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
Become part of the movement for better care! Help keep great doctors in business and encourage more doctors to properly treat thyroid patients by recommending the smart, caring, innovative practitioner who treats your thyroid condition. We might include him or her on the Top Docs Directory! And if you have criticism or feedback about a listed doctor, please let us know now!
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Christopher Maloney, Naturopathic Doctor, 4 Drew St., Augusta ME 04330, Phone: (207) 623-1681, www.maloneymedical.com, A patient writes: "Dr. Maloney spends an hour with every patient. " (Added: Dec. 04)
Jennifer Johnson ND, Holistic Medicine, 142 Hammond St Ste #5, Bangor Maine 04401, 207-941-0981. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A reader writes: "She has a holistic approach to medicine and take into account many symptoms as well as the thyroid problems. She works hard with you to get the results you are looking for. She takes time to listen and also observe for herself what is going on in your body and what it is telling you." (Added: June 2004)
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Gray, Just North of Portland
Dr. Psonak Allergy, Nutrition, Holistic, Chelation Environmental Health & Complementary Medicine, 51 W. Gray Road Ste 1A, Po Box 605 Gray, Maine 04039. A reader tells us, "I am very impressed with how Dr. Psonak looks at the whole person, is a good listener, asking detailed questions and relates thyroid to the stressors on the body. He has helped me by addressing not just thyroid but how allergies and chemical pollutants play a role in disease."
Dr. Fairfield, Endocrinologist, Central Maine Medical Center, 287 Main St., Suite 201, Lewiston, ME, 04240. 207-795-7520. A reader writes: "Dr. Fairfield is warm, concerned, thorough, very knowledgeable, and has worked with me to consider the risks and benefits of treatment options after my thyroidectomy. He appears to be "up" on the latest research and I have been very satisfied with his treatment." (October 2006).
Kenneth J. Baker D.O., PO Box 418, Norridgewock, ME 04957, (207) 634-4009. "I have been to him for two years. He listened and treated symptoms, not just lab values. He is very caring and makes you an active participant in your treatment plan."
Dr. Elisabeth DelPrete, general practitioner, University of New England
Medical Center, Saco, ME 04072
207-283-1407. A reader writes, "She listens to your concerns/symptoms and is very willing
to spend time with you. Dr. DelPrete will share your numbers with you and is a caring person."
Steven Johnson, MD ENT 15 Daigle Lane, Suite 104 Temp: 312 Cottage St Sanford, ME 04073 307-490-0020 Earnosethroat.com A reader writes: "Dr. Johnson is a detail oriented, compassionate physician who I have found is available practically 24/7." (Added 11/02)
Dr. Stephen Babirak, Endocrinology, 100 U.S. Route One Unit 116, Scarbourough, Maine 04074, 207-885-7700. "After years of having thyroid problems, hyper, hypo, and then a goiter which they found to be a "tracheal obstruction" he seen me ran a whole lot of tests others doctors didn't do, and then got me to see a surgeon ASAP. He listened to my concerns, and worries and did a one hour consultation with me and an examination! I just had my surgery on week ago and he already wants to see me to make sure all my tests and meds are adjusted! His nurse calls me to tell me my blood work results when they come in, I don't have to hunt them down! Just amazing! I wish I had been referred to him years ago, but I am glad I have him now!!" (Added 6/02).
Daniel Oppenheim -- no longer listed
Women to Women, 3 Marina Road, Yarmouth, Maine 04096 yarmouth maine
04096 800-340-5382 http://www.womentowomen.com/contactus.aspx
Dr. Robert Bing-You -- no longer listed
Dayton F. Haigney -- no longer listed / practice closed (May 2008)