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Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Service updates for appointments at WCH

  • If you have an upcoming in person appointment at Women’s College Hospital and you have a fever, cough, or new onset of shortness of breath, have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, tested positive for COVID-19, or been instructed to self-isolate by Public Health please do not come to the hospital, call the clinic directly for more information.
  • The hospital is open only to patients with appointments, please see our visitor restrictions information.
  • Your appointment may be changed to a virtual visit using the telephone or over video. Learn how to set-up a video visit.
  • You will receive a call from us with any changes to your appointment.

We provide comprehensive care for patients with diabetes and other endocrine conditions. Our team have expertise in the diagnosis and management of diabetesthyroid disease , reproductive disorders, osteoporosis and calcium disorders , diseases of pituitary and adrenal glands, and pregnancy and preconception care of endocrine conditions.

  • Our Specialized Programs

    Centre for Integrated Diabetes Care: This program offers a multidisciplinary, integrated care approach for patients with diabetes. In addition, we have dedicated specialized programs for patients with Type 1 Diabetes, emerging adults with Type 1 diabetes (ages 18-29) and complex patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Our endocrinologists have clinical, education and research expertise in taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to diabetes care and are supported by certified diabetes educations.

    Centre for Osteoporosis & Bone Healthcare: Multidisciplinary program providing expertise in osteoporosis care and metabolic bone disease. Through collaboration with family physicians and other health care providers in rural/remote Ontario, the program also delivers clinical care to complex patients in the community through the Ontario Telemedicine Network.

    Thyroid program: This groundbreaking thyroid program is a rapid access program that works like a one-stop shop for patients with all forms of thyroid dysfunction and thyroid cancer. The result is a patient centered model of care with the potential to cut wait times in half. This program is also the program in Ontario doing total thyroidectomies within an ambulatory surgery model. 

    Reproductive Endocrinology: We offer multidisciplinary consultation and management for reproductive disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and Turner’s syndrome; and specialized care for endocrine conditions before and during pregnancy. 

  • Procedures

    We offer

    • dynamic endocrine hormone testing to assess for disorders of the pituitary, pancreas and adrenal glands
    • thyroid biopsy
    • ultrasound
  • Your Care

    Making an appointment

    Patients are seen only by referral from a family doctor, other specialist or nurse practitioner.

    If you do not have a family doctor, refer to How to Find a Doctor page.

    If you are already a patient at WCH and require information about an existing appointment, please contact clinics or programs directly.

    Once a completed referral has been received, you will be notified of an appointment date and time by a member of our administrative staff and by your referring provider within 14 days of your referral submission.

    What to Expect

    We would ask that you plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete your registration.

    Please remember to bring your Ontario Health Card with you to this appointment. Please Note: If you do not have a valid Ontario Health Card, you will be required to pay directly for the clinical service(s) provided at the time of your visit. Details are available from any of our program secretaries.

    At your first appointment please bring:

    • List of medications, supplements or herbal remedies
    • Home glucose meter if you are using one
    • Insulin pump printouts if able. You can also download at WCH
    • Any laboratory blood work or diagnostic test you may have

    If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify the program scheduling secretary at 416-323-6013 to cancel and/or re-schedule your appointment. Please try to give 48 hours’ notice of cancellation or rescheduling requests.

    Please note: WCH is a teaching hospital. During your visit you may be seen together, by our teams of professionals and learners.

  • Patient Resources

How to refer a patient

Patients are seen only by referral from a family doctor, other specialist or nurse practitioner.

Please send a referral to fax number 416-323-6534 with the following information

  1. Your name, billing number, contact information
  2. Preference for a specific program, endocrinologist if applicable.
  3. Patient demographic and contact information
  4. Reason, urgency for referral
  5. Past medical history/cumulative patient profile
  6. Medication list
  7. Relevant recent investigations, e.g.:
    • HbA1c for diabetes
    • TSH for thyroid disorder
    • Thyroid ultrasound for thyroid nodule
    • DEXA report for osteoporosis

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