Northland DHB Endocrinology
Public Service, Endocrinology
- You will be referred by your General Practitioner (GP) to an specialist if you have a problem with any part of your endocrine system (the system that makes hormones). Your referral will be prioritised (given a position on a list of other referrals) depending on the disease and its severity.
- The average waiting time before an appointment at a clinic ranges from 2 weeks to 4 months, depending on how urgent your problem is deemed by the specialist.
- You may be asked to undergo some tests or fill in a questionnaire before seeing the doctor in the clinic to help with the diagnosis.
- You will see either a specialist or a registrar (a doctor training to become a specialist who works under the supervision of a specialist).
- You may have ongoing follow-up in the clinic or have your treatment carried out by your GP with advice from the specialist.
Procedures / Treatments
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus)
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Gender Affirming Services
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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
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 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
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2 Hospital Road
2 Hospital Road
Private Bag 9742
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This page was last updated at 1:31PM on June 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Endocrinology.