Men’s Health Program
Our Men’s Health Program consolidates educational, diagnostic and treatment options. See the menu bar above for more links.
Video: Thyroid 201
Our Thyroid Program is a part of our Hormones and Metabolism program. Due to the high priority of the thyroid, this page will provide the basics of what you need to know. See the menu bar above for more links.
COVID-19 insurance update 4/17/2020*
As of 4/17, most private plans cover telemedicine visits with your own doctor (or a new doctor) for all matters, not just coronavirus. To be sure, please call your plan to ask for their procedure or website. Please keep a record of who you spoke to and when, or any websites that state their policy. Some are waiving co-pays and co-insurance for all visits. Medicare and Medicare Advantage Patients: We can provide covered telemedicine visits to members in all states while the Health Emergency continues.
You can still come to the office if you need a visit. We can also offer an outdoor visit if weather permits. For essential office visits, we are masking, practicing physical distancing, use an enhanced sanitizer, and have no more than four people in the office at any time. We ask that any visitors wear masks. For help on making a simple mask, click here.
Dr. Cheikin is also offering private (non-covered) phone and telemedicine (Zoom) visits.
For more information on office and tele-visits, click here.
Yoga is now on Zoom! Limited on site space as well. CLICK HERE for more information.
Please check back for frequent updates.
*We are providing this information and service in a good-faith effort to help with this pandemic. Information and procedures are subject to change.
Thyroperoxidase (TPO) is an extremely important enzyme, mostly located in the thyroid gland. Since it is intimately involved in the production of thyroid hormone, it’s dysfunction can affect every cell of the body, and it often does. The epidemic of thyroid disease, more prevalent than diabetes, is in part due to the dysfunction of this enzyme.
In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the most prevalent thyroid disorder and one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases, the body makes antibodies to TPO as well as to Thryoglobulin.
This post will collect information specific to TPO, while other posts will focus on Hashimotos, Iodine, and related topics as can be seen in the menu at the top of the page.