Dr. Omayra Quijano-Vega

Dr. Omayra Quijano-Vega

Thyroid Doctor

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Dr. Quijano-Vega has over 16 years of experience treating patients with thyroid disease and other endocrine conditions. She received her training in both internal medicine and endocrinology. ‍

Endocrinologist

Medication Management

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About

Dr. Omayra Quijano-Vega

Dr. Quijano-Vega has over 16 years of experience treating patients with thyroid disease and other endocrine conditions. She received her training in both internal medicine and endocrinology.


She completed her sub-specialty fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.


What makes you passionate about treating patients with hypothyroidism: 

I enjoy explaining how hypothyroidism affects the patient's body and systems.  I also like teaching educating patients about their thyroid hormone replacement therapy, the specific instructions on taking it so it can help them feel significantly better. 


My approach to treating hypothyroid patients is:

I ask about the patient’s full medical history and their family history to guide me in understanding the etiology of their thyroid problem. Based on that, I develop a treatment plan with the patient. I usually start with LT-4 therapy (Levothyroxine) and depending on what the patient’s symptoms and laboratories indicate, I may prescribe a combination of T4 and T3 therapy, adjusting each component individually to better help the patient and for other patients, explore different treatment options.


How to you think about integrating nutrition with your care:

I speak to the patient about their dietary intake and what types of food they enjoy most. I believe that patients with thyroid disease, especially if they are struggling with weight, would benefit by seeing a nutritionist to go over their diet and foods that can impact their thyroid function. I always stress the importance of taking their thyroid medication with water and to avoid taking it with other medications and supplements, which affect the absorption of their thyroid medication.


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Affiliations

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
  • Baystate Medical Associates, Endocrinology Fellowship
  • Baystate Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency
  • University District Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Bachelor of Science

Professional Accomplishments

Certifications

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Board Certified, 2015-2025
  • Internal Medicine Board Certified, 2004-2014
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Dr. Omayra Quijano-Vega

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Very thorough analysis and she answered all my questions above and beyond! Highly recommend
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Dr Quijano asked about my history and reviewed my labs thoroughly. I was very satisfied that she even took the tome to suggest I reach out to my PA over some general labs that had not been red-flagged as I thought they should have been. Just getting some confirmation from a Dr that something isn’t right, gives one the confidence to move forward. Much better to be able to say a doctor said this could be a concern rather than my Google search indicated this was a concern. She is getting me back on track after Covid interferes with a regime I had started (without delays I’ve encountered due to scheduling at my local endo) and I’m looking forward to feeling myself again. I can’t thank her enough.
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Dr. Vega was very thorough and spent extra time going over every aspect of my lab results from Paloma, as well as those from my PCP. I value very much, the fact that she is concerned about me as a person, and my needs and goals for my own personal health. I am so happy that my visit was with this exceptional physician!
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Very thorough and answered all of my questions.
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Thorough, knowledgeable, very helpful in explaining my condition and helping me understand my own medical history.
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Dr was exactly what I was hoping for. She was extremely attentive, informative and thorough. She took the time needed for a first visit and I really appreciate it!
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She is so very concerned about your health very professional and friendly!! Loved her
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