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Endocrinology and Internet Miseducation

I very often find that patients have been given non-evidence-based advice, either by friends and family, a non-traditional health care provider like a naturopath, or the internet. Every day, I see on my social media feed ads for supplements for thyroid disease or “adrenal fatigue.” I know that patients must see them, too. And once they have this misinformation, it is very hard to get them to believe in evidence-based medicine. “The article said that most doctors rely on tests, but the tests can be wrong. I thought as a specialist you would treat the person and not the numbers.”

It got me wondering whether all physicians have this problem or whether this is distinctly an endocrinologist’s…

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