Reliable and compassionate care
Dr Monika Fazekas-Lavu
BSc MBBS FRACP
Dr Monika is an experienced Endocrinologist providing highly personalised care and expertise to her patients.
About Dr Monika
At my practice, our values are to provide a warm and welcoming approach to our patients and their families.
I have clinical experience in managing
Diabetes (Gestational and Type 2)
Thyroid disease (including pregnancy related)
Osteoporosis & metabolic bone disease
Calcium metabolism disorders & parathyroid disease
Obesity & metabolic syndrome
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy
I have a particular interest in the management of diabetes, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, bone health and thyroid disease.
I am accredited at the Mater and North Shore Private Hospitals.
I partner with a highly experienced dually accredited Dietitian & Diabetes educator, Angela Hsiao, to provide comprehensive care. For Gestational and Type 2 diabetes patients Angela can provide
Dietary advice and support
Start on insulin therapy
Undertook Advanced Endocrine Training at Prince of Wales Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital.
Graduated with Bachelor of Medicine at at the University of Sydney.
Graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Undertook research at St Vincent's Heart & Lung Clinic to determine prevalence of diabetes and bone disease in actively waitlisted and transplanted patients.
Conducted obesity audit to determine if bariatric surgery was being offered to patients with Type 2 diabetes and BMI > 35 kg/m2 at Prince of Wales Hospital's diabetes service.
What can I help you with?
Endocrinology focuses on hormonal disturbances and restoring their balance.
Hormones are critical to our function and well being. As an example, the Thyroid gland located in the neck produces the hormone Levothyroxine that affects every cell in our body and controls our metabolism.
Some of the conditions I can help with are:
Diagnose and treat Diabetes which include Gestational, Type 2, Steroid induced
Stabilise on insulin
OSTEOPOROSIS & BONE HEALTH
Treat osteopenia and Osteoporosis, including medication induced
Treat calcium metabolism disorders and parathyroid disease
Diagnose and treat Hypothyroidism (underactive), Hyperthyroidism (overactive) and Thyroiditis
Thyroid disease in pregnancy
Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
OBESITY & WEIGHT MANAGMENT
Treat with individualised focus on diet, lifestyle and medical therapy
Investigate for secondary causes and underlying metabolic disturbances
POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME
Assess women with symptoms that may include menstrual irregularities, acne, excess hair growth in male pattern, weight gain for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and exclude hormonal conditions that mimic PCOS
Individualised management of PCOS symptoms
OTHER ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS
Menopause and hormone replacement therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy
Hormonal disturbances due to medications for other conditions
Public Transport: We are conveniently located in Chatswood, 200m away from the train station and the bus interchange.
Driving: If driving you may park at either the Westfield car park or at Care Park located at 20 Endeavour St, Chatswood 2067.
If running late please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate.
At the Practice
At The Gallery, please take the lift on your left side and press for Level 2. Once you exit the lift you will see the practice entrance right in front of you.
Please enter the practice and ask for our lovely receptionist Claire and she will look after you.
We are always available to answer your questions. We have answered some of the more common queries our patients ask.
01/ When is the earliest I can see you?
Please fill in the Appointment Request form and we will contact you to make the appointment and do our best to provide you with an earliest possible timeslot.
For medical emergencies please always call 000.
02/ What do I need to make an appointment?
To make a new appointment please have the following available:
Medicare card if you have one
A referral letter from your GP or Specialist
To make a followup appointment, please ensure that your referral letter is still valid. A referral letter issued by a GP is valid for 12 months and one issued by your Specialist is valid for 3 months.
03/ What do I need to bring to the appointment?
Please bring your:
Medicare card (if you have one)
Any recent pathology results such as blood tests, x-rays.
04/ Can I take public transport to your location?
We are conveniently located in Chatswood about 200m away from the train station. If you prefer to drive then you can park at either the Westfield car park or at Care Park located at 20 Endeavour St, Chatswood 2067.
05/ Do you provide Telehealth consults?
Yes. Please indicate your preference on the Appointment Request form. Please note that pre-payment is required for Telehealth consultations.