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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!
BL

Labs:
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%)
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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.
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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!!!

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