David Kim - Diabetes, Endocrinology & Internal Medicine Specialist
- Thyroid disorders
- Osteoporosis, calcium/parathyroid disorders
- Pituitary and adrenal disorders
- Obesity/bariatric medicine
What is Endocrinology?
- thyroid diseases
- osteoporosis & Paget’s Disease
- parathyroid diseases/ calcium disorders
- sex hormone imbalances
- disorders of the adrenal gland
- disorders of the pituitary gland.
Diabetes, Endocrinology & Internal Medicine Specialist
- 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
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 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
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
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
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
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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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Suite 109, Level 1
119 Apollo Drive
Suite 109, Level 1
119 Apollo Drive
Cardiology Institute, Suite 109, Apollo Health & Wellness Centre,
119 Apollo Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632
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This page was last updated at 3:17PM on December 21, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by David Kim - Diabetes, Endocrinology & Internal Medicine Specialist.