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Board of Directors



Kathleen Bell Flynn, Co-Chairman 

Steve Flynn, Co-Chairman & Secretary

Terry Smith, M.D., Chief Medical & Scientific Officer

Nancy H. Patterson, PhD., Founder Emeritus

Ashok Bhaseen, M.Pharm, MMS, Director

Carla DiMare, Director

Nicole McDonald, MD, Director

Noel Rose, MD, Director

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 27, 2016, 10:27 p.m.

    This latest round was really helpful. Thank you Liz1967, emmtee, Kimberly, and SNelson. I'm glad I found this...

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    Sept. 27, 2016, 5:20 p.m.

    I totally get where you are right now. That is what is so marvelous about this site. NOT ONE PERSON has a...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 27, 2016, 5:13 p.m.

    Hi. another experience. I think the major thing about taking Synthroid is being consistent with whatever you...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 27, 2016, 12:37 p.m.

    Welcome to Suze and MsMamaKat! Regarding replacement hormone, food can interfere with absorption. Therefore,...

  • Cholesterol control post TT

    Sept. 27, 2016, 12:23 p.m.

    Hello - I have not heard any complaints specifically related to thyroidectomy. However, hypothyroidism *is*...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 27, 2016, 12:19 p.m.

    Hi Suze, This is my 1st time logging on & read your post, it was such an immense help just by you asking...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 27, 2016, 1:04 a.m.

    I didn't have any active eye issues immediately prior to my surgery, so I don't know about that, but I can...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 26, 2016, 12:15 p.m.

    I had the TT partly to stop the eye disease. It was very active when i had the surgery and within 8 months...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 26, 2016, 10:36 a.m.

    Wow - thank you emmtee and AzGravesGuy for these responses. I also read the chain that GravesGuy forwarded....

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    Sept. 25, 2016, 6:46 p.m.

    Greetings, I know first hand what you are dealing with when it comes to the ever changing eyes. One day is...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 25, 2016, 5:12 p.m.

    Hi Suze, I had A TT after 8 years on and off of methimazole and a failed RAI. The details of which are...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 25, 2016, 3:08 a.m.

    I was on methimazole for four years before my TT last November, so I can answer your questions about both. I...

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 24, 2016, 1:49 p.m.

    Thank you Liz and scanders. I appreciate your responses!! If anyone else has their own experiences and can...

  • Cholesterol control post TT

    Sept. 24, 2016, 5:35 a.m.

    Thank you! That's very encouraging.

  • Whether to have a thyroidectomy

    Sept. 24, 2016, 3:45 a.m.

    I stayed on methimazole for over 2 1/2 years, and have been off since May of this year. My endo is reluctant...

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