Prescribing Desiccated Thyroid

Prescribing Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) – NEW and Updated for 2023

This updated lecture brings a number of important additions: 

  • More efficient and concise; total watch time of 2+ hours broken up into 3 modules.

  • Research review: updated discussion of any new/important research related to NDT

  • ERFA vs Compounded desiccated thyroid: what’s changed over the years and what Dr. Katie now prefers

  • Updated protocols for transitioning your patients from levothyroxine to NDT

  • NEW patient handouts: “How to test your thyroid” + “NDT patient information” + “Practitioner cheat sheet: Optimal thyroid levels”

  • Enhanced discussion of the top 3 clinical challenges with NDT

    • NDT use in pregnancy and postpartum

    • TSH suppression on NDT – is it truly safe?

    • How thyroid hormones change while on NDT and how to correctly run and interpret blood work results



Here’s What You’ll Learn…

Patient Assessment

How to assess your patients with proper thyroid bloodwork, physical exams, and symptoms to determine if NDT would benefit them

Thyroid Hormone Physiology

A review of thyroid hormone production, conversion, and utilization as well as T4 / T3 medication physiology.

Types of Desiccated Thyroid

We will compare Canadian NDT forms (ERFA and Compounded), the benefits and disadvantages of each, availability, sources, and prescribing how-tos and clinical pearls

Prescription Essentials

When and how to safely initiate NDT, how to follow up and monitor success with optimal bloodwork levels. Prescription templates included!

Advanced Techniques and Switching from Synthroid

When and how to use BID / split dosing, filler options, as well as my tried and tested protocol for seamlessly switching your patients fro, T4-only medications to NDT

Case Studies, Sample Protocols and Special Populations

We will be covering lots of examples and case studies as well as NDT Rx-ing in pregnancy, elderly, sensitive patients and Hashimoto’s Disease. This is a clinical webinar designed to improve your patient outcomes in real life.


Desiccated Thyroid Handout for PatientsPrescription TemplatesSynthroid to NDT conversion and protocol Optimal blood work numbers

… so you can start prescribing the very next day!

“I did all the courses, research, and leg work so you don’t have to! Let me give you the expert’s coles notes on safely and effectively prescribing NDT. My goal is to have your 100% ready to prescribe NDT after this 2 hour training. Safe yourself the trial and error, and thousands of dollars to attend pricey hormone conferences and get everything you needs to know about NDT prescribing in one place.

Dr. Katie Rothwell is a Naturopathic Doctor and owner of Rooted Naturopathic Clinic located in Barrie ON. She obtained a Bachelors of Science (Hons.) from Guelph University and graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. Upon graduation from CCNM, Dr. Rothwell focused her practice and education on thyroid health. She maintains a successful practice treating patients all over Ontario and is a recognized authority on thyroid prescribing.


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