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#1 April 22, 2012 10:47:16

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Looking for a Doctor?

Looking for a doctor? The resources below will hopefully be of assistance…

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American Thyroid Association

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
(Physician specialties are noted at the bottom of each listing – look for thyroid)

The Hormone Health Network
(Check “thyroid” in the “Areas of Concentration” section)

On the Hormone Foundation site, the “Find an Endocrinologist” options is on the right-hand side of the screen; you will probably have to scroll down a bit to see it.


There has been an unfortunate trend in recent months of chiropractors claiming to practice “functional endocrinology”. Many patients have literally paid thousands of dollars for treatment, believing that these practitioners are endocrinologists, when they are not.

Not sure about a particular doctor? The American Board of Medical Specialties certifies doctors in various specialities; you can check on a doctor at www.abms.org to see if they are board certified in endocrinology. (Registration is required, but it’s free). Your own state’s Medical Board can also provide information regarding licensing status.


Eye Surgeons:

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:

North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society:

Endocrine Surgeons:

The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons has a great patient education site that also includes a “Find An Experienced Surgeon” option, which is located towards the top of the page. http://www.endocrinediseases.org/

GDATF Physician Registry:

The GDATF has also just launched a physician registry of specialists (endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, endocrine surgeons) who have told us they have particular expertise in Graves’. To access the registry, go to the home page at www.gdatf.org and click on “physician registry” in the box on the top right-hand side of the screen. (Registration is required, but it is free; if you are already a regular forum user, your regular user ID and password will give you access to the registry). Because the registry is fairly new, we might not yet have a lot of listings in your part of the country. Also, please note that the Foundation has not had personal contact with every doctor listed on the registry; these are physicians who have reported to the GDATF that they have expertise in Graves’. If you have a great doc that you think should be included, please contact the Foundation at [email protected].

(Edited 3/3/2021.)

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