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Old 05-02-2006, 08:36 AM   #1
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Advice Please....


Can anyone give me some advice on how to find a good endocrinologist? I am wanting to get all of my hormones checked--and I believe this is the doctor to go to for this, but other than going on my insurance website and just picking one--any advice for me?


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Old 05-02-2006, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: Advice Please....

You can always ask your primary for a referal. I know in Ny they have thier own referals for each perticuliar insurance.

Another thing, I do is call. i go through my plan and I ask if the dr can return my call. (Its your right). I have no shame either. I tell them my situation, then ask how long he/she has been practicing and I'd get right to the point.....I'm looking for a Dr who, blahh, blahh blahh.......You'll get a very good idea of personality and weather you'll be able to work w/ the doc.

Trust me, I do it all the time. A GOOD Dr will have no problem being prescreened! Its like a pediatrician. I wouldnt dare take my children w/out prequalifying him, Dont you deserve the same.

Go through your ins. book......GL

Old 05-02-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
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Re: Advice Please....

I found mine on the AACE website, thinking he would agree with their suggestion that normal TSH levels s/b .5-2.5. Nope - he told me I'm normal @ 3.48 even though I still have all the hypo symptoms and feel horrible. I had to beg to try a higher dose medicine.
I would call the office first and see what their belief is re normal levels, what they test, etc.

Old 05-02-2006, 11:45 AM   #4
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Re: Advice Please....

I have seen in many places that there are listings in the phone book for referal services for doctors, provided by the hospitals they work in, that has worked for me and then I call and speak with them prior to my visit. If I do not like what I hear or feel about them I cancel the appointment.

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