Dr Steven C M Miller
BSc(Hons) MBChB(Commendation) PhD FRCP(Glasg) FRACP
I welcome referrals for a specialist review of adult patients with diabetes and in all areas of endocrinology, in rooms conveniently located on Auckland's North Shore.
This includes patients with Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes mellitus, pre-diabetes, impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis and bone metabolism disorders and the endocrine syndromes. I also have expertise in the investigation and management of high blood pressure (both essential and secondary hypertension).
What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the science of hormones. Hormones are chemicals produced by one part of the body and act upon another part.
Your endocrinologist is a specialist doctor interested in diseases that affect your hormones. The major areas endocrinologists work in are:
- thyroid diseases
- disorders of the pituitary gland
- disorders of the adrenal gland
- osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism & Paget’s disease
- sex hormone imbalances
- unusual endocrine syndromes.
I also welcome referrals in general internal medicine, especially in cases where the unifying diagnosis remains unclear.
What is General Internal Medicine?
General Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases affecting the internal organs of the body in adults.
Specialists in this field are called Specialist General Physicians. They are doctors who have trained in various specialties such as diseases of the heart, lungs, brain and other organs. Often people have more than one part of the body involved in an illness or the exact cause of symptoms is not clear. The General Physician is an expert in diagnosing what is wrong and managing illnesses that are complex.