MPTC Doctor Search, Florida

I'm looking for a specialist in Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Cancer in the Naples-Ft. Myers, Florida, area. Or the closest specialist to this area. Is there someone who has had a really good experience who could make a recommendation?

Report post

5 replies. Join the discussion

Dr. Bryan McIver is at Moffett cancer center in Tampa. He is wonderful and one of the top Endo in the country. If you could see him, you won't be disappointed. He was at Mayo Rochester for about 15 yrs and was my Endo for 12 yrs before he moved to Florida.

Report post

Yes, I would seek out Dr. McIver at Moffitt, too. He is not in town, but is worth the drive.

Report post

Medina in Cleveland Clinic off 75 in Weston. About an hours drive maybe a little more? He is amazing. The hospital has been wonderful and very on top of technology. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display.aspx?DoctorID=1 6853

Report post

Thank you for your suggestions. I'll follow up on your advice.

Can anyone share experiences with long-term treatment of MPTC? Suggestions for care and treatment? I know that the medical advice I'll get will be very good, but I also am aware that there are a lot of people who can give good help and guidance based upon their own experiences. Thanks again.

Report post

Can you tell us more about your metastatic disease? Depending on the case, "TKI's" (tyrosine kinase inhibitors) have been used successfully in other cancers and are being "crossed over" for use in thyca. I don't know if this would be an appropriate treatment for you or not. External beam radiation is often used first, but again, I don't know your case. Besides, these are good questions for the new doctor. Wishing you all the best, especially with good doctors.

Report post

This discussion is closed to replies. We close all discussions after 90 days.

If there's something you'd like to discuss, click below to start a new discussion.

Things you can do

Support ThyCa

Help ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association reach its goals and support people like yourself by making a donation today.

Donate to  ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association

Discussion topics

Help and information from ThyCa

Community leaders