Hypothyroidism Support Group

Hypothyroidism is the disease state caused by insufficient production of thyrohormone by the thyroid gland. There are several distinct causes for chronic hypothyroidism, the most common being Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism following radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroidism. Advanced hypothyroidism may cause severe complications, the most serious one of which is myxedema.

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list of recommended Thyroid DRs?

Any list on here of recommended DRs that actually treat thyroid properly and try to attain optimum levels for patients?



You can join Stop The Thyroid Madness facebook group. They are always coming up with good docs there. They are all into natural thyroid like Armour, Naturethroid.

This list comes from "Miss Lizzy", Thyroid Lady on Facebook:

1) Dr. Sandra Denton; Alaska Alternative Medicine; 3333 Denali Street, Suite 100; Anchorage, AK 99503; (907) 563-6200; www.AKAltMed.com

1) Dr. Orona 13832 N. 32nd Street, Suite126, Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-4WE-CARE
2) William Nelson, NMD, Medical Director, Skinovative, 1900 W. Frye Road , Suite 1, Chandler, AZ 85224 480-855-7546 www.optimalhealthaz.com

1) Betsy Hendricks MD; AR Center for the Study of Integrative Medicine; 2425 Prince Street, Suite 3; Conway, AR 72034; 501-327-2967 www.betsyhendricksmd.com

1) Steven Tenenbaum, MD, The Hormone & Longevity Medical Center; 23441 Madison St.; Bldg. 8, Suite 215, Torrance, CA 890505 375-2705 (He also has an office in Thousand Oaks)
2) Dr. Jerry Jew (replaced the retired Dr Drebelbis in 2009 at the same location); 13420 Newport Ave. Tustin, Ca 714-544-6050 714-544-4570
3) Dr. Jay Porcelli, DO, 336 Ervilla Street, Pomona, California 91767 909-620-1955
4) Peter Linfoot MD; 978 2nd Street #220; Lafayette, CA 925-962-1240 www.peterlinfootmd.com
5) Paula Luber, M.D.; 317. N. El Camino Real, #104; Encinitas (near San Diego), CA 92024
6) Romeo Mariano, M.D. (831) 375-6655 395 Del Monte Ctr #305 Monterey, CA 93940
7) Doctor Bronner Handwerger Integrative Health Solutions La Jolla(858) 254-5433Jennifer says: "He is a jewel... He saved me."
8) Dr. Romeo Marianowww.definitivemind.comMike says: "The guy is a genius and is considered by many to be a world wide expert on thyroid/adrenal issues."

1) Dr. Joel Klein; 620 South Cascade Avenue Suite C; Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719-457-0330 He also practices in Woodland Park.
2) Robert Conlon, M.D.; Fort Collins
3) Andrew J. Williams, MD Office of Dr Stuebner Saari & Somers 14000 E Arapahoe #300 (Bldg C) (The Centennial Medical Plaza, corner of Arapahoe & Jordan Roads) Centennial CO, 80112 (303) 617-7782 Fax: (303) 627-4078
4) Plateau Valley Medical Clinic; Scott Rollins, MD; 58128 Hiway 330; Collbran, CO 81624 970-487-3565 FAX: 970-487-3568
5) Walter Watts, D.O; 419 Security Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80911 (719) 392-7201 The office is located right in Security, just south of Colorado Springs.

6) Dr. Anthony Doft, MD. Columbine Family Practice; Loveland at 2701 Madison Square Drive.

7) Dr. Nancy L. Brown, M.D.; 5370 Manhattan Circle, Suite 105; Boulder, CO 80303; 303-499-9033

1) Dr. Robban Sica in Orange, Connecticut; Center for the Healing Arts, PC 370 Boston Post Road; 203 799-7733

1)Dr Carole Roberts or Dr. Bradshaw, Wellness Works, 1209 Lakeside Drive; Brandon Florida 813.661.3662

2) Kenneth N. Woliner, M.D.; Holistic Family Medicine, LLC 9325 Glades Road, Ste 104, Boca Raton, FL 33434. 561-620-7779; Knw6@cornell.edu

3)David Perlmutter MD, FACN; http://perlhealth.com/about.htm; Commons Medical and Surgical Centre; 800 Goodlette Road, Suite 270; Naples, Florida 34102; (239) 649-7400

4) Ron Shemesh MD; Mind Body Spirit Care; 14372 N Dale Mabry Hwy; Tampa, FL 33618; (813) 935-CAREhttp://mindbodyspiritcare.com/1home.htm

5) Dr Randolph MD/ND 904-249-3743 Jacksonville Beach FL website www.hormonewell.com

6) Dr. Dantini, MD. 386-673-7005 Ormond Beach FL/ Palm Coast FL

7) Zoe Paiva A.R.N.P. 386-943-7100 DeLand FL

8 ) Dr. F. Tirado, OMNI Health Care, Melbourne Fl (3 1/2 hours N of Miami, 1 1/2 hours E of Orlando).

9) Daniel Hammond Osler Medical, Palm Bay, Fl (just south of Melbourne) right off of Rt 95 exit. 321-725-5050.

10) "Charles Ahner, M.D.; Ahner Medical Center; 10333 North Military Trail; Suite A; Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410; 561-630-3696 as well as 705 North Federal Highway; Stuart, FL 34994
772-692-9200 or 1-800-353-3247

1) Dr. David Kunz; family practice; Lawrenceville GA 770-682-2024

2) Dr. Ana Cabeca: 912-267-7780 Brunswick GA.

3) Dr. Robert Goldman: Alpharetta GA 770-682-2024.

1) Dr Gary Oberg, Crystal Lake, IL. 815-455-1990

2) Dr. Irina Harag 150 Half Day Road Suite 101 Buffalo Grove, IL 847-821-1070

3) Dr. Alan F. Bain, D.O.; Chicago Health and Wellness Alliance; 55 East Washington St.; Suite 3305; Chicago, IL 60602; 312-236-7010; 312-236-7190; http://www.cihci.net

4) Dr. Yvonne Murphy and she is out of Family Practice with MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.

5) Dr. Augusto N.Pareja Pareja Medical Center 323 West 55th Street Chicago, IL 60632 Ph. 773-434-8026 www.parejamedical. com

6) Dr. Mike Reilly; 912 Northwest Hwy; Fox River Grove, IL 60021; (847) 516-4400

7) Dr. David Edelberg at Whole Health Chicago 773.296.6700 does the basal temperature to determine a diagnosis.

1) Dr. Donald Michael, MD, PC; Neurologist, Psychiatrist 328 N. Michigan St., Suite B3, South Bend, IN 46601 574-287-6010; dmichaelmd@aol.com

2) Dr. Clifford Fetters; 11900 North Pennsylvania Street; Carmel, IN 46032; 317-663-7123www.fettershealthandwellness.com/

1) Thomas Snyder DO; two offices: 1118 11th St. Dewitt, IA 563-659-3151 plus 4626 Progress Dr. Davenport, IA 563-386-0850.

2) Prevention & Healing of Iowa Carolyn Walker, ARNPMarty Rhea, ND http://www.preventioniowa.com

Dr. Lena Edwards, 1401 Harrodsburg Rd Ste C215, Lexington, KY; Balance Health and Wellness.

Dr. Kashi Rai; For Better Health, LLC; 824 Elmwood Park Blvd.; Harahan, LA 70123 504) 828-2525

Alan N. Weiner, D.O; Maine Whole Health; 4 Milk St. Portland, ME 207-828-8080

1) Sharon Montes, M.D.; Family Medicine Medical Acupuncturist; University of Maryland School of Medicine; Integrative Medicine, LLC; 2200 Kernan Drive, 2nd Floor; Baltimore, Maryland 21207-6697 410-448-6361www.compmed.umm.edu

Dr. Charles Brummer Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 585-8880 (Miss Lizzy's doctor -- he is the man!)

1) Dr. Brownstein; The Center for Holistic Medicine; 5821 W. Maple Rd., Ste. 192; West Bloomfield, MI 48322; (248) 851-1600

2) Dr. Richard Ng, The Center for Holistic Medicine The Center for Holistic Medicine; 5821 W. Maple Rd., Ste. 192; West Bloomfield, MI 48322; (248) 851-1600 www.centerforholisticmedicine.com

2) Dr. John Wycoff; 1226 Michigan Avenue; Lansing, Michigan 48823; www.wycoffwellness.com

3) Dr. Walter Woodhouse in Temperance MI 734-850-8902 (just over the border from Toledo).

Dr. Rebecca Mattison; Minneapolis Clinic of Endocrinology; Edina, Mn

Dr. Tipu Sultan 11585 W Florissant Ave Florissant, MO 63033 (314) 921-5600

Dr. Greg Zolkowski in Bolivar, MO (417) 777-4749

Patricia Ryan, M.D., 11036 Oak Street, Rockbrook Village, Omaha NE 68144 (402) 827-9450
Member says that this doc listens and does prescribe desiccated thyroid and HC.

1) Dr Welter Londonderry; Family Practice Center in Londonderry, NH. off of Route 102 or Mammouth Road in Londonderry. 603-537-1300.

2) John Welter D.O.; Londonderry, NH; 603-537-1300

3) Sanjay Patel M.D.; Hudson, NH; 577-3410

1) Dr. Gary Kershner 18 Leonardville Road; Middletown, New Jersey 07748 (732) 671-3730; Fax (732) 706-1078

2) Dr. Thomas Cacciola; 403 Fairview Ave.; Paramus, NJ 07652; 201-261-8386

3) Elaine Hardy, MS,RN,APN,C.;Holistic Family Healthcare, PC; 319 Airport Road; Hackettstown, NJ 07840; 908-850-0888; http://www.holisticfamilyhealthcarepc.com

4) Dr. M. Joseph Russo 128 Valley Rd Clifton, NJ 07013 (973) 279-5116 (sorry, not taking ANY new thyroid patients)

5) Dr. Lisa Zimmerman; Family Wellness Center; 1680 State Highway 35; Middletown, NJ 07748 732-671-3730

1) Dr. Michelle Alpert; 87-89 5th Ave at 16th Street, New York City; 212-675-9343

2) Dr. Richard Linchitz MD; 70 Glen Street; Glen Cove, NY 11542; 516-759-4200 (Long Island)

3) John Caramagna, DO. Northern Blvd; Old Westbury, NY 11568; (516) 626-0210 or 516-922-2157

4) Dr. Mary-Claire Wise; 4138 W. Henrietta Road; Rochester, NY 14623; 585-334-8020


1) Joanne Pizzino MD,MPH; Suite 111; 2431 Spring Forest Rd.; Raleigh, N.C. 27615 (919) 850-1300

2) Dr. Augustine Obi, Trinity Health Care, 930 W. Wilson Ave., Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-7500

3) Dr. Leighton; Family Care Health and Wellness Center; 3975 Old Greensboro Road; Winston Salem, NC 27101 336-723-9002 or 336-722-3780 (fax)

4) Dr. Deborah Matthew, Signature Wellness Center for Optimal Health, 15105 John J. Delaney Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277 704-752-9346 .www.signaturewellness.org

Dr. Chad EdwardsTulsa, Oklahoma (918) 497-3500 http://drchadedwards.com/

1) Dr. Jan Stafl (GYN) in Eugene, Oregon.
Patients states he's very helpful, open minded and understands hormones like nobodies business ;-)

2) Dr. Terence Young; 1205 Wallace Road North West; Salem, OR 97304; (503) 371-1558http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/697015/OR/Salem/Young

1) Dr Ruth Jones, DO, Bedford Wellness Center Bedford, PA.

2) Dr. Andrew Lipton D.O.; Narberth Family Medicine & Acupuncture Center; 822 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 315, Narberth, Pennsylvania 19072 610-667-4601 Fax 610-667-6416

3) Dr. Roy E. Kerry, Advanced Integrative Medicine; 17 6th Avenue Greenville, PA 16125 (Western Pa., close to Ohio border) Phone (724)588-2600; Fax (724)588-6427

4) Dr. Michael Adler; 201 N. Main St.; Plains, PA; (570) 270-4699

5) Dr. Michael Overbeck, MD 1100 Fayette Street Plymouth Meeting, PA 19428 (484) 868-0916

Cheryl Middleton, PA-CLiving Well Integrative Healthcare; 838 Powdersville Rd Ste G Easley, SC 29642 864-850-9988

1) Dr. Janet McNeil, MD. East Tennessee Physicians Care, 5917 Rutledge Pike Knoxville TN. 865-525-2121

2) Dr. Natalie Johnson: The Center for Integrative Medicine; 1100 East 3rd, St Suite G100; Chattanooga, TN 37403; (423) 643-2246

Steve Robinson, in Lubbock

Ron Manzanero in Austin

John Sessions, Broda Barnes doc; 1609 S Margaret Street; Kirbyville, TX 75956 409-423-2166

John Launius in Lewisville

Dr. Dave Harris http://home.att.net/~drdaveharris/prolotherapy/thyroidcontrover.html

Dr. Stephanie Elmore in Irving.

Dr. Franklin and his NP in Austin

Dr. Bessie Owens, DO, 1645 N. Town East Blvd #132, Mesquite, Texas 75150 972-613-7700

R. Paul Kare M.D., 1410 W Jefferson, Waxahachie TX 75165, 972-937-1210 www.iconwellnesscenter.com.

Boulden, Kelly, MD; Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue; 4521 S. Hulen St., Suite 200: 817-924-1010

McKenney, Carl, DO; 2306 Ridge Rd; Rockwall, TX 75087 972-771-8316

Pathak, Ajay, MD; 2117 E Rosemeade Parkway; Carrollton, TX 75007; Geriatrics, Internal Medicine 972-492-4393

Sparks, Robert D., DO GP, FP 103 N. First Street Rockwall, TX; 972-771-5366

Sullivan, Michael PA 7200 N. State Highway 161, Ste. 300 Irving, TX 75039 972-443-5300 866-733-8543 info@tienahealth.com http://www.tienahealth.com/index.asp

Young, Robert C; Pediatrician; 4012 West Park Blvd; Plano, TX 75093; 972-943-5936

Durrett, James; 395 US Highway 69N; Bullard, TX 75757; 903-894-3991

Huber, Michael; 1111 W. Frank Street Suite 100; Lufkin, TX 75904; 936-639-2244 H

Brantley, Ken; 1900 S Coulter Suite M; Amarillo, TX 79106 ; 806-354-0896

Dr. Jamal 7777 Southwest Fwy # 802 Houston, TX 77074

Dr. Vaughn Johnson D.O.; Mountain Peaks Family Practice; 501 East 770 North; Orem, UT. 84097; Phone # 801-724-9840; Fax: 801-235-1509

Dr. Randy Lundell with Mountain Springs Family Medicine in Spanish Fork, UT (uses Naturethroid, Armour andT3 to treat thyroid problems and physiological doses of hydrocortisone to treat adrenal fatigue. He doesn't know everything, but knows a lot and is open to learning! -- from a friend)

Dr Moody in Sandy, Utah

1) Dr. Kevin C Harrison; 2621 Promenade Parkway Suite 101; Midlothian, VA 23113 ; 804-897-8566

2) Dr. James P. Wigand, (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Internal Medicine Doctor) 804-272-7564; 7001 Jahnke Road Richmond, VA 23225

1) Dr. Fernando Vega; Seattle Healing Arts Center; 6300 Ninth Ave NE; Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 522-5646

2) V Joseph Wessels, ND; 903 D Street; Bellingham, Wa 98225; (360) 734-9500; FAX (360) 734-0867

3) Lynn Chadd, MSN, ARNP; Natural Healthcare; 10090 Main Street, Suite H; Peshastin, WA 98847; (509) 548-1801

4) Paul Madsen, MD; 19011 68th Ave S Ste A103; Kent, WA; 98032; Phone: (425) 656-8008

5) Dr. Debbie Wittington at West Seattle Natural Medicine 3256 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (From a patient... "[Dr. Wittington] has been an incredible specialist. She has a long list of thyroid patients she works with and specializes in hormone balancing and stress related conditions. I highly recommend her for anyone near Seattle."

Leah G. Hopkins, MD 936 Market Street Parkersburg,WV 26101 304 865-0272

1) Dr. Ann Stanger MD, Madison, WI. www.annstangermd.com

I found my doctor from the below link. Just click on the state you live in. Best of luck!


Thanks for all the info. & sites! :)

I just visited the Thyroid Change site. Thyroid Change just got going last year - it's a patient advocacy group that has expanded internationally and they promote better care for thyroid patients.

They are maintaining what looks like a promising doctor resource list that is headed with:

DOCTOR CRITERIA: Patients recommended doctors based on the following criteria (must do both):

1. Willing to order thyroid labs such as Free T3, Free T4, and Reverse T3 in addition to TSH and thyroid antibodies, and is responsive to patient symptom report.


2. Willing to prescribe natural dessicated thyroid medication, T3-only medication (e.g.Liothyronine, Cytomel) AND/OR combination methods, such T4-only (e.g. Synthroid, Levothyroxine) with T3-only medication.

Here's a link:


I am saving this thread in an email folder and suggest that anyone who has additional recommendations post them here.

This could evolve into a valuable resource for all DS members.

More doctor-find tips and resources from Thyroid Change:


These are some other doctor-find resources I have stumbled upon since I started this thread:



In addition, I have maintained contact info for doctors who have successfully treated people whose paths have crossed mine on thyroid forums.

I will gladly share that info with anyone who asks.....I'd just need to know the city/state in which the person resides.

I am bumping this thread since it seems some members are still struggling with inept doctors.

Since the time this particular DS thread was created, I am aware of 4 people who have had success in finding thyroid-savvy doctors via the online doctor recommendation list published by the recently-created thyroid patient initiative, Thyroid Change.

Here's the link again:


I also found my Dr. from this list:


Dr. Passer, Omaha Nebraska. Just got started seeing him. They treated me right away. Very pleased so far. From the posts I have made, everyone says that it looks like I have found a good dr. I drive 2 hours round trip to see him and it looks as though I got lucky to have found his office.


Thanks for the Bump!!! I am awaiting test results... NEVER trust a doctor when he says, "oh - you are perfectly NORMAL!" Hahahahahaha. Yeah sure. That's why I still feel like a dirigible with broken landing gear????