Should I see an endocrinologist for thyroid nodules?

Should I see an endocrinologist for thyroid nodules?

If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid nodule, the first step is to see an endocrinologist – a doctor who specializes in conditions of the endocrine glands, such as the thyroid. “Most thyroid nodules are benign (non-cancerous) and cause no problems if left untreated.

Do I need to see an endocrinologist for Hashimoto’s?

If you have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, the best way to remedy it will be to find a thyroid specialist and endocrinologist in the Houston area who can verify where your symptoms are coming from, whether from inflammatory symptoms or lack of thyroid hormone, and treat it appropriately.

What does an endocrinologist do for thyroid cancer?

Your thyroid is largely responsible for your metabolism, energy levels and other bodily functions. These hormones can be replaced via daily oral medications and your endocrinologist will work closely with you to determine the optimal level of medication that your body will need.

What makes a thyroid nodule suspicious?

For the U.S. population, the lifetime risk of developing thyroid cancer is 1.1 percent. When a thyroid nodule is suspicious – meaning that it has characteristics that suggest thyroid cancer – the next step is usually a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB).

Where is the Emory Clinic for Endocrinology in Atlanta?

Emory Clinic offers comprehensive endocrinology care in Atlanta at the Emory Clinic off Clifton Road. Emory endocrinologists provide specialized treatment for the full range of diseases of the glands and hormones of the body.

Who is the medical director of Atlanta endocrine associates?

Scott D. Isaacs, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist, obesity medicine specialist and medical director at Atlanta Endocrine Associates.

How to find an endocrinologist or thyroid specialist?

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Can a ATA refer you to a thyroid specialist?

Please tell your thyroidologist that the ATA referred you! The American Thyroid Association ® does not guarantee and is not responsible for the services of physicians listed in this “Find a Specialist” resource.