How to find a good doctor is the biggest question people ask me. First, you have to know what I mean by a “good doctor.” A good doctor is someone who:
- Listens to your symptoms
- Will let you increase your medicine dose based on body temperature rising, and elimination of hypothyroid symptoms
- Looks at the lab results for FREE T3 and FREE T4 (instead of TSH alone)
- Is willing to run tests for vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalances and adrenal fatigue
Please keep in mind, a good doctor is on your side and should be treated with kindness and respect. Doctors don’t know everything, but some know more than others, and some are willing to work with you and expand their understanding. To find a list of good doctors here are some suggestions:
HOTZE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
A patient recently shared that she had great success by going to the Hotze Health & Wellness Center. Unfortunately, she had to travel out of state to see them. But after years of being told she was “fine”, she is finally getting good treatment for hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. It’s an expensive path, but according to her it was well worth it. If you try the Hotze Health and Wellness Center let me about your experience so I can share with others. Power to people!
MY FACEBOOK PAGE
Join my Facebook to access a small but growing list of good doctors, as well as the Iodine Literate Practioner Directory, and the larger community. If you don’t see a doctor in your area feel free to post on my group page to ask others for suggestions! If you have a good doctor, or know of one please share as well! Everyone needs our help! Click here to join my Facebook group.
YAHOO NATURAL THYROID HORMONES (NTH) GROUP
This is a private group to which you can request to join. They are wealth of knowledge and helped me find many answers. They have collected a comprehensive Good Doctor list from patients around the USA. And I believe they have some international sources too. Joining the group is the only challenge because you need a Yahoo account and then you need to request to join. Click here to join.
ASK YOUR COMMUNITY
Another way to find a good doc is by talking to friends, or asking specialists in your area like massage therapists, herbalists, chiropractors, etc.. Or asking at your local health food store or Co-op. You’re looking for a doctor or physician’s assistant who is considered to be open-minded and has a great reputation.
Broda Barnes was a leader in educating and treating patients with Hypothyroidism. Doctors trained by Broda Barnes, or believe in his viewpoint will understand the importance of using desiccated thyroid in treatment. Visit the website
Try contacting the pharmaceutical companies who make natural desiccated thyroid medicine and ask if they have a list of doctors in your area who often prescribe their medicine. NP Thyroid is manufactured by Acella Pharmaceuticals, Armour is manufactured by Forest Laboratories, Naturthroid by RLC Labs.
Ask your local pharmacist (not the clerk at the counter) if they know doctors in your area who prescribe natural desiccated thyroid medicine.