30 online resources to find a good thyroid doctor

30 online resources to find a good thyroid doctor

How do I find a good thyroid doctor?

Many of my followers find my blog or Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page by chance searching the internet.

They read articles about how TSH alone is an unreliable thyroid lab test, and they wonder…

Why do I feel terrible even though my doctor tells me my TSH is normal?

They read articles on my blog about full thyroid testing including Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, and thyroid antibodies, and they wonder…

Why hasn’t my doctor done these tests?

They read comments from fans on my Facebook page about how T4-only Levothyroxine thyroid medications like Synthroid don’t work for them, and they wonder…

Why does my doctor insist Levothyroxine is the drug of choice?

They read how a combination of T4 and T3 thyroid meds in my case in the form of natural desiccated thyroid changed my life, and they wonder…

Why hasn’t my doctor told me about these different treatment options?

They read posts about the many components of thyroid health including adrenals, sex hormones, iron/ferritin, food sensitivities, inflammation, leaky gut, and nutrient deficiencies, and they wonder…

Why hasn’t my doctor ever mentioned these things to me?

They read the most popular Hypothyroid Mom article 300+ Hypothyroidism Symptoms…Yes REALLY, and they wonder…

My doctor says my symptoms are all in my head, but is it possible my doctor is wrong?

They have an ‘a-ha’ moment when they realize that maybe their doctor isn’t the right doctor for them, and they wonder…

How do I find a good thyroid doctor?

Online Resources To Find A Good Thyroid Doctor

It can be a frustrating journey to find a good thyroid doctor but they are out there and they are worth the search.

A good doctor can change your life. I know because I had the fortune of finding a great doctor who changed my life and I hope the same for all of you.

I can’t possibly know all the doctors listed in these resources so I can’t personally endorse them. The goal of this post is to provide online resources that will help you in your search to find a good thyroid doctor in your area.

Mary Shomon’s Top Thyroid Doctors Directory

Best-selling author Mary Shomon has a Top Thyroid Doctors Directory which provides an extensive list of top doctors in the United States and internationally. The doctors listed are endocrinologists, thyroid specialists, thyroid surgeons, thyroidologists, integrative physicians, and other practitioners who have been highly recommended by patients.

Mary’s book Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…That You Need to Know changed my life. Mary is also author of the New York Times best-selling book The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss.

Gena Lee Nolin Patient Recommended Doctors

Gena Lee Nolin is the first internationally-known celebrity to tackle thyroid disease awareness. She provides a great list of patient recommended doctors on her website. Gena partnered with Mary Shomon to write the excellent book Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, “Thyroid Sexy” Life

Your Thyroid Pharmacist’s Recommended Clinicians and Health Coaches

Dr. Izabella Wentz’s book Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause is a must-read for every person with the thyroid autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s. Dr. Wentz is currently building a directory of recommended clinicians and health coaches for the treatment of Hashimoto’s. Her directory Recommended Clinicians & Health Coaches includes the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia.

Thyroid UK List of Private Doctors & Practitioners

Thyroid UK provides information and resources to promote effective diagnosis and appropriate treatment for people with thyroid disorders in the UK. They compiled a List of Private Doctors & Practitioners who have a special interest in thyroid disease. They also have a list called Where Can I Get Desiccated Thyroid Hormone? for patients searching for UK pharmacies that have natural desiccated thyroid hormone.

Dr. Datis Kharrazian Thyroid Connections

Dr. Datis Kharrazian is an expert in autoimmune disorders, chronic illness, and neurological disorders. He has personally trained several thousand health care professionals and currently has educated a group of more than a dozen doctors to lecture nationally. He provides a practitioner locator called Thyroid Connections to help patients locate healthcare professionals trained in his approach as well as a list of the practitioners that lecture for Dr. Kharrazian.

He is author of the fabulous books Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal and Why Isn’t My Brain Working? A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain’s Health.

RLC Labs Nature-Throid & WP Thyroid Doctor Locator

RLC Labs manufactures the natural desiccated thyroid brands Nature-throid and WP Thyroid. They provide a Thyroid Doctors locator where you can find doctors that prescribe their thyroid hormone replacement drugs throughout the US by state or zip code.

Armour Thyroid Doctor Locator

Here is a site where you can locate doctors who prescribe the natural desiccated thyroid brand Armour by US state, city, or zip code.

eCompounding Pharmacy

A compounding pharmacy is a specialized pharmacy that makes medications from scratch to customize the medication to meet the patient’s specific needs. There are compounding pharmacies worldwide that produce customized thyroid medications including combinations of synthetic T4 and T3, sustained release T3, and compound desiccated thyroid using the raw natural desiccated thyroid powder.

I’ve heard from many Hypothyroid Mom readers around the world who have had success finding great thyroid doctors by calling compounding pharmacies in their area and asking for the names of doctors that prescribe compounded thyroid medications. Here is a directory to locate compounding pharmacies in the United States.

Also contact all the regular pharmacies around you and ask for the names of doctors that prescribe T3 and natural desiccated thyroid.


Here is another resource to locate compounding pharmacies throughout the United States.

Find a Compounder PCCA Australia

I often hear from Australian readers who have success locating open-minded thyroid doctors by calling local compounding pharmacies. PCCA’s Find a Compounder tool allows you to search for a PCCA Member pharmacy in Australia.

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists

The IACP provides Compounder Connect on their Facebook page to help find compounding pharmacies in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand.

The Institute for Functional Medicine

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease using a whole person approach. I’ve been fascinated by the Hypothyroid Mom guest posts written by renowned functional medicine doctors – 10 Signs You Have A Thyroid Problem and 10 Solutions For It, Is Yeast Overgrowth Destroying Your Thyroid Health? The Hidden Epidemic, and A 7-Step Plan to Boost Your Low Thyroid.

The Institute for Functional Medicine provides an international list of practitioners who have trained with IFM – Find a Functional Medicine Practitioner.

Now being a functional medicine practitioner doesn’t necessarily make that practitioner great with the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. However given the focus of functional medicine on determining the underlying causes of disease it’s likely they will be more open-minded than mainstream medical doctors when it comes to thyroid. The remaining resources in this article refer to directories to locate doctors in areas of healthcare that tend to be more open-minded than conventional medicine.

Functional Medicine Doctors

Functional Medicine University makes available to the public a world wide directory of health care practitioners who have completed training in the Functional Medicine Training Program offered by F.M.U.

American College for Advancement in Medicine

The American College for Advancement in Medicine is a recognized leader in integrative medicine education and advancement. Integrative medicine takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), includes all aspects of lifestyle combining both conventional and alternative approaches. ACAM provides a Physician+Link directory to locate integrative medicine practitioners in the US and internationally. Their locator also includes the option to select “Specialities” where you’ll find Thyroid Disease listed.

International College of Integrative Medicine

The International College of Integrative Medicine provides an ICIM Member Search feature on their website to locate doctors by zip code and state, as well as an international member list.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine is a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process. The A4M provides a worldwide Anti-Aging Directory to find anti-aging physicians, clinics, medspas, products, and services.

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

Holistic medicine integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease by addressing the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine provides a U.S. and international Find a Provider search feature.

American Holistic Health Association

The nonprofit American Holistic Health Association provides a locator for AHHA Practitioner Members.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science with a focus on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians provides a Find A Doctor online directory for the U.S. and international with Directory Categories including Adrenal Fatigue/Endocrinology and Chronic Fatigue/Autoimmune Disorders.

American Osteopathic Association

Osteopathic physicians, or DOs, practice a whole-person approach to healthcare and receive special training in the musculoskeletal system giving them particular expertise in helping patients dealing with pain. The American Osteopathic Association provides a U.S. directory to Find a DO.

Bioidentical Hormone Doctors Directory

This bioidentical hormone doctors directory enables you to find bioidentical hormone doctors by U.S. City, State, or Zip Code. This directory of doctors concentrates on a preventative medical approach to adrenal fatigue, menopause, perimenopause, and andropause (male menopause). Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones made in the human body. While the website does not specifically mention thyroid I imagine there is a good chance these doctors would be open-minded when it comes to thyroid given the intricate connection between the thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones.

American Academy of Environmental Medicine

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food, and water. The founders and members of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine are recognized as the first to describe or the first organization to acknowledge conditions such as Chemical Sensitivity, the role of mold in the development of systemic illness, CFID (chronic fatigue and immune disorder), and FMS (Fibromyalgia). They provide a U.S. and international Physician Referral.

There are good doctors out there.

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About Dana Trentini

I founded Hypothyroid Mom October 2012 in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroid Mom is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for consulting your physician regarding medical advice pertaining to your health. Hypothyroid Mom includes affiliate links to favorite resources including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Connect with me on Google+


  1. Roger Gavriluk says:

    My wife went from being this pinnacle of strength to this hollow shell of a person I once knew. Let’s be honors…endocrinologists are complete idiots. They don’t look at the symptoms, nor do they care about improving their patients quality of life.
    My wife went through menopause at age 37. The military healthcare didn’t even bat an eye at that. Then we went to see the quote specialists. What a joke they are….
    The Ortho MDs my wife works with are better at the endocrine system than the self proclaimed endo docs. Once again, the military service members wife gets shafted even though she does more than I ever could while I deploy.

  2. Nancyshley says:

    After years of going to specialists and not being taken seriously despite an oxygen saturation of 91 atelectasis top both lungs and bottom of one, high RDW, low sodium and chloride, low GFR, mediastinal lymph nodes, cervical lymph nodes, trouble swallowing confirmed by MRI narrowing of vallecula, manometry as decreased primary peristalsis and UES not relaxing. Told connective tissue and or metabolic but no diffinitive treatment or diagnosis. Went with my own suspicions based on other self reports from this website and own searches as well as strong family history strophic thyroditis and reidels thyroditis. Now feel 100 percent. Back to work can’t believe the difference. One drop iodine in water with 200 selenium, 4000 vitamin D, 30 of natural dessicated thyroid. Finally my blood pressure is stabilized. I can breath and I have energy. Swallowing not 100 percent but much improved. Want to help others having gone through this myself. My treatment being followed by dr Camille Krause naturopath who is specially trained in treating thyroid. Dr Krause is in Kitchener Ontario Canada. Camille did not drain my finances. $300 in total and I feel like a new person. I would have driven across the country and found her only two blocks from my home. Hope somebody else benefits from same. Hope she can be added to list would of thyroid mom resources. Endocrinologists not trained to treat thyroid based on symptoms. All they know is TSH. Huge waste of time and money. Grave injustice to women. Google naturopath Camille Krause and NDT to find more details

  3. Dee MacGowan says:

    So frustrated about the almost impossibility of finding a recommended progressive thyroid clinician in Scotland. It’s as if Scotland was outer Mongolia, there seems to be no internet representation, even patient recommendations, though we’re half of the UK, a significant part of the UK population.

    I hope to make some progress with regards to this not just for myself but for other frustrated Thyroid sufferers in Scotland. Can anyone out there help me do this? I do hope so.

  4. Junita Hunter says:

    I’ve been doctoring with thyroid problems for 55 years out of my 87 years. First Hypo and the much later, Hyperthyroid.
    Ive many-ma allergies which has caused my Eczema to flair up at times. I went to a Endocrinologist and she recommended the radiation treatment. Mainly because my back had been breaking out pretty bad. I had treatment and she put me on a drug called Amore. My back was broke out but nothing like it did after taking Amore. My back now is cover with sores, some an inch long and really itch. This doc left town and I went back to my family doctor who put me on Synthroid pills. It hasn’t helped at all! Years ago in my 30’s a Surgeon was going to remove my Thyroid. When he found out I was allergic to Iodine {fish} he said he wouldn’t operate because “Your dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t.” Because I would still need to take Iodine pills. Guess I’m ‘domed with to many allergies.

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