Meet The Thyroid Pharmacist Team

 

IZABELLA WENTZ, PHARMD

Dr. Izabella WentzDr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is a pharmacist who has dedicated herself to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009. She is a leading expert in Hashimoto's, the author of the New York Times best-selling patient guide “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis” Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause” and a co-producer of the Hashimoto’s Institute, an educational outreach dedicated to optimizing the treatment of Hashimoto's.

She is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, a 2013 recipient of the Illinois Pharmacists Association Excellence in Innovation Award, and a New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Wentz has been trained in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Kalish Institute and has performed her own unpublished research with autoimmune thyroid patients. She is certified in Medication Therapy Management and Advanced Diabetes Care through the American Pharmacists Association. She is a co-founder of the Hashimoto's Institute and frequently lectures on the subject of Hashimoto's.

Dr. Izabella is truly passionate about helping people with Hashimoto's! She also loves small fluffy dogs, yoga, hiking, fashion and throwing out random witty sayings whenever she can get away with it.

Dr. Izabella Wentz offers the following consultations:

  • Thyroid Case Review: (review of history, 50-minute consult)
  • Follow-up: (50 minute consult)

    NOTE: Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting services are currently reserved for members of the Hashimoto's Self-Management ProgramAdditionally, Dr. Wentz only sees a limited number of clients and works best with health experts and C-suite level clients. For inquiries regarding consultations with Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, please contact program@thyroidpharmacist.com. 

    If you are not a member of the program, please complete the following waiting list form instead: Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting Waiting List

     

    DR. ANH NGUYEN, PHARMD



    DR. ANH NGUYENDr. Anh Nguyen, PharmD, BCACP is a board-certified pharmacist, certified health coach, avid foodie and functional medicine practitioner who helps people use food as medicine to reduce, and if appropriate, eliminate their medications. She also helps people who have been taking medications for a long-time deal with drug-induced nutrient deficiencies. She specializes in treating thyroid, cholesterol, and gut conditions naturally. She is also the host of the popular podcast, Food as Medicine with Dr. Anh where she interviews people who have healed themselves or their clients using food as medicine.

    Her approach to food and nutrition is practical, step-by-step, and tailored to the individual person's preferences to create healthy habits for life. She loves to travel and is obsessed with Korean dramas, corgis, and all things fluffy. Her mission is to help you lose weight, improve your bloodwork, and have more energy while eating food and doing things you love.

    Dr. Anh has received functional medicine training through the Functional Medicine University as well as the Hashimoto's Institute.

    Top Reasons to Consult with Dr. Anh:

    1. Optimizing nutrition
    2. Elimination diets and addressing food sensitivities 
    3. Healing the gut

    Dr. Anh is available for the following consultations:

    • Thyroid Case Review: (review of history, one hour consult): $295
    • Follow-up/Lab Review/Med Review: (30-minute consult, maximum 3 lab tests): $175

    Here's what clients are saying about Dr. Anh

    "I am so pleased, excited, hopeful and ecstatic to be working with Dr. Anh. Overtime I have been with many primary care doctors and two endocrinologists and all knew nothing of what I have learned through the Hacking Hashimoto's program. And as I 'step by stepped' through the program I came to a place where I just needed someone who knew more to help me know what to do next and how to move through even the process of elimination to reach the root cause.

    Dr. Anh is fabulous! I know I am in good hands for the first time in 20 years! It is wonderful to have someone with the knowledge to look at the whole being. And it is a bonus that she is so warm and sweet natured! 

    I am in deep gratitude."

    NOTE: Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting services are currently reserved for members of the Hashimoto's Self-Management Program. For inquiries regarding consultations with Dr. Anh Nguyen, PharmD, please contact program@thyroidpharmacist.com. 

    If you are not a member of the program, please complete the following waiting list form instead: Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting Waiting List

     

     CARTER BLACK, RPH

    Carter BlackCarter Black, RPH is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy with undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and continuing education on bio-identical hormone therapy through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a preceptor to pharmacy students and is a consultant by doctor referral for women and men's health, hormone, and thyroid issues. Carter Black has five years' experience as a professor of pharmacology at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Mr. Black has extensive training through the Institute of Functional Medicine, Hacking Hashimoto's, and the Hashimoto's Institute and is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

    Carter Black, R.Ph. has over 40 years of experience working with compounded medications and bio-identical hormones and is Dr. Izabella Wentz's go-to resource for compounded medications and hormones. He has been collaborating with Dr. Wentz since 2011.


    Top Reasons to Consult with Carter:

    1. Optimizing thyroid medications
    2. Optimizing hormones
    3. Optimizing adrenals

    Carter is available for the following consultations:

    • Thyroid Case Review (review of history, one hour consult): $295
    • Follow-up/Lab Review/Med Review: (30-minute consult, maximum 3 lab tests): $175
    Carter also provides the following consultations for healthcare professionals
    • Treatment Plan Review (30-minute consult, review, and recommendations): $175

    Here's what clients are saying about Carter

    "I had a great consultation with Dr. Black, he has renewed my faith in Dr.'s. What a kind and compassionate person he is!! I feel very lucky to have found him and have him helping me on the road to recovery."

    NOTE: Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting services are currently reserved for members of the Hashimoto's Self-Management Program. For inquiries regarding consultations with Carter Black, RPH, please contact program@thyroidpharmacist.com. 

    If you are not a member of the program, please complete the following waiting list form instead: Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting Waiting List

     

    STEPHANIE DUFOUR, CHNC

    Stephanie DufourStephanie Dufour, CHNC is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Counselor who enjoys coaching clients to achieve optimal results regarding their diet. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto's at the age of 12. After having children, she decided to pursue an education in nutrition to take charge of her own health. She is presently enrolled in the Holistic Nutrition course at NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition and, upon graduation, will receive designation as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

    Stephanie loves spending time with her family (husband, two boys and two Chihuahuas). She also likes being creative, doing scrapbooking and crafts with her children, as well as researching anything and everything regarding nutrition and diet.

    Currently, Stephanie provides clients with nutritional & lifestyle coaching. She also assists the Thyroid Pharmacist team with their intake forms, lab orders, and follow up protocols. You will see Stephanie pop into the "virtual rooms" to make sure everything is running smoothly and that labs were received.

     
    Stephanie is available for the following consultations:

    Health Coaching - Package of two, thirty-minute sessions: $150

    Please Note:

    • Your second session must be used within 6 weeks of your initial appointment. Stephanie will provide a code to schedule your second session, at the time of your first appointment.
    • Up to 15 minutes of email support between sessions is included. Any additional support will be billed at $150/hr.

      NOTE: Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting services are currently reserved for members of the Hashimoto's Self-Management Program. For inquiries regarding consultations with Stephanie Dufour, CHNC, please contact program@thyroidpharmacist.com. 

      If you are not a member of the program, please complete the following waiting list form instead: Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting Waiting List

       

      CONSULTATION POLICY

       

      CONFIDENTIALITY

      Consultant pharmacists adhere to licensing regulations and ethics regarding client confidentiality and will not share personal identifiable health care information about our work without your written permission.

      SCOPE OF PRACTICE

      Consultant pharmacists will work within the scope of their licensing to provide wellness coaching on; medication management, lifestyle changes, nutrition, supplement recommendation, lab testing, and lab interpretation. Consultant pharmacists do not provide diagnostic services and do not prescribe or dispense medications. Furthermore, psychotherapy and trauma based therapy is outside of the scope of services provided by consultant pharmacists.

      SCOPE OF SERVICES

      Thyroid Pharmacist Consulting services are not indented for acute or life threatening situations. Consulting services do not replace the advice of a licensed physician, and all clients should be working with a primary care physician. If you are in need of urgent medical care, please go to your local emergency room, urgent care or call 911.