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Doctor Thyroid

114 EpisodesProduced by Philip James interviews top thyroid experts about surgery, nutrition, endocWebsite

Welcome to Doctor Thyroid with your host, Philip James.This is a meeting place for you to hear from top thyroid doctors and healthcare professionals.Information here is intended to help those wanting to 'thrive' regardless of setbacks related to thyroid cancer. Seeking good health information can b… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Thyroid Ablation and Quality of Life with Dr. Erivelto Volpi

February 22nd, 2024

Thyroid Ablation: A Game-Changer in Preserving Quality of Life

Thyroid disorders, particularly those requiring surgery, have long been …

UK Doctors Recommended Surgery for Thyroid Goiter, But Italian Doctor Offers Non-Surgical Alternative with RFA

September 29th, 2023

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Important, surgery isn’t always necessary for treating thyroid cancer. In fact: as many as one in three people have thyroid cancer and do not die from it, rather, with it.  In the …

Revolutionizing Thyroid Cancer Treatment: Ablation over Surgery with Dr. Giovanni Mauri

September 28th, 2023

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Important, surgery isn’t always necessary for treating thyroid cancer. In fact: as many as one in three people have thyroid cancer and do not die from it, rather, with it.  In this …

Dr. Greg Randolph on Patient-Centered Approaches to Thyroid Nodule Treatment

September 27th, 2023

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Important, surgery isn’t always necessary for treating thyroid cancer. In fact: as many as one in three people have thyroid cancer and do not die from it, rather, with it.  In a …

Dr. Volpi on Thyroid Ablation: Future of Cancer Treatment

September 26th, 2023

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Important, surgery isn’t always necessary for treating thyroid cancer. In fact: as many as one in three people have thyroid cancer and do not die from it, rather, with it.   We …

Nerve Protection during Thyroid Ablation: An Interview with Dr. Catherine Sinclair

September 25th, 2023

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Important, surgery isn’t always necessary for treating thyroid cancer. In fact: as many as one in three people have thyroid cancer and do not die from it, rather, with it. 


A …

Preserving the Voice: Insights from Dr. Vaninder Dhillon on Thyroid Surgery and Ablation

September 25th, 2023


September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Important, surgery isn’t always necessary for treating thyroid cancer. In fact: as many as one in three people have thyroid cancer and do not die from it, rather, with it. 

In a …

Choosing Surveillance Over Surgery 🏥 Thyroid Cancer Treatment Without Surgery

September 22nd, 2023


September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Important, surgery isn’t always necessary for treating thyroid cancer. In fact: as many as one in three people have thyroid cancer and do not die from it, rather, with it. 

In …

Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and You Say No to Surgery with Dr. Louise Davies

April 5th, 2023


You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and contrary to your doctor's advice, you choose to not proceed with surgery.  Is this a patient trend, and how often are patients making this decision?

In a …

The Financial Risk of Thyroid Surgery → Dr. Jonas de Souza - Oncologist, Medical Director at Humana

April 2nd, 2023


Jonas de Souza participates in both clinical and outcomes research studies on malignancies of the upper aerodigestive tract, especially head and neck cancers. His research focuses on the use of novel therapeutic agents …

Surgery is Not More Cost Effective Than Active Surveillance, with Dr. Jeremy Freeman from Mt. Sinai

March 7th, 2023

Dr. Jeremy Freeman was born in Hamilton, Ontario and grew up in Toronto. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto, graduating with …

Are insurance companies obstructing wide adoption of RFA? with Dr. Baek from South Korea

December 31st, 2022


Thyroid radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a treatment option for thyroid nodules that aims to remove the nodule while preserving the thyroid gland. …

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Thyroid Nodules w/ Dr. Babak Larian

December 30th, 2022


RFA Doctor Directory:

During this video, the following topics are discussed:

✅ Finding treatments that are not over-aggressive and …

RFA and Protecting the Nerves for Best Outcomes → Dr. Julia Noel → Stanford University → Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation

December 30th, 2022


Protecting the nerves during RFA and thyroid surgery with Dr. Julia Noel from Stanford Health Care.

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Treating Thyroid Cancer with No Surgery → RFA → Radiofrequency Ablation for Malignant Thyroid Nodules

December 30th, 2022


Looking for a radiofrequency ablation doctor? 🔹🔹
Dr. Leonardo Rangel and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Malignant Thyroid Nodules.

Radiofrequency Ablation → REMOVE Thyroid Nodules → with NO SURGERY → Dr Ralph Tufano

November 8th, 2022


Looking for a radiofrequency ablation doctor? 🔹🔹

Radiofrequency Ablation 🛑 REMOVE Thyroid Nodules 🛑 NO SURGERY 🛑 Dr Ralph Tufano

6-Steps for RFA-procedure success! → for doctors & patients → Dr. Roberto Valcavi

November 8th, 2022


🔹 Roberto Valcavi 🔹 MD, FACE, ECNU Reggio Emilia, Italy

RFA for benign nodules, for cystic nodules, for hyper functioning nodules, benign nodules, …

Thyroid Cancer Surgery? The Single Most Important Question to Ask Your Surgeon with Dr. Gary Clayman

June 12th, 2022


This is a candid interview with Dr. Gary Clayman about thyroid cancer surgery and making sure a patient receives the best available care. 

Dr. Clayman has performed more than four hundred thyroid cancer operations per …

Thyroid Cancer Patients and Quality of Life Issues with Dr. Grogan and Dr. Aschebrook

June 7th, 2022


University of Chicago Medicine researchers Briseis Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, assistant research professor in epidemiology, and Raymon Grogan, MD, …

Monitoring Recurrence of Thyroid Cancer by Measuring Thyroglobulin (Tg) and TgAb with Dr. Spencer

March 22nd, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Spencer, Professor of Medicine at University of Southern California, discusses the importance of testing for …

Levothyroxine and Hair Loss ⎥Thyroid Health, with Dr. Susanne Breen

March 14th, 2022

Dr. Susanne Breen is a board certified naturopathic physician. She completed her medical training at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) after initial medical studies at the Oregon Health Sciences …

Adding T3 to Your T4 Treatment with Dr. Martin Milner

December 22nd, 2021


In this episode our guest is Dr. Martin Milner.  Today's interview features information on optimizing medication with slow-release compounded thyroid replacement.  

Can adding adjusting your medication from T4 to slow …

Best Time of Day to Take Your Thyroid Medication and Other Questions for the Endocrinologist with Wendy Sacks, M.D.

December 17th, 2021


Today's guest is Wendy Sacks, M.D., endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and the Thyroid Cancer Program at …

A Must Listen Episode Before Getting Surgery - Do Not Do It Alone, with Dr. VanNostrand

September 30th, 2021


Dr. Douglas Van Nostrand, MD is the Director of Nuclear Medicine and the Program Director of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program at Washington Hospital Center and Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital …

Molecular Profiling and Unnecessary Thyroid Surgeries with Jennifer Kuo from Columbia University

July 14th, 2021


One-third of all thyroid nodule fine needle aspirations come back indeterminate. When surgery is performed on these cases, pathology of the thyroid …

Hypothyroidism — Moving From Fat, Foggy & Fatigued to Feeling Fit & Focused with Elle Russ

June 29th, 2021


In this episode, we hear from Elle Russ, Author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution, and former hypothyroidism sufferer.  Elle discusses:

  • Hypothyroidism …

Combination Therapy of T4 and T3: Combat Hypothyroidism, Weight Gain, and Fatigue with Dr. Antonio Bianco from Rush University

June 27th, 2021


Combination Therapy of T4 and T3 as a way to combat Hypothyroidism

Thyroidectomy often leads to hypothyroidism-like symptoms.  This includes brain …

Avoiding Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Depending on the Size with Dr. Miyauchi from Kuma Hospital in Japan

June 25th, 2021


You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and choose no surgery.  Although thyroid cancer diagnosis has spiked around the world, a trend is to pass on surgery if the cancer is identified as low risk.  In doing so, …

Thyroid Surgery? Be Careful, Not All Surgeons Are Equal and Here is Why with Dr. Ralph P. Tufano from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

June 24th, 2021


In this interview, items discussed include:

  • the emotional burden of being diagnosed with cancer and the haste that sometimes follows
  • the unnecessary …

Hashimoto's Disease and the Thyroid Change Petition for Change

June 21st, 2021


In this interview, the following topics are discussed:

  • Better treatment options for thyroid disease
  • Better testing for thyroid disease
  • Mental …

You Have a Thyroid Nodule? This is what happens next - with Dr. Regina Castro from The Mayo Clinic

June 19th, 2021


This episode details the medical approach to thyroid nodules.  Topics include:

• 60% of the U.S. population has thyroid nodules

• Discovered when …

Hypothyroidism — Diagnosis, Treatment, and Medication with Dr. Leonard Wartofsky from MedStar

June 16th, 2021


Dr. Wartofsky is Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Medicine, MedStar Washington …

Thyroid Cancer and Children with Dr. Andrew Bauer from the Perelman School of Medicine, U of Pennsylvania

June 15th, 2021


Andrew J. Bauer, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and serves as the Director …

A Summary of Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer, with Dr. Alan Waxman from Cedars Sinai

June 12th, 2021


Not all thyroid cancer patients who receive a thyroidectomy require radioactive iodine, but for those whose cancer maybe more aggressive and spread …

My Doctor Has Thyroid Cancer — Dr. Aime Franco from University of Arkansas

June 11th, 2021


Dr. Aime Franco is professor at the University of Arkansas.  She leads a research group investigating the role of thyroid hormones in tumorigenesis.  …

Father, husband, runner, musician, and the lifestyle changes that came after thyroid cancer surgery (Patient Story)

June 10th, 2021


In this interview, some of the key points include:

  • Self-discovered thyroid nodule
  • Diagnosed thyroid nodule
  • FNA and biopsy
  • 5 cm nodule
  • Juice cleanse …

Broadway Performer Says No to Thyroid Cancer Surgery → Surveillance Instead

June 9th, 2021


Jody Gelb is a Broadway singer and actress.   Six months ago she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, during a doctor's visit for an unrelated issue.  This news sparked immediate research and discovering an …

Hypothyroidism⎥Weight Gain, Fatigue, and Sluggishness, with Dr. Alan Farwell from Boston Medical Center

June 6th, 2021


Dr. Alan Farwell is an endocrinologist, Director of the Endocrine Clinics at Boston Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston …

No Biopsy is 100% Accurate⎥Molecular Testing Gets Close, with Dr. Bridget Brady from Austin Thyroid Surgeons

June 4th, 2021

Dr. Bridget Brady is Austin’s first fellowship trained endocrine surgeon. She has a passion for and expertise in disease of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Since completing her endocrine surgery fellowship …

Pregnancy and Thyroid⎥Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism, with Dr. Angela Leung from UCLA

May 30th, 2021


Dr. Angela M. Leung is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and an endocrinologist at both UCLA and the VA …

Thyroid Cancer Is Not Going to Kill You (Papillary), with Dr. Amanda Laird from Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ

May 30th, 2021


Dr. Amanda Laird, MD is an endocrine surgeon and Chief of Endocrine Surgery at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and …

Medical Error and Addressing Patient Safety with Dr. Danielle Ofri

April 5th, 2021


Dr. Danielle Ofri is a doctor at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is one of the foremost voices in the medical world today, shining an unflinching light on the realities of healthcare and speaking passionately …

Thyroid and Pregnancy ⎥Why It Matters, with Dr. Elizabeth Pearce from Boston University

March 11th, 2021


In this episode, topics include:

  • Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism during pregnancy
  • Pregnant and without a thyroid
  • Avoiding T3 during pregnancy, …

What Do You Do For a Living?⎥Why It Matters, with Dr. Ashok R. Shaha from MSKCC

March 7th, 2021


Dr. Shaha specializes in head and neck surgery, with a particular interest in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He uses an algorithm of selective …

89: Your Patient ‘Type’ May Determine Your Thyroid Cancer Treatment → Dr. Michael Tuttle from Sloan Kettering

March 6th, 2021


During this interview, Dr. Tuttle discusses the following points:

  • Challenges of managing thyroid cancer as outlined by the guidelines
  • Scaling back …

36: 1 in 3 People Die With Thyroid Cancer — Not From with Dr. Seth Landefeld from UAB

February 25th, 2021


The USPSTF upholds its 1996 recommendation against screening for thyroid cancer among asymptomatic adults.

The USPSTF commissioned the systematic …

37: Adding T3 to T4 Will Make You Feel Better? For Some the Answer is ‘Yes’ with Dr. Antonio Bianco from Rush University

February 21st, 2021


Antonio Bianco, MD, PhD, is head of the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Rush University Medical Center.   Dr. Bianco also co-chaired an …

50: Regarding Thyroid Cancer, Are You a Minimalist or a Maximalist? with Dr. Michael Tuttle from Sloan Kettering

February 18th, 2021


Many centers from around the world want to know how Memorial Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center treats thyroid cancer.  A key member of the MSKCC is Dr. Michael Tuttle. 

During this interview, Dr. Tuttle discusses …

55: Thyroid Cancer Treatment and Surgery Explained⎥Dr. Gerard Doherty from Harvard Medical School

February 13th, 2021


Dr. Gerard Doherty, an acclaimed endocrine surgeon, is a graduate of Holy Cross and the Yale School of Medicine. He completed residency training at …

63: Slow Down and Do Not Rush⎢Thyroid Surgery with a Clear Mind, with Dr. Bryan McIver from Moffitt Cancer Center

February 12th, 2021


Bryan McIver, MD, PhD

Dr. McIver contributes to Moffitt Cancer Center almost 20 years of clinical experience in the care of patients with endocrine diseases, specializing in the evaluation of patients with thyroid …

76: Is Your Thyroid Surgeon Skilled? 4 Mistakes Resulting from Inexperience, with Dr. James Netterville from Vanderbilt

February 11th, 2021


James L. Netterville, M.D.
Mark C. Smith Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, Professor of Otolaryngology
Director, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery

75: Fat, Foggy, and Depressed After Thyroidectomy? You May Benefit From T3, with Dr. Antonio Bianco from Rush University

February 10th, 2021


Antonio Bianco, MD, is the Charles Arthur Weaver Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Internal Medicine. He is the president of Rush University Medical Group and vice dean for clinical affairs in Rush …

90: The Results of 30 Years of Patients Receiving Active Surveillance Instead of Surgery → Dr. Akira Miyauchi from Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan

February 9th, 2021


Dr. Akira Miyauchi

Professor Akira Miyauchi (Figure 1) is President and COO of Kuma Hospital, Center of Excellence in Thyroid Care, Kobe, Japan. He is a Japanese endocrine surgeon, and a pioneer in active surveillance, …

92: Treinta años después y más de 5000 pacientes con cáncer papilar de tiroides → y solo dos murieron, con el Dr. Jorge Calvo desde Panama

February 3rd, 2021


Dr. Jorge Calvo
Lugar de estudio:
U. de Panamà, Hospital de la Caja de Seguro Social, Fundaciòn Santa Fe (Colombia) U. Del Norte (Argentina), Sistema …

97: What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease with Dr. Brittany Henderson

February 3rd, 2021


Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNU is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, with advanced training in thyroid disorders, including …

82: Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism and TSH Levels → Dr. Victor Bernet - the Mayo Clinic

February 1st, 2021


Victor J. Bernet, MD, is Chair of the Endocrinology Division at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and is an Associate Professor in the Mayo …

96: Thyroid and Prostate Cancer — Surgery Outcomes Sometimes Worse Than No Surgery — Weighing Risks and Outcomes with Dr. Allen Ho

February 1st, 2021


Allen S. Ho MD is Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program, and Co-Director of the Thyroid Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. As a fellowship-trained head and neck …

94: Everything You Need to Know About Thyroid Nodules with Dr. Regina Castro from Mayo Clinic

January 28th, 2021


M. Regina Castro, MD is a consultant in the Division of Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic in  Rochester, MN.  She is an Associate Professor of …

85: Vigilancia Activa Microcarcinoma en Cancer de Tiroides → Fabián Pitoia, MD, Ph D.

January 25th, 2021


Fabián Pitoia, MD, Ph D.   Jefe de la sección tiroides, División Endocrinología Hospital de Clinicas decla universidad de Buenos Aires Sub director …

95: Hypothyroidism and Combination Therapy of T3 and T4 with Dr. Martin Milner from Portland, Oregon

January 20th, 2021


Dr. Milner is well published with texts, medical journal articles and studies in cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, oncology, and environmental …

78: La Palabra Cáncer es Engañosa — No Es Tan Mortal Como Antes, con el Doctor Antonio Hakim desde Bogotá

January 19th, 2021


En esta entrevista hablamos sobre:

  • El nombre del cáncer ha cambiado
  • La tasa de supervivencia con cáncer ha cambiado para mejor
  • La mitad tiene …

91: Thyroid Cancer Patients Report Poor Quality of Life After Diagnosis and Treatment → Dr. Aschebrook and Dr. Grogan from UChicago Medicine

January 19th, 2021


The 5-year survival rate for invasive thyroid cancer is 97.9%, and the 10-year survival rate is more than 95%, according to the National Cancer Institute. This leads some people to refer to it as a "good cancer."

“The …

73: The Aggressive Mission to Find Cancer is Going Too Far? with Dr. Gilbert Welch from The Dartmouth Institute

January 17th, 2021


H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

An internationally recognized expert on the effects of medical screening and over-diagnosis

Dr. Gilbert Welch’s work is …

93: Has anything changed in the past 50 years of treating thyroid disease? (including thyroid cancer) The answer is yes. → Dr. Leonard Wartofsky from MedStar

January 4th, 2021


Dr. Leonard Wartofsky is Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Medicine, MedStar …

88: For Some Thyroid Cancer Patients, No Surgery is the Best Treatment → Dr. Allen Ho from Cedars Sinai

December 8th, 2020


Dr. Allen Ho is a fellowship-trained head and neck surgeon who focuses on head and neck tumors, including HPV(+) throat cancers and thyroid malignancies. As director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program and co-director …

84: Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer?  —  Stop —  Do Not Rush Into Surgery → Dr. Bryan McIver - Moffitt Cancer Center

November 18th, 2020


Bryan McIver, MD, PhD

Dr. McIver contributes to Moffitt Cancer Center almost 20 years of clinical experience in the care of patients with endocrine diseases, specializing in the evaluation of patients with thyroid …

87: Is There a Stigma when Choosing Active Surveillance? → Dr. Louise Davies from The Dartmouth Institute

November 3rd, 2020


The past year has been fascinating and highly fruitful year for Dartmouth Institute Associate Professor Louise Davies, MD, MS. A 2017-2018 Fulbright …

86: Que hago si tengo cancer de tiroides? → Dr. Carlos Simon Duque

May 28th, 2018


El Dr. Duque es un Cirujano de Cabeza y Cuello, formado en la Universidad de Miami, actualmente  trabaja en el Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe de Medellin.

Al años opera unos 220 pacientes con problemas  de tiroides, de …


March 26th, 2018


Doctor Carlos Simón Duque Fisher

Médico de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana y Otorrinolaringólogo de la Universidad de Antioquia en Medellín, …

68: Diagnosed With Graves’ Disease ⎪Then Thyroid Cancer

March 6th, 2018


18 years ago Lorrie was diagnosed with Graves’ disease.  Then, in 2017 she received a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. 

In this episode we hear Lorrie …

72: [Spanish] La Conexión Entre el Corazón y el Hipotiroidismo. Entrevista con la Dra. Gabriela Brenta de Buenos Aires

January 31st, 2018


Dra. Gabriela Brenta, M.D., Ph.D.

Docente de post grado de la Universidad Favaloro y de las carreras de Especialista en Endocrinología así como de …

71: A Patient's Determination to Find Better Treatment for Hashimoto’s

January 30th, 2018


In this episode we hear from Doug, and 37 year old, male patient of Hashimoto's.  Discussed, are the following topics:

  • Panic attacks
  • Nervous
  • Sweating

69: One Cancer, Two Surgeries, and 50 Biopsies

January 16th, 2018


In this episode, we visit with Carla. She had thyroid cancer surgery.  During the interview, we discuss:

  • 50 biopsies of the first nodule
  • 5 cm nodule

67: Cuando Se Les Dice que Tienen Cáncer de Tiroides → Las Cinco Preguntas Más Comunes de los Pacientes, con el Dr. Eduardo Faure

January 10th, 2018


Dr. Eduardo Faure

Especialista en Endocrinología. UBA

Médico egresado de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario.  Especialista …

66: Five Important Things Your Thyroid Surgeon Maybe Not Telling You, with Dr. Akira Miyauchi

December 29th, 2017


Professor Akira Miyauchi (Figure 1) is President and COO of Kuma Hospital, Center of Excellence in Thyroid Care, Kobe, Japan. He is a Japanese endocrine surgeon, and a pioneer in active surveillance, and visionary in …

65: Thyroid Cancer Does Not Respond to RAI⎢Treatment Options

December 8th, 2017


Ezra Cohen, MD, is a board-certified oncologist and cancer researcher. He cares for patients with all types of head and neck cancers, including …

64: Managing Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules, with Dr. Kimberly Vanderveen from Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery

November 9th, 2017


Kimberly Vanderveen, MD is a Colorado native and graduate of Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors …

62: Treating Thyroid Patients For 40 Years ⇒ Lessons Learned from Two Patients, with Dr. Elaine Kaptein from USC

October 21st, 2017


A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Kaptein began teaching at the Keck School of Medicine in the Endocrinology Division in 1977. She became a …

61: Drug Resistant Thyroid Cancer, with Dr. Carmelo Nucera from Harvard Medical School

October 19th, 2017


Carmelo Nucera, M.D., Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, in the Division of Cancer Biology and …

59: No Biopsia es 100% Exacta⎥Exámenes Moleculares son los Mejores, con Dr. Paul Y. Casanova

September 29th, 2017


Dr. Paul Y. Casanova-Romero, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E, E.C.N.U, que se unió a Palm Beach Diabetes y Endocrine Specialists en 2012, recibió su …

57: The Gut⎥Antibiotics Danger, Fixing Inflammation, and Thyroid Health

September 25th, 2017


Dr. Lisa Sardinia is an associate professor in the Pacific University Biology Department. She received a B.S. in Biology from Whitworth College, a …

52: Cancer Phobia?⎥Don't Sacrifice Your Thyroid, with Dr. José A. Hakim - Hospital Universitario Santa Fe de Bogotá

August 29th, 2017


Dr. José A. Hakim realiza más de 400 cirugías al año. Es cirujano general. Especialista en cirugía de cabeza y cuello en relación con el cáncer.

En …

48: Innovaciones en el Tratamiento del Cáncer de Tiroides, con el Dr. Hernán Tala desde Santiago, Chile

August 10th, 2017


Dr. Hernán Tala es endocrinólogo de la Clinica Alemana en Santiago, Chile. Su area especialidad incluye cáncer de tiroides avanzado, endocrinologia …

47: Treatment of Thyroid Cancer in Japan, with Dr. Takahiro Okamoto from Tokyo Women’s Medical University

August 6th, 2017


This episode is recorded from Boston and the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, where leading doctors and researchers have gathered to share the latest medical research and trends related to thyroid disease. 

At the …

46: Nerve Monitoring During Thyroid Surgery, with Dr. Özer Makay from Ege University - Turkey

August 1st, 2017


This episode is recorded from Boston at the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, where thyroid doctors and researchers gathered to share the latest medical research and medical improvements related to thyroid disease. 

Dr. …

45: Hipotiroidismo - Causas, Síntomas, y Pruebas y Exámenes. Con la Dra. Gabriela Brenta desde Buenos Aires

July 27th, 2017


La glándula tiroides es un órgano importante del sistema endocrino. Está ubicada en la parte anterior del cuello, justo por encima de donde se …

44: Cáncer de Tiroides, con la Dra Ines Califano de Universidad de Buenos Aires

July 19th, 2017


Doctor Califano es Endocrinóloga del Instituto de Oncología AH Roffo, Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Es miembro del Departamento de Tiroides de la …

42: Flame Retardants Connected to Thyroid Cancer, with Dr. Julie Ann Sosa from Duke University

July 5th, 2017


This is an in depth discussion about the connection between flame retardants and plastics, and thyroid cancer.  These chemicals, also known as endocrine disruptors, have a clear connection to thyroid cancer occurrence.

40: New Research Reveals Thyroid Surgery Errors 5x More Frequent Than Reported with Dr. Maria Papaleontiou from Michigan Medicine

June 26th, 2017


I sometimes get asked, why am I doing this podcast? 

What started out as a pet project is now being listened to in over 30 countries and with as many as 20000 downloads per episode.  So far, thyroid patients are …

39: Thyroid Cancer Web Sites Confuse Patients with Dr. Rashika Bansal from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

June 22nd, 2017


Dr. Rashika Bansal is a PGY-2 resident in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ.  Her major research has been with diabetes prevalence and awareness in rural India, with special …

35: Rethinking Thyroid Cancer - When Saying No to Surgery Maybe Best for You with Dr. Allen Ho from Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles

May 20th, 2017


Weighing treatment options for thyroid cancer, with deep consideration for the patient’s lifestyle, could become the new norm in assessing whether …

34: What Happens When Thyroid Cancer Travels to the Lungs? with Dr. Fabian Pitoia from the Hospital of University of Buenos Aires

May 12th, 2017


What Happens When Thyroid Cancer Travels to the Lungs?

Fabian Pitoia, M.D., serves as the Head of the Thyroid Section of the Division of …

33: ¿Qué Sucede Cuando el Cáncer de Tiroides va a los Pulmones? con el Doctor Fabian Pitoia del Hospital de Clínicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires

May 12th, 2017


Bienvenido al episodio 33 de Doctor Thyroid con Philip James.   

El invitado de hoy es Dr. Fabian Pitoia.  El Dr. Pitoia es un experto endocrino mundial, que aparece en muchas publicaciones y conferencias mundiales, …

31: Información Importante Sobre los Nódulos Tiroideos con la Dra Regina Castro de la Clínica Mayo

May 4th, 2017


El término nódulo tiroideo se refiere a cualquier crecimiento anormal de las células tiroideas formando un tumor dentro de la tiroides. Aunque la …

29: Hypothyroidism — an A to Z Summary and Important Things to Know with Dr. Victor J. Bernet from the Mayo Clinic

April 22nd, 2017


In this episode Dr. Bernet describes that Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that usually progresses slowly and often leads to low thyroid hormone levels — a condition called hypothyroidism. The best …

28: Patient Story 2 - Kimberly Dorris - A Comprehensive Analysis of Graves' Disease

April 18th, 2017


This episode is a thorough presentation of Graves' Disease from Kimberly Dorris, an educator and expert, and also a patient.  In this episode, listeners will gain a thorough understanding of a disease that is often …

27: Información clave sobre el hipertiroidismo con el Dr. Alejandro R. Ayala desde el Universidad de Miami

April 18th, 2017


En este episodio explora los siguientes temas:

  • Opciones de tratamiento para la enfermedad de Graves.
  • Opciones de tratamiento para el hipertiroidismo.

26: The History of Levothyroxin and The Most Prescribed Drug in the United States with Dr. James V. Hennessey from Harvard University

April 14th, 2017


In this interview, Dr. Hennessey describes the history, refinements, implementation, physiology, and clinical outcomes achieved over the past several …

25: Información importante sobre el hipotiroidismo con Dra. Sandra Daniela Licht de INEBA ( Instituto de Neurociencias de Buenos Aires)

April 7th, 2017


¿Cómo sabemos si usted tiene hipotiroidismo?

¿Qué significa si es difícil concentrarse o enfocar la mente?

¿Qué significa si usted tiene altos niveles de TSH?

¿Cómo se diagnostica el hipotiroidismo?

¿Qué es Hashimotos?

24: Patient Story 1 - Judy O'Reilly - Thyroid Cancer and Hypothyroidism

April 3rd, 2017


In this episode, we hear from Judy O'Reilly.  
Judy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2011.  Following surgery, Judy speaks about the frequent …

20: Información Clave Sobre el Hipotiroidismo con Dra. Alicia Gauna del Hospital Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires

March 15th, 2017


En este episodio, estamos con la Dra. Alicia Gauna, Jefa División Endocrinología del Hospital Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires.  Ella es Coordinadora del …

18: What is Graves' Disease? What is Hyperthyroidism? with Doctor Schneider from University of Wisconsin

March 6th, 2017


Dr. Schneider specializes in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He utilizes several minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine disorders (endoscopic …

17: Información Clave Para Saber Sobre el Cáncer de Tiroides y La Cirugía con el Doctor Fabián Pitoia

February 21st, 2017


El Dr Fabián Pitoia es Médico Endocrinólogo, es Jefe de la Sección Tiroides y Coordinador del Área Investigación de la División Endocrinología  del …

16: The Parathyroid, and a Safer — Less-Scarring Thyroid Surgery with Dr. Larian from Cedars-Sinai

February 18th, 2017


Dr. Babak Larian is a highly experienced, board certified Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialist and Head & Neck surgeon. Dr. Larian is the current …

13. El Tema es el Cáncer de Tiroides con el Doctor Carlos Simon Duque

February 7th, 2017


El Dr. Carlos Simon Duque es un especialista en cabeza y cuello de Colombia. En esta entrevista, discutiremos una visión general del cáncer de …

12. Advanced Blood Testing and Cellular Biology with Dr. Mark Engelman

January 23rd, 2017


How well does your body make energy?

How does your body repair?

How well are your anti-oxidants working?

How well do you rid your body of free radicals?

Are you pre-conditioned to crisis?

The next generation of lab …

Professional Triathlete, Ironman Champion, and Facing Thyroid Cancer with Karen Smyers

December 22nd, 2016


Karen Smyers has competed as a professional triathlete for 30 years.  In her lengthy career, she has won seven National and four World Championship titles, including a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the Hawaiian …

10: Recovering From Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Faster, Better, and Stronger

December 13th, 2016


This interview is a part of the lifestyle stories featured on the Doctor Thyroid podcast, an opportunity to hear from athletes and overachievers, and how they approach their diagnosis, surgery, and recovery. 

In this …

08: The Financial Burden of Thyroid Cancer with Dr. Jonas de Souza

December 1st, 2016


Dr. Jonas de Souza, Assistant Professor of Medicine, specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, including thyroid cancer at the University of Chicago.

Talking points of this episode:

Financial toxicity

What …

03: Diagnosis - Identifying Thyroid Cancer More Quickly and with Greater Accuracy with Dr. Joseph Sniezek

October 19th, 2016


Hear about the advances in thyroid ultra sound technology, along with the patient process from diagnosis to surgery. Key topics in this episode …

02: The Role of the Naturopath in Relation to Conventional Medicine with Dr. Shawn Soszka

October 19th, 2016


This episode features Dr. Shawn Soszka.

Topics covered in today’s interview include, starting your day right, tendon issues due to thyroid disease, …

01: The Politics of Medicine with Dr. Greg Nigh

October 12th, 2016


In this episode hear from Dr. Greg Nigh, a Naturopath in Portland, OR.

Dr. Nigh will discuss the following topics:

  • Dangers of garlic and soy
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