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I waited months to see Dr Barts after thyroidectomy because my condition was degrading and I became quite ill. I finally got to see her and I had a 15 minute consultation and left with a laundry list of tests she wanted me to get. I completed everything and when she got the results she called me while I was at work and dumped a whole bunch of info about several deficiencies I had and what vitamins I needed to begin taking. She said she was going to mail me a list of blood tests I need to undergo every three months. When I asked when I would be seeing her again she said " oh, in a year" and that she needs the time to get a
"baseline" on my condition to study. She also said that after 6 months time I will no longer be her patient and will need a new referral from my GP to get back in line when she says I should see her again. As I see it she has done absolutely nothing for me but will continue to gather fees from me as I pointlessly send her lab results. I have done everything she suggested so far and continue to be very sick as my GP and I are forced to try to sort this out on our own.
Perhaps Dr Barts actually cared about her patients in the past when she had more time but I would never recommend her to anyone. I regret waiting so many months for what I hoped was a knowledgeable expert who cared beyond the fee I bring through the door. I've never been so let down by a doctor
Love Dr. Bart's! Her receptionist/assistant leave SO much to be desired. Not a person I like dealing with at all. Never friendly, never returns phone messages until days or weeks later. I know it's a busy office, but really?
Dr. Barts is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. She is not only helping with my Thyroid problem, but also looking after all other health concerns I have. She is truly a doctor who is knowledgeable, helpful and passionate about her job.
I am a patient of Dr. Barts who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was interested in the comment below regarding reverse T3. I looked up the original article cited by the commenter below and found that they failed to mention that this article was published in the mid 1970s!! I did some more digging and researching and it seems that the consensus among endocrinology experts today (almost 40 years later), is that reverse T3 is 'metabolically inactive'. However, there are some naturopathic doctors that disagree and believe reverse T3 is of some use. Dr. Barts is young and knowledgeable and I have found her to always be on top of current research and treatment.
Many endocrinologists believe that reverse T3 (3,3’,5-triodothyronine) is only an inactive metabolite with no physiologic effect. This is an erroneous belief as this and other studies demonstrate that reverse T3 (rT3) is a more potent inhibitor of T4 to T3 conversion than propylthiouracil (PTU) which is a medication used to decrease thyroid function in hyperthyroidism. In fact, rT3 is 100 times more potent than PTU at reducing T4 to T3 conversion. Clearly demonstrating that rT3 not just an inactive metabolite, but rather a potent inhibitor of tissue thyroid levels. The authors conclude, “Reverse t3 appeared to inhibit the conversion of t4 to T3 with a potency which is about 100 times more than PTU…” http://www.custommedicine.com.au/health-articles/reverse-t3-dominance/ SOURCE: A study of extrathyroidal conversion of thyroxine (T4) to 3,3’,5-triiodothyronine (T3) in vitro. Endocrinology;101(2):453-63. Chopra IJ
I have gone to see Dr. Barts multiple times and both times she was very informative and very friendly. She actually really cared what was going on. Most doctors just want to push you out the door, but she took her time and showed me things I never knew before. Would recommend her in a heart beat !!
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