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A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders: From Diagnosis to Treatment

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Do You Have a Thyroid Disorder?If your doctor has told you that you have a thyroid disorder, perhaps you feel some relief in having pinpointed the source of your troublesome symptoms. As you may know, thyroid ailments often elude a diagnosis since they may mimic other illnesses.Now that you have a diagnosis, becoming informed will help you receive better health care.The authors, specialists in thyroid treatment, can help you understand both the complex function of your thyroid and how your disorder can best be treated. In A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders, they take special care to lay out the basics in a reader-friendly way. Among the topics they discuss: . medical tests you need to diagnose thyroid problems . hypothyroidism...symptoms and treatment . hyperthyroidism...symptoms and treatment . coping with emotional highs and lows . dealing with thyroid-related weight problems . medications and surgeries for thyroid disorders . thyroid nodules and cancersA Simple Guide to a Complex Disorder"

164 pages, ebook

First published February 1, 2012

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Scott Isaacs

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Scott Isaacs, M.D. is one of the nation's leading experts on weight loss. A board-certified endocrinologist, Dr. Isaacs is a prominent authority on the hormonal aspects of obesity, frequently speaks on weight-loss issues in the national media, and has written several books on the subject of weight. He has treated thousands of patients at his medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Isaacs is a member of the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine, and is the medical director for Atlanta Endocrine Associates and their award-winning weight loss program. He completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate with a degree in psychology. He then pursued research from work in the Emory Honors Program, resulting in his first publication in 1991.

Choosing medicine as his career, he studied at Emory University School of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology, lipids, diabetes and metabolism. During this time, he realized the key role that hormones play in weight disorders. After receiving a research grant from the National Institutes of Health to pursue deeper study in this area, Dr. Isaacs and won an award from the American College of Physicians for his research on diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Isaacs has extensively published his clinical and basic science research on diabetes, obesity, thyroid and bone metabolism. He has authored articles in such peer-reviewed medical journals as the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diabetes Care, Thyroid, Journal of Cellular Physiology and the Journal of Critical Care. His articles have been referenced and cited in many subsequent publications, including a listing as a primary reference in the 2012 Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Patients.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists lists Dr. Isaacs's books as a resource for practicing endocrinologists. A frequent speaker to national and international groups, Dr. Isaacs is a Diplomat of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology.

While his research is widely respected, his work with ordinary men and women struggling with obesity is Dr. Isaacs' passion. In 2000, he founded Atlanta Endocrine Associates, a unique medical practice devoted to treating individuals with hormone-related weight issues, diabetes and metabolism disorders. His award-winning weight-loss programs help people lose weight while improving their health and quality of life. People suffering from obesity are carefully tested to determine hormone imbalances that may be affecting their weight, and counseled to change their eating and lifestyles in order to lose weight.

Dr. Isaacs is actively involved with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists at a national level, serving on several committees. He is President of the American Diabetes Association Atlanta Volunteer Leadership Board, Medical Advisor for Cushing's Help and Support Group, and President-elect of the Georgia chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Because of dedication to treating overweight individuals through unique approaches, Dr. Isaacs has earned many honors in his field. He has been listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors for several years in a row. Dr. Isaacs's weight loss program was named the 2009 "Best of Citysearch" winner. His peers voted Dr. Isaacs Best Physician in Lifestyles magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Prominent health and fitness advocates also praise his work. Jillian Michaels referenced Dr. Isaacs's books numerous times in her New York Times bestseller Master Your Metabolism. Dr. Isaacs appears as a weight-loss expert on CNN, National Public Radio, and local NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox news affiliates. He has been featured in national magazines like Ladies Home Journal

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