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Dr. Susan Wingo

Endocrinology
Amarillo, TX
35 years experience female

Locations

Office

Amarillo, TX

Address

Amarillo Dignostic Clinic, 6700 W. 9th Avenue, Amarillo, TX
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

About

Bio

I'm an Endocrinologist at a busy Multi-Specialty Clinic in Amarillo TX. We can do most diagnostic procedures right here, so patients don't have to go all over town for their tests. Hobbies include geocaching, reading, swimming, online activities, and cheering for the Oklahoma Sooners.

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Endocrinology

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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Hair Loss: Testosterone can cause hair loss. This is why men go bald and women generally do not. Any physical stress, including rapid changes in hormone levels... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Maybe: 0.6 mcg/dl would normally be very low for an 8AM Cortisol. The normal range for Cortisol shortly after waking up is around 7-20 (varies some from one ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Lab Tests: Everyone has calcium in the blood, so I'm going to guess that you are concerned about too much calcium in the blood (Hypercalcemia). The only way to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Ignore: Plantar fasciitis is usually worst for the first few steps you take after sitting a while.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Get Tested!: A fasting blood sugar is the most common screening test for diabetes. If further tests show that you have diabetes, your doctor can help decide the b... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Do you have diabetes: You don't mention if you have diabetes or not. If you do, there may be a problem with your medication causing blood sugar swings. See your doctor to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Many possible: Weight loss (some people can gain weight), feeling hot, more frequent, looser bowel movements, heart pounding or racing, shakiness, jitters, poor slee... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
See your doctor: Hyperthyroidism can cause a wide range of symptoms, or be present with no symptoms at all. Common symptoms include feeling hot, tiring easily, feeling... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Ignore: Do use heel lifts to reduce pain.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Different Glands: "Para" means next to. Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
90 is great!: Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabet... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Different meds: Metformin has been out 20+ years, and works by reducing the amount of sugar made by the liver. Farxiga has been out for ~ 1 year, and causing the kidn... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Faster breakdown: Dilantin, like many anti-seizure meds, can speed up certain enzymes in the liver that metabolize, or break down thyroid hormone into inactive chemical... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Not too serious: Some people with pre-diabetes will develop diabetes within a year or two; others may never develop it (even those starting much younger than 80!) it'... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Sometimes: While humans lack the enzyme necessary to split the double sugar moleculae, lactulose, into two single sugars, sometimes, their gut bacteria have this... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
How: How much do I need? Is a supplement right for me? How can i safely get some sun exposure?
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Too Much Hair: Hirsutism is a condition in which a person has too much body hair. Normal hair amounts vary considerably from one person to another, so the best peopl... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
No: Eyebrow loss, particularly the lateral, or outer part of the eyebrows, is sometimes associated with hypothyroidism. It is believed to be due to the u... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Several: Getting 7-9 hours sleep at night, making sure you drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet emphasizing fresh fruits and vegetables, and regular exer... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Fatty Liver?: Many people with diabetes or pre-diabetes have high liver proteins (ast & alt) due to metabolic problems resulting in fat being deposited in the liver... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Urethritis: Sounds like sexual activities caused bacteria from the colon that often grows in the perineal area to enter the urethra, where it can cause pain, burn... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Probably not: Your multi-nodular goiter has probably evolved from euthyroid to hyperthyroid (or toxic). Thyroid hormone from tablets could take 6- weeks or so to c... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Thyroid Nodules: About 5% of thyroid nodules are cancers. Your doctor should carefully review the ultrasound (not just the report) and decide whether or not your nodu... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Yes: The testes do two main things - make testosterone & make sperm. Outside testosterone shuts off pituitary hormones that stimulate both functions, so s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Many causes: High prolactin levels can cause loss of regular periods and milky breast discharge in women, or low testosterone levels in men. The most common cause ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
100-125 Fasting: Fasting blood sugar (FBS) 99 or lower is considerred normal. Fbs 100-125 is considered pre-diabetic. Fbs 126 or higher on two occasions indicates th... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Don't gain weight: Weight loss doesn't cause stretch marks; weight gain does. That being said, stretch marks may become more noticeable after weight loss when the skin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Shooting Pains: If these pains are just in front of the heel, and worst with the first few steps after sitting for a while, it may be plantar fasciitis. Heel lifts a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Thyroid hormone: Thyroid hormone (t3 (liothyronine) and t4) enters the nucleus of cells & changes how often certain genes are used as a template to make proteins. Ver... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
It's hard to know : Your bmi is low. I think a lot depends upon why your bmi is low. If many family members have low bmi and they are long-lived, there is probably little... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Stress: Lack of sleep is stressful to the body. When your body is stressed, your adrenal glands make more cortisol which shifts your metabolism into low gear... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Thyroid Lesions: Both are areas within the thyroid that look different from surrounding thyroid tissue on ultrasound. Nodules can reflect more sound waves, appear brig... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Possibly: Both too little and too much thyroid hormone can cause high blood pressure. Hypothyroidism is usually associate w/ high diastolic (bottom number) pre... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Call your doctor: Likely he has samples of long-acting Insulin pens (levemir (insulin detemir) or lantus) that he can give her to take daily until new pump arrives. He... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor whether or not you need to fast before getting labs drawn.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
BMI 22.8 is normal: Your bmi is 22.8. 19-25 is considered normal, so you are right in the middle. Bmi does not differentiate between different kinds of tissue, though, ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Growth Factor: Testosterone stimulates growth and multiplication of prostate cells - both normal and cancerous ones. So if any cells survive the brachytherapy, they... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Yes and no.: Sorry for lack of straight answer, but not a straightforward question. Compared to fructose and sucrose sweetened foods, Stevia will have less effect... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Good snack choices: Proteins will satisfy hunger but not elevate the blood sugar in between meals. Some protein choices include nuts, cheese, plain yogurt (minus the fru... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Pre-diabetes: Impaired faisting glucose is used to describe fasting glucose btw 100 and 125. Your Insulin level is also quite high suggesting that your body does n... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
PostPrandialSyndrome: Post-prandial syndrome is the preferred name for a cluster of symptoms occuring after meals that in the past has been called reactive hypoglycemia. W... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
It's possible: Some blood pressure medicines have a "rebound" effect if stopped suddenly. "rebound" means that your blood pressure may be higher after stopping thes... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Not a good idea: Risperdal and Clozapine decrease Dopamine levels in the brain. Bromocriptine lowers prolactin by increasing Dopamine levels in the brain. While this... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
See your doctor: Numbness could be due to low calcium and chill feeling could be low thyroid. Both low calcium and low thyroid can occur after thyroid or parathyroid s... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat frui... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Opposites: Hypo means low; hyper means high. So hypothyroidism refers to low thyroid hormones levels from an underactive thyroid gland; hyperthyroidism refers t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
TSI Nl = 100%: Tsi or thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin is usually reported in terms of % of average. Levels up to 130% are considered normal. The preferred antibod... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Yoga: Some eastern religions do incorporate both yoga and vegetarian diet in their practice, but unless you are following that religion, you can do yoga wit... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Learned Association: You can learn to calm yourself with many different types of objects. Don't limit yourself to visual stimuli; you can use sounds, especially music, sc... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Not always: Tsh and hcg, the pregnancy hormone, have very similar structures, and some biologic cross-reactivity. The high levels of HCG in pregnancy can provide ... Read More
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Jul 13, 2013
Dr. Wingo has a very careful and thoughtful approach to patients with endocrine problems. As a neurosurgeon, I am particularly appreciative for her answers to questions related to the pituitary/pitui...Read More
Apr 7, 2013
Dr Wingo provides an excellent public service on HealthTap. She is clearly extremely knowledgable about Internal Medicine. She provides information that is clear, understandable & spot on. I recommend...Read More
Nov 4, 2012
I really enjoy Dr. Wingo's answers. They are patient explanations of complicated issues, and I learn a lot from her!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, you have been very helpful. I could not answer the other doctor back but his answer was for someone else. Thank you again.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I just wanna ask how to control my hyperthyroidsm.i am now on PTU medication and sometimes I forgot to take my meds that's why maybe it is not control
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My husband and daughter think I am crazy because I stopped driving ! I am hypothyroid and knew that I just didn't feel quite "right" driving anymore.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Knoll Award for Excellence in Thyroid Research, 1998
Top Doctor, First Place, Amarillo, TX - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Amarillo, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

The Endocrine Society
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American College of Physicians
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