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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Roberta Bourgon, V. N.D., Wellness Center 19 North 25th St, Billings, MT. This reader tells us, "She listens to every thing you have to say and always asks if there is any thing you don’t understand. She’s helpful in locating books to read and is very knowledgeable about the thyroid."
Dr. David F. Johnson, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Asso., 2900 12th AVe. N. Ste. 310-W, Billings, MT , 59101, Phone/Fax: 406-238-6900
Dr. McElgunn, Naturopathic Doctor, 317 E Mendenhall St., Bozeman, MT 59715-3683, (406) 587-0858. A reader writes: "I had recommended Dr. Lang as a top doc in 2004, but I found that he really didn't know much about thyroid treatment. So, I switched to Dr. McElgunn and she has really done wonders for me! She also has extensive knowledge about helping women through menopause." (October 2006).
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Michael Lang, N.D., 7600 Shedhorn Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718, 406-586-1100. "I thought I'd give you the names of two doctors in Montana that really knows their stuff about thyroid disease and its treatment. They know about a lot of other stuff too, but they are open to treating with natural thyroid and they really listen to their patients and treat them as individuals and what works best for them." (added 1/04)
John Neustadt, ND, Endocrinology, 2135 Charlotte Street, Suite 3,
Bozeman, MT 59718, 406-582-0034, email@example.com/www.montanaim.com, A reader
writes: "Dr. Neustadt took the time to find the underlying causes of my illness. I had suffered
for 20 years with headaches and seen all sorts of specialists. Dr. Neustadt was the first one to do thyroid
tests and an in-depth musculoskeletal exam. He found the causes, treated them, and now I'm headache
free!!!! I also liked that if he didn't know the answer to a question I had, he told me. But not just that,
he then went and researched it and called me with his answer and additional information. He's a top
doc!" (Added Apr 06)
Flathead Valley/ Whitefish
Steven K. Gordon Naturopathic -Endocrinology and Diabetology 5938 Highway 93 South Whitefish MT 59937 406-863-9300 Dr. Gordon does complete system state of the art endocrine hormone laboratory profiles biochemical analysis and employs lifestyle nutritional and biologically compatible treatment programs. Treatments include adrenal, thyroid, sex hormones, and diabetes mastery to name a few.
Brian C. Weitz, Family Practice, 3330 Ptarmigan Lane, Helena, MT 59601,
406-443-3570 "I would love to see my doctor, Dr. Brian C. Weitz, as
a top doc. To me he is! He is a board certified Family Practitioner
and he is great! The day that my late step-father was admitted to the
hospital (Dr. Weitz was also his doctor), he was talking to us in the
lobby and he said: 'Let me see your throat' and when he did, he told
me to come in that week for tests. The rest is history. I was diagnosed
with Grave's Disease and he has been so kind and patient--answering
all my questions and calming me down when I get hysterical because I
am afraid. Jodi, his office nurse is the perfect compliment to the perfect
Dr. Michael Bergkamp, Holistic/complementary/alternative MD, Naturopathic Doctor, 635 N Jackson St
Helena, MT, 59601, 406.442.2091
Jeanne Hebl, R.N., C.N.M., C.L.E. Certified Nurse - Midwife Physician Center #1, Suite 121, 2825 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804. A reader writes, "I would like to recommend Jeanne Hebl as a Top Doc. She took the time with me to listen to all my concerns about my hypothyroidism. When my current medication didn’t seem to be working, she was willing to try alternative medications (Armour). Jeannie listens to her patients, not their blood tests!"
Dr. Christopher Corsi, 500 W Broadway St., Missoula, MT, 59802, 406.721.5600
Jamison Starbuck -- no longer listed (March 2009)
Dean French Family Medicine 110 Kruger Road PO Box 768 Plains, MT 59859 406-826-4800 firstname.lastname@example.org. A reader writes: "Always willing to go the extra mile to diagnose and treat, even the most ambiguous clusters of symptoms. Recommends a wide variety of treatments - tailored to the person. I spent years seeing doctors for my fatigue - before he explained to me that I had a low thyroid state - and then we spent the next 12 months - working to get it corrected - together - and I feel the best I've felt in 15 years." (Added 11/02)