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Old 08-13-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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endocrinologist ot internal med.

I was supposed to get an appt. with a Endo. and now they are suggesting an Internal Medicine doctor. My Tsh is 5.35 with all the symptoms.
What is the difference between these doctors. I thought an Endo. deals with thyroid etc. My doctor has said my thyroid is normal is that why now an internal med. doctor?

 
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Re: endocrinologist ot internal med.

Don't assume that an endo knows everything about thyroid. They generally specialize in diabetes and haven't bothered to learn anything new about thyroid since endocrinology 101. There have been many, many horror stories about dumb endos on this board since I've joined.

An internist may - or may not - be better suited to your situation than you realize. See what he/she says. If you aren't offered treatment, though, get as many opinions as it takes for that to happen. You are hypothyroid.

 
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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Cool Re: endocrinologist ot internal med.

In 30+ months I've seen: reg-GP-Dr, 2 internal medicine types (1 was Doc Of Osteopathic Med), and an Endo. This Endo was no better than the 2nd Internal Med Doc. Though I was still complaining of symptoms, when my T4's got to 1.0 he said D O N E & he was.

*I* think A LOT of Endos are more into the NUMBERS than treating the PATIENTS

 
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