Your First Appointment
Your first visit with one of our board-certified providers at St. Joseph Hospital Endocrinology in Nashua, New Hampshire, is not much different than a regular visit with a primary care provider. It includes an analysis of your medical history, a full body examination, and possibly blood/urine samples. We recommend that patients bring a notebook with them to their appointment, with their most recent symptoms as well as any medications that they may be taking.
What is a Thyroid Specialist?
A thyroid specialist is an endocrinologist with a special focus on diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions relating to the thyroid.
About the Thyroid
The thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland situated at the bottom of your neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland, which are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) both have an enormous impact on your health.
Common Thyroid Conditions
Our team of board-certified providers at the Thyroid Center of New Hampshire at St. Joseph Hospital Endocrinology in Nashua, New Hampshire, treat a wide array of conditions. Three common conditions treated are hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer.
Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Malignant thyroid nodules are present in approximately 6% of the population and can be primarily detected through Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA). Several of the board-certified providers at the Thyroid Center of New Hampshire in St. Joseph Hospital Endocrinology in Nashua, New Hampshire, have extensive experience performing Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration.