Thanks, Lori! It's nice to have options. I certainly don't mind driving if it means seeing someone who knows what they're doing.
Based on a recommendation, I talked this week with someone at the office of Dr. Francis D. Moore at Brigham & Women's in Boston. He's high up and supposed to be quite experienced in thyroid and parathyroid surgeries. His office seemed knowledgeable about hyperparathyroidism, and said that based on my scans (all of my imaging is online and accessible to them) they said it's likely Dr. Moore would want me to have a 4D-CT redone by his own technician before coming in for a consultation. I was a bit put off by this at first, but then considering what Norman says on parathyroid.com about so many scans being done incorrectly, I decided it makes sense for someone who knows what they're doing to want a proper scan done. (If others have opinions on this, I'd appreciate it--starting to get overwhelmed by all of this now.)
Still, there's another surgeon at Mass General, Dr. Randall Moore, who I've been looking into as a possibility. All of this depending, of course, on being able to switch to a better health insurance carrier.
Jennifer has also found a place in New York that, similar to the Tampa group, specializes in parathyroid surgeries--and has a far less expensive consultation fee for out-of-staters.