment of adrenal insufficiency
    • Week 3: Hyperprolactinemia
    • Week 4: Transgender patients
  • Month 11: Diabetes BLOCK 5 ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: Glucose monitoring and diabetes technology
    • Week 2: Standard oral agents in the treatment of T2DM
    • Week 3: Diabetes in adolescents
    • Week 4: Pancreatitis and hypertriglyceridemia in diabetes
  • Month 12: Obesity BLOCK ↓ ↑
    • Week 1: Treatment of obesity with drugs
    • Week 2: Effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes
    • Week 3: Diet and exercise for the obese with T2DM
    • Week 4: Diet and exercise in the T1DM on insulin (CHO counting)
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