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Dr Steven Miller - Waitemata Endocrinology

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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.
 
Thyroid Ultrasound and FNA biopsy now available conveniently in one single appointment.
 
I regularly see patients with Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes mellitus, pre-diabetes, impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), disorders of the thyroid (including thyroid nodules, goitre etc), 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).

 

Resting ECG and 24hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring are essential components of a comprehensive Hypertension assessment and can both be performed at Waitemata Endocrinology.

 

Auckland Bone Density

Auckland Bone Density was formed in 1994 by clinical, academic and research bone specialists in order to advance effective prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and the fracture complications. Dr Steven Miller was pleased to join the group of existing directors in April 2014.

Auckland Bone Density uses DEXA, a high technology measurement technique that is the leading research and clinical method worldwide. DEXA bone density scanning is considered the gold standard method for assessment of bone density, diagnosis of osteoporosis and monitoring therapy.

 

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
  • disorders of the pituitary gland
  • disorders of the adrenal gland
  • osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism & Paget’s disease
  • sex hormone imbalances
  • hypertension
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • 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.
 

Consultants

Referral Expectations

You may be referred to me by your General Practitioner (GP) if you have a problem with any part of your endocrine system (the system that makes hormones). I will also accept self-referrals.

Regardless of the mode of referral it is helpful if you remember to bring a detailed list of all your medications (drug names and doses) and also any other information (e.g. blood results, scans and reports, previous specialist letters) which will assist me in providing a full and detailed assessment of your case.

You may be asked to undergo some tests before seeing the specialist to help with the diagnosis. 

Subsequently, you may have ongoing follow-up with the specialist or have your treatment carried out by your GP with advice from the specialist.

Common Conditions

  • 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

  • Pituitary Gland

    The pituitary gland is found at the base of the brain. Together with the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland controls most of the endocrine (hormone) systems in your body.  When disorders occur in this gland a variety of problems can appear due to either excess or insufficient production of pituitary hormones.… More

  • Adrenal Glands

    These glands are located just above the kidneys and produce numerous steroid and catecholamine (adrenaline-like) hormones.… More

  • Sex Hormone Disorders

    Disorders of sex hormones can result in menstrual abnormalities in women and erectile dysfunction in men, and can have numerous multiple-system adverse effects.… 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

  • High Blood Pressure

    High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a common disorder that usually has no symptoms.… More

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Parking

Free allocated patient parking is available at the front of the clinic, and free 2 hour street parking is also extensive.

Other

New Immunology Specialist on the North Shore, Auckland

Fully qualified Immunologist Dr Andrew Baker has now started his practice at the Waitemata Specialist Centre. Andy and his Specialist Nurse Simone Stephens aim to provide accurate diagnosis and management of allergies and related conditions. They are providing the only desensitisation clinic on the North Shore.

http://www.allergyspecialistdoctor.co.nz/

http://www.healthpoint.co.nz/specialists/allergy-and-immunology/dr-andrew-baker-immunologist-and-allergy/

Contact Details

Waitemata Specialist Centre
13 - 15 Shea Terrace
Takapuna
Auckland

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Waitemata Specialist Centre
13 - 15 Shea Terrace
Takapuna
Auckland

This page was last updated at 2:14PM on June 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Steven Miller - Waitemata Endocrinology.