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Zaven Panossian - Specialist Physician, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist

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8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Description

Zaven Panossian is a Specialist Physician, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist with wide experience in the management of diabetes and various medical and endocrine disorders. He welcomes referrals from General Practitioners and Specialist colleagues and is able to see patients at the Mercy Specialist Centre on Monday and Thursday mornings. 
 
In addition Zaven also holds a full time Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist role at Middlemore Hospital and is an Associate Physician at Auckland Bone Density.
 
Urgent appointments are available within 1-2 weeks.
 
Zaven’s interests and expertise include:
  • Diabetes – including diabetes in pregnancy and diabetes treated with insulin pumps.
  • The Metabolic Syndrome – including hypertension, dyslipidaemia and obesity.
  • Thyroid disorders – including Graves’ disease, various types of thyroiditis and autonomous and toxic thyroid nodules including thyroid cancer.
  • Parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis and Paget's disease of the bone.
  • Pituitary disorders – including hyperprolactinaemia, pituitary adenomas and hypopituitarism.
  • Adrenal disorders - including hyperaldosteronism, Cushing’s syndrome and Addison’s disease.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Male hypogonadism.
 
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.

Consultants

Hours

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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.

 

Urgent appointments are available within 1 - 2 weeks.

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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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Parking

Parking is provided at Mercy Specialist Centre. Please use entrance B.

Contact Details

  • Phone

    (09) 623 1170

  • Fax

    (09) 623 1172

  • Healthlink EDI

    medspecg

Phone to book an appointment 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

100 Mountain Road
Epsom
Auckland 1023

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100 Mountain Road
Epsom
Auckland 1023

This page was last updated at 11:46AM on June 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Zaven Panossian - Specialist Physician, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist.