Thyroid Disorders

What type of doctor should I see for a thyroid problem?

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  • AGeorge Tershakovec, MD, General Surgery, answered on behalf of Baptist Health South Florida

    Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in treating disorders of hormone-secreting glands in the body, including the thyroid gland.

    Your thyroid is located at the base of your neck. It secretes thyroid hormone, which helps to regulate your metabolism.

    Often your own family doctor or internist may be able to give you an initial diagnosis of thyroid disease by doing a physical exam and ordering blood tests. If you are diagnosed with a thyroid problem, your doctor may refer you to an endocrinologist to treat your condition.
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