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Old 02-06-2002, 11:21 AM   #1
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What type doc best diagnoses low testosterone?

Hello all - what type of doctor would be the best to see to test for low testosterone and thyroid problems?
Internist, endocrinologist, urologist? other?

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Old 02-06-2002, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: What type doc best diagnoses low testosterone?

An endocrinologist is the best for all-around hormone problems like the 2 you mentioned. They deal with nothing but hormonal disease every day. However, most times you have to be seen by a primary care doctor(family , internal med, ob/gyn, emergency room, pediatrician) to get referred to one, since they don't usually have an open door walkin policy.

 
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Old 02-06-2002, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: What type doc best diagnoses low testosterone?

Thanks for the info. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by foosballfan:
<B>An endocrinologist is the best for all-around hormone problems like the 2 you mentioned. They deal with nothing but hormonal disease every day. However, most times you have to be seen by a primary care doctor(family , internal med, ob/gyn, emergency room, pediatrician) to get referred to one, since they don't usually have an open door walkin policy. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

 
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Re: What type doc best diagnoses low testosterone?

I think the best doctor is the one that actually believes that low testosterone exists and should be treated. Don't be discouraged if you have trouble finding one of those. Not all doctors are will to deal with testosterone problems, assuming you have one.

Most endocrinologists deal with diabetics 90% of the time so don't be surprised if they remember little about other hormone problems.
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Old 02-07-2002, 08:45 AM   #5
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Re: What type doc best diagnoses low testosterone?

Thanks for everyone's replies.

 
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