You’ve likely heard about the thyroid, but did you know there’s something called the parathyroid, too?
Could these four rice-sized glands be trouble for your bones without you knowing?
More importantly, how can you tell if they are working against you causing bone loss and osteoporosis and what can you do about it?
Join me as I sit down with Dr. Jamie Mitchell (Norman Parathyroid Center), an esteemed expert in endocrine surgery. With deep roots in research and a prolific career that spans prestigious institutions like the Cleveland Clinic and the Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa, Dr. Mitchell unravels the mysteries of the parathyroid and its potential link to bone issues like osteoporosis.
This is an episode that promises not just insights but revelations. So don’t miss it!
0:00 – Episode start
2:24 – Introduction to Dr. Jamie Mitchell
4:05 – Dr. Mitchell’s experience, expertise, background, and journey into this field
8:25 – Understanding the anatomy of parathyroid glands
13:11 – Identifying the signs of hyperparathyroidism (osteoporosis and bone loss are one)
17:09 – Age and demographic patterns
17:58 – Diagnostic methods for hyperparathyroidism
20:04 – Understanding the nuances of lab test results
23:23 – Addressing the less obvious instances of hyperparathyroidism
24:42 – Challenges in detecting parathyroid issues without medical assessment
26:54 – Diagnostic scans and the next steps after initial tests
31:18 – Treatment approaches for hyperparathyroidism
31:59 – Evaluating the role of nutrition, supplements, and fasting (important consideration with extensive bone loss and osteoporosis)
35:56 – Insights into the surgical experience
40:23 – Seeking consultation with Dr. Mitchell regarding concerns and bloodwork
41:24 – Where to connect with Dr. Mitchell
You can find Dr. Jamie Mitchell’s resources below!
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About Dr. Jamie Mitchell, MD:
Dr. Jamie Mitchell was a senior endocrine surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio when he left to join the Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa in 2014. Dr. Mitchell went to the College of the Holy Cross for his undergraduate degree and then Georgetown University School of Medicine for his medical degree. He completed general surgery training at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, a medical center of Harvard Medical School.
He then underwent specialty training in endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal) at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. During his training he won multiple awards for his research. He stayed on faculty at Cleveland Clinic for 7 years as a senior thyroid/parathyroid surgeon until early 2014 when he moved to Tampa to join our team.
Dr Norman says he is one of the best technical surgeons he has ever seen. Dr. Mitchell has published over 30 scientific publications and is a frequent speaker at national meetings on advanced ultrasound techniques for neck tumors. He has two children.
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