In this video, I interview Jeff Whelchel. Dr. Jeff Whelchel is an MD practicing in Amarillo Texas. He is trained in Family Medicine where he practiced in conventional medicine for 21 and a half years. He is now practicing functional medicine where he specializes in thyroid management and bioidentical hormone management with the use of BIOTE pellet therapies. He’s a good friend of mine and one of the few people I would trust to treat my own family members.
If you are interested in being treated by Dr. Whelchel or want to get in touch with this practice, you can do so at this link here: http://healthyhormones.us/contact-us/
During our discussion, we talk about his own personal health journey and how that impacted his interest in practicing functional and integrative medicine. We talk about how he transitioned from focusing on conventional thyroid management with the TSH and levothyroxine to the functional medicine approach with the complete thyroid lab panel and other thyroid medications such as NDT, T3, and SR T3.
We also discuss the difficulties that conventional doctors face in treating thyroid patients with certain thyroid medications, how bioidentical hormones fit into thyroid management, how treating thyroid function can improve certain hormones, and when it’s appropriate to use bio-identical hormones in thyroid patients.
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