Jovina Goh - Endocrinologist, Diabetologist & Specialist Physician
I'd welcome referrals encompassing all aspects of diabetes and endocrinology, but I do have a particular interest in thyroid disease.
My special interests include the following:
1. Thyroid, parathyroid and calcium disorders
2. Diabetes mellitus
3. Metabolic bone disease (osteoporosis, Paget's)
4. Pituitary and adrenal disorders
5. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
6. Male hypogonadism
7. Hypertension management.
What is Endocrinology?
- osteoporosis & Paget’s Disease
- thyroid diseases
- sex hormone imbalances
- disorders of growth and development
- disorders of the pituitary gland.
Specialists in this field are called specialist general/internal 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.
Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Specialist Physician
Your First Assessment
Dr Goh will take a detailed history of your symptoms and ask about previous illnesses and what medications you are on. Part of history-taking includes asking questions about what you do for a living, who you live with or what support you have. You will also be asked about smoking, alcohol etc. There will be other questions about your health designed to add helpful information to diagnose what is causing your symptoms. Dr Goh will then examine you. She will explain to you the reason for the examination and then what tests or treatments are coming. You and your family can ask questions at any time during this assessment.
You may have ongoing follow-up with Dr Goh or have your treatment carried out by your GP with advice from the specialist.
Procedures / Treatments
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
Parathyroid and 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
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
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
In this condition the normal bone remodelling process, in which new bone tissue gradually replaces older bone tissue, becomes disrupted.… 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 Ovarian 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 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
Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a common disorder in which the pressure of blood in the arteries is persistently raised.… More
Please contact the MacMurray Centre for details of my consultation fees. I am also a Southern Cross Healthcare affiliated provider.
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MacMurray Centre: Free patient parking is provided at the rear of the building. Please enter the driveway to the right hand side.
Ormiston clinic: Free patient parking is provided on the Ormiston Hospital site. To get to the consult rooms, please enter via the TRG (The Radiology Group) entrance, which is directly opposite the Nourish cafe. The Ormiston clinic is to the right of the TRG reception desk.
(09) 550 1080
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This page was last updated at 4:40PM on February 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Jovina Goh - Endocrinologist, Diabetologist & Specialist Physician.