But your doctor will probably try to talk you into it, anyway (paywall):
“Although current guidelines are at first sight cautious with treatment recommendations, more than 90% of persons with subclinical hypothyroidism and a thyrotropin level of less than 10 mIU/L would actually qualify for treatment. However, results of this meta-analysis are not consistent with these guideline recommendations.”
This paper is complex and paywalled, and I won’t pretend to understand it. But yes, it does seem that altruism is related to choosing lower-paying specialties and more underserved areas:
Let’s all share a collective shiver at the thought of a communal, stall-less bathroom with sponges on sticks, shall we?