THYROID TOP DOCTORS DIRECTORY
The following listing includes recommended doctors and practitioners for your thyroid care. Please note that being listed here in the Thyroid Top Doctors Directory doesn't necessarily mean a doctor is the right one for you. The doctor may be an empathetic and warm physician, but not open to working with drugs like Armour or T3 drugs. The doctor may be brilliant and innovative, but have a terrible bedside manner. Or the doctor may be quite costly and not on insurance programs. Always call the doctor's office ahead of time to find out more about the doctor's philosophy, approach, costs, and other important factors before going in for your first appointment. Please let me know if you have feedback -- positive or negative -- about doctors listed here, or would like to recommend your "top" doctor.
Thanks! -- Mary
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Dr. Mitch Kennedy, ND Naturopathic medicine P.O. Box 778 Avon, CT, 06001 (860) 673-9954 firstname.lastname@example.org / www.healwithnature.com. A reader writes: "Dr. Kennedy has helped where other doctors have not using all natural therapies. Plus, my natural treatments had no side effects! Dr. Kennedy is like a "country doctor". I enjoy going to the office because I am treated with respect. He looked at my thyroid condition from a whole-body perspective and supported my health not just my condition." (Added 2/03)
Satesh C. Singh, Cardiology, 30 West Avon Rd, Avon CT 06001, 860 673
2581, www.amgcare.com. "Works with you and your primary doc to get things correct. Listens to you."
David Schiller, DC - no longer listed
Dr. Lori Fritts, Endocrine Surgery, 3 Northwestern Drive, Bloomfield, CT,
960-726-1414. A reader writes: "I am so happy that I found Dr. Fritts. I have never had a Doctor make
me feel so comfortable. Dr. Fritts was warm, caring, allowed me to bring in as many people as I wanted
to discuss my condition. She took the time to answer all my questions, drew diagrams and made the
whole process of having my thyroid removed easier than i had originally anticipated. Her post op care
has been wonderful. She was
very concerned about how I would feel about my scar and she went above and beyond to have it make
it blend in with the creases in my neck. Her receptionist is also a very patient and kind." (Added
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Dr. Joel Miller, MD, PC -- no longer listed
Deborah Huber -- no longer listed, asked to be removed
Ronald Buckman, General practice/internist/primary care, 921 Boston Turnpike, Bolton CT, 06043, Ph/Fax: 860646-0649. A reader writes: "Dr. Buckman has been my MD for the past 20 years. He has watched my thyroid closely thru the years, and knew the moment I needed to go on medication. Very informed in this area, and willing to spend time with the patient discussing." (Added Dec. 2006)
Dr. Zijad Sabovic, Thyroid and HRT, 3000 Park Av, Bridgeport,CT 06604, 203-331-8704, email@example.com "A reader writes: "I am a 36 Year old female with a long history of chronic exhaustion, unexplained weight gain, dry skin, and poor short term memory. Dr. Sabovic's caring and detailed history taking allowed him to quickly zero in on an autoimmune form of hypothyroidism called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. This condition had been missed by several other physicians. His exceptional treatment balanced with a kind and compassionate manner has significantly enhanced my quality of life. He is also well educated in alternative medicine and practices with Susan L. Marra, ND with great success to combine the best of both worlds" Traditional and Alternative Medicine". I highly recommend this gentlemanly physician, and his helpful and caring staff for your thyroid concerns and any issues regarding auto immune, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia." (added 1/04)
Dr Joseph Rosa -- NO LONGER LISTED Endocrinology Main St Main St Bridgeport, CT 203-374-6162 A reader writes: "Dr. Rosa is a warm and caring doctor. He makes you feel like a human being when you go to him; He listens to everything you have to say and takes time to answer all your questions. I also like that he takes the blood tests himself and you don't have to go t o a lab. The best thing I love about him is he takes the time out of his busy schedule to call me personally to give me my test results. Other doctors have someone else call you. He treats every patient like they are special not just a number. When he sees you he knows your name. I have had a lot of problems with my thyroid and Dr Rosa always knows what to do for me. He will always fit me into his office when I get sick with some weird symptoms. I refer everyone I speak to who has thyroid problems to him because I think he is the best ever...." (Added 11/02)
Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, GP, 25 Collins Road, Bristol, CT 06010, 860-589-8882. "He is not threatened by informed patients. He is willing to work with his patients to find the appropriate treatment for them. Whenever I have a question, either about my disorder or some medications he may have prescribed, he will call me back to talk about it. When he gets test results back, he calls me to tell me, not one of his office staff." (Added 4/04)
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Dr. Renato N. Mascardo, MD. F.A.C.P. Endocrinologist, Diabetes & Metabolism. 69 Sandpit Road, Danbury Ct. 06810 203.743.3309. A reader tells us that Dr. Mascardo "was the only doctor in my area to diagnose and treat my Hashimoto’s associated with encephalopathy."
Dr. Rita Landman, Endocrinologist, 25 Germantown Road, Danbury, CT 06810, Phone: (203) 731-2020
Fax: (203) 731-2030, Danbury, CT, 06810, Phone/Fax: (203) 731-2020, Fax: (203) 731-2030
Fadi Al-Khayer, Endocrinology, 28 Main Street, East Hartford CT. 06118, 568-8364. A reader writes: "He treat the people as people and he been the best doctor that we have find around he help you feel the best you can by treating you and not the numbers." (Added Apr 06)
Dr. Stephen Salzer, ENT thyroid surgeon, 49 Lake Avenue Greenwich 869-2030, 166 West Broad Street Stamford 348-7797, "Having gone through a total thyroidectomy very recently I would like to recommend my surgeon to anyone needing a similar operation in the Greenwich area. Dr. Salzer is kind considerate confident and talented. He has exceptional credentials and while his practice is very busy he does treat patients as individuals. He is also a founding member of a patient’s rights group which helps people battle with insurance companies."
Dr. Steven Bramwit, (203) 348-7797. A reader writes: "After extensive research in the local area and teaching hospitals, I selected Dr. Steven Bramwit for my total thyroidectomy based upon his excellent credentials, exceptional thyroid surgery experience and technically precise skill. I highly recommend my surgeon to anyone needing a similar operation in this area. Dr. Bramwit is an amazing surgeon and has a wonderful bedside manner. Dr. Bramwit has offices in Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut." (October 2006).
Adrian Marcus, DC- no longer listed
Dr. Matthew Fisel, Heart Disease Prevention, Endocrine Disorders, 203-453-0122. http://www.drfisel.com "Before seeing Dr. Fisel, I had been to multiple specialists who could not figure out what was wrong with me. Simply by taking the time to listen to me, Dr. Fisel was able to make me feel better than I have in years!" (1/04)
Dr. Abourizk, Endocrine, 114 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06002. "He knew what to do when i had two previous doctors who did not really look into my problem." (Added 6/02).
Dr. Robert Oberstein -- NO LONGER LISTED
Dr. Jennifer Patten -- RETIRED (October 2006)
Dr. Robert Lang, Endocrinology -- NO LONGER LISTED
Lester S Kritzer MD -- NO LONGER LISTED
A reader writes: "The doctor that I found was recommended to me by my aunt. Dr Germaine in Middletown, CT is a certified naturopath and she is a superb. Looking at your web site, I see many of the issues that she and I are working on together -- zone type eating, adequate rest, adding exercise, building up my immune system particularly with the use of essential fats, use of Armour thyroid instead of Synthroid, you name it. She listens and works with you as a whole person, not just a thyroid gland. I would recommend her to anyone. I pay for her out of my own pocket as insurance doesn't cover the cost. But my health is worth it. I do believe that some insurances pay for this type of coverage...I hope this helps you or whoever needs this information. Dr Jacqueline Germaine, her number is 860- 347-8600 there will be a taped message first, and then a receptionist will answer."
Silvio Inzucchi, MD, Diseases of Metabolism, 333 Cedar Street, Dana
Clinic, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, 203-785-4629. "Respectful,
excellent treatment, available."
Dr. Gerard Burrows of Yale, New Haven, Ct. A reader writes, "he would not force me to change from thyrolar to synthroid, where most drs. Wanted me to.... Just thought I’d let you know."
Robert Udelsman, M.D., M.B.A., Endocrinologist, Surgeon, Oncologist, Yale University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520-8062, 203-785-2697, 203-737-2116, http://yalesurgery.med.yale.edu/, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Bruce Cooper Endocronology Niantic, CT 739-4431 A reader writes: "He listens and prescribes Armour." (Added 4/03)
Vibha G. Gautam, MD -- No longer listed (October 2006)
David S. Parans, M.D. -- NO LONGER LISTED
Socorro Vargus, Endocrinology, 113 Salem Tpke., Norwich, CT 06360, Phone: 860-892-6906, Fax: 860-892-6918. A reader writes: "Dr. Vargus takes the time to listen to my concerns. She has explained every question that I have ever had and was not worried at all about the amount of time my visit may take. I was made to feel at ease and I feel that she is truly concerned for my care." (Added 10/05)
Robban Sica, MD, The Center For the Healing Arts, 370 Post Road, Orange, CT 06477 203-799-7733. A reader writes: "Dr. Sica has a comprehensive alternative practice including chelation therapy, diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism with Armour thyroid (even when your blood tests come up "normal"), vitamins/minerals, mercury detoxification, etc. I would recommend her to anyone suffering from unconventional medical problems." (Note from Mary: This doctor's previous insurance/legal case - not quality of practice related - appear to be settled. Please contact her office if you have any questions regarding the case.) (Updated 11/02)
Dr. William Petit -- retired from practice
Marcie Wolinsky-Friedland, Internal medicine, Americas Medical Center, 31 Baily Ave, Ridgefield CT 06877, 203-431-6167. "Dr. Wolinsky truly listens. I complained to various doctors, including some well-known endos, for over 4 years but always got told well your test results are normal so there's nothing wrong with you. When I first went to see Dr. Wolinsky, she said yes your test results are in the normal range but you have many of the clinical symptoms of low thyroid. She prescribed Armour and also found that my adrenals were not working properly. She prefers using the most natural method but will not rule out using drugs if nothing else seems to work. She is also willing to use supplements if appropriate. Since seeing her, I actually feel warm for the first time in my life! I was one of those people who only felt good when my TSH was less than 1. She is comfortable using both conventional and alternative methods, whichever will work best for you. Her office does not participate in any insurance plans, but to me, my health is well worth the fee and I can still use my health plan's out of network benefits after I have met the deductible. Her willingness to try and get to the bottom of the problems and get my body working as good as possible is worth the expense."
Dr. Michael E. Doyle, Holistic/complementary/alternative MD, 22 5th Street,Suite 201, Stamford, CT 06905, (O)203-324-4747;fax 203-324-4743, GoToDrDoyle.com
Dr. Anna Frietag -- no longer listed (May 2008)
See Dr. Steven Bramwit under Greenwich
Dr. Eglis Bogdonovics, Endocrinology / Diabetes, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT 06790, 860-496-2198. A reader writes: "I had many symptoms of Hashimotos for a long time and went to several doctors looking for an answer. The other doctors just ordered a TSH test and said it was "normal" . Dr. B. gave me a thorough evaluation and ordered a panel of tests, including antibodies. No other doctor had ever checked that before. Dr. B. is easy to talk to. When I saw him I was feeling very discouraged and embarrassed that my hair was falling out . Dr. B.'s manner set me at ease. Doctor B. prescribed the medication I need and I am feeling good for the first time in a very long time. I am getting good follow up care too." (Added 1/06)
Fadi Al Fahir, Endocrinologist, 460 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon Ct, Vernon Ct, 8606461222. "He treated my father and did a great job !!!! My dad had a huge surgery and Dr A was able to get him back to living a normal life as a senior with diabetes..." (August 2007)
Gary E. Hartell, DC - no longer listed
Dr. Juan Fica -- no longer listed (October 2007)
Dr. Frank Aieta, N.D., Naturopathic Medicine, 301 North Main Street, CT,
06117, 860-232-9662, www.draieta.com, email@example.com. A reader writes: "Dr. Aieta diagnosed me with hypothyroidism after numerous specialist said there was
nothing wrong with me. They told me that based on the blood work my thyroid was normal, yet I was
experiencing all the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism that I read about. Dr. Aieta treated me with
herbs, nutrients and natural thyroid support and within a month all of my symptoms had subsided.
Apparently I was very deficient in the proper nutrients that the body needed for active thyroid hormone
to be produced. He said that I was not converting T4 the inactive thyroid hormone over to T3 which is
the active form. I was very surprised that no other doctor that I went to was aware of this." (Added
Dr. Marie DiPasquale, environmental allergist, 29 Old Farms Rd, Westport, CT 06880 (203) 226-1719 A reader had this to share, "I have several hormone disorders and related illnesses and this doctor listened, understood, and was willing to use both allopathic and alternative treatments to get me on the road to health. She is the only doctor willing to tackle all of my problems."