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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Dr. Shandor Weiss, Naturopathic Physician & Licensed Acupuncturist, Arura Clinic of Natural Medicine. 233 Fourth St., Ashland, OR 97520 USA, website: www.aruraclinic.com, office phone: 541-488-1198 fax: 541-488-6445, Dr. Weiss' mobile phone: 541-324-7626,
Email the doctor at: firstname.lastname@example.org, Email the Front Desk of the Arura Clinic at: email@example.com
Gerald W. Miller Family Practice & Nutritional Medicine 1960 NW 167th
Place Suite 103 Beaverton, OR 97006 503.466.1823 503.466.2045 firstname.lastname@example.org
A reader writes: "Dr. Miller takes time to really listen and he hears
you. He is willing to work with you to try alternative approaches and
is even willing to study current research and Internet resources. He
worked with me to switch from Synthroid to Armour. He is very knowledgeable
about chemistry and supplements." (Added 11/02)
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Dr. Allan A. Harris, Naturopathic Medicine, 600 NE Savannah Drive, Suite 1, Bend, OR 97701, 541-617-1195, http://www.circleofhealthclinic.com/ A reader writes: "He really listens to his patients, is thorough, and is not worried about the clock. He is open to all options of treatment, even T3 therapy." (Added 10/05)
Dr. Adrienne Borg, Naturopath. 74 E. 18th Ave., Eugene, Oregon 97401
541-686-3330. "She will prescribe Armour thyroid and she returns phone
calls in a timely manner."
Ray Peat, Ph.D. Physiologist, Hormones, Aging & Nutrition, P.O. Box 5764, Eugene, OR 97405, 1-541-683-4279, http://www.efn.org/~raypeat/index.html. "My osteopath recommends him as one of the best in the world. His website speaks for itself and contains information I haven't found anywhere else." (Added 6/02).
Jan H. Stafl, MD, Ob/Gyn, 151 W. 7’th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401, 541-342-8616, holistic.salu.net. "Prescribes Armour thyroid and is board certified in Holistic Medicine and Ob/Gyn." (added 1/04)
Tina Kaczor, ND, Cancer, 247 West Charnelton Road, Eugene, OR 97401, 541-338-9494, www.clinicofnaturalmed.com, "Understands and explains the underlying cause of my health problems. Takes the time and cares enough to explain her recommendations." (Added 4/04)
Ananda Stiegler, ND, Naturopathic Physician, Balance in Health, 295 West Broadway
Eugene, Oregon 97405, (541) 653-8881 phone, (541) 515-6216 fax, www.balanceinhealth.com
Kenneth Welker, MD, Holistic/complementary/alternative MD, 1200 Executive Parkway, Suite 360, Eugene, OR 97401
541 762 1155 oregonoptimalhealth.com email@example.com
Ronald Cirullo, Endocrinologist, Eugene, Oregon
Dr. John E. Gambee, MD -- NO LONGER LISTED
Arcoma Gonzalez Lambert ND, Naturopathic Physician, Blossoming Health,
1911 Mt. View Ln. Suite 300, Forest Grove, OR 97123, Phone: 503-357-2826,
Ernest Talley M.D., Family practice-Diplomate, 501 N.E. Hood suite 340,
Gresham, Or 97030, 503 661 7159. A patient writes: "Doc Talley is very interested in thyroid problems
and has no problem with armour thyroid, does not mind
me bringing in articles from the about website or Dr Lowe website or British Medical Journal website.
He listens, takes whatever time is needed, and is slowly helping me to improve. I feel better now then
for years, and as he carefully adjusts my armour dosage, he checks to make sure I am not going hyper.
He knows the old ways of diagnostic (preTSH) as well as the new, and depends more on the patient and
symptoms presented then the discredited TSH test. On top of being a good doc and a diplomate, he's a
nice guy. I am 52 and have not felt this good for decades. What a shame and a waste of my life to have
dragged through the many years on half phase. Be your own best friend and advocate and find the right
Doc!" (Added 1/06)
Dr. Ana M. Squellatio, Comprehensive Holistic Medicine, 130 NW Miller St., Gresham, OR 97030, 503l.665.2344; fax 503.665.2337, A reader writes: "This doctor really takes time to listen to her patients and help to resolve imbalances by connecting all the dots. She's not just a bandaid approach type of doc." (Added Apr 06)
Dr. Rose M. Martin, General practice/internist/primary care, Naturopathic Doctor, 119 NE 3rd St., Gresham, Oregon, 97030, Ph/Fax: 503-665-9111, www,drrosem.com , firstname.lastname@example.org. A reader writes: "Dr. Rose Martin is my true hero. There are not words for how much I appreciate what she has done for me. I suffered from CFS or Fibromyalgia for 18 years. Went to many different doctors and spent an enormous amount of money and time trying to find the answer to my health issues. Then I came across doctor Wilson's web site. I had been treated for thyroid problems before but T-4 drugs had never helped me. I hesitated before deciding which doctor to see, I felt like I had been through it so many times before. I finally decided to see Dr. Rose Martin. She was very caring and took a great deal of time with me as I spelled out my long story. We then decided on a dose of T-3. I have been on it 4 times now. The first 3 worked well but didn't hold. This 4th time has held and it has been just about a year since my last dose. My entire life has changed. I did 3 triathlons this summer WOW even I can't believe it. Last Sunday I did a 1/2 Marathon!! I have to pinch myself to realize it is really me:) I am now working 8 hours a day in a very stressful job and handle it all well. The best part is I know who I can go to if I ever start to slip again, which can happen. To me it is truly a miracle. I am so grateful to Dr. Rose. " (Added Dec. 2006)
Dr. Robert Beaman -- NO LONGER LISTED
Ramona Pungan, internal & endocrinology, 2631 Crosby Avenue, Klamath Falls OR, 97603, 541-880-2751. A reader writes: "Just very thorough with her patients" (Added: June 2004)
Dr. Helen Trew M.D., Trew Wellness Center, 2921 Doctors Park Way, Medford, Oregon, 97504
John Gallen, MD -- no longer listed
Dr. Robert Sklovsky ND, Thyroid/ImmuneSystem/Allergies, 6910 SE Lake
Rd, Milwaukee, OR 97267, 503 654-3938. A reader writes: "Dr. Robert
Sklovsky treats the symptoms along with the complete thyroid panel.
His knowledge of hypothyroid symptoms is one of the most expertise in
the alternative treatments. I have been with Dr. Bob for 15 years now
as his patient and assistant, and he is the only Dr. that was able to
help me, when 17 other Dr. including a Neurologist could not. I know
longer suffer from the cold hands/feet, black outs, fatigue etc. In
the 15 years I have worked for Dr. Bob I have seen many patients improve
where other doctors ignored their symptoms. His knowledge and understanding
of how the thyroid should function, what the proper treatment to help
the thyroid function with complete thyroid panel, basil temps, and then
the right dosage along with selenium, iosol, adrenals when proper for
the patient. He has helped so many with their hypothyroid symptoms and
problems. Dr. Bob is one of the experts when it come to thyroid problems,
immune system, and allergy related problems as well with his alternative/naturopathic
methods." (Updated 11/02)
Donald Bouma, Endocrinology, Thyroid, 16463 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Lake
Oswego, OR, 503-635-6256.
A patient in the Portland, Oregon area, wants folks to know, "I have
a GREAT endocrinologist, who is very informative, patient, and will
even call you PERSONALLY, (not his nurse) and talk to you extensively
until all your questions are answered. His name is Donald Bouma."
Dr. Charles Kaluza, DO, ENT, DO, Certified Otorhinolaryngology & Orofacial Plastic Surgery. 2816 SE Steele St. Portland, OR 97202 Ph#503/233-5548. A reader tells us, "He is very knowledgeable about thyroid disease and has made it a specialty. He used to do many thyroidectomies and did my husband’s, and people can't believe he had any surgery because there is no scar. He has developed some arthritic problems and so has brought in another Dr to help him. His Name is Dr. Roberts and I have seen him also. Dr. Kaluza will work with you on your meds and if you wish to try t3 or Armour he will help you. He explains his diagnoses and wants you to understand what and where he is coming from but will listen to you and your symptoms."
Rick Marinelli, ND Naturopathic Physician/Acupuncturist 1600 SW Cedar
Hills Blvd, Portland, OR 97225 (503)644-4446. A reader tells us, "Dr.
Marinelli is very knowledgeable about thyroid disorders (as well as
many other specialties). He does extensive laboratory testing but goes
more by clinical assessment. He has diagnosed many people with autoimmune
and hypothyroid conditions that were missed by other doctors and effectively
treated them. As a Naturopathic Physician you would expect him to be
biased towards using natural Armour thyroid (he is), but he also uses
T3 (if necessary) and synthetic T4 if there are pork sensitivities.
He listens well, is an astute clinician, and has many naturopathic approaches,
in addition to hormone replacement, in his medicine bag."
Martin Milner, N.D. email@example.com http://www.cnm-inc.com
& Medical Director, Center for Natural Medicine Professor, Cardiovascular
& Pulmonary Medicine, NCNM, Bastyr University & SW College of Naturopathic
Medicine Medical Editor, Health Sciences Institute Publications Center
for Natural Medicine, Inc. (CNM) 1330 SE 39th. Ave., Portland, Oregon
97214 PHONE 503-232-1100 FAX 503-232-7751 A top doc in Portland Oregon
is Dr. Martin Milner. He specializes in thyroid dysfunction, and is
expert in this area. He is a naturopath. With him, you will never get
the run-around treatment like we all have gone through with MD's and
endos. He has hundreds of patients with this problem of having normal
TSH, but still having symptoms of hypothyroidism. Also, if you have
been diagnosed with FMS or CFS, go see him. Personally, I think these
are bogus diagnoses and in most cases can be cured or managed well with
thyroid and/or adrenal treatment. He also teaches at the Naturopathic
Pavel Nyvlt, Naturopathic physician, 833 SW 11th, Suite 717, Portland, OR 97205, 503-294-7070. firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.holistichealth.cz. A reader writes: "I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism about eight years ago. I was using prescription Synthroid, and the strength was being gradually increased by my MD. Yet, I was gaining weight, and I felt sluggish. Then, about two years ago, I visited Pavel Nyvlt, ND in Portland. He started me on a combination of iodine and vitamin B supplements, and over the next four months (or so), I was gradually decreasing the Synthroid. After this period, I stopped taking the hormone completely, and under Dr. Nyvlt's supervision, I started using just mineral supplements and vitamins that boost proper thyroid function. Now, at his point, my thyroid works just fine, and I am not taking any synthetic hormones. I lost the extra weight, and I have enough energy to last all day. Dr. Nyvlt's approach to health problems is fundamental: let's find and deal with the cause, and the symptoms will disappear. With my thyroid, the problem was lack of proper nutrition. with a change of diet and a few natural supplements, the cause and the symptoms are both gone." (Added 11/02)
Edward S. Phinney, M.D., Thyroid Surgeon, 9155 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 217, Portland, OR 97225, 503-297-1548. "He performed my second thyroid surgery to remove the last 10% of my thyroid and 4 lymph nodes. He was highly recommended from several doctors I contacted as being one of the best surgeons in the area. I found him to be very supportive, friendly and willing to answer all my crazy questions. In contrast, my first surgeon was kind of anti-social. Best of all, the results are fantastic. No parathyroid problems, no voice damage and a scar that looks like it should hang in a museum (my first doctor gave me a lasting scar that made me look like Frankenstein and I had slight upper-range vocal damage that eventually healed). The recovery has also been dramatically faster as well. The staff in the hospital described him as a perfectionist. Dr. Phinney is traditional in that he isn't pro-Armour but that wasn't a problem for me since he's just my surgeon. He has a good heart and I highly recommend him."
Dr. Ravinder Sahni, Naturopathic Doctor, 503-641-8503, Portland, Oregon area. The idea that I might have a thyroid problem was first suggested to me by a medical doctor - who tested me and then said I was normal. I started doing my own research and found a naturopath (not Dr. Sahni) who agreed to put me on Armour. My panic attacks and most of the depression disappeared. I still had erratic periods and was too tired to exercise; but my naturopath did not feel I should increase my dose. I found Dr. Sahni after an early term miscarriage. After finding out I was already on Armour he increased my dosage and I am cooking with gas now. I have been working out, I feel really positive about my fertility chances, and my digestive issues have disappeared (he has also worked with me on diet and has prescribed some other herbs/supplements, etc).
Dr. Kim Webster Functional Medicine 2525 NW Lovejoy #408 Portland,
97210 503-973-5545 A reader writes: "Dr. Webster is willing to listen
He prescribes Armour and Thyrolar, but specializes in "functional medicine"
where he looks for the causes of autoimmune problem and addresses the
problems with supplements and lifestyle changes. He is a great doctor!
Give him a try." (Added 11/02)
Dr. Susan Allen, Naturopathic Doctor, 2601 N.E. Glisan, Portland, Oregon
97232, Portland, Oregon, 97232, 503-232-1948 , www.hawthorneholistic.com
Dr. James Cohen, Endocrinologist, Surgeon, Oncologist, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, Oregon, 97239-3098 , 503-494-8510, FAX: 503-494-4631, http://www.ohsu.edu/ent/hn/cohen.html, email@example.com
Susan Allen, Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Susan Allen, Naturopathic Doctor, 2601 N.E. Glisan, Portland, Oregon 97232, Portland, Oregon, 97232, 503-232-1948
Gary Weiner, Naturopathic Doctor, 1616 SE Ankeny street, Portland 97214, 503 230-8973, www.pearlnaturalhealth.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Shidfar Rouhani, 7825 SW 35th Ave, Portland 97219 5032354325 www.ThritaMed.com info@ThritaMed.com
Dr. Kerie Raymond ND, Sante Wellness Group, Center for Integrated Medicine, 916 SW 17th St
Redmond, OR, 97756 P: 541-923-4257 / F: 541-504-0252 www.SanteWellnessGroup.com
Dr. Kathleen Hirtz M.D., GP, 1717 Centennial Blvd., Springfield, Oregon
97477 541-726-1865. A reader writes that Dr. Hirtz "listens and is open
minded. Dr. Hirtz prescribes Armour on a regular basis and understands
the problems with relying on TSH tests. I did not have to request a
Free T3 test, she routinely checks for this. She treats many Fibromyalgia
patients and understands the thyroid connection."
Pamela Pavilonis ND, Naturopathic Doctor, 21860 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR, 97068, Phone/Fax: 503 650 2394, email@example.com