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Endocrinologists on Average Earn Almost $200,000 a Year

Thu, 29 May 2014 12:52:49 +00002014-05-29T12:52:49Z

(image) Medscape has published the results of a 2013 compensation survey of endocrinologists. The full slide show can be viewed online, but here is a summary of the key findings.
  • The median income of endocrinologists rose in 2012, to a median level of $178,000.
  • Interestingly, endocrinologists earn less than many other specialists. (The highest earning specialties? Orthopedics, cardiology, and radiology.)
  • About 9% of endocrinologists earn $300,000 or more
  • About 17% of endocrinologists earn $100,000 or less.
  • There is a disparity between the income earned by male and female endocrinologists. Typical median income for men is $183,000 and for women, $172,000.
  • More than half the endocrinologists surveyed (58%) did not feel they were "fairly compensated." (This may be in party why we are suffering a severe shortage of endocrinologists.)
  • Nearly one in three endocrinologists have said that they will drop insurance programs that "pay poorly" or who are "creating the most denials and problems."
  • Some 35% of endocrinologists spend 30-40 hours per week seeing patients.
    • 23% - Less than 30 hours
    • 17% - 41- to 45-hours
    • 10% - 46-50 hours
    • 5% - 51-55 hours
    • 7% - 56+ hours a week
  • Almost a third of endocrinologists see from 50-75 patients per week.
    • 19% see 25-49 patients per week.
    • 18% see 76-99 patients per week
    • 13% see 100-124 patients per week
  • The typical patient visit was 13-16 minutes -- reported by 27% of endocrinologists
    • 1% - less than 9 minutes
    • 10% - 9-12 minutes
    • 23% - 17-20 minutes
    • 16% - 21-24 minutes
    • 23% - 25 minutes or more
Source: Medscape Slide Show

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Why Is It So Difficult To See an Endocrinologist?

Thu, 29 May 2014 12:48:03 +00002014-05-29T12:48:03Z

(image) We are facing an unprecedented shortage of endocrinologists, a situation that is actually getting worse in recent years, as endocrinologists retire, and not enough new physicians take their place. Find ...

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Is Thyroid Diagnosis and Treatment Sexist?

Mon, 19 May 2014 14:27:22 +00002014-05-19T14:27:22Z

(image) I think it is.

After two decades as a thyroid patient advocate, it's become evident to me that sexism is unfortunately far too common in the thyroid world. It's all over the place -- in doctor's offices, in journal articles, and on social media. It's an effort to degrade, demean, dehumanize, and otherwise dismiss women with thyroid disease. And patients pay the price with the reduced quality of life that comes with inferior medical care.

Learn more about the sexism we are facing as women with thyroid disease.

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Stop Making These 9 Thyroid Mistakes

Mon, 12 May 2014 14:06:56 +00002014-05-12T14:06:56Z

(image) For most thyroid patients, having thyroid disease is a lifetime, chronic health condition that can often be challenging. As patients, we do our best to be informed, and take actions ...

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The Thyroid Myths Continue: Huffington Post Article Perpetuates Common Misinformation About Hypothyroidism

Mon, 05 May 2014 11:10:19 +00002014-05-05T11:10:19Z

(image) In a May 1, 2014 article in the Huffington Post, Richard S. Haber, MD, a New York based endocrinologist from Mount Sinai, perpetuates a number of common misconceptions and ...

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Is Thyroid Disease Really So "Easy to Diagnose, Easy to Treat?"

Mon, 05 May 2014 11:04:12 +00002014-05-05T11:04:12Z

(image) The medical establishment does a disservice to thyroid patients. By seriously downplaying the complexities of thyroid disease diagnosis and treatment, and the difficulties many patients encounter in living with the ...

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Study Shows Adding T3 is Superior to Levothyroxine for Treating Underactive Thyroid

Mon, 05 May 2014 11:02:01 +00002014-05-05T11:02:01Z

(image) A groundbreaking study, first reported on in the European Journal of Endocrinology, looked at the controversial issue of treatment with synthetic T3 as a supplement to T4-only (levothyroxine) therapy for ...

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20 Signs That You're a Thyroid Patient

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:45:26 +00002014-04-28T11:45:26Z

(image) Do you know what TPO, TSH and MTHFR mean? Can you calculate the mid-point or 75th percentile of normal on a blood test range? Gone gluten-free? Over time, there seem ...

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Are You a Thyroid Geek?

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:43:34 +00002014-04-28T11:43:34Z

(image) I read back issues of the journal Thyroid...for fun! I get Google Alerts on about 30 different thyroid-related terms. I own my own copy of the popular thyroid reference book, Werner & Ingbar's The Thyroid...

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Travel Tips for Thyroid Patients

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:43:29 +00002014-04-21T15:43:29Z

(image) Are you traveling this spring? Spring break? Vacationing? Business trips? Jumping on a plane? Taking a cruise? Road-tripping? No matter how or why you're traveling, there are some important things ...

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