Avatar universal

PLEASE HELP: Need an endo that treats subclin hypothyroidism in Los Angeles

Hi there,

I was recently diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism (labs below). I have a strong family history of hypothyroidism (mom and sister) and am bipolar (high-functioning).

My psychiatrist placed me on a very low dose of levthyroxine (1/2 a 25 mcg tablet per day). I went for follow up with my GP and he said he does not believe in treating sub-clinical hypo.

I am looking for an endo who will take my case seriously, as I am experiencing symptoms (hair loss, fatigue, mood, etc).

Does anyone have a doc they can recommend in Los Angeles? I have a PPO, so insurance will likely not be an issue.

Thanks in advance!

TSH: 5.46 mIU/L (ref range:.4 - 4.5)
T4 total: 7.2 mcg/L (ref range: 4.5 - 12.0)
Free T4 index (T7): 1.9 (ref range: 1.4 - 3.8)
Free T4: 1.0 ng/dl (ref range: .8 - 1.8)
Free T3: 3.0 pg/ml (ref range: 2.3 - 4.2)
T3 total: 121 ng/dl (ref range: 76 - 181)
T3 uptake: 26% (ref range: 22- 35%)
4 Responses
Avatar universal
I have the name of a highly recommended doctor in Laguna Hills.  Is that close enough to be of interest?  if not I will keep looking.
Avatar universal
Hi Gimel,

Thanks for getting back to me. Laguna Hills is over an hour away :(
If you happen to know of anyone closer to LA, that would be great. Either way, I appreciate your help!!!

Dr. Richard Guttler, in Santa Monica?
Avatar universal
I just sent you a PM with info.  To access, just click on your name and then from your personal page, click on messages.
Avatar universal
Thanks for all your help!
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Thyroid Disorders Community

Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1534633700
Avatar universal
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child