Mary Shoman Interviews Dr Kenneth Wolinger – New Hypothyroidism Guidelines Ignore Patient Concerns

Kenneth Woliner, MD is an integrative physician in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, who uses conventional medicine as well as evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies to treat a variety of conditions, including hypothyroidism. Dr. Woliner has concerns about the American Thyroid Association (ATA) new “Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypothyroidism,” and has shared them in this Q&A interview.

Dr Wollinger: I think they are misnamed. Instead of being called “Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypothyroidism,” this white paper should have been called “Levothyroxine: How to Protect its Market Share.” Simply put, the entire paper, starting with its “Background Statement” is a defense of levothyroxine monotherapy, despite the general dissatisfaction that many patients have when faced with no choices, and told there is only one possible drug to treat their medical conditions.

See the whole interview at:

http://thyroid.about.com/od/Treatments/fl/Dr-Kenneth-Woliner-New-Hypothyroidism-Guidelines-Ignore-Patient-Concerns.htm

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