The Doctors | Bay Area Endocrinology Associates: Thyroid Doctor Tampa, Florida (2022)

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    Pedro I Troya, MD, FACE, ECNU

    + Diplomate American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
    + Assistant Professor of Medicine University of South Florida College of Medicine

    Pedro I Troya, MD, FACE, ECNU is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine where he is involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. He earned the ECNU certification from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and his practice is one of a few in the state of Florida accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) in Dedicated Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasonography. He is actively involved in both clinical and bench research related to thyroid conditions and has co-authored publications in peer reviewed medical journals. His main clinical interest is in the application and incorporation of thyroid and parathyroid ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of thyroid and parathyroid conditions.

    Pedro I Troya, MD, FACE, ECNU also manages the full spectrum of diabetic patients from the ones recently diagnosed to the most brittle on an insulin pump or on complicated insulin regimens with varying degrees of insulin sensitivity and resistance. He recognizes that partnering with the patient is the most effective tool to achieve adequate control. He also stresses the importance of individualizing targets rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach. He follows the latest guidelines from the American Thyroid Association, American Diabetes Association and other professional organizations as the framework for recommendations to his patients. He is very approachable, likes to educate his patients and tries to work very closely with his patients’ primary care physicians, other specialists and family members. He recognizes that thyroid conditions and diabetes have broad reaching manifestations and complications requiring team work.

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    Carlos A. Fumero, MD, FACE

    + Diplomate American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
    + Assistant Professor of Medicine University of South Florida College of Medicine

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    Dr. Fumero is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE). Dr. Fumero received his training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine where he currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. In this capacity he is involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. He enjoys mentoring the next generation of physicians.

    Dr. Fumero’s main clinical interests revolve around the clinical management of diabetes, thyroid conditions, hormone deficient states, and obesity. He believes in an all-hands-on-deck approach when it comes to addressing the rapidly growing obesity problem as part of a multi-disciplinary team approach. The complexities of the root causes and barriers to treatment make this a very challenging field and one that he enjoys. His philosophy for sustained results involves addressing the many social, psychological, and physical barriers to weight loss. As such, his comprehensive weight loss program attempts to focus on these underlying issues and provides therapeutic alternatives for patients under his very close medical supervision.

    He also has a unique interest in the management of hormone deficient states such as “low T”. The practice offers the latest and most comprehensive testosterone replacement options and he closely monitors for adverse side effects related to therapy. Sorting out the patients who would best benefit from therapy, choosing the best option of the many available, and establishing long term goals for treatment are some of the factors for which a specialist with expertise and interest in this condition should be sought. The practice also offers less commonly used agents such as Clomid and HCG for patients who have experienced side effects while on conventional therapy, those who are not candidates for conventional therapy, and those who have used these agents in the past for anabolic purposes.

    Dr. Fumero greatly enjoys the interaction with his patients, listens to their concerns and always factors in their wishes when giving his recommendations.

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    Sean Amirzadeh, MD

    Dr. Amirzadeh was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Central Florida and completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Bradenton campus. He received his training in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida, during which time he also served as Chief Resident. Following his board certification in Internal Medicine, he pursued subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of South Florida, where he also served as Chief Fellow. He is an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and has authored numerous publications and quality improvement projects.

    Dr. Amirzadeh has extensive training and experience in treating a variety of endocrinological diseases, including use of continuous glucose monitors in treating diabetes mellitus and performance of thyroid fine needle aspiration in evaluating thyroid disease. His particular areas of clinical interest include management of complex diabetes cases, assisting with individualized weight loss plans, and diagnosing and treating hyperthyroidism. He practices patient-centered and holistic care that is inclusive and innovative. He is dedicated to lifelong learning and enjoys working with his patients to promote healthy lifestyles.

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    Alberto Garcia Mendez, APRN

    Alberto joined Bay Area Endocrinology Associates in 2018 and has been a valuable asset to the practice. Originally from Cuba where he earned his medical degree in 1999 from ISCM in Villa Clara. He subsequently pursued Family Practice (2000-2004) and Geriatric (2006-2010) subspecialty training which provided him additional clinical training and experience. He immigrated to the US in 2015 and he enrolled in the online Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner program from South University which he completed in 2018. A father of two, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

    Alberto’s superb clinical knowledge and experience are matched by his tremendous leadership skills and dedication to patient care. In 2013 he traveled to Ecuador and practiced as a physician. He visited various cities including Quito, Santa Domingo de los Tsachilas, and Oriente. During this endeavor he supervised a group of twenty medical professionals including other physicians, nurses, and supporting personnel. It was during this time that he began to hone his interest in managing diabetes and worked to improve access to care of the native population he was assigned to serve. He oversaw a diabetes screening and management outreach program based on the model from the LADA (Latin American Diabetes Association). He also managed diabetic patients with end stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis.

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    His strong commitment to patient care has garnered him strong praise from patients in our
    practice. He is a good listener, attentive to patient’s needs, and always willing to go the extra mile to help patients. Besides his strong interest in taking care of diabetics his broad medical foundation affords him the ability to handle other challenging thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, and pituitary cases. His favorite motto is “you never stop learning”. As such he is very motivated to maintain and improve his knowledge base with the latest medical practice guidelines from the different Endocrine societies and by attending annual meetings.

    His addition to our practice has been a tremendous asset and he looks forward to continuing to provide excellent care to our patients. Alberto is also playing a role in the education of the next generation of medical providers currently training at South University and Ana G Mendez where he currently serves as adjunct faculty, preceptor and instructor.

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    Lauren Sosdorf, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CDCES

    Lauren Sosdorf, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CDCES is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She has been working as an advanced practice nurse in endocrinology for over 10 years. Lauren received her Nurse practitioner education at the University of South Florida and her Post-Masters Certification in Family Practice at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Lauren is also the author of several peer reviewed articles published in Advanced Practice Nursing magazines and she is one of the contributing reviewers of the endocrinology section in the Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care, 4th edition textbook. The mother of 2, she loves spending time with her family and friends and is active in volunteering in her church and in their schools. Her main clinical interest is in diabetes care and education. Helping patients to incorporate diabetes care into all areas of their lives is her true passion. Lauren is also a certified insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor educator and has helped many patients learn how to optimize their diabetes care through the use of insulin pumps and CGM devices.

    She embraces the use of technology to help simply and improve the lives of her patients. Lauren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 9 years old. As a result of this
    she has become a diabetes advocate and is active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and also volunteers as a guest lecturer for the Cups of Hope local gatherings.
    Lauren has also been an adjunct professor for nursing students in Hillsborough Community College, as well as a precept for Nurse Practitioner students at USF and medical students at UF. Diabetes care and education are her passion and because of her personal experience with diabetes, she is a great resource to our patients and our team.

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FAQs

What is the best doctor for thyroid? ›

An endocrinologist is particularly knowledgeable about the function of the thyroid gland and the body's other hormone-secreting glands.

What does an endocrinologist do for thyroid? ›

Thyroidologists are endocrinologists who specifically study, diagnose, manage and treat the thyroid gland.

Who is the best doctor for thyroid nodules? ›

If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid nodule, the first step is to see an endocrinologist – a doctor who specializes in conditions of the endocrine glands, such as the thyroid. “Most thyroid nodules are benign (non-cancerous) and cause no problems if left untreated.

What does an endocrinologist do on the first visit thyroid? ›

At this first visit, your endocrinologist will also perform a physical exam to check your thyroid gland and look for symptoms of a thyroid problem, such as dry skin or a slow heart rate. You will probably have blood tests, too, to determine whether your body is low on thyroid hormone.

Which foods are not good for thyroid? ›

Here are a few foods to limit or avoid, because they can affect how well your thyroid gland or your thyroid replacement hormone works.
  • Iodine. Your thyroid needs iodine to make its hormones. ...
  • Soy. ...
  • Fiber. ...
  • Cruciferous vegetables. ...
  • Alcohol. ...
  • Gluten. ...
  • Iron and calcium.

Is coffee good for thyroid? ›

Coffee: Time Your First Cup Carefully in the Morning

Per a study in the journal Thyroid, caffeine has been found to block absorption of thyroid hormone replacement. "People who were taking their thyroid medication with their morning coffee had uncontrollable thyroid levels, and we couldn't figure it out," says Dr. Lee.

What is considered a dangerously high TSH level? ›

A TSH over 10 mIU/L has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease and heart failure, which is why you'll probably want to seek treatment if your TSH is close to (but still under) that upper limit.

What are early warning signs of thyroid problems? ›

7 Early Warning Signs of Thyroid Issues
  • Fatigue.
  • Weight gain.
  • Weight loss.
  • Slowed heart rate.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Sensitivity to heat.
  • Sensitivity to cold.
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What is a good level for thyroid? ›

The normal range of TSH levels in adults is between 0.4 to 4.0 mIU/L (milli-international units per liter). Some research suggests that this range should actually be more like 0.45 to 2.5 mIU/L.

How can I shrink my thyroid nodules without surgery? ›

Bulging or uncomfortable thyroid nodules used to require surgery. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective alternative – no surgery or hormone therapy required. In the U.S., nearly half the population will develop a thyroid nodule by age 60.

What size thyroid nodule is worrisome? ›

Our study found that the highest malignancy risk was observed in nodules <2 cm and no increase in malignancy risk for nodules >2 cm. Thyroid nodules 1.0-1.9 cm in diameter provided baseline cancer risk for comparison (64.8% risk of cancer).

What size thyroid nodule should be removed? ›

Thyroid nodules are often diagnosed as benign by needle biopsy during a patient evaluation. Although these nodules are benign, almost all of them will enlarge or grow over time. Thus, size is one reason for benign thyroid nodule surgery. Any nodule that is 4 cm or larger should be removed with thyroid nodule surgery.

What are thyroids symptoms? ›

Common symptoms
  • nervousness, anxiety and irritability.
  • hyperactivity – you may find it hard to stay still and have a lot of nervous energy.
  • mood swings.
  • difficulty sleeping.
  • feeling tired all the time.
  • sensitivity to heat.
  • muscle weakness.
  • diarrhoea.

What is the most common disease treated by an endocrinologist? ›

The most common diseases treated by an endocrinologist include diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2, Thyroid disorders, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and goiter. An endocrinologist is a specialist doctor who treats imbalances of hormones or the endocrine system of the body.

When should a woman see an endocrinologist? ›

Your primary care doctor may be able to manage uncomplicated thyroid disorders such as mild hypothyroidism, with medication. But if your body is exhibiting serious abnormalities, lumps or an enlarged thyroid gland, or unexplained changes in weight, your doctor will likely recommend a visit to an endocrinologist.

Is banana good for thyroid? ›

Hypothyroid persons can take all fruits including banana in moderation.

What is the best breakfast for hypothyroidism? ›

Aim for a breakfast that includes all the food groups: whole grains, meat or beans, vegetables, fruit and dairy. For grains, choose oatmeal, whole grain cereal, granola, whole wheat pancakes or a whole wheat tortilla. Make a breakfast burrito with scrambled egg whites and sauteed vegetables.

Are eggs good for thyroid? ›

Eggs, especially pastured eggs are rich sources of iodine and selenium, which are thyroid supportive nutrients. One egg contains 20 percent of selenium and 15 percent of iodine is required by your body daily for the better functioning of the thyroid gland.

Should I see an ENT or endocrinologist for thyroid? ›

While there are different kinds, the most common conditions include thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. All these require treatment from ENT specialists to reduce their long-term risks.

What are early warning signs of thyroid problems? ›

7 Early Warning Signs of Thyroid Issues
  • Fatigue.
  • Weight gain.
  • Weight loss.
  • Slowed heart rate.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Sensitivity to heat.
  • Sensitivity to cold.
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What is the main cause of thyroid problems? ›

Problems with the thyroid can be caused by: iodine deficiency. autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, leading either to hyperthyroidism (caused by Graves' disease) or hypothyroidism (caused by Hashimoto's disease) inflammation (which may or may not cause pain), caused by a virus or ...

Is banana good for thyroid patients? ›

Hypothyroid persons can take all fruits including banana in moderation.

What is considered a dangerously high TSH level? ›

A TSH over 10 mIU/L has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease and heart failure, which is why you'll probably want to seek treatment if your TSH is close to (but still under) that upper limit.

Does thyroid affect the ear? ›

Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause hearing loss, and different thyroid conditions can affect not only hearing loss, but also tinnitus, and balance too.

Can thyroid problems cause ear nose and throat problems? ›

There are several signs that might indicate thyroid cancer. These include a lump or swelling in the neck; neck, throat or ear pain; difficulty swallowing and/or breathing; hoarseness; chronic cough; swollen lymph nodes and wheezing.

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