A Top Doc for thyroid patients — whether hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, or facing other thyroid problems — is a doc who listens, cares, has an open mind, wants us to understand and participate in our treatment decisions, and isn’t beholden to a particular drug company. They are doctors who have been freely nominated by patients, or who want to make their innovative ideas available to patients — NOT doctors who have been paid off by pharmaceutical companies, or who pay to be listed in directories. But above all…a Top Doc is one who signs on to the motto: “We’re Patients…NOT Lab Values!” Here’s a compilation practitioners, as recommended by their patients, as well as some innovative doctors who have written in, assembled by Mary Shomon.

Note: being listed in the Directory doesn’t mean a doctor is the right one for you. Doctors all have different bedside manner, openness to alternatives, styles, financial arrangements. Always call the doctor’s office before going in for your first appointment, to find out more about the doctor’s philosophy, approach, costs, and other important factors. Please let me know if you have feedback — positive or negative — about doctors listed here, or would like to recommend your “top” doctor.

Thanks! — Mary


Become part of the movement for better care! Help keep great doctors in business and encourage more doctors to properly treat thyroid patients by recommending the smart, caring, innovative practitioner who treats your thyroid condition. We might include him or her on the Top Docs Directory! And if you have criticism or feedback about a listed doctor, please let us know now!

Why is a Particular Doctor No Longer Listed?

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