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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Pravin Patel, MD General Practice 423 Central Ave. Coldwater, MS (662)
622-7011. This reader writes, "I had been on Synthroid for 7 years before seeing Dr. Patel and being
switched to Armour Thyroid by him. My husband had seen some new information about Synthroid levels
not being consistent and also that T3 was not included in any synthetic thyroid. I took this article to Dr.
Patel and he read it, told me that he PREFERS Armour thyroid and wanted me back in 3 months to
recheck my blood levels. Listened to my symptoms, did NOT dismiss me out-of-hand. My TSH was
70.65 the first time it was ever checked...by a dermatologist who was seeing me for something totally
unrelated!! Up to that point, for the years following the birth of my first child, I was told in so many
words that the weight gain and fatigue was my own fault. By the time it was diagnosed, I believed it. It
was such a refreshing change to see a physician who paid attention."
Mahmoud Shaalan,MD, PhD, General practice/internist/primary care, Other, 105 CR 305, Corinth,MS 38834, 6622876488/6622873493
Arnold Smith M.D., Oncologist Antigen, Central Mississippi Cancer Center, 1401 River Road, Greenwood Ms 38930, 1-800-720-8933 "Dr. Smith and his associate Dr. Sergey Dzugan not only listen and treat you like and individual. They are very knowledgeable about natural and holistic medicine preferring it to synthetic if possible. They believe in building you immune system as routine treatment for what ever your diagnosis. When it comes to hormone replacement including Thyroid they are the best in the state."
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Dr. Roger Collins, 1420 Old Square Rd., Jackson, MS 39211. 601-713-1145
"This Dr. put me on Armour after hearing of my lack of progress with Synthroid. He evaluated my test
results and based the treatment on my symptoms not just on my blood tests. He is very well versed in
Hypothyroidism and even recommended that I read several books on the subject. He is open to patient
input in the treatment and actually listens to what the patient has to says!"
Jeffrey LeDuff, Internal Medicine, Jackson Medical Clinic, 501 Marshall Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202, 601-352-2273. "Well educated in treating thyroid, believes monitoring FT-3 and FT-4 is more important than just TSH. He was also willing to le me try T-4/T-3 combo."
John Milam, Muscle surgery TEDs/Graves, 1421 N State Street #301, Jackson, MS 39202, 601-352-4312. "Doctor Milam is an artist when it comes to precision and realignment of the muscles when pertaining to Graves or Thyroid Eye Disease. I have experienced this dreaded disease for 2+ years and he is a specialist who understand the depression and fear of what this disease puts a patient through. A specialist who believes in helping the patient emotionally as well as physically."
David R Segrest Ophthalmic Plastic & Recon Surgery Disease and Surgery of the Orbit 1421 N State St. #201 Jackson 601 355-9537. A reader writes: "After suffering from severe TEDs disease with major cosmetic distortion due to lid retraction, protrusion and the eye positioning, Dr. Segrest performed magic with the reconstruction from the orbit decompression. Then provided the expertise and skill level in obtaining the lower muscle that had such a tight grip on the eye that it receded beneath the lower bottom lid. Dr. Segrest gave me another chance at life without looking like the freak that this disease enabled me. I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. Segrest and I cannot believe that through it all, he has saved my vision and that was/is the most important thing. He is one of my heroes." (Added 2/03)
Dr. Keith Rushing, Winona, MS 38967, (662-283-3060). A reader writes: "Dr. Rushing was kind enough to agree to look over the information I had re: Wilson's Syndrome. After explaining to me that he had never done anything like this before, he agreed to help me. He has been treating me for just shy of a year. I have never felt this good since becoming ill. He is very understanding and I feel he is worthy of being listed as a Top Doc."