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Dr Ada Cheung, is a specialist consultant Endocrinologist who is keen to provide high quality, accessible, equitable medical care for those living in Melbourne as well as rural and remote Australia in close collaboration with local GPs.

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Dr Cheung completed her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Melbourne and graduated in 2003 as the top medical student and has been recognised for her clinical care, teaching and research locally at Melbourne University and nationally.

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Diabetes and Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the study of hormones. An Endocrinologist is a “hormone specialist”, a specialist Physician who manages the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones.

 

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Telehealth

Video-based specialist consultations for those living in rural Australia. To see if you qualify

 

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ANDROGEN DEPRIVATION THERAPY

Androgen deprivation therapy or hormone therapy is an effective treatment for prostate cancer.

 

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Transgender Health

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy or Hormone Replacement Therapy can help with transition for people identifying as transgender.

 

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WHAT IS AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST?

Endocrinologists manage and treat an extensive variety of medical conditions related to hormones. Some of the typical endocrine conditions treated by Dr Cheung include

For useful links related to these conditions, please click on the condition.

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Dr Ada Cheung, is a specialist consultant Adult Endocrinologist who is keen to provide high quality, accessible, equitable medical care for those living in Melbourne as well as rural and remote Australia in close collaboration with local GPs. She also works as an Endocrinologist in the Department of Endocrinology at Austin Hospital and the Australian Prostate Cancer Centre. She has research interests in preventing side-effects of androgen deprivation therapy for men with prostate cancer and in transgender health. For her work in this area, she has recently won prestigious awards for the best clinical research presentation from the Endocrine Society of Australia and an Early Investigators Award from the US Endocrine Society. Dr Cheung is also a tutor and lecturer at the University of Melbourne Medical School. Furthermore, she is actively involved in the Endocrine Society of Australia and Australian Diabetes Society and was also on the Program Organising Committee for the Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Seminar. She is also a member of the US Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association and the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health and regular participates in national and international conferences and meetings.
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Endocrinologist MelbourneThursday, June 30th, 2016 at 1:15pm
Incredible research, could this be the cure for type 2 diabetes?
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Endocrinologist MelbourneFriday, June 17th, 2016 at 1:10am
Discrimination is associated with many adverse health effects. "Being transgender, like being left-handed, may someday be recognized as merely another inherent human quality."
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Endocrinologist MelbourneTuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 12:40am
Benefits of osteoporosis medications far outweigh any risks, and unfortunately rare side-effects are sensationalised and blown out of proportion by the media. These drugs save lives; mortality after hip fracture is up to 50%. There's a higher risk of getting hit by a car crossing the road than "rotting jaw".
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Endocrinologist MelbourneFriday, June 3rd, 2016 at 12:56pm
Excellent advice!
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Endocrinologist MelbourneThursday, May 19th, 2016 at 11:44am
It's not their fault. Everyone can lose weight, but weight maintenance is near impossible with the body's hormonal changes after weight loss. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1105816 Unfortunately, we have no effective treatments for obesity because we have no treatments to counter these hormonal changes.
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Endocrinologist MelbourneThursday, May 19th, 2016 at 11:28am
Excellent news for those with type 1 diabetes. Great to hear the Coalition is keeping up with technology.
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