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Category Archives: Depression

High Blood Calcium: How Long, not How High!

High Blood Calcium: How Long, not How High!

High blood calcium is almost never normal, and it makes people feel miserable! It is the duration of high calcium, not the actual number! Lisa is a 57-year-old lady from Ohio with primary hyperparathyroidism. She has seen her primary care doctor for several years and is always noted to have high blood calcium levels, butContinue Reading

Depression, Fatigue, Anger Management, and Hyperparathyroidism

Depression, Fatigue, Anger Management, and Hyperparathyroidism

High blood calcium almost always makes people feel bad. Sometimes it make them fatigued and depressed… and sometimes it makes them angry and crazy!  Just listen to Robert’s story! High blood calcium due to hyperparathyroidism is well known to cause “psychiatric” problems. It’s part of the classic “Bones, Stones, Groans, and Psychic Overtones” that wasContinue Reading

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About Dr. Douglas Politz

Dr. Douglas Politz

Dr. Doug Politz is one of the world's most knowledgeable parathyroid doctors and the second most experienced parathyroid surgeon in the world. Dr. Politz attended LSU Medical School where he graduated with the Chancellor’s Award as the Most Outstanding Graduate. Dr. Politz obtained his surgical training at the University of South Florida in Tampa, working with Dr. Norman for 5 years. Doug is a member of over a dozen surgical societies and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). He has been awarded the "Patients Choice Award" 8 consecutive years (top 3% of all American doctors), has been named one of America's Top Surgeons annually for over a decade. Dr. Politz has been a senior surgeon at the Norman Parathyroid Center since 2005 and has dedicated his surgical career to the treatment of hyperparathyroidism.

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