Dr Teresa Peña

Dr Teresa Peña

Thyroid Doctor

4.92
Dr. Peña has over 25 years of experience in primary care with a strong focus on functional medicine. Managing thyroid disease and other autoimmune issues has always been her personal passion

Focus on Root Cause

Functional Medicine

Holistic Approach

Schedule

About

Dr Teresa Peña

Terri Peña MD MBA IFMCP is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with over 25 years of clinical experience. Graduating medical school from the University of California, Davis, and residency from the University of California, San Francisco at Fresno, she has continued her professional development with an MBA in medical administration from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. She has also completed a master's level health coaching certificate from the University of Minnesota's Center of Spirituality and Healing.  

Dr. Terri has become one of a handful of physicians in the state of Minnesota who has been certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine, the premier educational and certifying body for functional medicine.


A Minnesota since 2000, Terri was born, raised, and trained in California. Before moving to the Twin Cities area, where she now lives with her husband and their Australian Cattle dog - Gabby, Terri spent four years in Abilene, Texas, where she served in the Air Force. Dr. Terri, her husband, and Gabby are like the three musketeers and look forward to their annual trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Why I am passionate about treating patients with hypothyroidism:

A "normal" TSH does not mean your thyroid functions optimally in your body's systems. Too often, patients have been dismissed and ignored when they have a "normal" lab check for thyroid issues when conventional medicine limits their evaluation to just a TSH. It takes a deep dive into the thyroid and all the things that could be affecting it, to get to an optimal state where a person is feeling energetic and focused.

My approach to treating hypothyroidism is:

First, do a deep dive into the current state of function, making sure there to see if there are antibodies (because they make a difference in how to manage hypothyroidism).

Then we optimized all the hormones involved but focused on the free T4 and free T3 since that is what the body uses for metabolism.

Q&A with

Dr Teresa Peña

Affiliations

Education

Master Business Administration, Medical Group Management, 2004
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis

Doctor of Medicine 6/1992
University of California, Davis

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry 6/1986
University of California, Davis

Professional Accomplishments

Certifications

American Academy of Family Practice

Institute of Functional Medicine

Schedule

Dr Teresa Peña

's Reviews

K
That was my first ever telemedicine visit and I have to say I was very happily surprised. The doctor was great too and spent 30 minutes with me, another first for me
M
Dr Terri was great! She is very kind and doesn�t make you feel rushed. She answered all of my questions. Happy to have found her!
F
Very happy with my visit with Dr Terri and the treatment plan. We decided to change thyriod meds and I can't wait to see the impact it will have on my overall health and symptoms
M
Love Paloma Health and that I could do everything from the comfort of my home. I love the mobile app as well!
V
Dr Terri was patient and a great listener. So glad I found her and Paloma Health
S
Very good 1st visit with Dr Terri, I have already scheduled a FU.
S
I have seen doctors for my hypothyroid condition for the past 20 years and finally I feel like I am in good hands. Grateful for Paloma Health!
thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism

Dr. Andrew Cunningham is board-certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He has over 12 years of experience caring for thyroid patients using an evidence-based approach. Dr. Cunningham graduated from the University of Louisville and completed his residency at UCSF Santa Rosa.

Learn More

Dr. Andrew Cunningham

Thyroid Doctor

IL, CO, AZ, TX, TN, NH, NV, ND, SD, PA, OH, IA, WA, SC, NM, OK, HI, AK, ID, MT, MO, UT, AL, NY

Holistic Approach

Integrative Medicine

Lifestyle Focus

Learn More

From an early age and fueled by her own personal struggles with metabolic health, Dr Marrero began her lifelong quest to integrate holistic and conventional therapies in optimizing health. She is passionate about metabolic health with particular emphasis on thyroid health and weight management

Learn More

Dr. Ailis Marrero

Thyroid Doctor

CA, VA, OH, CO, LA, AZ, NY, NJ, TX, FL

Weight Management

Symptom Alleviation

Medication Management

Learn More

Dr. Krantz is board-certified in both obstetrics/gynecology and integrative medicine. She has nearly 30 years of experience providing holistic, personalized care to her patients. Dr. Krantz went to medical school and completed her internship as well as her medical residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Learn More

Dr Heather Krantz

Thyroid Doctor

OR, FL, TX, NH, LA, NE, GA, IL, MO

Holistic Approach

Personalized approach

Lifestyle focus

Learn More

Dr. Goggin is a Board Certified Family Physician with extensive training in Functional Medicine and Complex Medical Illness. She helps clients dive deep to the root cause to balance hormonal systems

Learn More

Dr Linda Goggin

Thyroid Doctor

WA, GA, NE, WI, VA

Holistic Approach

Functional Medicine

Focus on Root Cause

Learn More

Dr. Omayra Quijano-Vega is board-certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She has over 16 years of experience caring for thyroid patients. Dr. Quijano-Vega graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed her Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism fellowship at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

Learn More

Dr. Omayra Quijano-Vega

Thyroid Doctor

TX, FL, IN, PA

Endocrinologist

Medication Management

Meet Dr Quijano (00:59)Learn More

Sarena Sloot, NP, influenced by her own experience with congenital hypothyroidism, is passionate about delivering optimized care and sharing her knowledge with her patients. Sarena is Paloma Health's Clinical Director

Learn More

Sarena Sloot, NP

AZ, WA, FL, OH

Integrative approach

Meds Management

Healthy lifestyle

Learn More

Rachel Botkin, NP is passionate about treating patients with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's by looking at the patient as a whole, to figure out the best course of action for them to treat their symptoms and improve their overall health.

Learn More

Rachel Botkin, NP

Thyroid Doctor

OR, NV, WA, CA, AZ, IL, TX

Holistic Approach

NDT medications

Lifestyle changes

Learn More

Nicole Morgan is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Living with Hashimoto's herself, she specializes in thyroid conditions, weight management, and food sensitivities. Nicole earned her Bachelor's degree in Dietetics at the University of Georgia and completed her rotational internship at Life University.

Learn More

Nicole Morgan

Thyroid Nutritionist

Weight Management

Food Sensitivities

Holistic Approach

Meet Nicole Morgan (00:32)

Dr. Sean Zager is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with 14 years of experience treating thyroid patients using conventional and alternative therapies. Dr. Zager completed his medical degree and Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School and his Family Medicine residency at UCSF.

Learn More

Dr. Sean Zager

Thyroid Doctor

MI, WI, CA, IL, MD, MN, TN

Personalized Approach

Integrative Medicine

Lifestyle Focus

Meet Dr Zager (01:04)

Dr. Peña has over 25 years of experience in primary care with a strong focus on functional medicine. Managing thyroid disease and other autoimmune issues has always been her personal passion

Learn More

Dr Teresa Peña

Thyroid Doctor

MN, TN, TX, NY, NJ

Focus on Root Cause

Functional Medicine

Holistic Approach

Dr. Yasmin Akhunji is board-certified in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes. She has 11 years of experience providing personalized care to thyroid patients. Dr. Akhunji completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Arizona and a fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas.

Learn More

Dr. Yasmin Akhunji

Thyroid Doctor

AZ, TN, GA, MD, IA, MI, UT, WA, AL, NE, CA, FL

Investigative Approach

Endocrinologist

Weight Management

Having Hashimoto's herself, Jesica is passionate about working with thyroid patients to help them achieve optimal health using using a holistic approach. Jessica Chrisman is a board-certified Family Nurse practitioner with 15 years of medical experience and 10 years of experience working with thyroid patients.

Learn More

Jessica Chrisman, NP

MA, CA, NY

Holistic Approach

Lifestyle Changes

Symptoms Alleviation

Kyra Kilmer, Nurse Practitioner, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with years of experience treating thyroid disorders.

Learn More

Kyra Kilmer, NP

Thyroid Doctor

CO, FL, AL, ID, MD, MA, NH, NM, OH, WA, NY, AZ

Holistic approach

NDT Medications

Lifestyle changes

Paloma doctors analyze over 100 data points and 20 thyroid medications to find the right one for you.

Meet the Paloma Doctors

thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism

Learn more about hypothyroidism

Is Paloma Right For Me?

Hypothyroidism is a long-term commitment and we’re committed to you. Schedule a free, no-obligation phone consultation with one of our intake specialists to find out more.

Schedule a call
thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism