Newton, Massachusetts

Jun 23, 1939 – Apr 15, 2017 (Age 77)


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BLANCHARD, Dr. Kenneth Of Newton, April 15, 2017. He is survived by his wife Dr. Rita (Campbell) Blanchard, two sons, Brian Blanchard and Scott Blanchard, three grandchildren Grace, Rose and Cole Blanchard and his brother Fred Blanchard. Born in Perth Amboy New Jersey, he was the son of Fred and...

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I have greatly benefited from Dr. Blanchard's book for which I am deeply grateful. Unfortunately, I never had a chance to thank him in person but I've put in effort to share his knowledge and decades of experience with others through my blog to help ensure that his legacy lives on.

We are so grateful for Dr. Blanchard's life and work. We feel he saved our daughter in many ways. He was passionate about helping his patients and saw many many patients (especially women) who he felt were under-served by the medical community. We send our condolences to all his family. You had a wonderful husband, father, grandfather.

Thirteen years ago in May 2004, I was struggling to control my hypothyroidism which had been diagnosed some ten years earlier. I was lethargic, sleepy most of the day and had dry skin, typical symptoms. My wife and I visited Dr Blanchard and within a few months my life was turned around. I regained my energy. my weight started to decrease and basically I got my life back. Every year we visited Dr Blanchard from the UK and each time he reviewed my blood results and basically asked me how I was...

I am so saddened to hear of Doc Blancharrds passing! I stayed on the third floor two years when Brian and Scotti were little and needed care! He was the kindest man, often making us his chocolate pie! Once he was shopping for groceries and asked if we needed anything, then turned and asked if we only ate beer?! He was very funny! I was amazed at how dedicated he was to Rita and the boys! He opened his home to many young children who also needed care at times! That was just Ken! Heaven gained...

I was stunned at the news of Dr. Blanchard's passing. How I looked forward to connecting with him, Barry and Cheryl on my six month visits. My sincerest condolences to his loving family and friends. May you find comfort in the memories you had created throughout the years.

It was a great privilege to train with Dr. Blanchard during what would be the final 16 months of his life's work. He was nothing short of a hero in medicine, to which so many of his patients have eloquently attested here.

When he invited me to join his practice and start seeing his patients on my own -- just six weeks before he passed -- it was among the biggest honors of my medical career. I was looking forward to continuing to learn from him for a long time, and was devastated by...

Among other things, had Dr. Blanchard not appeared in my life when he did I might not be married (ten years this year) or have a beautiful daughter. Always warm, good humored, inquisitive, a listener, always looking for new ways of understanding and addressing thyroid problems, I never had to defend my symptoms in his office and, regardless of how I felt going in, I always felt better coming out, confident my health would improve shortly. How can I retire, he often told me, when I get to come...

I've just heard of Dr. Blanchard's passing. I just saw him the week prior. I've been a patient for over 11 years. Wonderful man, the fact that he listened to you was key, and treated accordingly. I will sadly miss his sense of humor and insight, that many Doctors in his profession lack. I will miss him greatly. Much love to his family, (he spoke of you often), friends and patients. I hope he's sailing...

Very sad to hear about Dr. Blanchard's passing. He was a very brilliant clinician who seemed to practice a rapidly disappearing form of medicine that involved truly listening to the patient. I co-wrote his book, "What your Doctor Never Told You..." and so enjoyed working with this kind, independent-thinking maverick who seemed to be so loved by his patients.

All my best to his family and patients.