Individuals who are looking for a thyroid specialist or endocrinologist can begin their search by using a resource such as the Find A Thyroid Specialist feature at Thyroid.org, the website of the American Thyroid Association. The ATA recommends that patients follow up their search by looking at doctors' associations with professional organizations.
Those seeking the help of a thyroid specialist can learn more about the reputability of doctors by checking with professional organizations such as the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. This resource allows patients to search for an endocrinologist based on factors such as their area of expertise when it comes to endocrinology and their general location.
One of the most-important things to do when searching for a reputable thyroid specialist is to find a doctor who is certified to deal with the type of condition the patient is having a problem with. For example, those who are having a problem with hypothyroidism, a hormone disorder, need to see a doctor who specializes in endocrinology, notes Everyday Health.
Meanwhile, there are some things that all patients can do to ensure they choose a reputable doctor, states an article in the New York Times. These include cross-checking doctors with lists of top doctors within an area, making note of doctor's affiliations with area hospitals, and speaking to former and current patients of the doctor for more information.