Wake Forest, NC
AWFUL in every way. Dr. Becker is a disgrace to his profession. As a thyroid cancer survivor keeping my TSH at undetectable levels is CRITICAL to keep my cancer from coming back. Over the first 2 years after my surgery and radiation I was put on a specific dose of synthroid daily with great success. Every checkup, all my bloodwork, every test during that time showed that was the appropriate dose with no side effects and no ill effects. Despite that Dr. Becker continued to pressure me to lower my dose. After being criticized for not listening to him and tremendous pressure from him, I relented, against my better judgement because from my perspective, if something is working as planned, why mess with it. Within 4 months my TSH multiplied 50 times to extremely dangerous levels for a cancer survivor!!!!!! When I questioned his motives for forcing this issue he told me I was over reacting and that a patient should never question his doctor!! I fired him on the spot and left for another practice where they concurred that what he did was criminal and should have NEVER happened. Since that time I found this website: http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/ It shows that Dr. Becker has taken $243,191 from drug companies between 2009 - 2011 for "speaking engagements". Now I know what motivates Dr. Becker and who dictates the way he practices....THE DRUG COMPANIES!!!! Run, don't walk away from this practice!!!! Dr. Becker is a disgrace to medicine and should be stripped of his medical license!!!!!