Brisbane Endocrine is a multi-disciplinary service, specialising in diabetes and endocrine disorders.
Dr Brigid Knight
Dr Brigid Knight is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with an interest in improving lifestyle and outcomes for people with diabetes. Dr Knight's PhD focused on insulin therapy education, nutritional intake and dietary management in type 1 diabetes.
Dr Knight has over 30 years experience working with clients with diabetes. She is one of the original team members to introduce the Dose for Normal Eating (DAFNE) program into Australia in 2005 and facilitated for this program for more than 10 years. Brigid is also a Certified Pump Trainer, so she has expertise in intensive management, both with injection therapy and with insulin pump therapy.
Dr Knight's clinical work includes education and management of T1DM and T2DM, Gestational diabetes, flexible insulin therapy (injection therapy and insulin pump therapy), carbohydrate counting and use of glucose sensors. She also consults with clients regarding other medical issues, including kidney disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and weight management.
Dr Yu-Chin Lo
Dr Yu-Chin Lo is an Endocrinologist with an interest in diabetes, thyroid conditions, endocrine hypertension and weight loss.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Queensland, and completed her physician’s training at the Princess Alexandra and Cairns Hospital.
Dr Lo is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is committed to on-going professional development and maintains her interest in new developments by being a member of the Endocrine Society of Australia amongst numerous other organisations.
Dr Lo is also a visiting consultant at the Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals.
Dr Andrea Fernandes
Dr Andrea Fernandes an Endocrinologist with an interest in diabetes, bone disease and general endocrinology.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Queensland, and completed her physician's training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Townsville Base Hospital, Mater Health Services and Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Dr Fernandes is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and member of the Endocrine Society of Australia.
Her clinical work includes management of T1DM (including insulin pump therapy) and T2DM, Osteoporosis, Thyroid disease and general endocrinology. Dr Fernandes is currently doing research into bone and chronic kidney disease.
Dr Amy Hsieh
Dr Hsieh graduated from the University of Queensland with Bachelor of Medicine in 2009, and completed her physician training in Endocrinology at the Greenslopes Private hospital and Townsville hospital.
She had also further completed training in Adult Internal Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital. Dr Hsieh’s interest spans all areas of general Endocrinology, including management of type 1 and type 2 Diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal disease, calcium disorders and bone/osteoporosis.
With a background of General physician, Dr Hsieh endeavours to provide wholistic care for patients, with clear explanations and warm bedside manners to facilitate discussions and support patients through complex health issues.
Deb's is the friendly face you will see at Brisbane Endocrine reception.
Deb brings more than two decades of experience in Medical Administration andsjhe takes exceptional care in all aspects of client management, including arranging appointment bookings, assisting with medical device downloading and direct claiming for Medicare, DVA and private health insurance.
She has a bright, warm, yet professional approach and is a passionate believer in going above and beyond to make clients feel welcome and comfortable.