Re: Looking For Good Doc In St. Louis Area - Getting Desperate
I have been seeing Dr. Wessling for 5 years and have been pleased with his treatment of my hypothyroidism and related issues. I have to tell you though, that my last visit with him in July was less than satisfying. I realize that anyone can have an "off day", but I had a test result - not related to thyroid - which came back abnormal. He ordered a retest a month later to make sure it wasn't lab error. It came back questionable too, but he told me all was "normal". I took myself to a specialist who confirmed the result was indeed not "normal". I'm still in the diagnostic process, but it appears I have a second autoimmune disease now. I feel that Dr. W shrugged it off instead of addressing it head on.
Despite that, I'm not prepared to condemn him. I may even continue to see him for my thyroid, since I only have to recheck it annually now. But I have understandable doubts about him now.
lkitty70 recently recommended her new doctor in another thread... Dr. Gayathri Raman who's located near St. John's Medical Center in Creve Coeur. She does health features on the local Fox station, which I've seen. I like the looks of her and what lkitty has said about the way she's treating her thyroid. If I do decide to switch, I will consider her a good option.
I researched Dr. Cunningham recently and came up with nada. I simply can't find any public information on him, his hospital affiliations... nothing. And I just discovered that Top Docs has removed his name from their recommendations. That's worrisome. Just doesn't seem right not to be able to find any info on an MD anywhere, so I think caution is in order there.