MURDOCH ENDOCRINOLOGY TEAM
Our experienced and dedicated team of Endocrinologists and Diabetic Educator provide individually tailored, holistic treatment for all patients.
We offer urgent appointments when required and can also provide urgent assessments for diabetics requiring commercial licences.
Dr Ricky Arenson
MBChB AMC FRACP (Endocrinology) FRACP (Geriatrics)
Ricky Arenson is a highly respected and caring Endocrinologist, renowned for his tireless dedication to patient care. He dual trained in Endocrinology and Geriatric Medicine in WA, as well as doing a 6 month elective in Endocrinology in the UK.
Dr Arenson works as a Consultant Endocrinologist at SJOG Murdoch and the Wexford centre. He is the Head of the Department of Geriatric Medicine and a consultant specialist Endocrinologist at Royal Perth Hospital. Winner of an Outstanding Service Award for Royal Perth Hospital for 2018.
He won the "WA Clinical Educator of the Year" award in 2015, as well as being nominated for "Australian national clinical educator of the year". He continues to lecture widely on Diabetes and Endocrinology, and has been nominated for a WA award for student teaching. Dr Arenson is the Director of the Consultant support program at RPH and runs the WA annual teaching course for the Physicians' clinical exam.
Dr Aminath Laafira
MBBS, FRACP (Endocrinology), FRACP (General Medicine)
Dr Laafira completed her medical degree on a merit scholarship at the University of Adelaide. She has since worked in many hospitals in Australia, New Zealand and her birth country Maldives.
She undertook her dual fellowship training in Western Australia and holds specialist registration in both Endocrinology and General Medicine. During her specialist training, she has worked in all the main tertiary hospitals in Western Australia, including Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital. She is currently working as a Consultant Endocrinologist at Rockingham General Hospital.
Dr Laafira sees all General Endocrinology and Diabetes patients, and has a special interest in pregnancy-related Endocrine conditions and Gestational Diabetes. She believes strongly in a holistic individualised care plan and works collaboratively with the patient to achieve the best health outcome.
Dr Gillian Scott
MBBCh MRCP(UK) FRACP (Endocrinology)
Gillian Scott is a respected and dedicated Endocrinologist and welcomes referrals in all aspects of diabetes and endocrinology, including:
- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Thyroid conditions
Dr Scott graduated from The Queen’s University of Belfast in 2000 and trained in Northern Ireland before moving to Perth in 2006 where she completed Advanced training in Endocrinology and Diabetes.
Dr Scott works as a private Endocrinologist at SJOG Murdoch Hospital and at the Wexford Centre. She has public appointments as an Acute Physician and Endocrinologist at Royal Perth Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Dr Emily Gianatti is a caring and dedicated Endocrinologist with expertise in all aspects of management of endocrine disease and diabetes. Emily enjoys working with people to identify and achieve their health goals. She is experienced in working as part of a team that includes the patient, general practitioner and other health care professionals.
Emily completed her medical degree in 2000 at the University of Western Australia after having moved from rural Western Australia. She completed advanced training in Endocrinology in Melbourne in 2008. Emily was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne for her work examining the effects of testosterone treatment on the health of men with type 2 diabetes and in 2013 was awarded the prestigious Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award by the Endocrine Society of Australia.
Since returning to Perth in 2015, she has been employed as a Consultant Endocrinologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital and is the Endocrine Lead of the Diabetes in Pregnancy Service. Emily also provides care to homeless people with diabetes as part of the team from 360 Health and Street Doctors.
Leontine Jefferson offers an empathetic and enthusiastic education service for all Diabetic patients: Type 1 (T1DM), Latent auto-immune diabetes in adulthood (LADA), Type 2 (T2DM), Gestational (GDM) & Pre-diabetes. Leontine has expertise in insulin initiation and ongoing insulin management, oral Diabetic medications, and the general management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
Leontine is passionate about the technological advancements in the world of diabetes & self-management. She is excited to share this passion with individuals interested in products such as insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems, bolus calculators & on-line apps. Leontine will help you to understand your diagnosis, dietary needs, hypoglycaemic management and how to manage exercise. She can also assist Diabetics interested in continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) with initiation and installation.
You may simply want to talk about your diagnosis: perhaps you are feeling confused, overwhelmed or experiencing diabetes burnout? Contact Leontine, and let someone who understands tailor your care to suit you.