Re: Anyone else seeing an internist for thyroid?
Any type of doctor has the potential to be great at thyroid treatment. Ironically, endos can be the worst, because they so frequently specialize in diabetes and know next to nothing about thyroid. They are often close-minded and seem to have the worst 'bedside' manner of any speciality.
In general, I believe that doctors who practice holistically are the best. Holism is not a spacy, strange alternative speciality. It's simply the philosophy which says that all body systems are intertwined and shouldn't be treated one by one to the exclusion of the others. DOs (doctors of osteopathy) are holists and are frequently good at thyroid. An experienced general practice MD will frequently be thyroid-savvy. It depends on how many thyroid patients he/she sees on a regular basis, and how he/she feels about restoring a patient's total health using lab tests only as a guide, not as the Bible.
My own doctor is a family practice MD, who happens to also be a homeopathic practitioner. He prefers to treat with natural dessicated thyroid almost exclusively, and he treats many thyroid patients. I used to see an endo who didn't serve me well for various reasons. Lots of endos are like that. I happen to think that an endo is definitely not a necessity for the simpler cases of hypothyroidism. The excellent ones among them are probably more useful and necessary for hyperT and hypoT with gnarly physical gland problems like large nodules and goiter.
An internist or other speciality may not be able to address your surgical concerns; but if you need help with adjusting your meds and thyroid levels, he/she may do you more good than any endo.