Dr. Sean Zager

Dr. Sean Zager

Thyroid Doctor

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When it comes to caring for people with hypothyroidism, Dr. Zager has found it helpful to draw from both conventional and evidence-based alternative methods of diagnosis and treatment.

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About

Dr. Sean Zager

Dr. Zager is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, where he also completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine.  His residency training is in family medicine through UCSF/Sutter Health in Santa Rosa, California.  Dr. Zager is a board certified family physician with a passion for holistic approaches to patient care.  

When it comes to caring for people with hypothyroidism, Dr. Zager has found it helpful to draw from both conventional and evidence-based alternative methods of diagnosis and treatment.  Hypothyroid care is certainly not a ""one-size-fits-all"" operation.  Effective approaches come from an understanding of each person's narrative, with reference to lifestyle and individual goals.  Dr. Zager also often thinks of thyroid management in relation to adrenal, immune and gastrointestinal health.

In his free time, Dr. Zager likes to run with his son in the stroller, hang out with friends and listen to music, and strum on his ukulele.


What makes you passionate about treating patients with hypothyroidism: 

It is rewarding to work with patients who finally feel "seen" in their hypothyroid care.   To witness improvement in the health of my patients, by virtue of a more integrative and personalized treatment approach, is why I do this work.  I enjoy helping hypothyroid patients feel empowered, with a clear understanding of the various diagnostic and therapeutic options available for better thyroid health.  As thyroid function is brought into balance, it is a wonderful thing to watch symptoms fade and patients reclaim a capacity to move forward in their lives.


My approach to treating patients with hypothyroidism is:

My approach to treating patients with hypothyroidism is highly individualized and informed by trends in both symptoms and lab results.  My patients and I discuss prescription treatment options alongside natural/botanical therapies and lifestyle considerations for thyroid support.  We frequently talk through the pillars of health -- nutrition, exercise, stress management and sleep hygiene.  Finally, as our thyroid glands live in a (fantastically complex) body and not a vacuum, my patients and I often look at potential contributions to thyroid dysfunction from other glands (e.g., adrenal) and systems (e.g., GI) in the body.

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Dr. Zager is very knowledgeable and super chill. Great bedside manner and his staff is great as well.
February 28, 2021
D
Great doctor and great staff! Everyone is very nice and helpful.
February 28, 2021
E
Very good, caring and very patient with my questions and how to treat my condition
February 20, 2021
L
Easy to talk to, very helpful and knowledgeable. Has a very calm demeanor.
February 16, 2021
J
Dr Zager is professional and extremely helpful. Always feel confident we are in best care possible
February 6, 2021
M
Very nice man, felt comfortable speaking with him and assessed my situation right away.
February 3, 2021
K
Dr. Zager was so nice and understanding and made me feel right at ease. I'm grateful I saw him!
January 30, 2021
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