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Feb 6, 2014

Member: John

Doctor Rating: 5

Dr. Drew was my doctor "House". My health was declining for over 20 years and was very poor.

Dr. Drew was my doctor House. My health was declining for over 20 years and was very poor. I had seen countless specialists in many fields, and no one knew what my main problem was. When we moved to Fairfax, VA, we were fortunate to find Dr. Drew as our primary care doctor, and she patiently got my entire history. She was puzzled, like all my previous doctors, but unlike everyone else, she kept thinking and analyzing, like the TV dr. House. In that effort, she found documentation that a majority of endocrinologists had recommended narrowing the reference range for thyroid markers, but they had not yet made that change. My thyroid numbers were inside the official reference range, but outside the proposed new narrower range. She put me on a small dose of thyroid hormone, and my health began improving rapidly and steadily. Her persistence saved my life.

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