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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Moussa M. Alhaj, M.D. -- no longer listed (March 2009)
Dr Glen R. VanLoon -- no longer listed
Wilfred Victorina -- no longer listed
Richard Hempel, Family Medicine, 640 E. Lexington Ave., Danville, KY 40422, (859) 236 1250, A reader writes: "I went to this dr. not knowing what was wrong with me. He did several blood tests and quickly found out that I have hypothyroidism. I also got him to give me a script. for cytomel. He would not give one for armour only because he said it was dirty and too inconsistent. We are still fine tuning my meds. I also found out he has the same condition so I think that makes him more aware of what I'm going through." (Added 1/06)
John Adams, GP, 119 Memorial Drive, Franklin, KY 42134, 270-586-9533. A reader writes: "He is young and very much receptive to looking into the best treatment for his patients." (Added Apr 06)
Nicholas Martin General Practice 206 Lexington Rd. Lancaster, KY 40444
PH: (859) 792-3042. A reader tells us, "He spent three hours with
me on my first appointment. He does thorough lab tests and prescribes
Armour regularly. You’ll get an appointment right away but bring a
book...he tends to get behind on his schedule. He’s expensive so you
need good insurance."
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Dr. Lena D. Edwards, Holistic/complementary/alternative MD, 1001 Monarch Street, Suite 110
Lexington, Kentucky, 40517, 859-224-3026 office 859-224-2685 (fax), www.balancehealthandwellness.com
A reader recommends Dr. Kristina Humphries, Endocrinologist 2101
Road Suite 106 606-278-5926. "I was going to the same doctor for 2
years and getting nowhere and being treated like everything was okay
when it wasn't. So I went to Dr. Humphries about 2 months ago-- so
far I'm extremely pleased! She doesn't rush through your visit-- very
understanding and thorough. She ran every endo test on me under the
sun when I first went to see her. When I asked for T3 she didn't even
hesitate at my request. And the best thing she is female and a mother--
which I believe makes her more aware of her patients as human beings--
not just cases."
Dr. Wendell Myers / Meirs -- no longer listed
Dr. Suzanne Weinrich, general practice, osteopathy, University of Kentucky, Kentucky Clinic South, 2400 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY 40504, (859) 257-9800. 2400 Greatstone Point, Kentucky Clinic South, Richmond, KY 40504, (859)257-9800. "She actively involves the patient so that the patient feels as though she were involved in the cure," according to a reader. "She is willing to explore and try alternative remedies and gives the patient her attention and time. I have never felt rushed through an appointment even though it is a busy clinic." (Updated 6/02).
Dr. David Sloan, Surgeon, Dr. David Sloan, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, Ky 40536. "Dr. David Sloan specializes in endocrine surgeries. He is a wonderful surgeon. I was so scared and Dr. Sloan made me feel at ease. He was so caring and I would recommend him to anyone having to undergo a surgery on the endocrine system. He did my Thyroidectomy due to cancer and he was wonderful. He goes that extra mile to make you feel like you are his only patient. He is a wonderful Physician and Surgeon. He is very thorough and you cannot go wrong with him. He's great!!!!!!"(August 2007)
Lyle Myers, Endocrinologist, Central baptist hospital, Lexington Ky. "At the age of 17 I went from 200 lbs to 110 lbs. my heart rate was over the moon and all I wanted to do was sleep. I had just had a baby and was struggling hard to take care of him and deal with what my body was doing. I had no idea what was wrong with me. I went to the doctor in the town I am in and they put me on iron pills and said I'd be ok. I went back about a week later with the same symptoms and they put me on Zoloft to calm me down, thinking I was having panic attacks. That didn't seem to help neither. Mom then took me to another doctor they told her I was anorexic. Yeah right, I eat all the time!! So back to yet another doc. this time they found the problem. They sent me to dr. myers, and he knew how I felt and everything that was going on with me, he told me it would be alright and he prescribed me PTU. I stayed on that until they found out it wasn't helping, so he then took out my left lobe and found out it was cancerous. then they took out my right one. They have been the best people to me, and had it not been for them I'd probably be dead. I am now 20 years old with 3 kids and I could have not done it without the help of Dr. myers he saved my life and I feel wonderful now." (August 2007)
Dr. Karen Boggess -- no long listed / moved (May 2008)
Dr. Kenneth Ain -- no longer listed (August 2007)
John Baird, MD, 1101 Herr Lane, Louisville, KY 502.339.6550. "Dr.
John Baird is new to Louisville, but not to understanding how to address
all the underlying factors to thyroid health. I found out it wasn’t
possible to truly be at my best healthcare until all the healthcare
factors are addressed. So many other problems can be going on that
can also affect the thyroid, and it could take years to uncover all
these. But Dr. Baird works on the whole body's health and lets a person
really have the opportunity to be well." (added 1/04)
Dr. Bybee -- no longer listed
Dr. Mary Self, Endocrinologist, O’Brien, Williams and Self,
MD 100 E. Liberty Street Louisville, Kentucky 40202 (502) 587-6010.
Lara O. Fakunle, Endocrinologist, 100 E. Liberty, Suite 400, Louisville, Ky, 40202, 1502-587-6010.
Harold Bays, Endocrinology, 3288 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, KY 40213, 502-515-6621. "He is very understanding." (Added Dec. 04)
Deborah Ballard, Endocrinology, 3288 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, KY 40213, 502-515-6621. A reader writes: "She has been great through my two pregnancies, breastfeeding and thyroid cancer--very understanding, helpful, thorough and caring." (June 2006)
G Randolph Schrodt, Jr MD, Other, 105 Lyndon Lane, Louisville, KY, 40222, 502.327.7701. "Dr. Randy Schrodt is a Psychiatrist who knows that low thyroid can cause or contribute to depression. He also knows that it is possible to have a perfectly normal thyroid level and still have many symptoms that require treatment. His first drug of choice is Armour thyroid. As he also has a degree in Pharmacology, he is uniquely qualified to work out a drug regimen with you that will help alleviate your symptoms. 'With you' is the operative phrase here in that he listens to everything that you say. He is a wonderful physician." (August 2007)
Dr. Allababidi -- NO LONGER LISTED
Dr. Mahavir Shah, Internal medicine, Broadway Street, 789-8222. A reader informs us, "He is a really good Thyroid Doctor. He knew my thyroid was high because my Cholesterol was high. He said he could tell I was not getting enough Synthroid by my eyebrows being only half grown in. He will diagnose and treat your condition."
C.H. Yajnik Internal Medicine Endocrinology 414 Central Ave. 606-237-7100. A reader informs us, "After one dr. after another specialist, general practice and many many others. Eleven years passed and he was the only one who tested me to see what type of thyroid disease I had and also ran important tests I should have had years ago. Most of all he has run the correct blood tests that show the correct count for TSH, and runs free T’s test."
A subscriber writes, "In Owensboro, Kentucky, there is a great Top Doc. His name is Bernard J. Buchanan, M.D., Ph.D. He is an endocrinologist, has a great sense of humor, has a great bedside manner, and is very thorough. He is also very helpful in offering meds samples. I believe that he saved my life. I know others who feel the same. But, I always tell him that I am the President of his Fan Club. He is a great Doctor, friend, and is genuine. Thanks!"
Joshua Huffman/Jessamine Christian Healthcare, Internist, 200 Rice St, Wilmore, KY 40390, 859-858-9355. A reader writes: "Dr. Huffman listens to his patients and knows us all by name. He is has that small town Doc attitude. After seeing many doctors and not getting any results, Dr Huffman listed to me and my thoughts. He even took copies of book I had on thyroid disorder. When I asked for cytomel, he agreed to try it. I needed to switch med because of insurance and cost, he readily agreed. He test Both TSH and Free T3 and T4 if requested. He has been treating me for years now and I wouldn't consider going else where. " (June 2006)