In Episode #40 of Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman interview Dr Tara Scott. The doctors take another dive into the connection between hypothyroidism and hormone imbalances.
The doctors cover a broad range of topics including:
- Biggest challenges of the medical model
- Why hypothyroid patients struggle in the medical model
- Evaluation of thyroid physiology
- Impact estrogen and estrogen imbalances on thyroid physiology
- Pros and cons of Bio-identical Hormones
- Relationship between cortisol and thyroid physiology
- Best way to evaluate hormones: blood, urine, saliva
TARA D. SCOTT, MD, FACOG, FAAFM, ABOIM, CNMP
Fellow of American College of OB/GYN; Advanced Fellow and certified in Anti-aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine; Board Certified, American Board of Integrative Medicine, Certified Menopause Practitioner through the North American Menopause Society; Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Northeast Ohio Medical University; Chief Medical Officer, Revitalize Medical Group, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Summa Health Systems.
Dr. Tara Scott graduated from Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine and completed her residency with Summa Health Systems at Akron City Hospital in Ohio. She recently “retired” from OB/GYN after almost 20 years to focus on functional and integrative medicine. . She is an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where she teaches OB/GYN residents.
Dr. Scott is a certified menopause practitioner with the North American Menopause Society and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She first became involved with hormone and integrative medicine while practicing as an OB/GYN. Her empathy for patients experiencing hormone-related issues led her to become trained as an advanced fellow and certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The evidence-based practices she employed helped many patients conquer chronic wellness issues. She then started Revitalize Medical Group, where she serves as the Chief Medical Officer. In 2016 she obtained an additional board certification in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Scott is passionate about educating the medical community on the advances in evidence-based hormone therapy. She lectures around the community to raise awareness about wellness and hormone balance. She recently got appointed as Medical Director for Summa Health in Akron, OH where she will develop and run and Integrative Medicine program.