Richard Shames M.D.

Richard Shames M.D. is the founder of

Dr. Shames graduated Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, did research at the National Institutes of Health with Nobel Prize winner Marshall Nirenberg, and has been in private practice for twenty five years.

He is the founder of and author of Thyroid Mind Power which pinpoints the connection between thyroid imbalance and conditions such as depression, anxiety, memory loss, sleep disturbance, and cravings or addictions. 

Dr. Shames offers in office and telephone appointments to assist patients in balancing their thyroid and addressing thyroid problems.

You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Shames via his website. Note the tab at the top for in-office and telephone appointments.

In addition to his medical office work, Richard Shames M.D. has been a member of the Clinical Faculty of the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, a founding member of the American Holistic Medical Association, a participant in the Carl Menninger Foundation, and a member of Who’s Who in California as well as nationally.

He has served as Adjunct Faculty at Florida Atlantic University. 

Dr. Richard Shames has published a number of health-related books and is a popular speaker and local media personality. Dr Shames has also created his own audio and video tape series.

He is also well known for his prominence and pioneering work in the holistic field. His newest book is “Thyroid Mind Power.”

Dr. Richard Shames provides Thyroid Coaching Sessions. Sessions are available by telephone, or in the Northern California office. 

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The book Thyroid Mind Power pinpoints the connection between thyroid imbalance and conditions such as depression, anxiety, memory loss, sleep disturbance, and cravings or addictions. 

It offers simple proven remedies, both prescription and natural. This program shows readers how to uncover a thyroid cause for any mental symptoms you may be experiencing, using the superior home testing technology. 


Richard Shames

Fatigue; weight gain; depression; arthritis; high cholesterol; low sex drive; skin, digestive, and female problems; abnormal blood pressure — all may be symptoms of low thyroid, one of the most misdiagnosed disorders in America.

Thyroid Power can help you determine whether you’re one of the millions who suffer from low thyroid. It discusses food, vitamins, and natural remedies that support thyroid health;explains how to avoid environmental and emotional triggers; and offers tips from thyroid support groups. By following this clear 10-step program and working with your health practitioner, you can channel the incredible power of your thyroid into greater health and well-being. 


Richard Shames

Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled?‘ addresses the delicate, life-altering balance among the thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive hormones. The book offers readers an innovative, integrated self-care program to identify their thyroid, adrenal, or reproductive-related metabolic disorder (through easy, inexpensive, noninvasive diagnostic tests and questionnaires);

A ‘5-day jump-start program’ to help alleviate symptoms of weight gain, low energy, or frayed nerves fast (through vitamins, minerals, and nutrition); and a long-term plan to achieve optimal health, complete with advice for finding and partnering with the right doctor.


Two favorite quotes:

  • “The physicians of the future will give no drugs and do no surgery.  Instead, they will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in proper nutrition, and in the causes and prevention of illness.”   _Thomas Edison
  • “There are only two ways to live your life.  The first is to live it as if nothing were a miracle.  The second is to live it as if everything is.”   _Albert Einstein


Three favorite books:

  • ENDURANCE:  Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage,  by Alfred Lansing
  • THE UNCHARTED JOURNEY:  Exploring The Inner Landscape,  by Don Rosenthal
  • OUR STOLEN FUTURE:  Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?   by Theo Colborn



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