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 Ronald Higginbotham DO 7685 W Emerald St, Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone: 208-376-2522 Fax, 208-375-5860. firstname.lastname@example.org. A reader writes: "Uses T-3 Treats
Lets patient take part in treatment Very supportive! Great staff." (Added
Dr. Richard Christensen -- NO LONGER LISTED (October 2006)
T. Steven Roosevelt, MD PHD -- no longer listed (May 2008)
Dan Reed, MD, GP, Primary Health, Idaho, 208-939-8200 A reader writes: "Dr Reed has been very understanding, supportive and helpful. He listens and agrees to try things that I have researched, if he thinks they are safe. He listens and cares about his patients. And he is willing to learn about things in which he is not already expert." (Added 6/05)
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Dr. Linda D. Burke, General practice/internist/primary care, 445 S. Fitness Place #130, Eagle, Idaho, 83616, Phone/Fax: 208.939.2332
Elizabeth J. Johnson, Medical Doctor, 112 W. 5th Ave., Jerome ID 83338, (208) 324-1157. A reader writes: "Answers Questions and if not sure will do research and help with anything that I have asked. Seems really concerned about people, and this doc is the first out of 8 to answer any questions I have had about Graves. She tests all my thyroid levels not just the TSH, and she gave me the Armour without making me fight for it, She's just all around great." (June 2006)
Celso Chavez, MD, 1522 17th Street, Lewiston, ID 83501, 208-743-8416. A reader writes: "He moved to Lewiston about ten years ago, coming into the family practice group that I was in. He was not a believer, but after talking to him, he began taking thyroid. He is the one of two family practice doctors that I would consider going to in town, except the other one does not use thyroid. He is in his mid fifties so he will be around for some time."
Dr. Jean Bokelmann Family Practice 465 Memorial Drive Pocatello, ID 83201 (208) 282-4700. A reader writes: "Dr. Bokelmann is by far, the most exceptional physician I've yet to come across. This exemplary professional treats the 'whole person' and her philosophy of care is one that encompasses empathy, respect and intellectual/innovative treatment approaches. I am continuously astounded by the amount of time and energies she unwaveringly devotes towards helping her patients find healing and wellness. There is a sense of genuine caring and devotion to be found in her, that is unparalleled by others in her field. This woman reads her research and is up to date on promising breakthroughs and non-conventional treatments that surpass the realms of general family practice. I have yet to meet any fellow client who also doesn't rave about her quality of care, sunny personality, and simple kindness and sincerity that she radiates. I am truly fortunate to have been under her care and I would recommend her to anyone that seeks the epitome of excellence in a healthcare provider. Dr. Jean resets the standards for medical field, through her keen intellect and expertise, empathetic attitude and collaborative approach towards healing her clients. She truly IS a healer for both mind and body." (Added 6/03)