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Dr. Alan Feldman

Endocrinology
Jupiter, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Jupiter, FL

Address

4600 Military Trail, Suite 203, Jupiter, FL
Directions

South Florida Endocrine Center

Jupiter, FL

About

Bio

I was previously in practice in Princeton, NJ for 27 years, currently in practice in Southen Florida over the past year.

Specialties
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Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.1K Answers
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Possibly: If you truly do not have graves disease or thyroiditis, you most likely have a toxic nodule or toxic multinodular goiter. In this condition, there ar... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Not rare: It is not unusual to see high tpo antibodies (typically associated with hashimoto's) in people with graves disease. However, it does not change the t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
See a doctor: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is an extremely rare disorder. Most people who think they have low sugar have symptoms like shakiness, anxiety, lighth... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Correct: Synthroid (thyroxine) is one of the most common brands of thyroid hormone, and would be the correct medication for someone who is hypothyroid.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Why?: I am not sure where Insulin is involved in your question. Insulin decreases sugars. Your body naturally regulates your blood sugar level. There is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Diet and exercise: The best way is to eat less and exercise more. There is no quick fix for weight problems. You can waste your money on otc supplements that claim to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Unknown: Many people who develop diabetes as a result of pancreatitis require Insulin for treatment. This is because the beta cells that make Insulin are loca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Not likely: You have a mildly elevated tsh, which is consistent with mild hypothyroidism. However, you should also have a free T4 level done to see how abnormal ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Peri-menopause: Most women gain 10-20 lbs when going through menopause. There is a natural slowing of the metabolism that cannot be reversed despite taking hormones.... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Do not stop meds: Hypothyroidism is typically caused by the permanent loss of thyroid function. An elevated TSH implies a low thyroid level. Both 12 and 6.442 are ele... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Yes: Autoimmune thyroid disease can manifest as an enlarged thyroid, abnormal thyroid antibodies on lab testing, sometimes nodular thyroid, and yet thyroid... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
It depends: Antithyroglobulin antibody is not a thyroid hormone test. It tells you nothing about the function of your thyroid. It can indicate that you have aut... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Yes: Having diabetes (high blood sugar) is a risk factor for cardiovascular events such as strokes and heart attacks. A stroke can cause paralysis. High ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Treated not cured: The most common cause for hypothyroidism in the us is autoimmune related. For most people, it is a permanent loss of thyroid function. It is easily ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
None usually: The most common thyroid cancers such as papillary and follicular are treated with surgery followed by radioactive iodine. There are no chemotherapy a... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Trigger finger: It sounds like you have "trigger finger". This is an inflammation that leads to scaring of the sheath that surrounds the tendons of the fingers. Alt... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Possibly: Many patients with pcos have a problem called Insulin resistance. Insulin resistance also is the underlying problem for most people with type 2 diabe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Many possibilities: I dont know of a way to put all of those things together into 1 disorder. A high TSH implies that the thyroid level is low, but this needs to be chec... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Need lab test: Fingerstick sugars done with glucose monitors are meant to be used by diabetics to monitor their blood sugars. They should not be used to diagnose di... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
No: Blood tests are the most accurate way to test for underactive thyroid. Other testing such as basal metabolic rates, saliva or urine testing, or hair ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Subclinical hyperthy: A low TSH with a normal T4 and no symptoms is usually subclinical hyperthyroidism. She may have a multinodular goiter that is autonomously functionin... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
No treatment: We get concerned if prolactin levels are high when not pregnant. Prolactin is a pituitary hormone that promotes breast milk development during pregna... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Take thyroid hormone: Low thyroid is common. Thyroid hormone affects every part of your body. If your level is truly low, it should be treated by taking thyroid hormone. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Check with surgeon: The most likely cause is some temporary inflammation of the tissues under the incision. A hematoma (blood clot) or fluid collection is also possible.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Not common: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves disease, an autoimmune disorder that stimulates the thyroid to be overactive. Another autoimmune th... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Not normal: I am not sure exactly what you are describing. There is a condition called lipodystrophy where there is loss of fat tissue either in small areas or m... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Not likely: If you are having problems related to the size of your thyroid, such as choking symptoms, trouble swallowing or breathing, then thyroidectomy might he... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Depends on preferenc: Most of the major manufacturers of Insulin pumps make reliable pumps with good customer support. The major difference is whether you want a pump that ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Verify diagnosis: Low cortisol production (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder (though commonly diagnosed by alternative physicians). You should see an endocrinol... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Can still get fever: As long as your thyroid levels are in the normal range, you can still get a fever with a significant infection. For many people a temperature of 96.6... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
You have diabetes: If you were not previously aware of it, you currently have uncontrolled diabetes. If you are overweight, you need to lose weight through a low carboh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
It depends: Toxins generally refer to poisons and are bad for you. However, there are many otc supplements that claim to rid the body of various "toxins", promot... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Depends: It depends on what the nurse is referring to. She may be referring to a TSH level being high, in which case your thyroid level may be low (hypothyroi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Blocks thyroid: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is an antithyroid drug that blocks the formation of thyroid hormone by the thyroid. While on the medication, thyroid levels wi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Which nerve?: Rarely, a goiter can affect the recurrent laryngeal nerve that goes to the voice box, and cause hoarseness.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Uncontrolled diabete: A blood sugar that high signifies uncontrolled diabetes, and requires immediate treatment. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
No: I have never heard of this occurring.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
not helpful: Although drinking wheatgrass juice will likely not interfere with your thyroid medication, you should have it seperate from when you take the thyroid ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Exercise in afternoo: Sometimes exercising in the morning can raise sugars in diabetics because of an increase in hormones in the morning that raise sugars. Exercising in ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Depends on dose: If you accidentally take a few doses of thyroid hormone, nothing is likely to happen. If you take high doses for a prolonged time you will become hyp... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Possibly: You don't mention what kind of thyroid medicine (treating underactive or overactive thyroid). If you had been on thyroid hormone and stopped it, and ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Need TSH level: You don't mention the units for the t3 (liothyronine) level. If it is a free t3 (liothyronine) with units of pmol/l, then 5.1 would be normal. The b... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Hashimoto's: The most common cause for hyothyroidism in your age group is hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation of t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Hypothyroid: You likely have hashimoto's thyroiditis as the cause of your low thyroid. I assume the antibody you are referring to is tpo antibody. This is simply... Read More
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Depends: It sounds like you are having rai now because you didn't do it initially, rather than having it to treat recurrent disease. It is reasonable to do th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Not much: Any lab can have a temporary problems doing any test accurately. That is why an abnormal level should always be repeated to verify it. There are tem... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
depends: Lh levels vary during the menstrual cycle. If it was done mid cycle, it would be high associated with ovulation. If your periods are regular, you sh... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
months to years: Osteoporosis takes years to develop, but heart problems such as atrial fibrillation can develop rapidly with hyperthyroidism. Also, muscle weakness, ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
hyperthyroidism: The low TSH indicates that your thyroid levels are high for you, despite the normal ft4 and ft3 levels. If you had no symptoms we would call this sub... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Possibly but unlikel: Nodules of the thyroid can cause hoarseness by affecting the recurrent laryngeal nerve that is near the thyroid. An ENT would be able to see that one... Read More

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Aug 2, 2014
Great doc! Wonderful answers. Thank you!
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May 4, 2014
hello doctor i using, sustanon,testosterone depo and deca durabolin , every week deca+testo after 3 days only sustanon. i use for 2 week. and now i want stop is dangerous somthing can you help me wha...Read More
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Nov 19, 2013
Dr. Feldman, Many thanks for your advise. I shall continue taking the Ecosprin AV 75. Thanks again. I shall recommend you to some of my friends Regards, Lalita (Mrs)
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! thanks but she has low level of TSH less than 0.05 and Free T4 and Free T3 with in normal, range 5 years ago still now also TG ,antiTG-ve
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I'm 17 years old, I have this around my neck, inner thighs and armpits. I feel like this holds me back from doing so many activities :(
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am not on thyroid meds. Having thyroid symptoms and when I uped my mg of estrogen it stopped the thyroid symptoms I was having. post menop

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Kaiser Foundation Hospital- San Francisco

Awards

Top Endocrinologist, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Top Endocrinologist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Endocrinologist, First Place, Florida - Summer
2014
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