OUR TEAM

Doctors



Dr Algenes Aranha

Australian Diabetes Society
Endocrine Society of Australia
American Endocrine Society

We would like to introduce Dr Algenes Aranha as our onsite Endocrinologist.

He has lived and worked on the Gold Coast since 2015. He completed his FRACP in 2013, in both Diabetes and Endocrinology as well as in General Medicine.

Dr Aranha has worked for the past ten years in Queensland, also in the United Kingdom prior to that.

He is able to see the following conditions at the private clinics

  • Diabetes
  • Insulin pumps
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Hypogonadism in males
  • Adrenal, Pituitary, Parathyroid Disorders, Electrolyte Disturbances
  • General Medicine
  • Telehealth Consultations

Allied Health

Laura Zimmerman

Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Laura Zimmerman is our on-site Diabetes Educator, offering sessions at Chesed Medical and Surgical practice.

Graduating from the University of Queensland’s School of Nursing in 2008, Laura went on to gain postgraduate certifications in both Chronic Disease Self-Management Advising and Diabetes Education and Management (High Distinction).

Laura is passionate about personalising diabetes management, and ensuring everyone has access to the latest in diabetes tools and technology. She is currently the Chair of the Queensland branch of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association; and is a respected speaker and lecturer on diabetes management.

Consultation Types:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Individual Consultations
  • Insulin initiation and titration
  • Gestational diabetes/ diabetes in pregnancy
  • Diabetes in the elderly
  • Medication Review
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Telehealth Consultations