How Can I Find a Local Thyroid Specialist?

Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:31 PM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Question: What’s the best way to a local doctor who’s able to treat thyroid issues?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
 
A family doctor or general practitioner can treat most basic thyroid issues. Occasionally, an endocrinologist consultation is necessary for unusual cases, but 90 percent of the time a primary-care physician is all you need.
 
If a referral is needed, ask your PCP for one. If you don’t have a regular physician, there are some ways to make a wise choice. Sometimes the best way of selecting a PCP is by visiting the offices of a prospective doctor and talking with his or her staff. You will quickly identify the doctors who provide personalized care.
 
Look for society memberships and fellowships; they are a good sign of ongoing dedication. You can also call doctors’ groups for a list of physicians they recommend. Avoid doctors without medical memberships or affiliations, but understand many are not joining such groups because they are hospital-affiliated “hospitalist” physicians.
 
Make sure you check the license and malpractice history of a prospective doctor on your state’s licensing website. Don’t forget to call the office after hours to be sure the access provided is suitable for you.

© 2014 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like
More

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved