Thyroid Disease in Fairlawn, OH

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What Is Thyroid Disease?

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ found in the front of your neck that releases hormones that help to regulate numerous functions of your body, including your metabolism, body temperature, and mood. Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid fails to produce enough hormones (hypothyroidism) or releases too many (hyperthyroidism), resulting in a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. If left untreated, thyroid disease can cause several complications, such as infertility and heart problems. At Monarch Ideal Care, board-certified family physician Dr. Leslee McElrath specializes in hormone health and can treat thyroid disease in individuals throughout Fairlawn, OH. To schedule a consultation, we encourage you to call our office today.

How Is Thyroid Disease Treated?

At our Fairlawn, OH office, we treat thyroid disease with BioTE® pellet therapy, which is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that involves the placement of tiny pellets underneath your skin. These tiny pellets contain hormones identical to your natural ones so you can get the proper amount your thyroid needs. During your first consultation, Dr. McElrath will listen to your symptoms and concerns, review your medical history, and gently touch your neck to see if your thyroid has become enlarged or feels abnormal. She will also perform a blood test to check your thyroid-stimulation hormone (TSH) and thyroxine, which can detect if you have imbalanced hormones in your thyroid. After diagnosing you, she will craft a personalized treatment plan for BioTE pellet therapy.

I have been seeing Dr. Leslee as a patient for a few months now. She’s great, she listens to my concerns with a professional, but relaxed approach. I will continue to refer patients to her because her bedside manner and knowledge set her apart.

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Dr. McElrath is the epitome of a patient focused physician. She always makes me feel heard and extremely comfortable no matter why I'm in the office. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new physician.

B.G. Google

Dr McElrath has set the standard all Doctors should strive in patient care. Bedside manner and benevolence in her astute care of myself and wife has been above the board. Patience and LISTENING are the first I recognized in her presence. Extremely knowledgeable in down to earth way. And she handled me being silly quite excellently. 🙃 Dr McElrath we are so grateful. Humbly Gallaghers

D.*. Google

I will definitely be returning, I had a pleasant experience staff are friendly and informative, the hormones really gave me the boost that I needed, I would like to see more advertisements about hormone replacement therapy so that woman can start having conversations about hormones and age related changes without feeling embarrassed.

L.T. Google

I love this practice! As an introvert, I appreciate the small office setting without a waiting room filled with other patients; it makes going to the doctor feel more personal because there aren't a bunch of people waiting ahead of you and the doctor isn't stressed out because of being behind on appointments or anything like that. Dr. McElrath is a great doctor and genuinely seems to care about her patients' needs and wellbeings; she's also very laidback, and it's really easy to talk to her about things. She always has great recommendations for products that can improve your health (like vitamins/supplements, foods, and even safer cleaning products) --- she is NOT the kind of doctor who will just push all sorts of medication onto you, which is greatly appreciated. Scheduling is super easy, as it is all online. You can schedule up to 3 weeks out, I believe. This practice does offer times later in the evening for those who work during the day, but available times depend on whether you are a subscription patient or a Medicaid patient. Online, you can also access your patient portal and update certain parts of your profile to keep your doctor in-the-know about your general wellbeing outside of appointments. You can view lab results, documents, questionnaires, and all kinds of other helpful info. It's pretty neat! I am 100% supportive of this doctor's office and truly believe in its ability to help and benefit its patients. If you hate crowded waiting rooms and want a more personalized experience and a doctor who cares (and incorporates online technology into their practice), this is the place for you!

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Enhance Your Total Well-Being

If you are experiencing symptoms, like heightened sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures and fatigue, you may be dealing with thyroid disease. At Monarch Ideal Care, Dr. McElrath will work with you to create a custom treatment plan for BioTE pellet therapy to help get your thyroid hormone levels back to where they need to be. Reach out to our office in Fairlawn, OH to schedule a visit now.

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How does your body feel when you have thyroid disease?

There can be a number of conditions felt as an effect of thyroid disease. However, some of the most common include depression, weight gain, and lack of energy.

What type of lifestyle tends to cause thyroid disease?

In many cases, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of a failing thyroid. If you are at risk of thyroid disease, it could be helpful to add some exercise and activity to your daily routine.

What are some of the early warning signs of thyroid disease?

There can be a wide variety of warning signs of thyroid disease. Some of the most common include mood swings, tiredness, anxiety, sudden weight loss or weight gain, and sleep disturbances.

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