Dr Thomas Ulahannan
Endocrinologist and Specialist Physician
Suite 304, Friendlies Medical Suites, Bundaberg, Australia
To book an appointment, contact:
Mrs Jibi Ulahannan
Office Hours 9.30am-2.30pm (except Wednesday)
Suite 304, Friendlies Medical Suites
70-72 Crofton Street
Bundaberg, Queensland 4670
Phone - 074151 5476
Fax - 07 4153 4480
Weekdays (except Wednesday) at the Friendlies Medical Suites
Rockhampton (Once a month)
Tuesday afternoon at the Mater Hospital, 46 Jessie St., Rockhampton
Wednesday morning at the City Heart Medical Centre, 2/23 Denham St., Rockhampton (Google currently has the wrong address for this location, please see our detailed info)
Hervey Bay (Once a month)
Urraween Medical Centre, Suite 4, 156 Urraween Road, Urraween, QLD, 4655
Need help finding our clinics?
Patients must be referred for outpatient or inpatient consultations by GPs or specialists
Inpatients can be admitted to the Friendlies' hospitals
For urgent referrals, please phone as well as fax so we can see you within a week or sooner.
About Dr Ulahannan
Dr Ulahannan has been a Specialist Consultant Endocrinologist for 6 years in Australia and before that for 12 years in the NHS in the UK. He qualified MBChB with distinction from Leeds University and completed specialist training in endocrinology and research methods in Oxford University. Dr. Ulahannan obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 1994, was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2004 and received Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2014. He is recognised as a specialist endocrinologist by AHPRA, the UK General Medical Council and the Medical Council of India.
He was lead physician for pituitary and neuroendocrine tumours, insulin pumps and diabetes research in his UK role. He has published and presented his research at national and international meetings. In Australia he has been Director of Clinical Training in Bundaberg for Queensland Health, Director of the Rural Clinical School in Bundaberg for the University of Queensland and now is based in private practice at the Friendlies Hospital. He has established multidisciplinary team working with dietician, diabetes educator, clinical psychologist and exercise physiologist for patients with diabetes, hormone problems and obesity in Bundaberg. Dr Ulahannan has introduced testing for replacement for Growth hormone deficiency in Bundaberg.
Most Recent Publications
Presented at the Endocrine Society USA, New Orleans, 2019
MON-166 Excess Cardiovascular Events Despite Good Glycaemic Control
Thomas Ulahannan, FRCP(UK), FRACP Aishwarya Preshy, MBBS Preshy Varghese, MMed, FRCS(UK), FRACGP
Journal of the Endocrine Society, Volume 3, Issue Supplement_1, April-May 2019, MON-166, https://doi.org/10.1210/js.2019-MON-166
Presented at the International Congress of Endocrinology, Cape Town, 2018
Reversible hypogonadism due to malignant thymoma
Who is a Endocrinologist?
an endocrinologist is a specialist physician who diagnoses and treats hormone conditions such as thyroid, pituitary, testosterone problems, including diabetes and obesity. Patients with conditions such as osteoporosis (thin bones), calcium and salt problems are also seen. Many endocrinologists are involved in research into endocrine diseases and undertake teaching of students, nurses and GPs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of problems may be referred to an Endocrinologist?
Diabetes, thyroid, calcium, pituitary, parathyroid, adrenal, testicular, ovarian disorders, osteoporosis, obesity, excess sweating and fatigue.
All patients require a referral from another doctor.
What facilities are available?
Dr Ulahannan offers outpatient consultation at The Friendlies in Bundaberg, Mater Hospital in Rockhampton and Urraween medical Centre in Hervey Bay. Inpatients can be admitted to the Friendlies hospitals and growth hormone testing can be performed in Bundaberg.
How will my usual doctor be informed?
After outpatient or inpatient consultations, a letter is sent to the referring doctor. Patients may also request copies of letters or test results (there is a charge for copies).
What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the specialist area of medicine which deals with hormones and the hormone glands such the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, ovary and testicles. Deficiency of the pancreas, which produces insulin, leads to diabetes. Diabetes in children and young adults is usually Type 1 which must be treated with insulin whereas in older adults it is usually Type 2 which may respond to tablets at first. Obesity, which causes many health problems, may be caused and result in endocrine problems. All of these conditions can be helped by an expert endocrinologist. Even if your endocrine condition is stable, it may be useful to see a specialist as many new treatments are being developed which can improve your condition.
When should I seek referral to a specialist endocrinologist?
If you have: pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, ovarian or testicular problems, you should seek specialist advice.
This will enable you to get the best balance of hormones, correct blood tests and scans and best long term outcomes. Many patients with diabetes are well managed but if the glucose levels are unstable with highs and lows, the average test (HbA1c) above 6.5%, if there is heart, kidney, circulation, nerve or eye disease, you would benefit from specialist review. Obesity can be a serious, life-shortening condition so should be considered for referral if body mass index (BMI) is above 30 kg/m2. Osteoporosis means thin bones which can break more easily. This happens to ladies after the menopause, the elderly and men with hormone conditions. If you have or suspect osteoporosis, consider requesting a referral to benefit from optimal care of your skeleton.
What can I expect from the consultation?
Endocrine diseases are often complex so expect a number of questions to clarify the detail of your condition, physical examination including weight and blood pressure, several blood tests and scans may be required to determine the nature of your condition and treatment. Hormone treatments can take time to change your body so expect follow up appointments over time to monitor your progress, assess treatment side effects and plan ongoing scans and blood tests. A letter will be sent to the referring doctor and tests will be copied to them for their information if you wish.
Non-Insulin injectable therapies
Complications of type 2 diabetes and their management
Optimising Insulin Program
Learn from Dr Ulahannan about the benefits of insulin pump therapy
Optimising treatment in type 2 diabetes and incretin-based therapies
Recent Advances in Diabetes and Endocrinology
© Dr Thomas Ulahannan, Jibi Ulahannan and Arun Ulahannan 2019