FAQ

Note: The following represent some of the common questions people visiting this website have.  Keep in mind that some questions which aren’t answered below can be found in Dr. Osansky’s free guide, which you can receive by entering your name and email address in the form on the right of this page.  If you can’t find your answer in the questions below or in his guide, please feel free to email us your question at info@GravesDiseaseBook.com.

Is Dr. Osansky Currently Accepting New Patient Consultations?

Dr. Osansky is currently accepting a limited number of new patient consultations. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Osansky, please visit the Consultations Page on this website.

How Can I Find A Local Natural Doctor Who Can Help With My Condition?

If you have a thyroid or autoimmune thyroid condition and are looking for a local natural doctor who focuses on endocrine disorders, Dr. Osansky actually provides some resources to help you find a natural doctor in his free guide, which you can get by simply entering your name and email address on the right side of this page.  Just keep in mind that there aren’t many of these types of doctors in practice, which is why Dr. Osansky offers phone consultations.  As long as you’ve already been diagnosed and received a physical exam by an endocrinologist or another type of medical doctor, just about everything else can be accomplished remotely.

How Will A Doctor Determine Whether Or Not I’m A Good Candidate For Natural Thyroid Treatment Methods?

Every natural doctor evaluates their patients differently, but typically they will look over your case history, your lab results, and after an initial consultation with you they will determine whether you are a good candidate to receive natural thyroid treatment methods.  Some natural doctors will put their patients on a brief “natural treatment trial”, which is typically 2 to 4 weeks, and see how the patient initially responds.  If they are responding well, then this of course will suggest that the patient is a good candidate for restoring their health through natural treatment methods. 

What you need to watch out for is for any doctor who puts every single one of their patients on a long treatment plan from the beginning, regardless of their symptoms, lab results, how long they have had the condition, and other factors.  This isn’t meant to suggest that restoring your health is a quick process, because it definitely isn’t.  On the other hand, you want to choose a doctor who evaluates each person and recommends an individualized treatment plan.

How Long Will It Take Before I Begin Seeing Results When On A Natural Thyroid Treatment Protocol?

This of course will vary depending on the individual, but most people should see some positive changes within 2 to 4 weeks of beginning a natural treatment protocol.  If your condition is really severe then it might take a little bit longer.  Besides seeing an improvement from a symptomatic standpoint, most people also begin seeing positive changes in their lab results within two to three months after beginning the protocol, and sometimes sooner than this.

How Long Will It Take Until My Health Is Completely Restored To Normal?

First of all, it is not always possible to completely restore a person’s health back  to normal when dealing with a thyroid or autoimmune thyroid condition.   But even a partial restoration of one’s health is still beneficial.  In my personal case it took a few weeks before my symptoms began improving, about three months until I noticed significant changes in my lab results, and about six months until my labs normalized.  So this isn’t a quick cure by any means, as anyone who is on a natural thyroid treatment protocol needs to be proactive and take responsibility for their own recovery.

Can’t I Just Treat My Condition On My Own?

While nobody can force you to consult with a natural doctor with regards to your condition, just keep in mind that many thyroid conditions can be very serious.  Not only can treating yourself be risky, but the fact is that most people who try to save money by treating themselves don’t receive optimal results, and it actually ends up costing them more time and money over the long run.  It takes more than reading books and gathering information on the internet to both safely and effectively treat most thyroid conditions through natural methods.  This is especially true with autoimmune thyroid disorders such as Graves’ Disease.  So while you can treat your condition on your own, it is not recommended.

Isn’t It Dangerous To Treat Graves’ Disease And Other Hyperthyroid Conditions Naturally?

It could be, especially if you try treating it on your own or consult with a natural doctor who doesn’t know what they’re doing.  In some cases Graves’ Disease can be life threatening, and while some people want to avoid taking prescription drugs, there are times when they need to take the drugs until their symptoms are under control.  A competent natural doctor will be able to give you the information you need so you can decide for yourself whether you should take the prescription drugs along with the natural treatment protocol, or just the natural treatment protocol by itself.

Will My Health Insurance Cover Natural Treatment Methods?

We personally don’t file health insurance, and the reason for this is because most health insurance companies do not provide coverage for the consultation or any nutritional supplements and/or herbs you may need to take.  However, some companies do provide coverage for any additional testing you may need (i.e. Thyroid blood tests, Adrenal Stress Index test, Male or Female Hormone Panel, etc.).  What you need to keep in mind is that just because a doctor is a provider on your plan doesn’t mean the insurance company will provide coverage for natural endocrinology services.  For example, a chiropractor who is on your plan will probably be covered for chiropractic services, but any diagnosis or CPT codes which pertain to natural endocrinology probably won’t be accepted by the insurance company.

Will I Be Told To Stop Taking My Medication?

Most natural doctors aren’t legally allowed to tell you to stop taking your medication, even if they wanted to.  All they can do is educate you, so that you can make an informed decision and make your own choices.  Many patients who begin a natural treatment protocol decide they want to continue on the medication for the first few weeks, or even longer, while others decide they don’t want to take the prescription drugs and would like to just follow the natural treatment protocol.  What’s important to understand is that it’s okay to begin a natural treatment protocol while taking thyroid medication, and some people need to stay on their medication while beginning such a protocol.