Michelle Bickford from Hackensack, New Jersey, USA has created an international petition to demand better care for patients with thyroid dysfunction. She states that
"Thyroid patients are increasingly aware that there is a deficiency in thyroid knowledge among endocrinologists. As specialists of the endocrine system, the title, endocrinologist, expresses expertise and richness in experience. Despite the promise of this title, we, the patients with thyroid dysfunction, are still suffering. The quality of our lives is diminished due to the difficulty we have finding doctors who are effective in thyroid management. The patient experience seems to demonstrate that there are large numbers of endocrinologists who are unable to diagnose thyroid disorder and/or have outdated knowledge of treatment methods."
To read the full details and to sign the petition go to:
Along with the petition, there is a letter to send to endocrinologists, and regular updates about the progress of the petition.
Thyroid UK is not affiliated in any way with this petition. However, we feel that some of our visitors may want to sign this petition.