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Augirl 06-07-2013 09:39 PM

Thyroid Doctor in CT
 
Hi! :hiya:
Looking for a thyroid doctor for a cousin in the CT area. Preferably one that will take insurance. She has gotten some really lame advice--"Your thyroid is low, but not low enough to medicate," etc.--and is suffering systemic damage now. Really want to give her some names of doctors that "get it." You all literally saved my life on this board; I would love to help her.

:heart: Lisa

backspace1 06-19-2013 06:07 AM

Will depend where in CT your cousin lives. I live in northern CT on the Mass line so I use Dr.Darren Lynch in Northampton MA. The office, Northampton Wellness Associates, LLC. | Innovative Medical Care | Home is right off of the highway, Rt 91

Hope this helps.

Lokarbiebarbie 06-19-2013 05:26 PM

backspace1, I also know someone near where your doctor is located. But...before I tell her (she's been to TWELVE doctors so far, and not a ONE would Rx anything except synthetics. She was taking Armour a few years back and then moved to CT...and that was the end of her feeling well (and the start of her seeing doctors who ONLY did synthetics and wouldn't do Free T3 and Free T4 testing).

So...this group does FT's and rx's natural thyroid? Or not? Thanks much in advance.

backspace1 06-20-2013 04:50 AM

Yes, they prescribe Armour.

Like all practices, many patients are now being seen by a Nurse Practitioner. I had to wait a bit longer to be able to become a patient of the doctor I chose. To me it was worth the wait.

My family physician is beside himself when he sees my thyroid numbers. Dr Lynch has offered to call him and discuss, but my doc hasn't taken him up on the offer. :dunno:

Lokarbiebarbie 06-20-2013 05:16 AM

Thank you so much backspace1....yeah...I was originally seen (15 yrs. ago) by a thyroid doctor (an endo....but he specializes in thyroid and hormone) and to this very day..if I tell a 'new' family doctor that's who originally saw me, I get NO questions...they just write the Rx. :) Last year I had cause to go to a doctor I hadn't seen and he took a blood panel and flipped out over my TSH...when I pointed out that you don't use TSH to dose incoming hormone, he was fascinated by my knowledge...and is now Rx'ing Armour to those patients he has that would benefit from it. :)

We all have to get out there, make sure we 'know our stuff' about thyroid and research...and stand strong.


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