Our approach to adrenal disorders
Medicine is changing fast, and we believe that our patients should be a part of this, not simply another number in a resource-restricted guideline. When you book a consultation at London Medical, you will see an endocrinologist who thinks outside the box and puts your individual health interests first. Our highly experienced adrenal specialists are at the cutting-edge of their field and aware of the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment.
At London Medical, we ensure you will be able to get an appointment quickly – typically within a week. Your experience will be uniquely personal to you. Your consultant will provide you with an individual treatment plan, and they will take the time to explain it to you and answer any questions or concerns you might have. Most importantly, your consultant will look at your total health and the effects of any interrelated conditions and treatments on your overall well-being. At London Medical, we have the top experts working together for your total care – all under one roof.
Your consultant will listen to your symptoms and take your personal and family medical history before conducting a thorough examination. We can do most hormone blood tests in-house on the same day. When more complex or specialised texts are necessary, our expert nurses and lab technicians will ensure your blood tests are done safely, effectively and swiftly.
Your consultant might recommend the following investigations to diagnose an adrenal disorder:
- An ACTH stimulation test to test for adrenal insufficiency
- A dexamethasone suppression test to check for excess cortisol and other adrenal hormone levels
- A diurnal cortisol test for assessing changing cortisol levels over the course of a day
- An insulin stress test to check your body’s stress response after lowering your blood sugar levels
- Hormone tests after salt loading or diuretics
- A glucagon stimulation test to check for cortisol levels under stress
- Hormone profiles to check for neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) or adrenal cancer
- CT and MRI scans of the adrenal glands
Because some of these tests involve fasting or otherwise stressful conditions for the body, we ensure that all testing is done carefully and safely by an experienced endocrine nurse.
Meet our experts in adrenal disorders
As a founder of London Medical, Dr Ralph Abraham specialises in diabetes, weight management, endocrinology and cholesterol
Consultant endocrinologist, with a clinical practice in both general and specialist endocrinology.
Consultant in endocrinology, diabetes and general medicine with a special interest in thyroid diseases.
A paediatric endocrinologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is one of a team of paediatric endocrinologists seeing all endocrine patients at the split site London Centre of Paediatric Endocrinology
Honorary Consultant and Professor of Surgery, and chair in endocrine surgery at Imperial College London.
Specialist in endocrinology and diabetes who currently practices at several locations around London, including Barts Health NHS Trust.
Leading endocrinology and diabetes consultant physician and has a passion for high quality care.
Clinical lead for endocrinology and diabetes at Great Ormond Street Hospital. As a paediatrician, he treats patients aged between 0-25 years of age only.
With a focus on adults, Dr Chahal is a consultant in endocrinology, diabetes, bariatric medicine, and general internal medicine at Imperial College Trust.
Specialist consultant in diabetes and endocrinology with a particular interest in weight loss and weight management medications.
Consultant endocrinologist with over a decade’s experience in the treatment of diabetes.
Ms Melanie Davies is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and accredited subspecialist in reproductive medicine, treating ages of 14 and upwards.
Consultant physician in general internal medicine, treating patients over 16 years of age, with specialist interest in diabetes, endocrinology, and lipid metabolism.
Consultant physician and diabetologist based in London.
Associate specialist at UCL with clinical interests that include reproductive endocrinology, PCOS, fertility, recurrent miscarriage, premature menopause.
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