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Jovina Goh - Endocrinologist, Diabetologist & Specialist Physician

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Description

I am a New Zealand trained Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Specialist Physician of Chinese descent who was born in Malaysia. Most of my earlier years were spent in Malaysia but I have lived in New Zealand for 19 years, giving me a unique perspective on the cultural aspects of both societies.
 
I speak fluent English and conversational Mandarin, Hokkien and Bahasa Malaysia (Malay).
 
I am currently working as a consultant endocrinologist, diabetologist and specialist physician in Middlemore Hospital (Counties Manukau DHB) and now offer private clinics at 2 sites: the MacMurray Specialist Centre in Remuera and my private rooms on the Ormiston Hospital site, Botany Junction, Flatbush, Auckland.
 
I am a Southern Cross affiliated provider.
 

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?

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
  • osteoporosis & Paget’s Disease
  • thyroid diseases
  • sex hormone imbalances
  • disorders of growth and development
  • disorders of the pituitary gland.
 
What is Internal Medicine?
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/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.

Consultants

  • Dr Jovina Goh

    Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Specialist Physician

Referral Expectations

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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Paget's Disease

    In this condition the normal bone remodelling process, in which new bone tissue gradually replaces older bone tissue, becomes disrupted.… 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 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

    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

    Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a common disorder in which the pressure of blood in the arteries is persistently raised.… More

Charges

Please contact the MacMurray Centre for details of my consultation fees. I am also a Southern Cross Healthcare affiliated provider.

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.

Parking

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.

Contact Details

MacMurray Centre

Central Auckland

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Ormiston Hospital & Specialist Centre

South Auckland

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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.