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of Functional Medicine, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Kalish Institute and has performed her own unpublished research with autoimmune thyroid patients.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

     

     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 Dufour

    Stephanie Dufour, RHNP, CHC is a Registered Holistic Nutritional Practitioner (Holistic Nutritionist), Certified Health Coach, and Certified AIP Coach. Stephanie enjoys coaching clients to achieve optimal results regarding their diet and overall immune balance. She is a graduate of the NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition and has completed the Autoimmune Wellness AIP Certified Coach Program. She is also obtaining her designation as a Sports & Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She is equipped to coach individuals in adopting an Autoimmune Paleo diet, provide the science behind why an individual can benefit from this diet, as well as which foods will aid in the healing process.

    Stephanie was diagnosed with Hashimoto's at the age of 12, and after having children, decided to pursue an education in nutrition to take charge of her own health. From then, she noticed an interest in the people around her and decided to pursue this career change to help others. She loves spending time with her family (husband, two boys and two Chihuahuas). She also enjoys hot yoga, crossfit, and doing crafts with her children. You can find her researching anything and everything regarding nutrition and diet in her spare time.

    Currently, Stephanie provides clients with nutritional & lifestyle coaching. She does not provide guidance on lab results at this time.

    Stephanie is available for the following consultations:

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

    • 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.