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David Kim - Diabetes, Endocrinology & Internal Medicine Specialist

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Description

Dr David Kim is an Auckland trained Endocrinologist and General Physician. He has been working as an endocrinologist and general physician at Waitemata DHB since 2011, and offers private consultations based at the Cardiology Institute clinic rooms situated in Apollo Health & Wellness Centre in Albany.  He is a board member of Osteoporosis New Zealand, and leads the Fracture Liaison Service at Waitemata DHB.
 
Dr Kim welcomes referrals for patients needing specialist care for diabetes and endocrine disorders. He is able to perform targeted bedside thyroid ultrasound scan as well as ultrasound guided FNA biopsy of the thyroid nodule/mass.  Dr Kim is an affiliated provider for Southern Cross for both consultations and thyroid ultrasounds/ FNA biopsies.  
 
Dr Kim's special interests include:
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Osteoporosis, calcium/parathyroid disorders
  • Pituitary and adrenal disorders
  • Obesity/bariatric medicine

 

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:
  • diabetes
  • thyroid diseases
  • osteoporosis & Paget’s Disease
  • parathyroid diseases/ calcium disorders
  • sex hormone imbalances
  • disorders of the adrenal gland
  • disorders of the pituitary gland.

Consultants

  • Dr David Kim

    Diabetes, Endocrinology & Internal Medicine Specialist

Referral Expectations

  • You will be referred by your General Practitioner (GP) to an endocrinologist if you have a problem with any part of your endocrine system (the system that makes hormones).
  • You may be asked to undergo some tests or fill in a questionnaire before seeing the specialist to help with the diagnosis.
  • You may have ongoing follow-up with the specialist or have your treatment carried out by your GP with advice from the specialist.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Diabetes (diabetes mellitus)

    Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body deals with sugar.  The amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by insulin which is a hormone produced by the pancreas (an organ that lies near your stomach).… More

  • Thyroid Disorders

    The thyroid is a gland that sits in the front, and towards the bottom of, your neck.  It is responsible for producing a hormone called thyroxin.  Thyroxin has an important role in the body as it affects many organs including the heart, muscles and bones.  Diseases that affect the thyroid… More

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones. Osteoporosis is not painful but it makes your bones more prone to breaking (fracture).  Women are more likely than men to suffer from osteoporosis and as you get older you are more likely to have it.… More

  • Parathyroid / Calcium Disorders

    Hyperparathyroidism
    The parathyroid glands are four small glands located in the neck which produce parathyroid hormone, a hormone involved in the regulation of calcium and phosphate levels.… More

  • Pituitary Disorders

    The pituitary gland is in your brain.  It controls most of the endocrine (hormone) system in your body.  When disorders occur in this gland a variety of problems can appear.  If your doctor thinks you have problems in this area (usually discovered with a series of blood tests) they will… More

  • Adrenal Disorders

    The adrenal glands are two small, hormone-producing structures that sit on top of the kidneys.… More

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that can cause you to have a variety of symptoms, including no periods or irregular periods, increased hair growth on the face and body, acne (pimples) and increased bodyweight.… More

  • Male Hypogonadism & Erectile Dysfunction

    Male hypogonadism refers to the failure of the male gonads, the testes, to produce enough testosterone and/or sperm.  This may be the result of defects of the testes themselves (primary hypogonadism) or of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland (secondary hypogonadism).… More

Charges

Please contact the practice for consultation fees.

 

Dr Kim is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for endocrinology, diabetes, and general medical consultations, as well as targeted thyroid ultrasonography and ultrasound guided FNA biopsy of the thyroid.

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Contact Details

Cardiology Institute
Suite 109, Level 1
119 Apollo Drive
Albany
Auckland 0632

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Cardiology Institute
Suite 109, Level 1
119 Apollo Drive
Albany
Auckland 0632

Postal Address

Cardiology Institute, Suite 109, Apollo Health & Wellness Centre,
119 Apollo Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632

This page was last updated at 2:17PM on July 8, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by David Kim - Diabetes, Endocrinology & Internal Medicine Specialist.