Dr.Platt is known internationally as a pioneer in the field of hormone replacement therapy. His hormone books have been translated into a number of different languages. He is known for his unique approach to balancing hormones which includes his tendency to treat people rather than relying entirely on blood tests.
As he explains it, “You can never go wrong treating a patient, but you can often be led astray by simply treating a blood test.” He clarifies this by stating that talking with a patient will indicate whether or not they need thyroid, but a blood test will indicate how much. In other words, he feels that lab tests should not be the sole criteria for diagnosing a hormone imbalance, instead their primary function is to guide the level of replacement.
His first book was called “The Miracle of Bio-identical Hormones”. It brought thousands of patients to his office from all over the country and all over the world. It is published in Germany under the name “Die Hormon Revolution”, and has been the number one hormone book for the last seven years. His latest book is called “Adrenaline Dominance”. As far as we know, it is the only book ever written that explores the clinical consequences of having excess adrenaline. The book explains why the body produces excess adrenaline, categorizes the various conditions into the good, the bad, and the ugly, and shows how to lower levels naturally. Many conditions felt to be incurable can be eliminated: fibromyalgia, ADHD, interstitial cystitis, PMDD, road rage, insomnia, IBS, anxiety/depression, and even bed-wetting in children.
His background includes having been board-certified in internal medicine, he was a hospitalist, he practiced traditional internal medicine, and he was the medical director of about thirty long term care facilities. The latter gave him a unique perspective about the consequences of aging, reinforcing his belief in preventive medicine and the dangers of prescription drugs. Over the years, he was in charge of thousands of patients and was able to safely eliminate almost all their medications. Dr. Platt has been a true pioneer with respect to innovative approaches to getting people well. Take the time to read some of his blogs or “Hey Doc” articles that appeared in various newspapers, and you will recognize his passion for medicine.
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