Endocrinologist in Zurich, Switzerland

Dr Mirjam Faulenbach
Head of the Hormone Centre Zurich, Attending Physician at Hirslanden Clinic, Technical Head of the Hirslanden Diabetes Clinic
Specialist in Endocrinology
Zurich, Switzerland

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Treatment Focus

  • Diseases of the thyroid gland and the parathyroid gland
  • Diseases of the pituitary gland
  • Diseases of the adrenal glands
  • Diseases of the pancreas (diabetes)
  • Disturbance of bone metabolism (osteoporosis, primary hyperparathyroidism)
  • Endocrinological andrology and gynaecology

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Thyroid diagnostics
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Fine needle puncture of the thyroid gland
  • Salivary cortisol measurement
  • Metabolic tests
  • Hormone diagnostics
  • Diabetes diagnostics

 

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Diabetes mellitus treatments (patient training and control for diabetes mellitus type 1 & type 2)
  • Pregnancy diabetes (nutritional change, exercise training, insulin therapy)
  • Hypercholesterolemia (nutritional training, cholesterol-lowering medication)
  • Hormone therapy (testosterone supply in primary testicular hypofunctions, hormonal therapies in menstrual disorders)
  • Osteoporosis (individual medicinal therapy)
  • Thyroid gland (individual medicinal therapy for hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Iron infusions for iron deficiency

About

Endocrinologist Dr Mirjam Faulenbach is a specialist in endocrinology at the Hormone Centre of the Hirslanden Clinic in Zürich. She founded the Hormone Centre Zürich in 2014.

Dr Faulenbach works closely with professionals and consultants of other disciplines in order to treat outpatients and inpatients with a holistic approach. She concentrates on continuous medical treatment according to latest knowledge and quality standards, thereby ensuring optimal individual patient care.

Focus on Diabetes: Training and Consultation

Dr Faulenbach and her team individually train their patients in blood glucose measurement, use of insulin syringes, management of hypoglycaemia, and general insights about diabetes. In addition, they provide nutritional advice on how to go through a diet change. Coupled with a possible drug treatment, this is an important component to control and optimally acclimatize the illness.

Specialist for the Diagnosis of Pituitary Diseases

Through the production of various hormones, the pituitary gland controls secondary glands such as the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, or ovaries/testicles. Functional disorders of the pituitary gland are rather rare but can have various causes. At the Hormone Centre Zürich, endocrinologists detect potential overproduction or lack of hormones through extensive interviews, a thorough physical examination, and hormone tests.

State-of-the-Art Techniques for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Disorders

Diagnostic techniques are used to determine and evaluate parameters. Some of the detected conditions are analysed and discussed directly during consultation at the practice. Other evaluations are sent to an external cooperating laboratory and results announced as quickly as possible.

The diagnostic standard also includes the ultrasound imaging of the thyroid gland, which is a painless, radiation-free, and safe method for visualising the thyroid gland and planning an individual treatment. Changes in the size of the thyroid gland, as in case of “struma”, for example, can be determined and adjusted by medication.

Increased Cholesterol: Around 20% of Adults in Western Industrialised Countries Have Problems with Cholesterol Levels

The initially symptom-free disease can gradually develop into an arterial calcification, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, and occlusion of the leg artery.

A risk calculation is implemented as a result of received laboratory values and the patient’s personal constitution. Some success can be achieved by changing eating habits and life style. Endocrinologists prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs ("lipid-lowering drugs") to patients with unfavorable cholesterol levels.

Find more information at the German website of Dr Faulenbach.

Curriculum Vitae

2016 2016 Curriculum SVGO Advanced training course in metabolic bone diseases
2014 Foundation of the Hormone Centre Zürich, start as an attending physician at the Hirslanden Clinic
2009–2013 Endocrinologist/Diabetologist, DiaMon Institute and Practice of Dr Villiger, Baden, Head: Dr L. Villiger
2009 Senior Physician and scientific assistant, endocrinology/diabetology, German Institute for Nutrition and Charité, Berlin, Chief Physician, Dr A Pfeiffer
2009 Specialist title FMH endocrinology/diabetology
2007–2008 Research assistant, University of Washington, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, Seattle, Washington, US, research group of Dr Steven Kahn
2006–2006 Senior Physician in endocrinology/diabetology, University Hospital of Zurich
2004–2006 Endocrinology/diabetology, University Hospital of Zurich, Senior Physician Dr G. Spinas
2003–2004 Research assistant, Clinic for Endocrinology, University Hospital of Zurich, Dr M Donath
2003 Specialist title FMH internal medicine
2001–2003 Internal medicine, Triemli Hospital Zürich, Chief Physician Dr O. Oelz
1999–2001 Internal medicine, Uster Hospital, Chief Physician Dr M. Spiegel
1998–1999 Surgery, Horgen Hospital, Chief Physician Dr H. J. Riedtmann
1998 Doctorate, University of Basel

Medical Team

  • Dr (RUS) Artemis Papandreou
    Specialist for Endocrinology and Diabetology

Extras

  • Interdisciplinary thyroid gland consultation: Once a month for optimal consultation of thyroid patients with regard to a thyroid operation under discussion
  • Regular case studies of thyroid patients in the thyroid board
  • Discussion of complex issues once a quarter in an endocrinological quality circle
  • In-patient clarification with metabolism tests at Hirslanden Clinic as required
  • In-patient supervision of patients undergoing surgery at the Hirslanden Clinic

Location

Zürich Central Station 5 km
Zürich Airport 15 km

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Dr Mirjam Faulenbach
Head of the Hormone Centre Zurich, Attending Physician at Hirslanden Clinic, Technical Head of the Hirslanden Diabetes Clinic

Hormone Centre Zürich
Hirslanden Clinic
Witellikerstrasse 36, CH-8008 Zürich

T: +41 44 387 70 30
F: +41 44 387 70 31
E: faulenbach@primomedico.com

Clinic:

By appointment

Once per month:
Interdisciplinary thyroid gland consultation

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