How We Got Started
Brisbane West Endocrinology began in Lantos Place, Indooroopilly in 2015 by Dr Williamson recognising the importance of offering patients in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane and surrounding areas in South East Queensland the advantage of a localised service with easy free parking.
Years of Experience
Brisbane West Endocrinology
Dr. Margaret Williamson
Dr Margaret Williamson is an Endocrinologist in private practice. Originally receiving her medical qualifications in Scotland, MB, ChB, MRCP, she moved to Queensland and received her Fellowship of the Australian College of Physicians in 1981. With a strong professional interest in women’s health she began the first Menopause Clinic in a public hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital and was the first Secretary of the Australian Menopause Society. She has held appointments as an Endocrinologist at both the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital and began the first Bone Clinic at Princess Alexandra Hospital. As a Senior Visiting Medical Officer there she was also involved in several drug trials in new therapies for osteoporosis.
Dr Williamson also began a Clinic for adult women with Turner’s Syndrome at Princess Alexandra Hospital, the first of its kind in Queensland.
Outside of medicine she has held a long passion for horses especially the breeding of sport horses and still loves horse riding. She is married with one daughter who has bullied her into weight training, which she now enjoys.
Dr. Matt Seymour
Dr Matthew Seymour is an Endocrinologist and General Physician. He trained in a number of local South East Queensland hospitals including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s and Mater Hospitals and is currently a staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital. Dr Seymour has a keen interest and expertise in a number of endocrine conditions including the management of obesity, type 1 and 2 diabetes, thyroid disorders, calcium disorders, osteoporosis and hypogonadism.
Dr Seymour obtained his medical degree from The University of Queensland in 2006. Before studying medicine, he completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and was awarded a university medal from The University of Queensland. He was also awarded first class honours for his research in the field of molecular biology. He is an associate clinical lecturer with The University of Queensland.
Dr Seymour is a member of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society.
Outside of medicine Matthew enjoys spending time with his young family and exploring the outdoors.
Dr. Hannah Farquhar
Dr Hannah Farquhar is an Endocrinologist, working with all endocrine disorders and has a particular interest in pregnancy-related endocrine disorders, women’s health, androgen deficiency, thyroid disorders and diabetes mellitus.
Dr Hannah Farquhar adopts an evidence-based approach in her assessment of patients and ensures that they are well informed about their condition and its management. Many disorders require long-term monitoring and follow up, and as such she enjoys building strong therapeutic relationships with patients to improve their health outcomes.
Dr Farquhar obtained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Tasmania and graduated in 2013. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), and a Member of the Endocrine Society of Australia, Diabetes Society of Australia and Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand.
Meet the new additions to Brisbane West Endocrinology
Dr Kerry Buchanan is a paediatric endocrinologist with experience in a wide range of endocrine conditions in children and adolescents, including type 1 diabetes and insulin pump therapy, disorders of growth and puberty, thyroid disorders and gender dysphoria. Kerry completed her medical degree and early training in the UK at the Queen’s University of Belfast, before moving to Brisbane in 2003. She completed training in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital followed by subspecialty training in paediatric endocrinology and the Royal and Mater Children’s Hospitals. She has recently completed her PhD, researching the early stages of type 1 diabetes. In her spare time Kerry likes spending time with her husband and two sons, mountain biking and travelling.
Director and Founder, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Laura Zimmerman created Macintyre Health with the vision to bring the best in diabetes health and wellness services to rural Australians. She wanted to give more people access to the highest quality of care without them having to travel long distances.
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).
Prior to Macintyre Health, she worked as a grade 2 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes Educator and Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator alongside some of the best endocrinologists and chronic disease educators in the field. 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.
“I am absolutely committed to helping people with diabetes to live their best lives – no matter where their home may be.”
More About Laura
- With a passion for helping others, Laura was a finalist in the Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network Woman of the Year in 2019.
- Thanks to her exemplary academic record, Laura is now a member of the prestigious Golden Key International Honour Society.
- Hailing from America, Laura loves snow and water skiing – challenging pursuits when living in remote Queensland!
Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Guided by the belief that every person needs individualised care, Rachael Baker is making a real difference to the lives of people living with diabetes in Queensland. Rachael consults at the Gold Coast and Brisbane, but caters for patients in regional and rural areas via Telehealth.
Volunteering her time at the Gold Coast University Hospital’s ‘Camp Diabetes,’ Rachael is excited by real-time education and empowerment for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Rachael is a wonderful addition to the team at Macintyre Health and will be leading our Paediatric Diabetes Service.
Supporting Macintyre Health’s paediatric and adult patients with everything from insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring to education and ongoing care, Rachael is very passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest diabetes technologies and management strategies.
With type 1 diabetes herself, Rachael knows well what it’s like to live with the condition, and she brings empathy and understanding to her role. She takes a highly personalised approach, adapting programs to suit people at particular points in their lives. She strongly believes in becoming the patients trusted partner – tailoring a holistic diabetes management plan that works for the patient and optimises their clinical outcomes.
Rachael holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Queensland, as well as a postgraduate certification in Diabetes Education and Management from Deakin University. Engaged in the field of Research, Rachael has worked as a Diabetes Clinical Trial Coordinator working on innovative diabetes prevention and management treatments. Prior to working in the diabetes field, she was a Registered Nurse at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, most recently in the Emergency Department. She is also an active member of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, leading the Queensland network for the Private Practice Special Interest Group.
“As a Diabetes Educator, I love having the opportunity to create an environment in which my patients can share their thoughts, explore innovative diabetes management strategies, and ultimately walk away feeling empowered.”
More About Rachael
- Rachael volunteers for Camp Diabetes on weekends, where children and adolescents learn
- Rachael has coordinated clinical research trials for types 1 and 2 diabetes
- In her spare time, Rachael can be found on the touch footy field or the netball court
Nicole has over 6 years’ experience working as a Dietitian in New Zealand, the UK and Australia in a variety of clinical areas and predominantly in Diabetes.
After completing her Masters of Dietetics in New Zealand in 2012 she worked for three years at Wellington Hospital and with the NZ School of Dance. She then worked overseas for 2 years in the UK and Cyprus for the NHS and British Military before moving to Brisbane, Australia in 2018. She joined MacIntyre Health in 2019 and also works at Mater Hospital in public Diabetes care.
Nicole has a client-focussed approach and will work with you to achieve your personal goals. She keeps herself up to date with latest diabetes technologies and dietary tools to find what works for you.
Nicole special interests include;
- Diabetes including Type 1, Type 2, MODY, Gestational diabetes and is a trained DAFNE facilitator
- Eating Disorders and disordered eating behaviours
- Mental Health
- Pregnancy nutrition
- Weight loss including post-bariatric surgery
- Gastrointestinal issues such as Gastroparesis, Coeliac Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome and is a trained to deliver the low FODMAP diet
- Sports Nutrition and is an Accredited Sports Dietitian with Sports Dietitians Australia.
“People with Diabetes experience all the same challenges that life throws at them WITH Diabetes and I understand the crucial role of diet to achieve your goals and improve life day to day when living with diabetes across the lifespan.”
More About Nicole Walker
Nicole is a keen endurance sportswoman, currently racing internationally as an Adventure Racer and previously completed half ironman, marathon and cycling events. On weekends you will find her exploring in the beautiful Queensland hinterland and having friends and family over to enjoy a meal in the evenings.