An endocrinologist is a doctor who has special training to diagnose and treat disorders involving the endocrine system. The endocrine system is made up of a group of organs called endocrine glands, which include the adrenals, pancreas, parathyroid, pituitary, ovaries, testes and thyroid. These glands produce hormones and push them into the bloodstream.
Diagnosis and treatment of hormone imbalances and problems
You need a referral from a doctor to see an endocrinologist.
How to access
Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your endocrinologist.
Endocrinologist services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.
Endocrinologist fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.
RegulationAustralian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA).
RegistrationEndocrinologists must be registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with the Medical Board of Australia.
Minimum qualificationsThe minimum education requirement for an endocrinologist is Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Take results of any tests with you (such as blood tests).