Endocrinology is a medical specialty concerned with hormones and glands. The endocrine system include the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testes. Some of the diseases we treat include diabetes (type 1 and 2), osteoporosis and thyroid disease.
Our endocrinology specialist doctors work with a multidisciplinary team of nurses and allied health practitioners to provide the highest standard of diagnosis and treatment.
Princess Alexandra Hospital's Diabetes and Endocrinology Department provides tertiary level inpatient and outpatient clinical services, including consultancy to other units within the hospital.
We hold multidisciplinary clinics monthly with both neurosurgeons and breast/endocrine surgeons as well as an outreach service to Mt Isa and Cloncurry hospitals.
Initiatives the department has introduced include:
- nurse-led screening clinics designed to allowed for appropriate triage and education of referred patients
- the establishment of a rapid turnaround clinic focusing on intensive education to allow patients to adopt self-management principles.
The department is also closely aligned with the University of Queensland's Diamantina Institute, with many of the consultants and senior registrars holding roles in the education and training of clinicians, scientists and students.