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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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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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Akron

Dr. Keith Unger, D.C., Applied Nutrition, 2828 South Arlington Road, Akron, OH 44312, 330-644-7246, www.thewellnessdoc.com

Note: this doctor is a chiropractor, and is not permitted to prescribe prescription medications, including thyroid medications.

"He believes in treating the cause and not the symptoms and explains how to treat the cause(s) or your ailment(s) so that you are able to be functioning at optimal health. He also takes the time to explain things you need to know." (Added 4/04)

Another recommendation:
A reader writes: "He is caring and chemically balances your body through blood, hair and saliva tests, nutrition and natural supplements. Definitely exceeded my expectations and is amazing." (June 2006)

Beachwood

"I should let you know that my optho did a very nice job for me. He had to give me new upper eyelids because mine had shrunk up due to Graves' Eye Disease. It was last year on November 4th that he did my operation. He seemed like the only person who really understood how I was suffering with the eye pain due to the eye exposure problems. His name is Dr. Mark R. Levine. His address is: Dr. Mark R. Levine, MD, Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeon, 26900 Cedar Rd. Suite 311, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, 1-216-464-1484"


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Beachwood/Cleveland/Lindhurst

Dr Jay Morrow -- no longer listed (March 2009)

Canton / Massillon, Ohio

Dr. Kevin Wietecha, D.O., Endocrinologist, 2860 Lincoln Way E. Massillon, OH 44646 833 830-9080 / 4634 Hills & Dales NW, Canton, OH 44708, 330-477-0255  A reader writes: Dr. Wietecha -- pronounced WiTEAsha -- is my fourth endocrinologist. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease when I was 15. None of my doctors took the time to explain what the heck was going on. Dr. Wietecha not only described my condition in terms I understood, but drew pictures and diagrams to help me understand. He even sat with each of my divorced parents, separately, to explain my condition to them. Until Dr. Wietecha, I had never had a doctor ask for MY opinion about my treatment before. He's a real find in this area of Ohio."

A reader writes:
"I was hospitalized and being diagnosed with celiac disease when Dr. Wietecha was assigned to my case. Although I had an endocrinologist in my own town, no one was asking questions as to why my dose of Synthroid was at 2.75 mg. (which ended up being due to malabsorption due to Celiac Disease. Dr. Wietecha asked the right questions and was very interested. I decided to stay with him and have never been disappointed in the past 3 years. He explains things well and follows me very closely. He cares about his patients, and he cares about being on time in the office and not making you wait." (Added: June 2004)

Another reader writes:
"About 10 years ago I was referred to Dr Wietecha by another physician. When he came in the door he noticed a goiter that was not big enough to be noticed by anyone else. He is a very caring doctor and makes sure you understand procedures or tests that are done.He is prompt getting you in to see him and has kept a close check on me since the day I walked in his door. I would recommend him to anyone." (August 2007)

Another reader writes:
"I was diagnosed with Graves Disease approximately two years ago by a general practitioner and sadly was not referred to an Endocrinologist that specialized in Graves Disease. After going through multiple rounds of radiation, loads of medications and med changes and lots of nasty symptoms I started to do my own research and found Dr. Wietecha. I told my GP I wanted to go to Dr. Wietecha and was told that Dr. Wietecha couldn't do anything more to help me than what was already being done. My levels were all over the place and I was having multiple symptoms/problems. Almost 18 months into the process I checked Dr. Wietecha out and then contacted my insurance company and referred myself. Dr. Wietecha has been a God send! Despite the fact that he was coming in late on the game of my treatment he was not deterred in helping me. He's an amazing Physician who has the compassion to feel for his patients but he also has a great deal of passion to fight for his patients to help them regain their health back. He takes his time to make sure you feel comfortable and understand what he's doing and why. I've been very pleased with his treatment and I have to say I feel amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Wietecha to anyone who has an Endocrine issue/disorder; he's a great Physician who will partner with you in getting your life back." (May 2008)

Centerville (Dayton area)

David Westbrock, MD -- no longer listed

Cincinnati

"I am writing to let you know about a physician who prescribes Armour thyroid. Dr. Hal Blatman is a doctor that uses alternative/complementary medical practices. He specializes in treating pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. He uses Armour thyroid to treat my chronic fatigue. Here is where he is located: Hal S. Blatman, M.D., 10635 Techwoods Circle, Suite 101, Cincinnati, OH 45242, 513-956-3200"

Cincinnati

Theodore Cole, The Cole Center for Healing, www.colecenter.com and Cincinnati Hyperbarics, www.cincinnatihyperbarics.com, 11974 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241, (513) 563-5321 ext. 8308, fax:(513) 563-3131. "When my last doctor out and out refused to try me on Armour, I found a D.O. who practices alternative methods....natural remedies. HE agreed to make the switch to Armour without batting a lash! His name is Theodore Cole. I'm more than ready to try another route. 18 years on Synthroid was more than enough!!" (Edited 6/03)

Another recommendation:
"I am seconding the motion to recommend Dr. Cole in Cincinnati," writes one reader, "I actually travel from Columbus, Ohio to see him. He is the best doctor I’ve ever had. He was the only doctor who was positive and caring about my condition. Thanks to his care, I have been in REMISSION from thyroid disease for over 2 1/2 years!"

Another reader writes: "Dr. Cole has a new office in the Cincinnati area. He has expanded his alternative therapies. I haven't tried the new treatments because I'm still in remission from thyroiditis (hypo) that at its worst resulted in thyroid surgery and poor health for years... I want to add that I have continued to enjoy great health since I have been his patient. I last referred him on the Top Doc List back in 2000. I'm still drug-free, symptom-free, and my immune system is so strong now- not even a cold in about 4 years!!!! Truly amazing! You can get well!!!" (Added 6/02)

Another reader recommends Dr. Cole:
"Dr. Cole is simply a true doctor. He treats the body and mind and he has a wealth of natural treatments in his office. He works with you to get you truly healthy, doesn't just prescribe drugs. He diagnosed me with hypothyroidism almost a year ago; I'm taking Armour thyroid and the supplements he recommends. My health and life now is better than I had ever dared hope." (Added 6/03)

Another reader writes:
"In summary, although I am grateful that Dr. Cole helped me in many ways and it sounds like others have greatly benefited under his care, I am no longer comfortable with his method of not considering blood work as a part of the diagnosis." (added 1/04)

Another reader writes:
"I went through six different docs until Dr. Cole finally listened and diagnosed from symptoms verses from some standerdized test. He has helped me finally feel better and put me on the path to good health. He lets me make the final decision about my health and gives me the information I need to do so. I drive over 200 miles round trip to see him and would drive further if I need to. I believe in him so, that I have brought my Mom to see him now. I have never had him cancel any appts. and he has even fit me in for an apponitment with only a three hour notice. A true God send." (Added 6/05)

Another reader writes:
"I've been his patient for some 10 years. He brought me back from the near dead and not only that, he never cancelled an appt. on me! To the contrary, although he is very popular, he always found time to fit me in or reschedule based on MY convenience. Dr. Cole has been the most accessible doctor I've ever had and I've seen many, many doctors. (including the "top" endocrinologists in Cincy who were lousy on my case!) His whole nutrition/hair analysis/supplement program can be pricey because it's unconventional and not covered by insurance. However, his standard services and visits are quite reasonable. Also, he does allow you to have the standard TSH blood test to check for anomalies- he just does not follow it slavishly to the exclusion of your own input or other tell-tale symptoms... Believe me, his healthy skepticism of mainstream medicine, processed foods, and invasive procedures leads directly to your GOOD HEALTH!"(August 2007)

Another fan:
"I am writing to express my satisfaction with Dr. Theodore Cole. It is this particular web-site that actually led me to the Cole Center for Healing. My daughter is 11 years old and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism by another endocrinologist doctor. This particular doctor worked for a child's hospital but gave us a hard time from the get go. I saw absolutely no improvement in my daughter in any way, shape or form for a year and half. I finally took her to see Dr. Cole and saw improvement literally within 2 weeks. Symptoms of her hypo-thyroid started to subside (constipation, stomach cramping and etc). My favorite thing about Dr. Cole is he was focused on getting her completely healthy and not just pump something in her to mask her thyroid issues. He really believes in whole body healing and not just fixing a symptom. I will soon be joining my daughter at the Doc's office so he can work on getting me completely healthy. That is how much I believe in him."(August 2007)

A reader writes:
"I found Dr. Cole through your recommendations section on your website. I am so glad I did. After 4 years of miserable symptoms and begging 3 different doctors to try armor or at least increase my dosage a hair, I went to Dr Cole. He put me on armor thyroid, kept increasing it every month, all the while asking me "how do you feel?". I take more than 2 times as much now after 7 years as those other doctors said I needed. I go once a year for through blood work, and he still asks me "how do you feel?". Yes, he pushes supplements, and I've tried a few. I take his electrolyte powder and magnesium powder that you mix with water and drink every day because I feel so much more energetic, and I believe it keeps my weight off. It costs about as much as going to a health food store for the stuff. I'm OK with the price, and so far all my insurance companies have covered him. I heartily recommend Dr. Cole." (Added October 2007)

Note: Some readers report that Dr. Cole is prone to cancellation of appointments at the last minute, is very expensive, and tends to promote sales of costly supplements. Confirm appointments and costs ahead of time, and specify ahead of time if you are not interested in purchasing any supplements from this practitioner. (Added: Jan 06)

Cincinnati

Francis M. Collins, Endocrinologist, Cherry Grove 463 Ohio Pike 513-528 5600 or Clifton Good Samaritan Hospital 3219 Clifton Ave Phone 513-281-1555 He listens and is willing to work with you. He is supposed to be the "authority" among the doctors in Cincinnati. He has me on Armour and has checked my pituitary. He removed my thyroid via iodine radiation ten years ago. He looks at your nails, reflexes, skin, hair and cares. While I do not think any of them are top notch Dr. Collins comes close. He even calls me at home and sends me copies of my tests etc. He will give you sites to look up things about your thyroid. The personnel in his office is a mess. This is the only down about him.

Cincinnati

James P. Fidler -- deceased

Cincinnati

A reader recommends: Nancy Leslie, M.D. Pediatric metabolic specialist. Children's Hospital Medical Center, Metabolic Diseases, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati-- OH 45229 513-636-4760. "I have two children with a rare metabolic disorder called PKU. Dr. Leslie is a good physician specializing in metabolism in pediatrics-- however she can be quite conservative. If this is not what the person making the request is looking for-- I have a listing of top pediatric endocrinologists across the state. One of them may be able to help. You can email me for more names at rrogers@glasscity.net.

Cincinnati

Dr. J Phillip Fox, General Practitioner, 11234 Cornell Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242, 513-489-0260. A reader writes: "He knows Armour Thyroid can make a difference and has no trouble prescribing it." (Added 10/05)

Cincinnati

Dr. Gary Huber, Osteopath/DO, 5400 Kennedy Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213, 513-924-5300, www.lmihealth.com

A reader writes:
I've been suffering from hypothyroidism for about 10 years now with"normal" thyroid levels. I saw 20+ doctors over that time in an attempt to figure out what was wrong with me. I finally found a doctor willing to treat me but I was educating her about my illness and making very little progress. Then I found the LaValle Metabolic Institute. Dr. Huber knew that thyroid levels can be normal but a patient still need treatment. He also knew about adrenal fatigue. I was spending a lot of time going to doctors and trying to convince them to treat my adrenals and thyroid. Dr. Huber is now educating me and I'm seeing results that I haven't seen in years. Unfortunately they don't take insurance, but they are certainly worth the money. They also sell suppliments that I'm taking and are expensive. But again I think it's worth the money and they are understanding if you say you can't afford it all. They will give you only what you need. I wish I found them years ago." (March 2009)

Cincinnati

Dr. Vina Bajaj -- no longer listed

Columbus

Dr. Matthew D. Ringle M.D., Thyroid Cancer , 445C McCampbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Dr. , Columbus, OH 43210 , Phone: (phone) 614-292-4511 (appointment phone) 614-292-3800, http://www.jamesline.com/patientsandpublic/doctor/index.cfm?ProvID=21189&SIDS

A patient writes:
"He is wonderful!!! What more can I say? Dr. Ringle calls me, PERSONALLY, not his staff, to check and see how I am feeling. This man is very dedicated not only to his work, but to his patients. He truly cares for their well-being. As a cancer survivor, and after many years of "so-so" treatment from other physicians, this man was a breath of fresh air!! I had one Dr. not so much as even turn around and look at me, not once!!! his back was to me the WHOLE TIME!!!!! I was mortified. Dr. Ringle sat down and talked WITH me, not AT me. His hospital affiliations are as follows; Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, University Hospitals East, University Hospitals, (Ohio State University). Can you tell I think he is a wonderful physician? " (Added: Dec. 04)

A reader writes:
"Unfortunately I was with another practice when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I ultimately switched to Dr. Ringle and the difference was like night and day. Because Dr. Ringle's office is associated with a cancer hospital, the compassion is unparalleled. While most thyroid cancer is not fatal, it still can throw you for a loop when first diagnosed. The James provides so many resources...if you suspect you might have thyroid cancer, I urge you to make an appointment for an evaluation." (May 2008)

Cincinnati

Padma Mangu, Endocrinologist, Cincinnati OH (513) 346-5000, http://www.cgha.com/prov.aspx?pid=99

A reader writes:
Dr. Mangu did a great job stabilizing my thyroid levels after another doctor severely over-treatment my hypothyroidism. She listens to what you have to say with kindness, and has a genuine commitment to helping! I highly recommend her :)" (March 2009)

Cincinnati

Dr. Sharon Miller -- NO LONGER LISTED (June 2006)

Cleveland

Dr. Adi Mehta, Endocrinology, 9500 Euclid Ave. / A53, Cleveland, OH 44195, Phone: 216-445-5312
Note: Some patients have advised that there is a long waiting list for Dr. Mehta, but they have not been satisfied with other doctors at Cleveland Clinic, and advise you wait to see Dr. Mehta.

A reader writes: "In your most recent newsletter, I noticed an item stating that top docs are needed in several cities including Cleveland, Ohio. I can highly recommend Adi Mehta, MD of the Cleveland Clinic. www.clevelandclinic.com. He is an endocrinologist who takes a good deal of time to assess the patient and determine all the patient's needs. He is very compassionate and takes the time to carefully explain the patient's condition, how he intends to treat it and what the patient should do. (By the way, he is also an expert on diabetes). In my situation, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in the late 80's. I was seen for several years by an internist who was satisfied that my TSH levels were within "normal" limits and I felt fine. I went to see and ear, nose and throat doc about 4 years ago for sinus and allergy problems. This doc was concerned with the size of my thyroid, which had apparently been growing. I was then referred to Dr. Mehta, who adjusted my Synthroid upward, has monitored my condition, and the gland has reduced and stabilized in size."

Another reader recommends Dr. Mehta
" I highly recommend Dr. Adi Mehta. Dr. Mehta does not minimize my concerns, and he is willing to go one step further regardless if the therapy is of the non-conforming type. And last but not least, he does not scoot his patients out the door, he will take the time needed for each individual patient."

Another reader writes:
"Dr. Mehta continues to be the answer to my prayers. He took time with me to listen to my symptoms and my concerns. I had told other doctors I felt better on higher doses of medication but they only looked at lab results and didn't listen to me. After talking to me for at least 45 minutes, Dr. Mehta immediately suggested a higher dosage of Synthroid along with some dietary changes. After 3 weeks I am starting to feel better than ever! Even though there is a wait to see Dr. Mehta, you won't be disappointed!" (Added Dec. 04)

A reader writes: "I fully agree with the other readers. Dr. Mehta is caring, intuitive, and he "Listens". He encourages the patient to participate in their plan of care. After the first appointment, rescheduling for future appointments is not difficult - the staff is more than willing to try to accommodate you." (Added: Dec. 04)

Another fan:
"I came to Dr. Mehta at the Cleveland Clinic when I was so sick with a heart condition that was thyroid related. My first visit with Dr. Mehta lasted 4 hours. He cleared his schedule to do a complete assessment of my condition. I have Hashimoto Thyroid with Hypothyroidism which created my Metabolic Disorder and brought on my heart condition. Dr. Mehta told me it would take one year to make me feel better and he warned me that I would be feeling sicker before he could make me better in order to adjust my thyroid medication so that it could start my metabolism functioning again. He was right. It did take one year and yes I did feel worse before I began feeling better. Dr. Mehta isn't afraid to go outside the box and use unconventional methods to heal his patients. He is extremely supportive, kind and attentive and never makes you feel like a number. There is a long waiting list to make an appointment and once you do, it does take a 2 hour wait to see him, but it's worth it. He will take the time to address your concerns and doesn't look at the clock when doing so. I highly recommend him."(August 2007)

Another reader writes:
Dr. Mehta has been managing my difficult cancer case for two years now. He has me feeling as well as I have in the five years since this adventure started. As for his service, he is totally dedicated and humorous-a great help when dealing with cancer and never rushes a appointment.He has explained all questions in a personable layman's perspective and is kind as he describes difficult news. If you can get in, see him!" (May 2008)

Cleveland

Dr. Christian Nasr, Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic, Crile Building, Cleveland, OH, 1-216-444-6568, http://www.clevelandclinic.com.

Some patients have expressed concern that this doctor is most concerned with TSH, to the exclusion of symptoms, family history or other factors. (October 2007)

"Drs. Mehta and Reddy both have a 2 month waiting time for appointments. I talked to the appointment secretary at length about my criteria for a new doctor and she referred me to Dr. Nasr. He listened to all my concerns, asked lots of questions, suggested alternative treatments/meds. We BOTH decided upon a new course of treatment for my Graves...something 3 previous doctors would not even consider. I am going back in two months for more blood work; until then he told me to contact him with any questions etc." (Added 6/02).

Another recommendation:
"Just a comment for people not wanting to wait for an appt with Drs. Mehta or Reddy at the Cleveland Clinic. I saw Dr. Nasr and was very impressed with the amount of time he spent with me; going over all of my concerns. He listened to what I wanted and then made suggestions following what I thought was best for me! This after going to 3 doctors in 4 years. He is articulate, knowledgeable and very willing to work with me to optimize my treatment and meds." (Added 6/02).

A reader writes:
"I saw Dr. Nasr today with a plethora of endocrine related issues today. He listened very carefully too all of my symptoms, issues and recent illnesses. He asked a lot of questions and treated me with a lot of respect. I did not leave feeling like I was a lab result and I felt that he saw my issues as real and not a figment of my imagination. He very clearly explained to me what tests he planned to run and why and explained to me how the results would affect my treatment plan. I felt that as my treatment progresses he will explain both what we're doing and more importantly to me why he has chosen that course of treatment. I did not feel that if I had walked in with Mary's book he would have blinked an eye." (Added 4/04)

Another reader writes:
"At age 32 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. My family doctor is indeed a member of my "family". He said once my levels were within "normal range" he could do no more for my condition even though my symptoms persisted. Dr Nasr took time to listen and figure out a course of treatment that stopped the fatigue, depression, and all the other symptoms that go with being a t-patient. I can honestly say I do not know where I would be now if I hadn't found Dr Nasr. I am very thankful he choose to become a doctor. You never feel rushed and he encourages his patients to keep in contact by email. He treats symptoms not just lab results. He is excellent. I travel 1.5 hours to be treated by Dr Nasr." (Added 6/05)

Cleveland

Dr. Sethu Reddy, MD, Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology Dept., Cleveland, Ohio. A reader writes: "I saw him for a 2nd opinion after I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease. I was nursing a baby at the time and didn't want to wean. He was very understanding, took lots of time with me, and respected me for having done some research on my own and asking questions. Very pleased with his care."

Cleveland

Dr Robert Zimmerman Endocrinologist 9500 Euclide Ave Crile Bldg A Cleveland Ohio 216-444-6568 ClevelandClinic.com A reader writes: "After visiting 4 Drs here locally in Cincinnati Ohio, I decided to go to one of the Best Clinics in the World...Dr Zimmerman and the Fellow spent 2 hours with me in the exam room...I have never been treated with more care, more professionalism, and just a pleasant bedside manner...These guys are the experts in the Thyroid problems.... Dr Zimmerman knew what I was talking about, understood and believed in my symptoms.... He also made mentioned that he attended a symposium yesterday on my one of my symptoms...They are up to date, they are very friendly and have a wealth of knowledge...I walked out of there with a huge load taken off my chest.... Anyone in Ohio, if you're not getting the satisfaction with your local Dr...Please do yourself a favor and visit any of the fine physicians at the Cleveland Clinic...Especially Dr Zimmerman." (Added 11/02)

Cleveland

Jennifer Wojtowicz D.O., Board Certified Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44195, Phone: 216.444.2273, cleveland clinic foundation, A patient writes: "After being very disappointed with another dr listed on this web site, I almost cancelled my appt. with Dr Jen. Thank God I went to see her. After complaining of symptoms for YEARS and always being told my levels were normal, I was so frustrated and full of despair. Dr. Jen was the FIRST dr to test my thyroid antibodies-thus diagnosing me with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. She is very smart yet warm and friendly. She had no problem with my taking Armour. She actually shared info with me that I had not heard before. She said it was HER job to figure out a game plan after I told her how sick I felt and how tired I was of doing my own research. She was so smart but nonjudgemental. I especially liked the fact that she did not act like the research I had done on line was not infomercial type-information. I wish I had "found" her years ago. I have wasted so much time and money. " (Added: Dec. 04)

A reader writes:
"I would just like to thank the person who recommended Dr. Wojtowicz on this website. Your recommendation led me to make an appointment with her, and she has been the first doctor to take my concerns about my thyroid (goiter/hypothyroidism) seriously. I'm only 29 and I've been going from doctor to doctor about this issue for almost 15 years. I'm finally getting the treatment I need. Thanks again!" (Added June 2005)

Another recommendation:
"I finally found a doctor who is knowledgeable about the thyroid and the symptoms. She doesn’t make you feel crazy or stupid when you describe all the symptoms you are going through." (Added 10/05)

Another fan:
"I made an appointment with Dr. Wojtowicz after reading the recommendations on this site. I desperately wanted to try Armor after little success with Synthroid. Dr. Wojtowicz has a great bedside manner, is very knowledgeable, listens to concerns and I will now begin taking Armor. I feel as though this is a new beginning and she was definitely worth waiting to see." (June 2008)

A reader writes:
"I have had thyroid issues for over 25 years. Problems started in my late 30's. After seeing 8 different doctors, 3 of which were endo's since 2002, I came across Dr Wojtowicz ' name on this site. It took a while to get an appointment, but it is well worth the wait! She actually listened to me, ran ALL the appropriate blood tests and diagnosed me as hypothyroid while taking 250mcg of Synthroid. My t3 levels were that of a 90 year old and I felt like I was dying! (I probably was). She prescribed Armour thyroid and POOF! I feel great. All the other doctors said my T3 was with in the normal limits. If the normal low was 80, I was at 82. NOT NORMAL!!!! It has been a month since I've started taking Armour and I can see as well as feel the difference. The depression, anxiety, brain fog, tired all the time, cranky feeling, dry hair & brittle lifting nails are either gone or going away. It's nothing short of a miracle. Wish all doctors would take note and stop wasting peoples time and money and give the medication that is needed. I lost about 8 years of my life looking for the answer and Dr. Wojtowicz gave it to me. I'll NEVER stop taking this med and will always see Dr. Wojtowicz for check ups and screenings. I can't thank her enough. She save my life!" (March 2009)

Cleveland

Dr.Scott Wilhelm, Endocrinologist, Surgeon, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio

"Dr. Wilhelm is an endocrine surgeon at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Should you need a surgeon this is the man to see. He is extremely personable,knowledgeable and truly skilled. He took over five hours to remove my difficult thyroid cancer from around the vocal nerve in a operation I`ve heard other MDs refer to a "stellar". He has since followed my case closely and done several other surgeries as needed.Never rushes visits either.Scott will take the time to answer all questions,explain concepts, return calls promptly and is a credit to his profession." (May 2008)

Cleveland

Kresimira Milas, Surgeon, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, (216) 444-4985, Http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/5/Staff_4527.aspx

A reader writes:
"When I found out I had thyroid cancer, I researched drs. at the Cleveland Clinic for a surgeon. When I called to make my appt. the scheduler told me that I had chosen the best dr. at the Clinic and she was so right! Dr. Milas has been excellent. She gives her time and her expertise. I highly recommend her." (July 2008)

Columbus

Dr. John Baumert, Nuclear Medicine, Riverside Hospital. A reader shares this story: "It has been a little over 2 years since I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Since then I have been through several doctors, some after moving from Columbus to the Dayton/Cincinnati area. Dr. Baumert is the only doctor that I have seen regarding my thyroid problems about whom I can say I actually trust his opinion/knowledge. He was an Endocrinologist prior to becoming a Nuclear Medicine specialist. He seems to prefer to err on the side of caution, which I appreciate considering the gravity of cancer. He is very knowledgeable about I-131 treatment, the low iodine diet, etc. He truly seems dedicated. Almost a year ago I went to a new Nuclear Med doc (in Dayton) for my yearly round of whole body scans and possible radioactive iodine treatment. The new doc found some small spots on the scan that he thought to be spreading to the lymph nodes. He was all set to dose me up with over 200 millicuries of radiation when I asked that he contact Dr. Baumert because I recalled similar tiny spots last year. Dr. Baumert actually took the time to call back and forth, even fax his own drawing of spots on his copies of scans from the prior year, spending a good deal of time on someone who was no longer his patient. His extra care and attention saved me a week of hell, and who knows whatever possible effects of additional radiation. If you are in the Columbus area and are in need of follow up treatment for Thyroid cancer, I highly recommend Dr. Baumert. Unfortunately, I was never able to locate a regular Endo that was worth anything other than headaches."

Columbus

Dr. John Blackman Endocrinology 500 E . MAIN St Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-222-2202. A reader writes: "After a dozen years of well-meaning docs trying to force this hypothyroid freak's numbers to add up, my last doc rolled her eyes & sent me off to see Dr. Blackman. He finally had an explanation - it is likely that I (and my late mother) have a confounding syndrome called thyroid resistance. He is willing to LISTEN. My numbers are kooky, but they are consistent. He is OK with that. He has seen me through two pregnancies (healthy kids!) and works well with my PCP. He has been an absolute godsend. I recommended him to a co-worker, who also is thrilled to have found a doc who listens, can diagnose, and who explains things. Funny thing is, his specialty is actually diabetes." (Added 11/02)

Another reader recommends Dr. Blackman:
"He listens and he perseveres. He is not afraid to ask for help from other doctors. The man has no ego, his sole goal is to help you regain your help. Plus he is intelligent and witty, and office visits are a pleasure " (added 1/04)

More praise from a reader for Dr. Blackman:
"This man is the most intelligent, caring doctor I have ever gone to, bar none. He successfully treated my condition until I pretty much tanked and was not too proud to send me for a referral. If you have questions, he calls you. If you are having problems, he fits you into his schedule the same day. And manages to have very little waiting time when you have a scheduled appointment. I would recommend him to anyone who has a problem in this area." (added 1/04)

Another fan:
"Dr. Blackman is one of my favorite Drs he is knowledgeable and very hands on, Dr Blackman takes the time to listen and he is very thorough and he cares about you . Dr Blackman has been my endocrinologist since 1997 and I am very fortunate to have him as my Dr." (Added 1/06)

Another reader writes:
"He is a genius, he is compliant and caring. He talks to as though he is your friend, and he deeply cares for he patients. For three years my conditions have been getting worse, and many Doctors said it was mental, I knew it was not a mental illness, I knew it was a real problem. He studied me, talked to other doctors to find I had a severe vitamin D definition. He was truly caring, and he cared enough to keep testing. I can not say enough good things about him. It is so very difficult to find a doctor that listens, and does not pigeonhole you as a mental case. He is the best and I feel blessed to have found such a professional and down to earth medical doctor that cares." (May 2008)

Columbus

Dr. Deborah Gordish, internal medicine, 3900 Stoneridge Ln., Columbus, OH (614) 889 -5001. A reader tells us, "First off, Dr. Gordish actually sits and listens to you. She doesn’t just take notes and say uh huh. Although she still isn’t too hot on the supplemental T3 idea, she knew that with Hashimoto's with a goiter, I needed to keep my T2 at the low end of normal not just in range. She was aware of the Synthroid lawsuits and its problems and when I brought it up stated she didn’t think it would be approved and asked if Id just like to go on Unithroid now, and who knows; maybe I’d have an easier time staying adjusted. Dr Gordish was very interested in the thyroid page here at about.com and at least appeared interested when I cited the articles and interviews. She always makes sure I am called regarding any lab work that affects my medication. I believe she is a very concerned and involved doctor. (Maybe I’ll sell her on the T3 idea yet.)"

Columbus

John Heintz -- no longer listed (October 2006)

Columbus

Abraham Mikalov M.D., General Surgery, 4850 East Main St., Columbus, Ohio 43213, 614-566-0778, amikalov@att.net. "I had a massive goiter last year and was unable to eat without choking. Dr. Mikalov operated on me and removed my thyroid without any complications. I was home in one day and back to full work in less than a week. The scar was quite minimal. The care he provided was outstanding. I can't thank him enough." (added 1/04)

Columbus

Steven Miller Gynocology 5131 Beacon Hill Columbus, Ohio, 43140 614-294-1603. A reader writes: "Dr. Miller is a very humble, caring man. I have always felt very comfortable with him. He has brought my most beautiful gift into the world-my beautiful daughter. Thanks Dr. Miller for everything...."(Added 6/03)

Columbus

Dr. Philip Taylor (Riverside Hospital). A reader writes, "If you are in need of a surgeon for a thyroid removal, I recommend this doctor. I had no complications (other than the hospital booting me out too quickly due to insurance company recommendations, then having to readmit me because I couldn’t stop throwing up for 3 days... fun) and after 2 years my scar is almost invisible."

Columbus

Dr. Manuel Tzagournis, Endocrinologist, OSU University Medical Center614-293-0926, He took the time to ask me how I feel not just physically but also emotionally. My husband and I were surprised when he personally called us to inform us about the results of my tests. He cares for his patients as individuals.

Another reader recommends Dr. Tazgournis:
"Dr. Tazgournis is the most professional-caring doctors I have even been to. His name was given to me by my family Physician. He personally called me to talk to me about problems I was having and always returned my messages. During the clinics he explained my options clearly and was very patient. I feel confident that he will make me healthy again. I recommend him to anyone and trust him with my life." (Added 11/02)

Columbus

John Larrimer, MD, Endocrinology, 6610 E. Main St, Suite 102, Columbus, OH, 614-367-0675, "He correctly diagnosed my mother and me. He has my mother two weeks post thyroid and parathyroid removal back to my mom who is a seamstress, basket-weaver, painter, traveler, and on and on back in the swing and WIDE awake instead of being in bed 24/7. She drove up here from Florida with a friend and she went back home alone! I am amazed! Now he is working on my thyroid and diabetes! HIGHEST PRAISES TO DR. JOHN LARRIMER!!!" (Added Dec. 04)

A reader writes:
"Doc Larrimer is a thorough, caring, very knowledgeable doctor who listens, considers both physical and emotional health and takes his time with you." (Added 6/05)

Another reader writes:
"I wish Dr. Larrimer could be my doctor for everything. He asks so many important questions and listens to the answers. He doesn't just read test results. If that were the case, then I would not have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer let alone any type of thyroid dysfunction. Yet my body told a different story and he figured it out when other doctors did not. I live in New York now and I still go back to see Dr. Larrimer at least once a year because I trust him more than any other doctor I have ever had." (Added 6/05)

Another fan:
"After being told by several Internal Medicine doctors that I should feel fine (but don't) because my thyroid levels read "normal" I saw Dr. Larrimer and was so moved by his interest in my health. He GETS hypothyroidism and wants his patients to FEEL good, not just have good blood test levels. He is trying some different medicines on me, hopefully I will see results. I really liked him." (October 2006)

A reader writes:
"Dr. Larrimer is a caring physician who takes the time to educate his patients and understand them. He tells you signs to look out for, what to inform other doctors about, how to basically be your own best advocate. He is always available when you need him, just a phone call away. I learned so much from him. I only wish I still lived in Ohio so I could continue seeing him." (May 2008)

More praise:
"Dr. Larrimer is my hero. I know that sounds dramatic but for those of us suffering with thyroid disease it is a blessing to find a doctor so skilled and so caring. Under his care I feel better than I have for years. I have seen other Endocrinologists and Dr. Larrimer is by far the BEST." (June 2008)

Dayton

Dr. Jason Connors Internal Medicine 8701 Old Troy Pike Suite 105 Dayton, Ohio 45424 937-236-1332 A reader writes: "He is a very caring physician, willing to try other thyroid medications when the current one was not working for me." (Added 11/02)

Dayton

Dr. Taj Rashid, Internist, 7111 N. Main Street Dayton -- Ohio 45415 A reader writes: "After being handed prescriptions of anti-depressants and being continually sick -- I finally found a doctor who would listen to me. He is an internist and I have found him very receptive to making me a partner in my own care. He listens to my complaints. Yet -- he is receptive to options that I've learning of through reading and he has been real supportive of my ideas. His ideas have also included nature remedies when I've become sick -- which is fewer times now. He has motivated me and given me ideas to encourage a mind- body connection with myself. His name is Dr. Rashid and his office is 937-277-2121. After constantly being sick for the past two years and labeled depressed by another doctor -- Dr. Rashid was willing to listen to me. I can' tell you the difference in my health now that I've been diagnosed properly and placed on the correct medication for my THYROID problems.......and it's not anti-depressants either !"

Defiance

Timothy Hogan, MD, General Practice, 1125 Ralston Avenue, Defiance, Ohio, 419-782-0209, drtim@doctorhogan.com/www.doctorhogan.com, A reader writes: "I have been dealing with numerous symptoms related to thyroid disease and many unexplained symptoms. I have tried multiple doctors, specialists, modes of treatment, herbs, etc, to no avail due to unexplained sensitivity to foods, drugs, herbs, vitamins - the list goes on. On my first visit to Dr. Hogan he gave me hope and I now have answers and treatment and am feeling so much better than I have in years. He really gets down to the root of the problem instead of treating symptoms. I actually have adrenal exhaustion contributing to the problem and NONE of any of the other doctor investigated this (probably don't even recognize it). I recommend Dr. Hogan to anybody for any health problem. Cost is very reasonable." (Added Apr 06)

Duncan

Greg Hyde, MD PhD Ear, Nose, & Throat 1401 Duncan Regional Loop PO Box 750303 Duncan, OK 73575 580-252-1202 A reader writes: "Dr. Hyde listens. He uses allergy and natural hormone therapy to treat a variety of problems including fatigue, sleep problems, chronic pain, PMS, and headaches." (Added 11/02)

Dublin (Columbus)

Michele Krohn, Chiropractor, 5130 C Bradenton, Dublin (Columbus), OH 43017, 614-799-2260, drkrohn@aol.com. "Initially I saw Dr. Krohn for back pain. When she was taking my medical history, she discovered that I was on Synthroid and mentioned that if I would ever want, she could run additional tests to check my thyroid. Eventually, we started testing my saliva for thyroid hormones. We compare my blood test results from my internal medicine doctor with the results of the saliva test and Dr. Krohn helps me to read those results and determine my next steps. She has provided me with supplements and is VERY knowledgeable about how the body works as a whole and how my thyroid functions. She has also guided me on weight loss and soon I am going to do a clinical purification program to help balance out my hormones. I highly recommend Michele to anyone with hormone issues! " (added 1/04)

Dublin

Dr. Polly Reddy, Endocrinologist, 7281 Sawmill Rd., Suite 100, Dublin, Ohio 43016, 614-764-0707 www.decowebsite.com

A reader writes:
"Dr. Reddy was my third endo doctor. I arrived @ her office, after asking my ENT Surgeon to please give me a recommendation. If you have been through"endo-hell" with docs who won't listen then you know it was music to my years when she said,"The buck stops here." The second endo, asked me why I was calling his office, AFTER he told me to call for my results! Dr. Reddy has another colleague in her office and it's refreshing that she will consult with her, to verify exactually what she saw on a follow-up ultra-sound. Dr. Reddy is kind, caring and explains. I clicked with her and now drive 50 miles, one way to see her. Hope if you see her, your experience is as good." (March 2009)

Fairview Park

Dr. Nancy McBride, Endocrinology, 21245 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126, 440-333-9797. A reader writes: "Dr. McBride is a wonderful doctor! She listened to everything I had to say and kindly made recommendations to me about my thyroid condition. I was quite comfortable and at ease in her office. I highly recommend her." (Added 10/05)

Geneva/Cleveland

Dr. DeeDee Duffy, Diplomate, Chiropractic Pediatrics, Certified Applied Kinesiology, 1953 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041, (440) 466-1186, FAX 440-466-8290. "She is treating me with natural supplements, getting me off of Synthroid, which is just not doing the trick for me. Even my regular MD is interested in her work now," says a reader.

Another reader, re: Dr. DeeDee Duffy
"I had been on Synthroid for seven years-- without much success-- she has been treating me for about five weeks now with nutritional supplements-- without Synthroid-- and I am Awake! The fog has lifted-- I am cleaning my house-- I can function-- and she said probably in about three months-- I should be able to start to lose weight."

Green (Akron)

Jeff Romig, M.D., DABHM, HRT, Nutrition, Anti-Aging, 575 Corporate Woods Pkwy., Suite 250, Green (Akron), OH 44685, 330-899-9725. "After taking Synthroid for about 1&1/2 years (and feeling horrible), I decided to find a doctor with an alternative view of the treatment for hypothyroidism. I wanted T3 (Armour) and wanted it now. All the latest research proved to me that was the proper medication for me. Dr. Romig was recommended to me by a friend. My first appointment was over an hour! He explained EVERYTHING and even gave me a copy of my lab work. Every follow-up visit is at least 1/2 hour of explanation and discussion. He is a cool guy who knows the proper treatment of hypothyroidism, among other hormonal disorders. He will only prescribe natural hormones. If you are looking for a naturopathic/holistic doctor with an M.D., make an appointment with Dr. Jeff Romig." (added 1/04)

Independence

Jennifer Wojtowicz, Board certified Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Independence Family Health Center Crown Centre 11 5001 Rockside Road, Ohio 44133, (216) 986-4000, www.clevelandclinic.org/fhc. A reader writes: I have been going to Dr. Wojtowicz for a couple of years now and I am very satisfied with her. She "lets me explain my problems and fears with my life of thyroid disease. She answers all of my questions and then asked if I have anymore before she leaves the room. When I leave Dr. Wojtowicz's office I feel good and not afraid to live with thyroid disease for the rest of my life. She is a very warm and nice doctor that you don't see much today.. Thank God I have her...." (Added 6/05)

Leipsic

Dr. David Schultz, Family Practioner, 19 E. Main, Ohio 45856, 419-943-2130. A reader writes: He explained in a simple wonderful way on how the thyroid worked, and why I was so tired, and why he wanted to check my blood work." (Added 6/05)

Lyndhurst

Daniel B Mendlovic. M.D. F.A.C.E., 29001 Cedar Rd. Suite 203, Lyndhurst, OH 44124, 440-646-1166. "Greatest experience to date visiting an endocrinologist. He actually put me at ease rather than on the defense. Which has been my habit in the previous four years. What a relief to not be made to feel like an idiot when it concerns ones' own body. This man was what I know is a complete and total professional. Listens first then responds accordingly. I am so relieved to have the sense of having someone on my side, finally." (Added Dec 04)

Mansfield

Dr. Mason, Osteopath/DO, Mansfield, OH 44907, 614-761-0555. A reader writes: "Dr Mason is God sent. His treatment with T3 compound and other suggestions makes all the difference in my life. I would recommend anyone or a family member for treatment with Dr. Mason. He is a blessing." (October 2006)

Another fan:
"He does a lot work with t3 and prevention and regular good doctoring. he's a great doctor and knows alot about t3." (August 2007)

Maumee

J. Nielsen -- no longer listed (March 2009)

Mentor

Dr. Jill Nishiyama -- no longer listed

Middleburg Heights

Dr Cheryl Leuthaeuser, allergy elimination, 7251 Engle Rd Suite 250, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130, 440-239-3438/fax 440-239-3440. http://www.osteomed.com. A reader writes: "Dr. Cheryl Leuthaeuser has helped me so much already with feeling healthier. Dr. Cheryl and her Associates in the office are listed under Dr. Walsh under Strongsville. They have recently moved. I have been on thyroid medication for approx 33 years. I have not been feeling well because of the dosage of thyroid medication I was on prior. Since receiving allergy treatments and having my dosage tweaked with the additional supplements, I feel I am healthier and on the road to living well with thyroid disease! I have not been treated by Dr. Tenpenny but I have also been seen by Dr. Jay Walsh. I have full confidence in everyone at Osteomed and highly recommend them!" (Added: June 2004)

A reader writes:
"Really listens! Looks beyond the "obvious"" (Added Apr 06)

Middleburg Heights

Sherri Tenpenny, DO, Integrative Medicine, 7251 EngleRoad #250, Middleburg Heights (Cleveland), Ohio, 440-239-3438, www.OsteoMed.com. A reader writes: "Gets to the root of problems; spends lots of time with you." (Added Apr 06)

A reader writes:
"Great doctor!" (Added Apr 06)

Another reader writes:
"I have worked for Dr. Tenpenny for two years and was a patient before I became an employee. I have seen miracles in her office; one of them was me! She uses Armor Thyroid, Cytomel, Thyrolar, iodine, and special compounded formulas for thyroid and breast health. We now have a Thyroflex machine for subclinical thyroid diagnosis. We have had patients from 31 states and 7 countries come to Osteomed to get well. She's a great doctor and a good boss!" (May 2008)

Middleburg Hts

Clay Walsh, D.O. , Health Recovery , 7251 Engle Rd, Suite 250, Middleburg Hts, Oh 44130, Phone: 440-239-3438, www.osteomed.com, A patient writes: "This is the only group who listened to me about my concerns re: thyroid and adrenal problems. They immediately offered an adrenal test, which I had been pursuing after reading Mary's book and researching the links from this site. Other docs and even an endocrinologist weren't as knowledgeable as these folks. (Turns out I was almost in Stage 3 adrenal failure.) Can't say enough about their help with my problems! And they REALLY LISTEN! The office is near Cleveland and Akron. " (Added: Dec. 04)

Middletown

Malcolm Steiner -- no longer listed

Ravenna

Annette Andrews -- No longer listed (October 2006)

South Norwalk

Dr. Charles Resseger -- no longer listed

Springfield

M. Husain Jawadi -- No longer listed

Steubenville

Dr. Michael Kamens , DO, One Ross Park, Steubenville OH 43952, 740-283-7677 "After not being well for six years and getting worse in the last two rapidly Dr. Kamens was the first doctor I saw who ran a thyroid test. Also, as my new PCP he went over all my medical records with me once he received them. After starting me on Synthroid I requested an appointment to talk about how he was going to treat it and to see how opened minded he was with "Living Well with Hypothyroidism" and "Thyroid Source Book" in tow he was. He knows about the newest research. He was open to try other medications if I wanted to. I asked him what his goal was for my TSH level. He said 2-3. I wanted to hug him and tell him he was saving my life. I am sending him a Thank You card. He sent me to an Endo. doc which was ok. I was thrilled when the Endo. said my PCP could continue to treat me."

Stronsville

Clay Walsh, D.O., Allergy Elimination, 13550 Fallingwater Rd, Stronsville/Cleveland area, Stronsville, OH, 440.572.1136, http://www.osteomed.com. "Dr. Walsh and his partners, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny and Dr. Cheryl Leuthaeuser are very compassionate and thorough. They understand the need to check adrenal fatigue along with hypothyroidism. That was the most difficult thing to get addressed by multiple doctors in my area. After following their treatment plan, I am doing much better."

Toledo

Richard Beham endocrinologist. Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center, 2238 Jefferson Ave. Toledo, OH 251-1369. One reader tells us, "Dr. Beham listens to all concerns and is not insulted when you bring up information from personal research. He calls with test results if he doesn’t have them at your appointment and is willing to explain what they are and what their relationship is."

Toledo

Ian Elliott, Endocrinologist, 4235 Secor Road, Toledo, OH 43623, 800-444-3561. "Dr. Elliott is a wonderful doctor. He is the main reason I am here today. When I was going through a very bad thyroid storm he never gave up. He was not afraid to call in other doctors when he needed advice and a helping hand. His bedside manner makes you feel good about yourself even if at the time you are looking your very worst. Waiting to see him in his office is never very long and he is very thorough during checkups, including lab tests before hand so he knows what is going on with your body when you arrive. I would recommend him to anyone with a thyroid condition or diabetes." (added 1/04)

A reader writes:
"When I went through a thyroid storm and was in a coma for 3 weeks, he was there for me. He called in every doctor he thought I needed. He was so good with my family, keeping them informed and helping them cope at such a bad time. His office is always punctual. I love this doctor; he always has time to ask all the right questions. He also likes to find out how your things are going in your life. He always has your lab work done before he examines you so he knows exactly how your thyroid is at the time. I would highly recommend him to everyone!!" (Added 6/05)

Westerville

John Krupko, Endocrinologist, 484 Countyline Rd., Ste 200, Westerville, OH 43082, 614-891-8080 A reader writes: "Dr. Krupko is the third Endocrinologist I've seen since the beginning of my thyroid saga. He is a terrific professional that is truly concerned for the well being of his patients. He, my Rheumatologist and Family Practice physicians are in constant contact with each other and have a wonderful working relationship. I am extremely fortunate to have such wonderful physicians." (Added: June 2004)

Westlake

Dr. John Sheehan, Endocrinology, 25101 Detroit Rd. Ste. 440, Westlake, OH 44145, 440-892-1070. A reader writes: "Dr. Sheehan is patient, listens to your symptoms and specializes in Thyroid problems. I highly recommend him." (Added June 2005)

Another fan:
"Dr. Sheehan is very thorough and takes his time with his patients. He likes to keep me well informed about results of tests and provides copies of the paperwork without having to ask. He explains results very well. He has a very pleasant demeanor as well." (Added 1/06)

Another patient writes:
"Dr. Sheehan is professional, thorough and has a tremendous amount of experience. He is highly regarded in the Cleveland-area for his knowledge and expertise. He has a wonderful bedside manner and treated me with kindness and respect. He assured me the bizarre symptoms I was experiencing were valid and were not *in my head.*" (October 2006)

Youngstown

Dr. Luis Villaplana, Internist 823 Southwestern Run Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 758-1411. A reader writes: "What makes him a top doc is that he is actually able to listen to a patient and make a CLINICAL diagnosis of thyroid disease -- regardless of numbers. He does do blood work and gets the numbers -- but he uses them as a guide -- not a hard and fast rule. He diagnosed me even though my TSH was still inside the "normal" range at 3.9. He listened to me when I wanted to get a full thyroid panel including T3 -- FT3 and FT4 tests and he ordered them for me. When I wanted to switch to Unithroid -- I just sent him a fax outlining my reasons and he called the Rx right in! It's easy to get a hold of his office -- and he'll often work with you over the phone to save you a visit in person -- which can be very convenient. According to Forest Pharmaceuticals -- he has even prescribed Armour for some patients -- although I haven't tried to get it from him myself yet. He's wonderful - sweet -- kind -- and caring. I cannot praise him enough. "

Another fan:
"He truly cares about his patients. He is very kind and one of the best doctors in the state. He will go out of his way for you and will make you feel like smiling even on bad days!" (Added 10/05)

Youngstown

Dr. Theresa Marx-Armile M.D. Endocrinologist Northside Medical Center 500 Gypsy Lane Youngstown, Ohio 44501 330 740-6253 Dr. Theresa Marx-Armile is a doctor you can trust and respect. On the first visit to her office I felt completely at ease with her. She takes the time to listen to you and to explain anything that you don't understand. I highly recommend Dr. Marx-Armile to anyone seeking an Endocrinologist in the Youngstown Ohio area. Appointment must be made by referral.

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