Quiz: What Type of Doctor is Best For You and Your Thyroid Treatment?
Posted Aug 26 2008 4:31pm
A reader asked me exactly this question, and I hesitated to answer because I've been "around the block" thyroid wise, and finally found a guy I trust (an endocrinologist). But some people like having their primary care physicians monitor things, and there are also some general medicine doctors who might have a specialty in endocrine problems...and then there's the alternative docs. The bottom line: if yo have (or suspect you might have) a thyroid problem. you NEED a specialist. If you have "unexplained infertility," thyroid is one of the first places you should start.
So again, I turn this over to About.com's thyroid guru.
"Quiz: What Type of Doctor is Best For You and Your Thyroid Treatment?
from Mary Shomon
What type of doctor is likely to be the best fit with your approach to health? For some people, it may be an endocrinologist, others want someone who focuses specifically on the thyroid, and for some, an alternative or holistic doctor is best. Take this quiz to explore some of your own feelings about your health care, the style and personality of your doctor, your thoughts about alternative medicine, and you'll get an automatic assessment of the type of doctor you might find best for your health care.