With highly skilled professional experts here to treat our clients’ needs, Brisbane Endocrine cares about going the extra mile to ensure each client has a satisfying experience. We value the health and comfort of our clients, and strive to make sure each one’s interests are met. At Brisbane Endocrine, we exceed the expectations of our clients, by providing guidance and advice every step of the way.
At the forefront of our service is our ability to use and consistently access the most modern standards of treatment available.
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 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 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 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.
Dr Aakansha Zala
Dr Aakansha Zala is a consultant endocrinologist with a wide range of experience having worked in both New South Wales and Queensland.
Dr Zala has experience in all areas of endocrinology including managing patients with diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary and adrenal disorders. She also has a special interest in obstetrics endocrine, also working in a specialised obstetric clinic.
She holds an academic affiliation at Princess Alexandra Hospital while undertaking PhD research at the University of Queensland in Graves’ disease immunology.
Dr Zala has presented at national scientific medical conferences and authored multiple peer reviewed articles in medical journals. She is a member of the Endocrine Society of Australia, The Australian Diabetes Association and the US Endocrine Society.
Dr Zala deeply values the importance of education when providing holistic medical care. She holds teaching positions at the University of Queensland and has previously held teaching positions with University of Sydney and Griffith University. This passion for teaching has translated into patient education being the cornerstone of her clinical practice. Dr Zala is a firm believer in holistic, individualistic management with a focus on patient centred care.
Carolyn’s practice is warm, holistic and strength based, utilising evidence-based approaches, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness & compassion focused frameworks to support people to live their best life.
Carolyn accepts referrals for psychology support for living with of Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes, endocrine, metabolic, & other chronic & acute health conditions, support with adjustment to diagnosis of medical conditions & life transitions, managing acute & persistent pain, and health & lifestyle coaching and support with behaviour change.
Carolyn is committed to working collaboratively with clients to toward meaningful outcomes.
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.