There’s no surprise that patients and doctors would disagree about the incidence rate of hypothyroid symptoms in a given patient. “We have an average of 7.2 symptoms per patient” says the cohort of 262 patients. “No, you have an average… Read More ›
In this Part 3, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies.
In this post, I explain the good signs that thyroid patients’ self-advocacy is sometimes effective and is making a difference.
In this Part 2, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies. In this post, I provide a fictional dialogue among three… Read More ›
Some members of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) have achieved a new ethical low. The ATA have published in their official scientific journal, Thyroid, an article by Esfandiari and colleagues (2019) that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves… Read More ›
Clinical guidelines are supposed to promote patient health and encourage evidence-based medicine and physician discernment, but thyroid guidelines aim to restrict testing, restrict medication, and prevent any change in therapy practices. Indeed, the enforcement of restrictions appears to be the… Read More ›
In recent years, Canadian and other international thyroid guidelines have enacted local policies that restrict thyroid therapy and testing, often citing the American Thyroid Association (ATA) & American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) guidelines in 2012. What most “guideline policers”… Read More ›
Dr. Ron Matsusaki’s patients have set up a meeting on May 9th to plan the next steps forward for approximately 350 patients affected by “forced patient abandonment” from the Digby Thyroid Clinic’s closure. This is the announcement shared on our… Read More ›