A Top Doc for thyroid patients — whether hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, or facing other thyroid problems — is a doctor 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. Thyroid Top Doctors are endocrinologists, thyroid specialists, thyroid surgeons, thyroidologists, integrative physicians, and other practitioner who have been highly recommended by patients. These are doctors and practitioner who have been freely nominated by patients, or who want to make their innovative ideas available to patients. These are NOT doctors who have been paid off by pharmaceutical companies or who pay to be listed in directories.

Above all…a Top Thyroid Doctor is one who signs on to the motto: “We’re Patients…NOT Lab Values!”

Here’s a compilation of practitioners, as recommended by patients, assembled by Mary Shomon.

Note: being listed in the Top Thyroid Doctors Directory doesn’t mean a doctor is the right one for you. Doctors all have different bedside manners, openness to alternatives, styles, and financial arrangements. Some doctors accept Medicare and/or insurance, some don’t. 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