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Dr Karen Phillips

Endocrinology
Registered Number - 28197
Kingston , Kingston
Experience - 20 Years
Languages - English

Consultation Fees
   
JM$ 15000.00

Profile Description

“Dr. Karen Phillips is a highly accomplished medical professional with an extensive background in internal medicine and a specialization in endocrinology. Currently serving as a Consultant Physician at Kingston Public Hospital in Jamaica, she brings over 20 years of experience in the field of internal medicine, providing exceptional care to patients. Dr. Phillips is recognized as an Honorary Consultant at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and serves as an Associate Lecturer, specializing in endocrinology. Her expertise in this area is showcased by her 18 years of dedicated work in the field. Additionally, she possesses 10 years of experience in Stroke Rehabilitation, contributing to her comprehensive understanding of managing stroke-related conditions. Dr. Phillips is also actively involved in medical education, having taught medical students and residents in the Doctorate of Medicine (DM) program in Internal Medicine for over 20 years. Her wealth of experience and knowledge has led her to serve as an Examiner for MBBS and DM examinations for 18 years. With a passion for delivering exceptional patient care, Dr. Karen Phillips is a respected physician and educator, committed to making a significant impact in the field of medicine.”

Qualifications

  • MBBS, DM

Research & Publications

    Topic: Outpatient Insulinization: • Title: "Efficacy and Safety of Outpatient Insulinization in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes" • Abstract: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of outpatient insulinization as a treatment approach for patients with type 2 diabetes. • Introduction: Discuss the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and the challenges of managing insulin therapy in outpatient settings. • Methodology: Describe the study design, patient selection criteria, and the insulinization protocols used in the outpatient setting. • Results: Present the findings regarding glycaemic control, patient adherence, safety measures, and overall outcomes of outpatient insulinization. • Discussion: Analyse the implications of outpatient insulinization, including its potential benefits, limitations, and recommendations for clinical practice. • Conclusion: Summarize the key findings and emphasize the significance of outpatient insulinization as a viable treatment option for type 2 diabetes patients. Topic: Screening for Thyroid Function in Pregnancy • Title: "Thyroid Function Screening during Pregnancy: Current Practices and Recommendations" • Abstract: This review explores the importance of screening for thyroid function in pregnant women, highlighting the current practices and recommendations. • Introduction: Provide an overview of the physiological changes in thyroid function during pregnancy and the potential implications for both maternal and fetal health. • Methods: Summarize the existing literature on thyroid function screening methods and guidelines for pregnant women. • Screening Approaches: Discuss the various methods used for screening thyroid function during pregnancy, such as measurement of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4), and antithyroid antibodies. • Clinical Implications: Examine the association between abnormal thyroid function during pregnancy and adverse outcomes, such as gestational complications and neurodevelopmental issues in offspring. • Recommendations and Guidelines: Present the current recommendations from professional societies and guidelines regarding thyroid function screening in pregnant women. • Conclusion: Highlight the importance of thyroid function screening in pregnancy, the need for standardized guidelines, and potential areas for further research.

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FAQ’s

Medicas allows you to consult an endocrinologist for a variety of hormonal and metabolic disorders. These may include diabetes, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalances, adrenal disorders, pituitary gland issues, reproductive hormone disorders, and more.
To schedule an online consultation with an endocrinologist through Medicas, log in to your account and browse through the available endocrinologists. Select a convenient date and time for your consultation and follow the prompts to confirm your appointment. You will receive detailed instructions on how to connect for your virtual consultation.
Yes, discussing lab test results with the endocrinologist is an essential part of the consultation. You can share any relevant lab reports or diagnostic tests related to your hormonal or metabolic condition. The endocrinologist will review these results and provide insights, explanations, and recommendations based on the findings.
Absolutely! Medicas provides the opportunity to consult with endocrinologists who specialize in diabetes management. You can seek guidance on blood sugar control, insulin management, lifestyle modifications, dietary recommendations, and overall diabetes care. The endocrinologist can help you optimize your diabetes management plan.
Yes, endocrinologists can prescribe medications for hormonal conditions through Medicas if deemed necessary. They can provide prescriptions for medications related to diabetes, thyroid disorders, hormone replacement therapies, and other relevant treatments. The endocrinologist may also recommend lifestyle changes or non-pharmacological approaches depending on your condition.
Certainly! Medicas supports long-term management and follow-up care for hormonal and metabolic disorders. Endocrinologists can provide ongoing support, monitor your condition, and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. They can help you achieve optimal health and manage your condition effectively through virtual consultations.
When selecting a doctor for diabetes treatment, look for the specialization, experience, patient reviews and rating.
To schedule a doctor consultation through Medicas - register in the platform, select a doctor, book your slot and confirm the platform.
Doctors commonly treat various types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, Gestational, Pre-Diabetes, Secondary Diabetes, Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY).
Yes, Medicas connect patients with healthcare providers, including doctors specializing in diabetes care through mobile app or telehealth platform.
See a diabetes specialist if you are Newly diagnosed, Uncontrolled blood sugar, Complex medical history (e.g., pregnant with diabetes), Difficulty managing diabetes, Potential complications arise etc.
Diabetes doctors work collaboratively to provide comprehensive care for individuals with diabetes, addressing both the management of diabetes itself and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of associated complications.
Osteoporosis is diagnosed using a bone density test called a DEXA scan (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry). This test measures the density of bones in the hip and spine.
Osteoporosis mainly affects bones, especially the spine, hips, and wrists. These bones become weak and are more likely to break.
A deficiency in Vitamin D can cause osteoporosis. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is crucial for maintaining strong bones.
A healthy diet rich in calcium and vitamin D is essential. This includes dairy products, leafy greens, fatty fish, and fortified foods.
Weight-bearing exercises like walking, jogging, and dancing help maintain bone strength. It's important to consult your doctor for a personalized exercise plan.
While complete reversal may not always be possible, osteoporosis can be managed effectively through medications, diet and weight bearing exercises.
Weak bones are more susceptible to breaking, even from minor falls. Fractures can be painful, debilitating, and sometimes life-threatening.
Use Medicas for booking an appointment with a top osteoporosis doctor by simply registering, selecting a slot and confirming the payment.
Look for the doctor with expertise in osteoporosis treatment, their experience and reviews in Medicas and select the best according to you amongst them.
Menopause typically occurs around age 45-55 when a woman's menstrual periods stop permanently.
Hormonal changes cause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and changes in vaginal and urinary health.
Symptoms like irregular periods, hot flashes, mood changes, and changes in vaginal dryness may indicate menopause.
Early menopause refers to menopause occurring before age 45. Premature menopause is before age 40.
Menopause is considered complete when a woman has gone without menstruation for 12 consecutive months, typically around age 50.
Hot flashes (vasomotor symptoms) are often the most noticeable symptom of menopause.
No, menopause marks the end of fertility, and pregnancy is not possible after menopause.
Menopause is confirmed if menstrual periods have ceased for 12 consecutive months, without other underlying medical reasons.
Use Medicas for booking an appointment with a top menopause doctor by simply registering, selecting a slot and confirming the payment.
Look for the doctor with expertise in menopause treatment, their experience and reviews in Medicas and select the best according to you amongst them.

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