An elderly man with serious health issues consulted Erika Schwartz, MD for a medical advice for his medical condition. After Dr. Schwartz examined the medications and treatments this patient was subjected to, she decided to consult his cardiologist whether he would agree to completely change the therapy of his patient.
This patient was overweight and he suffered from low testosterone and thyroid levels, but also he had sleeping disorders which appeared as a result of the unbearable itching, caused by an advanced stage of eczema.
Dr. Schwartz has been trying to reach his cardiologist in a period of three weeks, and eventually, she succeeded. On the phone, she explained her opinion and suggested to eliminate the medications which contributed to the eczema of the patient, and she states: “The guy said to me, ‘I can’t talk to you. You don’t know science”. Dr. Schwartz said that she pointed that they have the same medical degree and she adds: “he hung up on me!”
After the discussion with his cardiologist, Dr. Schwartz explained all she had to her patient. After the talk, the patient decided to change his cardiologist and try the plan Dr. Schwartz suggested. The treatments suggested by Dr. Schwartz consisted of boosting the level of the thyroid hormones and eliminating the medication for lowering the high cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol).