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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!

Why is a Particular Doctor No Longer Listed?

Doctors who were previously listed here are removed for a number of reasons.
* The doctor has requested that his/her listings be removed because: he/she does not agree with this site’s philosophy or patient-orientation; the practice is too busy and can’t accept new patients; the doctor does not feel comfortable handling complicated thyroid problems; the doctor did not agree with what was said in the patient recommendations; or the doctor said “take me off the list” and offered no explanation.
* The doctor has moved, retired, or died.
* The doctor has lost his/her license, or given up his/her license, and is no longer practicing medicine.
* Patients have provided negative input about the doctor that is of sufficient concern that, in the opinion of the editor, the doctor should no longer be on the Top Thyroid Doctors List.
* Thyroid Top Doctors would face legal concerns if we published specific information about why patients had negative opinions about doctors, or if we shared a doctor’s occasional ranting ”take me off” email, or if we publicized doctors with licensing problems. So please, if you see that a doctor has been taken off the list and want to know why, talk to the doctor directly. If you write to us to ask why a doctor was taken off the list, we’re sorry, but we won’t be able to answer you or share that information.

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Dr. Bilal Ahmed, endocrinologist, Mid Dakota Clinic, 9th St and Rosser Avenue, Bismarck 701-530-6000. A reader tells us simply, "He listens!"

Another reader recommends Dr. Ahmed:
"He is a patient listener, answers questions, delves to the bottom line to insure that you are confident that he cares about you and your health. He will continue to explore options to ensure that all heath issues have been addressed. I am impressed. He cares." (added1/04)


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Robert Tanous, Osteopath Mid Dakota Clinic 9th Street & Rosser Av Bismarck, ND 58501 701-530-6055 A reader writes: "He is truly interested in the answers given to the questions he asks. He is also very willing to discuss several treatment options and ask your input. Truly one in a million!!!!" (Added 11/02)

Another fan:
"Dr Tanous is a wonderful doctor. He is a problem solver, and if the problem isn't solved one way, he'll work diligently to find another and another until the problem is corrected. I mentioned to him that Armour Thyroid works best for me, and he prescribes it for me, with no hesitation. I highly recommend him." (Added 1/06)


Dr Wayne Tanous, Osteopath, Mid Dakota Clinic, Bismarck. (701) 530-6055 A reader writes, "He actually listens to you. He takes the time necessary to sit and discuss your symptoms, and is totally open to prescribing Cytomel in addition to levothyroxine. He was especially interested in this website, which I highly recommended to him."


Rhonda Jolliffe, NP, Phoenix Mind and Body Medicine, Life-Ways, Bismarck, ND, USA, 58502, Phone/Fax: 1-701-323-9900
A reader writes: "She is very willing to work with you with Armor and full thyroid testing. Does repeat testing - not just yearly - to keep tabs on progress, and make adjustments in meds or supplements. Also, is more into natural health methods. Listens to the patient." (Added October 2007)


Brent Hella, Internal Medicine, 1707 Gold Drive Suite 101, Fargo, ND 58103, Phone: 701-280-2033,, A patient writes: "Understands thyroid problems " (Added: Dec. 04)


DR Kevin Folkers, GP, Q&R Clinic North, ND, 701-667-5100. A reader writes: "He listens and has been willing to use Armour thyroid after years of my reacting badly to Synthroid. I lost my eyebrows and was losing hair severely and Armour Thyroid treatment completely stopped that process!" (Added 6/05)


Nora Rasmussen, FNP-C, Family Medicine, 831 South Broadway, Minot, North Dakota, 58703, 857-5343. A reader writes: "She has been proactive in my treatment and is always willing to listen to suggestions. She will set real goals for weight. She also will tell you what her goals are for you." (Added 1/06)


Dr. Marjorie Henderson, General Practitioner, Dakota City Clinic, Wahpeton, ND 58075, 701-642-2000, "Dr. Henderson listens to me when I have problems and is willing to check for what works for you instead of just going by the numbers. She is also willing to try alternative means such as Armour or other natural brands instead of just the ones the drug companies give samples and kick backs for." (Added Dec. 04)


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IMPORTANT NOTE: Mary Shomon, the patients who have recommended these physicians and practitioners, or physicians and practitioners who have recommended/listed themselves make no guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information provided here. Mary Shomon, patients writing in to recommend their doctors, and the doctors/practitioners themselves assume no responsibility for any services provided by listed physicians or practitioners. It is your responsibility to investigate any physician with whom you plan to have a consultation, and you consult with physicians listed here expressly at your own risk.

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All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician or health practitioner before starting a new fitness regimen.