Episode 3 - Dr Erica Peirson
In this episode of T21 Action Taymar interviewed Dr Erica Peirson on thyroid treatment specific to Down syndrome.
The majority of people with Down syndrome have thyroid issues, but these are often overlooked, causing lifelong cognitive and health problems that might have been avoided by proper treatment starting in infancy.
Dr Peirson is a licensed primary care physician in Portland, Oregon and she consults with families from all over the world. She is a member of the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005.
She also has a son who has Down syndrome, and is passionate about treatment for children with special needs.
We hope that this episode will reach families and medical professionals who care for people with Down syndrome.