Dr Sultan Linjawi Brisbane and Toowoomba Endocrinologist and Diabetes Specialist
Dr Sultan Linjawi


Endocrine and Diabetes Specialist
Dr Sultan Linjawi


Endocrine and Diabetes Specialist

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Dr Sultan Linjawi
Diabetes and Endocrine Physician 
Dr Sultan’s medically backed team of experts, including psychologists, dieticians and diabetes educators al  contribute to these unique programs.
Dr Sultan Linjawi
Dr Sultan Linjawi Dr Sultan Linjawi
Practicing Diabetes Specialist

Medical Qualifications

  • 1990 Charing Cross and Westminster Medical Schools - Part of University of London. Now called Imperial medical school rated in top 10 medical schools in world
  • 1994 BSc Histopathology
  • 1996 MB BS (Medical degree) Formally trained as an Endocrinologist since 2003
  • 2000 MRCP(UK) Member of Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • 2006 FRACP Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Medical Expertise & Leadership

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Thyroid disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Disorders of Calcium
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Rare endocrine tumours
  • Holistic Diabetes Centre
  • Medical Director
  • Full diabetes Team Dieticians, diabetes nurse educators, Psychologist and exercise Physiologist

Lecturer & Student Trainer

Internationally renowned keynote speaker. Invited to speak globally 10-15 times per year.

Member of several global advisory boards. Author of diabetes training tools for clinicians.

Lecturer for medical students including University of Sydney, Newcastle University and the Rural School of Medicine, NSW.

Member of Professional bodies

Royal Australasian college of Physicians

American Diabetes Association

European society for study of Diabetes

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Dr Sultan’s My Health Explained Team

Lisa Urquhart

Lisa Urquhart

Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist. App.Sc. (Ex.&Sp.Sc), B.Sc.(Nutrition) (Hons)

Lisa studied both Nutrition & Dietetics and Sport Science at the University of Sydney. She went on to further develop an extensive knowledge nutrition specific to diabetes, and enjoys working with people to get their most out of their nutrition for their health and wellbeing.

Lisa has comprehensive experience in nutrition related to insulin pumps and insulin therapy, sports diabetes and diabetes during pregnancy. She has a practical and easy to understand approach to weight management and lifestyle modification in prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

Lisa started her dietetics career at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit and has experience working in a wide range of settings at Coffs Harbour Hospital. Lisa found her passion at the Coffs Harbour Diabetes Centre working closely with a specialist team of clinicians. She is currently involved in recipe development and consulting for Diabetic Living Magazine.

Astrid Tattersall

Astrid Tattersall

RN, BSc (Hons), CDE

Astrid studied nursing in London before completing a science degree at Surrey University. She worked within various acute medical settings for 5 years , before specialising in oncology , also completing further qualifications in teaching at this time. In Australia she has been employed in Newcastle as an oncology nurse specialist and educator.

It was at this time she decided to further explore the role of a diabetes educator, an area she had always been interested in. Following completion of a post graduate certificate at UTS in Sydney she is now employed within Dr Linjawi’s team of diabetes educators.

The aim of the centre is simple, to provide patients and their families with the education and support to better manage their diabetes. Services provided include insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring and individual/group sessions for those with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Tara Griffin

Tara Griffin

Psychologist. BPsych (Hons) MPsych(Clin.) MAPS

After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 14 years of age, Tara’s interest in health began, and she became increasingly aware of the power of thought on human behaviour. She commenced psychological university studies in 2003, and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She further explored her health behaviour interests in her Masters thesis “A Phenomenological Inquiry into Effective Interventions: The Perspectives of Diabetes Educators”. Tara presented her Honours thesis “Eating Behaviour, Dietary Restraint and Food Palatability: Implications for Binge Eaters” at the Australian Psychology Society’s Annual Conference in 2007, and at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology in Berlin, Germany in 2008.

She has also been a lecturer to fourth year psychology students at Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne, has been published in “Diabetes Living“ Magazine and, whilst living in Northern New South Wales, assisted in the development of Dr Sultan Linjawi’s weight loss program, which was the first federally approved private lifestyle modification program in Australia (with an amazing 88% success rate!). In addition to her expertise in human behaviour, Tara has worked in marketing/promotions, circulation, and design roles for newspapers within APN News and Media. She was also the Senior Researcher for a market research company, this included writing and analyzing data for numerous councils, shopping centres, and the University of Technology Sydney.

Tara is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Since 2011, she has worked with Associate Professor Peter Nottle’s specialised bariatric support team, performing pre-operative assessments, as well as post-operative care. She has assisted patients with motivational and behavioural problems, disordered eating, body image and identity issues, self-esteem and self-acceptance, support and relational stress, as well as symptoms of anxiety or depression associated with weight. She has counselled to individuals, families, and couples of all ages with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety/panic disorder, stress, trauma, behavioural difficulties, relational difficulties, weight-loss, and management of chronic disease, including diabetes mellitus, and multiple sclerosis.

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