I went for my second appointment with my private Doc yesterday, and although was not entirely dissapointed, I was slightly discouraged that he wanted me to get my TSH checked out in a few months time - T3 and T4 were not mentioned. Then after I had slept on it, I remembered that he is not a Thyroid specialist, and is in fact an integrative practitioner who deals with all illness per se. With regard to the recent Erfa problems, I asked if I could switch to Nature-Throid and he said he would research it before he put his name to it - which is fair enough as he has written several books and is very well thought of and highly respected. I left him my copy of STTM as I felt if he ever got the opportunity to read it it might do lots of his patients some good. He was very aware of the adrenal/thyroid axis and is keen, I feel rightly so, to get my adrenals back up to speed, so all in all, although it was a long and expensive journey in terms of fuel, I am fairly content. At least I am getting my NDT and he believes in this much more so than synthetics.
In terms of cost - has put his prices up by £2 - the first rise in 2 years - so his initial consultation is £140 and follow ups at £70 - he does not seem to put much of a mark up on his meds - which he supplies, including the NDT, Nutri and homeopathy. He encourages your GP to prescribe NDT, and mine has agreed to do so. He has given me 3 months supply of Erfa (90 tablets) at a cost of £32.40. Also he feels that once we get this sorted/balanced that he will only need to see me on a yearly basis. Also says we need to keep the NDT as low as poss in case it needs to be increased in later years.
His surgery in Winchester was packed - people coming and going all the time with all kind of problems - phone never stopped ringing - people begging for any cancellations - people coming out saying how much he has helped them - certainly a lot of confidence in him - he looked exhausted!!
Winchester is a lovely little city, and well worth a visit on its own - the irony is, I get a small pension from Hampshire County Council - after tax about £63 per month - and it is going back into their economy!!!! Such is life. Love to all XX