What is an Endocrinologist?

Your family doctor or general practitioner (GP) has the skills to diagnose and treat basic hormonal conditions, but sometimes the help of a specialist is needed.

An endocrinologist is a doctor who specialises in the endocrine glands and hormones. This means they are medical experts who care for people affected by a wide range of conditions caused by problems with hormonal systems.

An Endocrinologist works with your doctor or GP

Your doctor (or GP) will refer you to an endocrinologist to get further advice or expert opinion about your symptoms or condition. Your endocrinologist will report back to your doctor about your health.

This means that your doctor and endocrinologist will work together to ensure you are on the path to health and receiving the right medical care.

Use Our Tool to Find a Doctor/Clinician Endocrinologist Near You

Hormones Australia’s directory includes contact information of endocrinologists who are members of the Endocrine Society of Australia.

To see an endocrinologist, you will need a referral from your doctor or GP.