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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

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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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Allentown (also see Wynnewood listing)

Dr. Fred Burton General practice 321 East Emmaus Ave. Allentown PA. 18103 610-791-2453

He has treated my difficult hypothyroidism with Cytomel when others wouldn't. Also his ability to treat both my severe PMS symptoms along with reducing the severity and duration of my seizures naturally through hormone creams.

Another supporter
He is very open to T3 therapy and has treated mild hypothyroid for over 10 years. Gives more credit to basal body temp and symptoms than lab tests. Holistic focus. Down to earth. Expect to wait in the office a long time though."

A reader writes:
"Diagnosed me after 3 year of misery; Homeopathic and Synthetic drug treatment, what works for you; Does FULL labs on first visit; takes entire person and symptoms into consideration; You are not touched by a NA he handles your care from taking blood pressure to pulse etc... believes the Doctor needs to do these things to get a better diagnosis (WOW) TAKES HIS TIME, and does not mind you finding new info. and sharing it; I print lots of info. from this web site and bring it along he is always learning too and encourages your involvement !! He is the TOPS !!" (Added: June 2004)

Another reader writes:
"He listened to me. He understood what was going on. I was at the end of my rope from hair loss and depression. He gave me Cytomel and I am doing well. Very well since the first time I was diagnosed about 7months ago." (Added 6/05)


Ya-Yu Lee, Endocrinologist, 1259 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 323, Allentown, PA 18103, 610-402-6790

"Dr. Lee was a very nice doctor who was willing to listen to my point of view. He is willing to prescribe Cytomel and doesn't just go by lab results. I very much recommend him as a great doctor." (May 2008)


Dr Leyla Daneshdoost -- no longer listed (May 2008)


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Dr. Bonnie Shanis -- no longer listed


Dr. Seema Patel, General practice/internist/primary care, Holistic/complementary/alternative MD, Ardmore, PA

"Dr. Patel is very thorough in reviewing history and had a long in depth discussion with me about my symptoms. When my labs came back, she provided me with detailed information on my results as well as how they compared to the average result. When I left the office I had a clear understanding of the source of my symptoms as well as the treatment plan she was proposing, with Naturethroid instead of Synthroid." (May 2008)


Dr. Goltz, Endocrinology, Beaver Medical Center, Beaver, PA.

Note: patients report that this doctor will not prescribe Armour. (March 2009)

"He is a very caring doctor!" (Added 6/02).

Bethel Park

Dr. Camille Buonocore -- no longer listed (October 2007)


Dr. Mohammed Arastu Endocrinologist, Diabetes & Metabolism 2045 Westgate Drive Suite 206 Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-865-6044. A reader writes: "He always takes time to listen to you and explain or order tests to find out the way I am feeling!" (Added 6/03)

Another fan:
"He is an absolutely fabulous doctor. He is kind, gentle, understanding, and most important, always up to date and informed on current technology. He is the best overall physician I have ever dealt with. I wish he could be cloned for everyone to experience!" (Added 10/05)


Dr. Homayoon Bigdeli, MD -- no longer listed


Leyla Daneshdoost -- no longer listed (October 2006)


Dr. Jonathon Sneller, DO, 4131 Oregon Pike, Pa. 17508, 717-8591123. A reader writes: "D. Sneller is a Great Dr. He will listen to you, and not rush you out of his office to hurry on to his next patient. He is compassionate and is open to all questions and any research that you may want him to examine. Dr. Sneller pays attention to symptoms such as low -high or fluctuating blood pressures, high cholestrol, blood clots extreme exhaustion, thinning hair , blurred vision, allergies, female problems and many more that alone or combination points to a problem thyroid. Blood work is NOT accurate in determining thyroid problems!! You must get a thyroid scan! or Ultra Sound. Dr. Sneller WILL listen and send you fpr the proper testing!! Thank God for Dr. Sneller and others like him." (Added 6/05)

Bryn Mawr

Dr. Ady Djerassi -- no longer listed

Bryn Mawr

Dr. Cheryl Koch, Endocrinology, 830 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 202, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, 610-527-1604, "She listens to what I say and always works with me. She is very clear with explanations. I really like her. She is great!" (Added 4/04)

A reader writes:
Dr. Cheryl Koch gave two more years to my MIL who was severe brittle diabetic.Dr. Koch is much more than a great Dr. she is a life saver. I now am one of her patients and Thank God I am lucky enough to be one of her patients. She is a true Dr. in caring, helping and taking the time to answer any questions, small or big,in her office or over the phone, she takes time with you.She is very understanding to what you are going thru and/or about to go thru. She takes the time to explain (in terms you can understand) what is going on and/or about to go on. She is thorough in her exam of you and professional with her results. She is one great Endo and I would recommend her." (March 2009)

Camp Hill

Dr. William Richwine, D. O. Natural/Complimentary Medicine 2135 Market St. Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-761-0601 www, A reader writes: "While he uses lab tests frequently, he will adjust medications on how you feel not just on lab numbers. Armour Thyroid is his preferred med for hypothyroid problems." (Added 4/03)

Another reader recommends Dr. Richine:
"Dr. Richwine is a truly caring doctor. He even called me from his vacation to ask me questions regarding symptoms and made an appt. for me. He listens to your symptoms as well as your labs. He is not "against" Armour. He is a kind man." (added 1/04)


Perna Francis -- no longer listed (October 2006)

Cherry Hill and Philadelphia

Dr. Anthony Jennings -- see his Cherry Hill, New Jersey listing, or his Philadelphia listing for numerous patient recommendations

Cranberry Township

Doctor Rice General Practitioner 73 Dutilh Rd Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 724-776-1197 A reader writes: "He will listen to you and not just go by tests." (Added 11/02)


Dr. John Hipps General Practice RR #1 - North Creek Emporium PA 15834 (814) 486-2084 A reader writes: "Dr. Hipps goes beyond the conventional in spotting thyroid disorder and does the more sensitive testing that VA & ordinary HMO physicians do not do. He is caring & up on the latest aspects of this problem. He has had a long practice in rural PA. For more information about Dr. Hipps, he has a website: And he has written a memoir. I have been under his care for five years; he is the first one who recognized my thyroid problem. I recommend him; he is not like the "factory doctors" at HMO's. His specialty is Occupational & general medicine." (Added 11/02)


Deborah Bishop MD, Family Practice, Elk Valley Medical Center, 5165 Imperial Parkway, Girard PA 164 10, 814-774-3128 "I've known Dr. Bishop since she was a resident. I have always found her to be intelligent and very sharp. She is also very willing to listen to your concerns as well as all her other patients-- so you can expect to wait for her no matter when you have an appointment. I always try to get in at 8:30 a.m. Granted she didn't diagnose my subclinical hypothyroidism but she was willing to listen to me and did end up prescribing thyroid replacement., One policy that patients should be aware of is that she will not call with "normal" lab results. You have to call her or make an appointment and you have to be willing to be a partner if not in charge of your health care."


Dr. Grisier Family Practice 537 west 18th Street Erie, PA16503 814-456-0678/454-6051 A reader writes: "He really tries to give his patients the best care possible." (Added 11/02)


Dr. Dawn Santora, rheumatologist. 530 South Street, Medical Commons One, Greensburg PA, 724-850-6990. "I was referred to Dr. Santora by my primary care physician when I complained of joint pain and fatigue. After studying my blood test I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Dr. Santora still gave me a complete physical exam and explained more to me about my disease them my family doctor. She was very patient with me and listened to all my symptoms and complaints."



A reader writes: "Dr Roger Levin at Hershey Med Center did top notch total thyroidectomy on me in April of 98."


Dr. Melvin J. Horwith, MD & Dr. Rena DeArment MD -- no longer listed (June 2007)


Keith Sheehan, Holistic/complementary/alternative MD, 428 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA, 17601, 717-392-6606, ,

Note: Dr. Sheehan is a chiropractor and can not prescribe medication.

"Dr. Keith has helped my husband and me not only with thyroid problems, but with compromised immune system problems, chronic sinusitis, Lyme disease, heavy metal poisoning and any related problems resulting from them. He uses muscle testing to find out what allergies we have and supplements we need. We both did a colon cleanse and detox for various problems, and we feel much better for the first time in years! We learned how Lyme disease can cause arthritis-like symptoms, and now we know why modern medical tests didn't show even what kind of arthritis my husband had. It was because instead of treating the arthritis symptoms, my husband should have had a test for Lyme disease to find the original cause of the arthritis. So many things we have learned from Dr. Sheehan have increased our quality of life that we feel we have found the best doctor for all of our problems, and he is right here in Lancaster city. P.S. We also get our raw dairy products from him. They are great!" (August 2007)


Dan Duryea, Naturopathic Doctor, 241 W. Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601, 717-207-9866

A reader writes:
"Dan has been a wondeful resource in my recovery from a thyroid condition, as well as many other health issues. He is a compassionate, intelligent practitioner who has a real heart for improving quality of life. Dan is very easy to talk to and frankly you feel comfortable sharing anything that's on your mind. He has a vast knowledge in so many areas. I highly recommend him." (March 2009)


Lisa Aurand -- no longer listed (October 2006)

Dr. Brendan Stack -- MOVED TO Arkansas


Dr. Alan Schorr Endocrinology 380 Middletown Blvd. Suite 710 Langhorne, PA 19047 215-750-1691 A reader writes: "Dr. Schorr diagnosed and treated my Grave's disease 11 years ago and has treated me since. He always takes the time to make sure I feel good, doesn't just rely on test numbers, seems very up-to-date, explains things well, and he always remembers something about me that makes me know he does appreciate each patient as an individual, not just another case. I have complete confidence in him, and recommended him to my own father, who also goes to him. (But my stubborn mother won't--still goes to her G.P.--and never is quite right!)" (Added 11/02)

Another reader writes:
"Where would I start? Dr. Schorr diagnosed my Graves disease in 1990 after other doctors dismissed me. He treated me until 1995, when I had to move to another state. At one point, he brought me through a very difficult time when I was really sick. I was never so scared, but when I saw him walk into the hospital room, I knew everything would be okay. You'll never know how much I wish I could still be in Pennsylvania and he could still be my doctor. He knows what he is doing, and I trust him implicitly. You are never just a name or a face. You are an individual, with needs and he knows exactly what to do. Test result numbers do not always follow the 'norm' and Dr. Schorr knows this-and treats his patients accordingly. He listens and he cares. I miss him and his practice terribly. My health has suffered since I had to leave his care, too. I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you are at your wits end with other doctors you if they simply cannot determine what is wrong with you." (Added Dec. 04)


Thomas Duffield, Family Medicine, St. Mary's hospital, PA, 215-741-1963. A reader writes: "Dr. Duffield is very sympathetic. He truly listens to his patients and tries to work with them to treat them. He is open and willing to try new and different things. He actually suggested Armour Thyroid to me before I had a chance to ask him about it. He has a wonderful, friendly bedside manner, and always seems like he wants to take the time to see you, which is unusual in our urban area. He's very good also with my young children, engaging them on their level." (Added 6/05)


From a reader: "My doctors Dr. Robert Belser and Dr. David Rosenberg of Lancaster Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) with offices in Ephrata and Lancaster, PA were the best! All the nurses at the hospital told me I was very lucky to have such skillful surgeons. I had nerves wrapped around a thyroid nodule that turned out to be cancerous so it was a very tricky surgery. Their bedside manner and follow-up were great! Their secretary - a sweet lady - even came to visit me in the hospital!"


Jeffery Gerard, General practice/internist/primary care, 6 W Newport Rd, Lititz PA 17543, 717-627-2108

"I tried other thyroid medications and they didn't work. I requested Armor (it worked for my mother) and Dr. Gerard was happy to do so. I'm very happy now." (May 2008)


Lance David Isakov, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac, Acupuncture, 3901 B Main Street, Floor 2, Manayunk, PA 19127, (610) 203-3338, . A reader writes: "Amazing at what he does & spends so much time with you." (Added June 2005)


Dr. Paul Antalik, Surgeon, Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, PA and an office in Penn Hills, PA, Murrysville, PA, 15668, 724-327-6155 or 412-795-1170

"Dr. Antalik has more bedside manner than any 10 average physicians. He specializes in Head and Neck surgery and did a beyond excellent job on my hemi-thyroidectomy back in 2004. The scar is as close to invisible as can be. I had very little pain or discomfort during recovery. He is an excellent and sympathetic listener and treats patients as persons, not conditions. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs any sort of head or neck surgery." (August 2007)

Marshalls Creek

Dr. M. Loquasto Chiropractor/Nutritionist 1-800-228-HOPE 1-800-228-RITE Educated and treated me with kindness and perseverance. His knowledge has helped me with my numerous health ailments. He truly knows the nutritional and herbal remedies to meet the need. Also he found a skeletal problem that others didn't.


Barbara L. Hoffmann MD -- no longer listed (March 2009)


Dr. Anthony Jennings, Endocrinologist, Presbyterian Medical Center, Medical Office Bldg, Room 305, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-9822, also New Jersey office, Cherry Hill Covered Bridge Medical Building, Route 70 and Covered Bridge Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08034-2995 856 428 6768

Note: Some patients have said to be aware that Dr. Jennings relies heavily on TSH blood tests for diagnosis. (June 2008)

Note: Some patients report long waits for followup calls and results from Dr. Jennings, perhaps as a result of being overbooked with patients. (July 2008)

"He listened to what I had to say and didn't treat me as if I was just a case study -- I was treated like a person. He was the 3rd endo I'd been to, and he didn't go strictly by the lab results -- he took my symptoms as part of the situation," said a reader.

Another reader writes:
"My friend in Pennsylvania recommended Dr. Jennings since she goes to his Philadelphia office. She has hyperthyroidism, but felt I could benefit from another opinion on my being hypothyroid. I even liked his answering machine message, which asked patients to leave the time when it would be convenient for them to come in, and he would try to accommodate that schedule. He is my third try. The first doctor in Linwood, NJ was yelling at me when I asked questions about my case, claiming I needed to "take responsibility for my health and just accept how I felt." I like the second doctor, but wanted another opinion. Dr. Jennings spent the most initial time with me, drawing diagrams and explaining lab numbers in detail. He also explained the correlation between thyroid hormones and estrogen for peri-menopausal women. It was very educational and answered many of my concerns regarding the two conditions happening at the same time. He's a real gentleman and a gentle man."

Another reader recommends Dr. Jennings:
"Dr. Jennings is the most wonderful doctor there is. I have been seeing Dr. Jennings for 11 months now due to thyroid cancer. Dr. Jennings doesn't have the typical "God Complex" like most doctors. He is a good listener; he is kind, caring, and sympathetic. He is always open-minded about any ideas I have. You can tell he truly cares about his patients. He answers all my calls himself. Dr. Jennings does not go by lab results alone, he wants to now how I feel and what can be done to make me feel better. He is the kindest man and doctor I will ever meet. He helped me when every doctor I had previously had gave up. I recommend Dr. Jennings to anyone who wants to be treated like a person and not just another patient. I can't say enough about Dr. Jennings except there is no other doctor like him." (Added 11/02)

A reader says:
"He's wonderful! Diagnosed my mom and I with Hashimoto's' after years of us trying to figure out what was wrong with us. Please update his information so others can contact him easily. The area code has changed from what is listed on your top doc page for New Jersey." (added 1/04)

Another recommendation:
""A very gentle man who takes the time to diagnose you by listening to you describe every symptom. My visits are 3-4 months apart and he takes blood tests every visit and is very prompt with his phone call to let you know the results. He is very caring and respectful." (Added 4/04)

Another reader writes:
"Dr. Jennings is the best because he listens, he is patient, and he involves you in your care plan. I was desperate when I first saw him for poorly controlled hypothyroidism. He gave me back my life!" (Added: June 2004)

Another fan:
"IMAGINE: You go to the doctor's office because you are feeling lousy and A DOCTOR LISTENS! IMAGINE: THE DOCTOR ANSWERS THE PHONE, THE DOCTOR CALLS YOU BACK and best of all...THE DOCTOR REALLY CARES! With his soft voice and slight southern accent, Dr. Jennings will quietly go over with you everything you 'need' to tell him, 'want' to tell him, and more. And yes, he really does listen. I've recommended him to anyone in pursuit of an endocrinologist. My thyroid fluctuates so much, yet every time, instead of the typical 'wait' that doctors make you go through, Dr. Jennings addresses it IMMEDIATELY!" (Added Dec. 04)

Another recommendation:
"Dr. Jennings was the first doctor in ten years to put me on prescription vitamin D to help me regulate and absorb my calcium. My para-thyroid glands were removed when I had a total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer over ten years ago. Because I am only thirty eight years old, other doctors felt it was acceptable to have calcium levels just slightly above a low level result. Dr. Jennings was the first to say that my symptoms indicated otherwise and that I was indeed hypo-parathyroid. Not only did the rocatrol (Vitamin D) help me feel better in general, but heart palpitations that several cardiologists had no real explanation for have stopped. Dr. Jennings was also the first doctor to allow me to take Synthroid instead of the Levoxyl that I had been taking for nine years. He felt it couldn't hurt and if my body reacts better to one brand verses another, all the better for me. My TSH has not fluctuated once in the past six months that I have been taking Synthroid. Dr. Jennings was clearly looking." (Added Dec. 04)

Another fan:
"I followed the recommendations from this site and made an appointment to see Dr. Jennings. I am a registered nurse and I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism two weeks ago. I went to see Dr. Jennings to discuss my treatment plan my pcp had given me. I called on Wednesday and left a message on voice mail that I wanted to make an appointment. Dr. Jennings called me back himself Wednesday evening and gave me an appointment to come in Friday. He was everything everyone has said about him on this website. He was attentive, caring, knowledgeable, understanding, thorough, and very personable. I would recommend him highly. I have worked with and for a lot of physicians in my nursing career and he is definitely at the top of my list! " (Added: Dec. 04)

A reader writes:
"Dr. Jennings was great. He schedules his appointments so that he can spend adequate time evaluating all the symptoms. I am glad I read this website and that he was a participating provider for my Aetna HMO. I had to travel over an hour to see him but it was worth the trip. He said if I felt no relief from Synthroid in 6-8 weeks he would switch me to Armour Thyroid to see which works better and provides the most relief from my symptoms. I am anxious to regain my strength and stamina. I have been relying on caffeine and sweets to get me through the day. I thought I had Lyme Disease when Hashimoto's was the culprit." (Added: Dec. 04)

Yet another reader writes:
"Dr. Jennings is the answer to everyone who has ever been brushed off by a doctor. He listens to what you say and doesn't dismiss your thoughts and feelings. I couldn't ask for a more thoughtful, caring, helpful doctor. I have been under his care and attentiveness for almost three years now, and I don't know where I would be without his care and concern. Believe this when I say it: You will find no better doctor than Dr. Jennings. Thank God for him." (Added 6/05)

Another recommendation:
"I am another grateful patient of Dr. Jennings. I got his name from this website and he is by far, the most through, compassionate, professional physician I have ever known and having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years, I know literally hundreds of doctors. He absolutely does listen and looks at the "whole person" to treat the cause and not just alleviate the symptoms. It truly is like being in a fantastic partnership towards keeping me in optimum health, because he expects me to do my part (exercise, diet, etc.) I went undiagnosed for years with hypothyroidism and abnormally low estrogen and had a very poor quality of life before I met him. I drive 2 hours each way to visit him and was speaking to another patient in the waiting room, telling her that there was no hesitation on my part to go to wherever he is located...." (Added June 2005)

Another reader recommends Dr. Jennings:
"Dr. Jennings is wonderful. I found him from this website. When I made an appointment to see him, I was surprised that he asked me when I wanted to come in! I was totally impressed by his caring manner and his ability to truly listen to me. I'm always very satisfied with his care and I always know I'm in good hands when I go back for check-ups. I would recommend him to anyone!" (Added 10/05)

A reader writes:
"Dr Jennings is wonderful. I found him from this website. After having a baby two years ago and being diagnosed hypothyroid, I made an appt to see him. What a surprise that he asked ME when I wanted to come in. I was totally impressed by his caring manner and his ability to TRULY listen to me. He has a very soft southern accent that immediately make you feel comfortable talking with him. I asked him if he could prescribe Armour for me since I wanted a more natural product. He was most accommodating to my wishes. I'm always very satisfied with his care and I know that I'm always in good hands when I go back for my check-ups. I would recommend him to anyone." (Added Apr 06)

More fans:
"I stumbled upon this website months ago while researching hypothyroidism. I was looking for a doctor who would actually find out what is wrong with me and would actually listen. Everything said about Dr.Jennings here is true. I know it sounds unbelievable! I was skeptical myself, but it's true. He is amazing. He scheduled me for many tests but kept reassuring me that we would find out what is wrong. Friday, we finally did. I have a pituitary tumor (Cushings syndrome). I am sure I have had it for quite a while now because of the symptoms. My PCP told me I was depressed and prescribed Zoloft! I have been feeling horrible for over a year but no one would listen. Dr.Jennings is a godsend. I called him on a Wednesday to make an appointment on Friday to go over my MRI results. His office calls were forwarded to his cell phone. He answered and said he was driving and he'd call me back in 20 mins. He did! He was booked solid for Friday but he stayed late and saw me at 8 pm. He is just amazing. I will forever compare every doctor to Dr.Jennings, he is the standard by which other doctors should be judged." (October 2006)

Another fan:
"Dr. Jennings is a true GEM. I met his Nurse Practitioner Carolyn, while waiting to see him, and she is awesome as well. Dr. Jennings truly cares about his patients, he sits down right in front of you and looks you right in the eyes while asking questions. I had to have some biopsies done on my nodules and he made me feel so relaxed during the procedure, and just kept assuring me that he didn't expect to find a problem, and he was right. Not only does he call you himself to make his appointments, or to give you results right away, he does it anytime day or night and even on the weekend. I feel so lucky to have found him. He also has an office in Cherry Hill, NJ so please check out all the great feedback for him under that board." (August 2007)

Another reader writes:
"I have been to a lot of physicians and Dr. Jennings is absolutely at the top of my list! He is everything that everyone on this website has said about him. He is attentive, caring, respectful, understanding, thorough, personable, and knowledgeable. I was able to reach him the night before my 7:30 AM appointment for an last minute reschedule. Dr. Jennings has given me a life without pain. He is what every physician should strive to be like."(August 2007)

Another fan:
"I was diagnosed in August 2005 with hypothyroidism and was put on Synthroid by my PCP. In a few months I felt remarkable but over the course of the following 10 months I returned to feeling the way I did before treatment. My Synthroid dosage was continually adjusted but I was never free of symptoms and was often in deep muscle pain and easily fatigued. My life kept wasting away until I found this website and a recommendation to Dr. Jennings. I traveled 75 miles to see him and it changed my life in ONE WEEK. Dr. Jennings patiently and genuinely listened to my symptoms (and my feelings about how I was suffering) as well as a re-count of my treatment for the previous year. He took blood tests and called me that weekend (holiday weekend no less!) on Sunday(!) to give me the results which showed a fabulous TSH of .5!! given that I still felt so unwell, he switched me to Armour Thyroid, and it literally took ONE WEEK and I was 100% free of symptoms. It is 2 months later and I still feel phenomenal and not a day goes by that I don't give thanks for a wonderful doctor like Dr. Jennings and this website for bringing this information to me. Without both of these things, I would still be suffering and having a limited life."(August 2007)

Another reader writes:
"I am a 23 yr. old female & I have been dealing with strange and sudden medical issues over the past year (sudden weight gain, developed acne, constant fatigue, depression, carpel tunnel syndrome, digestion problems, irregular menstrual cycles, decreased nail growth, low immune system, etc.) Since thyroid disorders (among many other auto-immune diseases) run in my family, I kind of thought that all of my problems had to do with something endocrine-related. Unfortunately, every doctor & specialist I have went to NEVER wants to research my thyroid function any further than the regular TSH & Free T4 blood test. So I came on this website (THANK YOU MARY J. SHOMON!) and began looking for a doctor in the NYC area. Basically, I wasn't too lucky finding a dr. that accepted my insurance so I started looking in NJ. I came across Dr. Anthony S. Jennings and I noticed that he had 15 positive posts! In desperation, I called his office (around 5 PM) & I reached the voicemail system, so I left a message begging someone to call me asap because I really just didn't know who else to call for help! Around 8:45 PM (the same evening I called), I got a return phone call from his office! I told the person that I was shocked & he told me that he was just working late trying to get everything in order. Amazingly, we set up an appt. date & time for the next week (he was very flexible about working around my availability). The person spent about 20 min. making sure that I knew the address and exact directions on how to get there. I was even told that adequate time will be spent with me so I can ask the doctor any questions that I may have & also time will be spent on making sure I understand info. regarding my issues, blood test, lab reports, diagnosis, etc! At the end of the phone call, I asked the person what their name was & to my surprise -- it was Dr. Jennings himself! How many people can actually say that they have EVER had a doctor personally take time out of their day to contact you because they truly care about what they do and helping you?"(August 2007)

Another reader writes:
I went to two female endocrinologists before my mother found Dr. Anthony Jennings' information for me online. I was very unhappy with how the female endocrinologists treated me: they dismissed me and told me I was fat, depressed and I needed counseling. I even went to counseling and the psychologist said I was doing everything that I should be doing when faced with a chronic medical condition. I felt helpless and frustrated. My mother did a search online and called me up one night, half-laughing as she was reading the entries other patients had written about Dr. Jennings. It sounded way too good to be true. So I called. To my astonishment the doctor himself called me back the very same day - at about 10:30 p.m. in the evening. He was willing to see me the very next day. When I got there he welcomed me in and pulled up a chair and we had a great conversation. Having two degrees in the field of communication I was ASTOUNDED that this doctor could not only communicate well, but he did so without any jargon and he maintained outstanding eye contact throughout our session. He was the polar opposite of the first two endocrinologists I saw. He was honest with me that it wasn't an easy fix but told me I would get better. He adjusted my medication and asked me to come back in a few weeks. I didn't mind that he wasn't in my HMO network - he actually KNEW what he was talking about and I had total confidence in him. Upon my next visit (I had my mother with me) he concluded that I was taking too much medication and it was causing additional problems. He suggested we stop taking a depression medication that someone put me on just six weeks earlier (as we were clear I wasn't depressed). I would say within four days I felt NORMAL -- enough so that I exercised, got a decent night of sleep and had energy. I can't call him a miracle worker but he certainly restored my faith in the field of endocrinology. It's sort of like dating: don't just settle for the first sap you meet." (May 2008)

Another reader writes:
"I just met Dr. Jennings today Nov. 26, 2007 and I went to him because I really needed a good endocrinologist to help me understand my thyroid problems and the possibility of complete thyroid removal. I was tired of being told nothing, and wasting my time with the other doctors I saw. After reading the overwhelming posts on this site about Dr. Jennings, I decided to go meet him. I live an hour away, but I believed that somebody as described here should be worth it. IT WAS!!!!! He is caring, a great listener and made all of my fears go away. He really knows what he is talking about and cares to explain it to you in whatever time it takes. I am so glad that I went and will keep him as my endo of course!!! Thanks Dr. Jennings! My husband and I are so glad to have met you!! Doctors like you are almost non-existent nowadays." (May 2008)

Another reader writes:
"I have to say everything that was said about Dr.Jennings was true!He is the kind of doctor that we wish all doctors were like.I have met many doctors including ones I really like ,but Dr.Jennings is in a level by himself. No nurse calls you back himself, listens and listens, takes your blood himself, calls on the weekends, you call him on his cell and he calls back in minutes. He is as gentle and kind as described.Should do a seminar for other doctors on how to have good bedside manners. Helping me with hypothyroidism (using Armor) and discovered I am iron deficient which my family doc never mentioned.Worth the drive!" (May 2008)

More fans:
"Another kudos for Dr. Jennings! My primary care physician said my TSH was normal and blew off my symptoms, even though I have all the major hypothyroid symptoms. I took matters into my own hands and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Jennings. He called me on a Sunday night with my lab results and guess what? My thyroid is low! He started me immediately on Armor. I am so happy that he is willing to work with me to feel good again! He's a great doctor!" (May 2008)

A reader writes:
"I read the positive feedback about Dr. Jennings when I was searching for a new Dr. I decided to give his office a call, and I left a message, and later that night Dr. Jennings called back himself, and asked me when I would like to come in, and asked about my work times. All my other calls to offices were met with nasty receptionists with at least 3 month wait list,, I seen Dr. Jennings 2 weeks from the time he called me, 2 weeks was because of my work schedule, but he offered to see within a week's time, but it did not work for me. This Dr. is VERY accommodating, in that my appt time later in the day, when other offices close at 3 pm. He listened to my every symptom, ask me questions to gather more information, he even drew blood himself, along with a ultrasound, he helped put my mind to ease when leaving with a prescription and very clear instructions, and told me a report of labs would be sent to my house, and he would call personally if any of the numbers were out of range. I had to travel over an hr to him, but WELL worth the time and money spent in gas.. I been back on my synthroid and I can already feel a difference.. Dr. Jennings is a RARE find, but I am glad of the positive feedback that led me to call and see him!!" (May 2008)

More praise:
"I was referred to Dr. Jennings by a friend after having a run-on of horrible experiences with a female endocrinologist who was dismissive at best and at worst condescending. Dr. Jennings is probably the best doctor OF ANY SPECIALTY that I have ever been treated by. He is, as everyone remarks, attentive, compassionate, competent and kind. I could never expect most doctors to meet such a standard, but many of them could benefit by acquiring just one of his many fine attributes. He is simply the best there is." (June 2008)

A reader writes:
"When I first stepped into the waiting room I was a little apprehensive. I had never been to a doctor that didn't have a receptionist and the environment was more of a clinic atmosphere instead of a private office. I was worried that I maybe didn't choose the right doctor but quickly learned that none of things really matter. Dr. Jennings was kind, thoughtful and listened to everything I said. Dr. Jennings even asked my husband if I was forgetting anything and if he noticed any symptoms I may have missed. He made feel better about my concerns and helped me to stop thinking I was crazy the way other doctors have been making me feel. Since I had anemia in the past, he also checked other things in my bloodwork such as iron levels which my primary never even thought of. If you are in the Philadelphia area Dr. Jennings is definitely the doctor to see!" (July 2008)


Anne France Walczak Endocrinologist Recently moved to Philadelphia from Erie. Kind and Understanding. Always calls back herself, not a nurse. Takes time with you in the office...missed greatly by all of her patients in Erie. She has done so much for my condition. I highly recommend this doctor.


Lance David Isakov, Acupuncture, 3901 B Main Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19127, (610) 203-3338,, A reader writes: "An amazing holistic approach!" (Added 1/06)


Dr. Steven Nagelberg, Endocrinologist, Grant & Blvd, Philadelphia PA

"Dr. Nagelberg is compassionate, a very good listener, a fantastic doctor all around. Appointments are the only thing I don't like as far as the waiting period to be able to see him. I don't wait long in the office once there. I was sent to Dr. Nagelberg after four years of misdiagnosis by another endocrinologist. This guy actually told me to watch what I eat. I have Graves disease. But, I had the misfortune of having symptoms of hyper as well as hypo at the same time. When I could no longer breathe, and walk anymore, my mother took me to her physician and paid for it. Dr. Stuart Kauffman sent me to Dr. Nagleberg, (he took me immediately) and diagnosed me. In one week, I had radioactive treatment and have been on Levoxyl for 6 years now." (May 2008)


Dr. Camille Buonocore, Endocrinology & Metabolism, 1350 Locust St. Suite 308, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219, 412-232-5550. "Very compassionate, listens intently and treats symptoms-doesn't just look at the numbers." (Added 4/04)


Dr. Evron, Endocrinologist West Penn Hospital 5140 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 412-683-4550 A reader writes: "I tried to get an appointment with Dr. Goldstein and found my medical wouldn't approve him. My mother in-law told me about Dr. Evron. He was voted one of the top 100 in a women's magazine for his field. Apprehensive, I set up the appointment. I LOVE DR. EVRON!!! He has a nurse practitioner, Sue who is WONDERFUL. She sits and explains everything to you. Dr. Evron has a great sense of humor and was the FIRST doctor to not blame everything on weight/depression. His first comment to me was, "I treat tired women on a daily basis. It's not all in your mind." If you can't see Dr. Goldstein, give Dr. Evron a try. I'm definitely glad I met him. Although, be prepared for lots of blood work/tests. He does a THOROUGH exam, including checking your kidney function." (Added 11/02)


Dr David Goldstein, Thyroid and Adrenal Failure, 9401 McKnight Road, Suite 301B, Pittsburgh, PA, 412-366-6780. "Dr. Goldstein is located in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh. I have been hypothyroid since age 13 -- now in late 50s -- and have not been able to find a medical doctor who understands how to treat this condition with nutrition and more natural remedies -- like Armour thyroid -- minerals -- and diet. I have been taking the wrong medication for years -- and in spite of complaints of not feeling well -- the doctors I had been seeing insisted that I was on the proper dosage."

Another reader writes:
"RUN DONT walk to see Dr. Goldstein. I first went to Doc Goldstein 2 years ago after reading this website. 2 other doctors didn’t listen or believe me. I did not have CFS. I was not depressed- I was SO TIRED! Dr Goldstein believes me and I feel so much better. Best Wishes and Call Dr Goldstein!"

A reader adds:
"I am thrilled to recommend Dr David Goldstein as a "Top Doc". He has helped me so much during the 9 months I have been his patient. He is kind, humble, patient, and listens to my symptoms and feelings not just lab values. I had been to many other doctors prior to seeing Dr Goldstein and got no help at all. Dr Goldstein is an M.D with an holistic approach to medicine and is not afraid to buck the system by prescribing Armour thyroid and nutritional supplements when necessary. He has made all the difference in my health and I can't say enough to express my gratitude."

More praise from a reader for Dr. Goldstein:
"I got Dr. Goldstein's name from this Web site 2 years ago - but it only took about two months after seeing Dr. Goldstein that I began to feel so tremendously better. I am thankful to the other people who recommended him, so I had to add my recommendation as well. My husband invited himself to one of my appointments with Dr. Goldstein just to thank him and tell him what a difference he made for me. Don't settle for feeling lousy with this condition. It's so unnecessary - just find a doctor who will LISTEN to you and work with you. Dr. Goldstein is such a doctor." (added 1/04)

More praise:
"I began seeing Dr. Goldstein in 2000, and at that time I was not only hypothyroid, but had serious adrenal problems as well. I had found Dr. G's listing on this web site a year previous, but hesitated to call since he was not covered by my insurance. It was a mistake to wait so long. Since I began seeing him, I have become so much healthier and my problems are under control. I am now taking less medication, and feel better than I have in a LONG time. He is patient, kind, understanding, and supportive. I feel at last that I have someone who is on MY team! As it has been written, I didn't get to the low point overnight, expecting miracles instantly will only leave you disappointed. Dr. G. and his staff are wonderful. Yes, I do have to pay to see him from my own pocket, but you know, I AM worth it!" (October 2006)

Another fan:
"It has been almost three years since a total thyroidectomy left me with absolutely every symptom in the book along with severe depression. After 18 months of treatment by another doctor who ignored my consistent complaints about weight, fatigue, depression, etc. I found out about Goldstein on this web page. He switched me from synthroid to armor thyroid. He spent 70 minutes with me on my very first appointment. I lost 38 pounds, now work out three to five times a week. The depression is gone. I have my voice back which I lost due to acid reflux, caused in part by synthroid. (I'm a singer and a public speaking coach so this was very important.) He also pointed me in the direction of chiropractic care for the acid reflux and yes it works. Between Dr. Goldstein and my chiropractor Dr. Febbraro, I genuinely feel as if I've been reprieved from hell." (October 2006)


Murray Gordon, MD -- no longer listed


Dr. Deborah Rotenstein, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Dr. Rotenstein," one reader tells us, "is a wonderful and caring pediatric endocrinologist. She has been following my son for the past three years. She listens and does what is in the best interest of the child and family. Very down to earth and presents her findings in easy to understand terms for both parents and other family members."


A reader writes: "My top doc (surgeon and thyroid specialist) is Dr Chuck Watson at UPMC, Dr. Cobb at Allegheny General."


Dr. John Yim, Endocrine Oncology Surgeon, presby oakland UPMC, Pittsburgh PA , Phone: 412-647-0467, fax 412-648-9551, A patient writes: "Excellent Surgeon I had no post op problems. Conscientious caring. My scar, two surgeries, looks great." (Added: Dec. 04)

Another reader writes:
"Dr. Yim removed half my thyroid due to a nodule that had too great a chance of being cancerous (it was benign). The blessing in meeting Dr Yim was that he could SEE by looking at it that my thyroid was failing due to autoimmune process, even though other docs had told me all of my symptoms were not really happening because my blood tests were normal or nearly normal. Dr. Yim was a breath of fresh air, and his prediction that my thyroid would continue to fail has turned out to be 100% correct. He did not mince words--I finally had confirmation and a name for what I'd been dealing with for over 5 years. No complications from surgery and scar is now hardly visible." (Added 6/05)

Another reader writes:
"Dr. Yim is an expert surgeon who provided me with excellent, compassionate care. My total thyroidectomy was very successful, and I recovered very quickly with no complications whatsoever." (August 2007)


Dr. Sally Carty, Surgeon, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 412-647-0467. A reader writes: "I was lucky to have her for my thyroidectomy which turned out to be very complex. It couldn’t have turned out any better!" (Added 10/05)


Dr. Sue Challinor -- NO LONGER LISTED (June 2006)


Dr. Vanessa Richardson, Endocrine and Diabetes, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 412-359-5120. A reader writes: "Dr. Richardson really takes the time to listen and help determine what the problem could be and guides you in the right direction. She is very thorough and I highly recommend her!" (Added 10/05)


Dr. Tonya Stefko, Ophthalmologist, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 412-647-2200. A reader writes: "I am very thankful that I have such a knowledgeable and thorough doctor to help me deal with my thyroid eye disease. It is hard to find an ophthalmologist knowledgeable in TED, let alone fully understanding of Grave’s Disease." (Added 10/05)


Harold Buttram, MD -- retired (May 2008)


Dr Jay Mark Springer, endocrinologist, 215-453-4300 Lawn Avenue in Sellersville, PA. A reader writes, "Very thorough, saved my life, had severe Grave’s Disease and hyperthyroidism with thyroid storm. Been thyroid healthy since I have found him. He recommended a thyroidectomy, after a prior doc’s attempt at three doses of radioactive Iodine that were unsuccessful and wanted me to take 4th dose, I was only 15 at the time."


Dr. Gerald Golzt, Endocrinology and Diabetes, 701 Broad Street, 4th Floor, Suite C, Sewickley, PA 15143, 412-741-2552, "Upon finding three tumors on my thyroid, Dr. Golzt made it very clear that these tumors needed to be removed immediately. I was very scared. Dr. Goltz and his staff made me feel at ease and that everything would be all right. After the surgery, I went back to his office and was impressed that time was taken to listen to me and how I was feeling." (Added 4/04)


Shelly McQuone, Surgeon,1099 Ohio River Boulevard, Sewickley, PA 15143, 412-741-5670

A reader writes: "At 26, I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma then at 28 they found a nodule on my thyroid. Dr. Goltz referred me to Dr. McQuone who carried out the surgery and she was so caring. She gave me wonderful advice from the heart on what my next move should be. She is a talented surgeon." (July 2008)


Walter Schwartz, D.O., FACC, FACOI, Internal Medicine-Alternative Medicine. 471 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064. 610-604-4800. A reader tells us that Dr. Schwartz is a good listener who uses the latest treatment.

Another reader writes:
"Listens and discusses clearly." (Added 2/03)

Another recommendation:
"Thyroid savvy and listens well, plus very helpful." (Added 4/04)

Another fan:
"I found Dr. Schwartz's name on your website as one of the top Docs in my area for thyroid disease several years ago. I kept complaining to my family Doctor for a long time that I was not feeling better even with treatment. Dr. Schwartz paid close attention to my symptoms and discovered that I had not only thyroid symptoms but heart symptoms as well. After insisting that I get a stress test , found that I had coronary artery disease and was very close to having a heart attack or stroke and I had to have a triple artery bypass within a couple of days of having the stress test. Dr. Schwartz SAVED MY LIFE! Thanks to the first person that listed his name on this site. He is the most caring, attentive and competent Doctor I've ever known. And one of the nicest people you could ever meet." (Added 1/06)

State College

Dr. Daniel Dorsy, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism 1850 East Park Avenue State College, PA 16803 Phone: (814) 234-8800 A reader writes: "When I first saw him I was extremely hyperthyroid and my levels were off the charts. He was very concerned about thyroid storm. Sensitive and caring doctor who listens to your fears and concerns. Explains them clearly so you understand your diagnosis. I would not want to doctor with another Endo! He's great in my book! thank you Dr. Dorsey." (Added 6/03)

Another reader recommends Dr. Dorsey:
"Dr Dorsey approaches thyroid disorders as a clinical disease -- not a lab value. He's much more interested in how I feel than what the blood work says." (added 1/04)

Another reader writes:
"I first met Dr. Dorsey after a hypothyroid crisis that sent me to bed for a month, with pain all over my body so bad I could barely walk, eat or even drink water. I was in very poor condition. From the beginning he cared about how I felt and worked with me to reach a TSH level at which I felt healthy. It's been four years since my first appointment and I feel great. Now that I'm pregnant he checks my hormone levels and symptoms constantly to make sure my baby and I are fine. He treats my husband for Grave's disease too, and he's doing great as well. Dr. Dorsey is a great doctor and I recommend him for anyone with thyroid problems. Thanks Dr. Dorsey!!" (Added 6/05)

A reader writes:
"I have Graves Disease which on my arrival to his office was very advanced. He's very easy to talk to and is caring. Will work with you not just what the labs say. I refer all of my friends to him and they also have been very pleased with the outcome of there visits." (Added Apr 06)

State College

Michael Flanagan, M.D. -- no longer listed (March 2009)

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Farideh Eskandari -- no longer listed

West Chester

Mariele Briones, Endocrinologist, 795 E Marshall Street, Suite 102C, West Chester, PA, 19380, Phone/Fax: 610-431-7929
A reader writes: "I had my 1st visit today; after 13 years of being treated for hypothyroidism by the GP who sent me to Dr. Briones, Dr. Briones actually told me she treated symptoms! not TSH labs, and spent 1/2 hour listening to my symptoms before recommending natural desiccated thyroid meds. I loved her!" (Added October 2007)


Dr. David Goldstein, Holistic Medicine, Brooktree Drive, Wexvord, PA, 724-934-7780. reader writes: "Dr. Goldstein put me on Armour and vitamin/mineral supplement and I feel better than ever. Dr. Goldstein listens. He spent one hour and ten minutes with me on our first appointment. This man is truly wonderful!" (Added 10/05)


Deebeanne Tavani, Endocrinologist, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA.,

"Dr. Tavani is a well respected Endocrinologist in the Phila. area. She not only practices, but also teaches. She has been treating me for multi-nodular goiter for a long time. Her thoroughness is better than any other doctor I have seen." (May 2008)


Frederick Burton MD., 1455 City Ave , Wynnewood,PA 19096 (610)649-4325 www.burtonwellnesscenter .com (See Allentown listing for recommendations.


Maria Braun, General Practice, 931 Penn Avenue, Wyomissing, PA 19610, 610-320-9023. A reader writes: "Dr. Braun was my family doctor while I was being treated by an endocrinologist for Hashimoto's. It became increasingly clear that my endocrinologist did not have my best interests at heart. After researching Hashimoto's at length, I knew a different approach was required. I asked Dr. Braun if she would work with me on my thyroid condition. I willingly shared my research with her, and after she reviewed my documents and performed her own independent research, she agreed treat my thyroid disease. I went from Synthroid to Armour, then, when tests indicated my Free T3 level was optimal, added enough Synthroid to optimize my Free T4 as well. I highly recommend Dr. Braun for being a caring physician with an open mind. She entertains a holistic approach to medicine that is not only refreshing, but a desirable must for thyroid treatment." (Added 11/02)


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