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A/Prof Torkamani welcomes other health professionals to contact her regarding any endocrine related questions on:

Tel: (03) 9459 4415 (Endocrinology Melbourne)

About EndocrinologyWhat is an endocrine disorder? Endocrine disorders are caused by an abnormality in the production or action of hormones. These hormones are produced by specialised organs called the endocrine glands. Hormones are carried by the blood to different parts of the body. Each hormone has a different job and tells the body what to do and when to do it. The hormone actions bring about changes in the way the body functions or behaves and control and coordinate all activities. An endocrinologist specialises in hormones and their disorders. Endocrinologist have completed many years of study including medical school, internship, basic physician training and then advanced training in endocrinology (thirteen years of training in total). Some endocrinologists who are interested in research choose to complete a PhD degree which is an additional four years of study. How do I book an appointment and what should I bring? You will need an updated referral from your GP or specialist on your first appointment. Please contact the practice of your choice to organise a suitable appointment. You would need to bring: Medicare, DVA, any healthcare or pension cards or health/ travel insurance provider details (New patients). Medications – lists, webster packs or the actual boxes of medications. Any relevant copies of pathology, imaging scans or previous specialist letters. What are the fees involved? The mentioned practices are private billing which means that you will need to pay an out of pocket fee on the day of your appointment. This will ensure that you will receive excellent care through appointments that are tailored to your needs. Medicare rebates will be processed on the day of your appointment. Please contact the specialist centre of your choice for further information regarding fees.