Pathway added: Assessing thyroid function in perinatal care

December 9, 2019

An enhanced primary care pathway for thyroid function assessment and monitoring in women of child-bearing age is now available to support family doctors in the Calgary area.

The pathway, developed thanks to a partnership between specialists and primary care physicians, can be viewed and downloaded from It is one of 26 pathways available on the physician-only website, which also allows family physicians in the Calgary-area to request tele-advice and review other supports and resources.

A complete list of the available pathways available via Specialist LINK, by specialty, is listed below:

  • CARDIOLOGY: Heart failure
  • ENDOCRINOLOGY: Access pathway, assessing thyroid function in perinatal care, thyroid nodules
  • GASTROENTEROLOGY: Chronic abdominal pain, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), helicobacter pylori, irritable bowel syndrome
  • GENERAL NEUROLOGY: Access pathway, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, enhanced vertigo, headache and migraine, suspected essential tremor, suspected Parkinson’s disease
  • HEPATOLOGY: Enhanced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • PALLIATIVE CARE: Access pathway
  • RESPIROLOGY: Access pathway, COPD, sleep apnea
  • RHEUMATOLOGY: Access pathway, gout, peripheral arthritis
  • UROLOGY: Access pathway

About Specialist LINK

Specialist LINK was launched in 2014 as part of a collaboration between Calgary and area Primary Care Networks, specialists and Alberta Health Services. A non-urgent tele-advice line for family physicians is available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for chronic pain), excluding statutory holidays. Visit or call 403-910-2551 / 1-844-962-5465 to request tele-advice. Calls are returned within one hour. Clinical care pathways are also available. Please visit for more details.


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