Finding NDT-Friendly Healthcare Practitioners
One challenge you may face is finding a health care provider who is willing to prescribe natural desiccated thyroid (NDT), and manage patients being treated with NDT.
Remember that you're not limited to working with just an MD. Your ideal healthcare provider may be a naturopathic physician (an ND) or an osteopathic physician (a DO). Or, you may find that your best partner for hypothyroidism treatment is a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA).
If you are interested in finding an NDT-friendly health care provider, some good starting places include:
You can also ask for referrals to NDT-friendly providers in your area, from:
local natural pharmacies or health food stores
trusted healthcare providers, such as nutritionists or acupuncturists
friends or coworkers who already work with integrative or thyroid-savvy providers
There are a variety of databases and lists online to help you identify integrative, holistic, and open-minded practitioners. (Keep in mind that you should always verify ahead of time that the provider is open to working with NDT medications.)
American College for Advancement in Medicine — Integrative Physician Finder
Lifescript’s Doctors Who Treat or Diagnose Hormonal Imbalance
The American College for Advancement in Medicine’s Physician+Link - Integrative Doctor Database
The International College of Integrative Medicine’s ICIM Member Search
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine Database
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians - Find a Naturopathic Doctor Database