For health professionals

The Department of Endocrinology provides a number of comprehensive Endocrine Services for outpatients, including:

Bone and Calcium Clinic

The Bone and Calcium Clinic is a referral Clinic for all Bone and Calcium disorders including Osteoporosis, Hyperparathyroidism, Vitamin D disorders and Paget's Disease of bone.
Criteria for referral:
• Patients with osteoporosis
• Patients with calcium disorders
Please provide your patient with a named referral to one of our staff specialists: Associate Professor Jackie Center, Professor John Eisman or Associate Professor Grahame Elder.

Please fax your referral to 02 8382 3111 or  phone 02 8382 3110.

Diabetes Assessment Clinic

The Diabetes Assessment Clinic is an initial assessment clinic staffed by diabetes specialists, held on Tuesday afternoons, in the St Vincent’s Ambulatory Care (Outpatient) Department. Referrals can be made for an opinion or continuing diabetes management.
Criteria for referral:
• Patients with newly diagnosed diabetes
• Patients new to the service or those who have not attended the service for more than two years.
 

Please provide your patient with a named referral to one of our staff specialists: A/Professor Roger Chen, Dr Tom Cromer, Professor Katherine Samaras or A/Professor Alexander Viardot.

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Complex Diabetes Clinic

The Complex Diabetes Clinic is a review clinic for patients who have previously had an initial assessment in the Diabetes Assessment Clinic. A diabetes complication screen is performed annually in the Complex Diabetes Clinic. Patients may be discharged from the Complex Diabetes Clinic with notification sent to the GP when their condition is considered manageable in the Primary Care setting.
Referrals can be made for an opinion or continuing diabetes management.

Criteria for referral:
• Patients who have been assessed in the Diabetes Assessment Clinic in the preceding two years.
• Patients who have been seen in the Complex Diabetes Clinic in the preceding two years.

Please provide your patient with a referral to one of our Staff Specialists: Professor Jerry Greenfield, Professor Lesley Campbell, A/Professor Roger Chen, Dr Tom Cromer, Dr Joel Lasschuit, Dr Ann McCormack, Professor Katherine Samaras, Dr Weng Sam,  or A/Professor Alexander Viardot.

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For an URGENT outpatient appointment to any of the above clinics please phone switchboard (02) 8382 1111 and ask to speak to the Endocrine or Diabetes Centre Registrar.

Endocrine Clinic

The Endocrine clinic sees patients with complex, thyroid, pituitary and adrenal disease.

Criteria for referral:
• Patients with thyroid disease
• Patients with pituitary disease
• Patients with adrenal disease
• Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and other causes of hyperandrogenism

Please provide your patient with a referral to one of our staff specialists: Professor Jerry Greenfield, Dr Ann McCormack, A/Professor Alexander Viardot, or Dr Katherine Tonks.

Fax your referral to 02 8382 3111 or phone 02 8382 3110.

Metabolic Nutrition (Obesity) Clinic

The Metabolic (Obesity) Nutrition Clinic sees patients with obesity AND at least one other serious co-morbidity, including severe heart disease, heart failure, severe pulmonary disease, fatty liver disease, severe mental illness, diabetes with poor control or on insulin therapy.

Please provide your patient with a referral to our staff specialist Professor Katherine Samaras.

Referrals should be faxed to the Department on 9295 8481.

For an URGENT outpatient appointment to any of the above clinics please phone switchboard (02) 8382 1111 and ask to speak to the Endocrine or Diabetes Centre Registrar.

Other Services

Pituitary Service

St Vincent’s Hospital Multidisciplinary Pituitary Team (MDT) comprises members of endocrinology, neurosurgery, ENT, pathology, radiology and oncology departments.

The team meets on a fortnightly basis to discuss new patients or patients undergoing surgery and to review the management of existing patients. Pre-operative consultations are conducted by our specialist endocrine nurse to facilitate patient education, provide support and help coordinate pituitary tumour bio-banking. A dedicated pituitary Fellow liaises with members of the team to facilitate the organisation of meetings and to assist in the smooth transition of patients between inpatient and outpatient care.

Enquiries about the St Vincent’s Hospital Pituitary Service should be directed to the chair, Dr Ann McCormack.
Contact: Email Suzanne Emery, Departmental Secretary

Endocrine Testing Unit

The Endocrine Testing Unit conducts diagnostic tests requested by your Endocrinologist to assist with the diagnosis and management of your endocrine problem. To make an appointment in the Endocrine Testing Unit a referral from your Endocrinologist is required.
When the referral from your Endocrinologist is received by the ETU manager, you will be contacted to arrange a suitable date for the test. Diagnostic testing is usually conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays depending on the availability of the nurse and registrar conducting the test.

Contact: Krisztina Toth, the Nursing Unit Manager, on Telephone: 02 9295 8231 or fax: 02 9295 8235.

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