When it comes to your health, knowing you are in safe and capable hands is of paramount importance. Finding a reliable, experienced endocrinologist is no different.
An endocrinologist is a specialist medical practitioner that treats people suffering from conditions caused by hormonal issues, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, and menopause.
To visit an endocrinologist, you’ll need a referral from your GP. They may suggest an endocrinologist that they trust, but you might also like to conduct a bit of your own research.
We asked Canberra locals to share their endocrinologist recommendations. And in this article, we’ll share the top three picks. Let’s get started.
Not exactly sure what you are looking for when researching endocrinologists in Canberra? Not to worry. Start by keeping an eye out for the following traits:
- An excellent reputation. When it comes to seeking out medical professionals, sometimes word of mouth is your best source of information. Look for an endocrinologist with an excellent reputation – you might like to ask friends, family member, or colleagues for recommendations.
- Years of experience. An experienced endocrinologist has seen it all before. They know the ins and outs of the endocrine system.
- A compassionate attitude. All medical professionals should consult with and treat their patients with a compassionate, understanding attitude free of judgement.
- A reasonable wait time. It can often take some time to get an appointment with an endocrinologist. The thing is, you don’t always have the luxury of waiting weeks, if not months. Seek out a specialist that can give you an appointment when you need it.
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Now, it’s time to introduce the top endocrinologists in the Canberra region.
Based out of the Equinox Specialist Centre in Deakin, Dr. Miriam Blackburn is a fully trained, passionate endocrinologist. Dr. Miriam is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and bone and calcium disorders.
Dr. Sumathy Perampalam is a senior endocrinologist based at Canberra Hospital. With years of clinical experience, a medical degree from the University of New South Wales, and endocrinology subspecialty training from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Dr. Sumathy Perampalam is equipped with the skills and expertise to help you overcome issues related to the endocrine system. Dr. Sumathy has experience working with patients with diabetes, thyroid management issues, and adrenal disorders.
Dr. Himali Suwandarathne is a female endocrinologist with years of experience and extensive, specialist training. With a passion for her patient’s wellbeing, Dr. Himali operates out of National Capital Medical Specialists situated on the ground floor of the National Capital Private Hospital.
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