It is a rare event when the public can learn some details of the health details of prominent public figures. Hillary Clinton is considering to run for President of the United States. While candidates are not legally required to disclose their medical history, or even divulge serious health problems, it is beneficial if she can show that she is in good physical health and fit to serve as president. Whether or not this is good public policy is the subject of ongoing debates, with many people suggesting that it is not in the public interest for candidates to be allowed to conceal potentially serious medical concerns which could impact their job performance.
The NY Times published a story which featured a letter from Mrs. Clinton‘s personal physician. Dr. Lisa Bardack. This letter states that Mrs. Clinton is taking Armour Thyroid! It does make you wonder why she would be doing that if treatment by Natural Desiccated Thyroid is “outdated”, and new synthetic T4 was the “modern” and only acceptable treatment for hypothyroidism.
The Clintons have a net worth of approximately US$80 million according to several sources, which puts them in the top 1% of the US population. One would think that money is no object for Mrs. Clinton, and she would be receiving the best healthcare available. One might say it is not a stretch to conclude that Armour Thyroid is the best remedy for Mrs. Clinton’s hypothyroid condition.
Dr. Lisa Bardack is Medical Director of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine at Mount Kisco Medical Group, New York, USA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Northern Westchester Hospital and Hudson Valley Hospital Center. She received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years, and she specialized in internal medicine.
The letter is viewable on the New York Times website here:
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