Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disease

Having trouble finding the best endocrinologist to manage your hypothyroid or Hashimoto hypothyroid problem in Chandler AZ?  Consider the Barnett Clinical Hypothyroid Clinic.  Dr. Barnett is not an endocrinologist.  Rather, he is an east valley naturopathic doctor /general practitioner using an  integrative medicine approach (blend of natural and conventional medicine) with emphasis on hypothyroid, low testosterone, and adrenal fatigue.  Although he is willing to take new patients for treatment of male and female hormone imbalances, his endocrinology emphasis has been in treating hypothyroidism.  Conventional dimensions  include medical physical examination, patient interview, lab work and prescription medications such as thyroid replacement hormones.

Chandler Thyroid Clinic focuses on a naturopathic integrative approach to thyroid disease managment, with a strong preference for using bio-identical hormones such as NatureThroid, Armour, or compounded T4  T3 combinations.  An endocrinologist may be inclined to focus attention on hypothyroidism within the constrains of regular medical “standard practice”.  As a naturopathic doctor, Dr Barnett is able to have a more holistic view of hypothyroidism and thyroid disease, leading to a personalized integrative medicine treatment plan suitable to your unique hypothyroid needs.

Naturopathic medicine in Arizona is a broad scope healthcare profession, which allows doctor Barnett to utilize many clinical tools, including herbal, clinical nutrition, and prescription drugs for treating problems commonly presented to endocrinologists.   His thorough and eclectic approach him to utilize less invasive methods when possible.

Dr. Barnett rarely and reluctantly treats hyperthyroid conditions, and strongly prefers patients to seek the services of an allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D.O.) endocrinologist for problems related to excess hormone problems (with the exception of hot flashes related to menopause).   Dr. Barnett will not treat thyroid cancer, but will accept patients who have completed their therapy for at least one year and have been declared ‘cancer free’.

Dr. Barnett refers to Patient’s Choice and Labcorp for lab work, SimonMed,EVDI and Ultrasound Institute Medical Group for ultrasound evaluation, Cynthia Goralnik M.D. radiologist at SimonMed for thyroid biopsies, and Dr. Michael Demeure for surgery.