Sounds like a good plan Jeanettr.
I am not saying ditch your current MD he is making good calls. I just do not like that time frame. It may be you have an MD so popular that he can only schedule maintanence appts every 4 months. However if you get blood work done in 6 weeks and sent to him.. he might call you back with where he wants you to go from there.
The one Endo I saw wanted my IM to manage me and she was going to serve as a consult. I prefer more hands on management. I am seeing a new IM and see is catching and managing everything with my help. It is a rough ride. I went hyperT on meds 4 weeks ago.. My Hashimoto's is being a real neck pain and not letting me stablize. I was feeling hypoT the last week.. then this morning after a few days of really bad thyroid throbbing.. I have that hyperT flushed and some shakes and jitters.
Nothing like noticing typing is difficult because you are bouncing in your seat. I have another week and then I will call and get more lab work done. I am hoping I will not still be hyperT.. but who knows. My thyroid is flightly.