About the Centre

We see all general endocrinology cases and diabetes, including:
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Weight management
  • Metabolic disturbances, including metabolic syndrome and obesity.
  • Pituitary disorders including simple tumours (e.g. prolactinomas), diabetes insipidus
  • Thyroid disorders including hypo and hyperthyroidism, nodules.
  • Adrenal disorders (e.g. Conn's Syndrome, Cushing's disease)
  • Disturbances of Reproductive hormones, including hypogonadism and PCOS
  • Bone mineralisation issues, including osteoporosis.
  • Diabetes management and thyroid issues during pregnancy


  • We accept undifferentiated, complex general internal medical/endocrine issues for investigation.
  • We accept referrals for patients in Nursing Homes but only via telehealth at present.
  • We are able to consult in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
  • We bulk bill the first visit for endocrinopathy to ensure we are the best match for the patient's needs.

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Our Philosophy

We strongly believe that doctors and patients are part of a team and must work together to achieve the desired health outcomes.


Our Doctors


Tien completed his medical degree at Flinders University in 2007. He previously completed two degrees in engineering from Cornell University and Northwestern University in the USA, and worked as a senior electrical engineer at Motorola for several years.

He completed his PhD on Stress Hyperglycaemia with scholarships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Royal Australasian College of Physician (RACP) Kincaid-Smith. He is the author of two US Patents, and has published several papers in the fields of engineering and medicine.

Although he is a diabetes and endocrinology specialist, he appreciates general practice, after having been the director and doctor of a home visit service.  This unique experience helped him to treat the patient holistically. He believes in empowering patients to better manage their own medical conditions, and continuity of care with the help of the family doctor.

He has given many talks on weight management, diabetes and osteoporosis for GPs in SA and throughout Australia.

He is a hands-on father of 3 wonderful children. He remains an avid nerd and geek, and loves engineering as a hobby. He spends any free time camping, playing tennis, playing chess, traveling, tinkering with 3d printing projects or working on electronics with his children.

He consults in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

More to come...

More to come...

Initial Visit/Telehealth

Bulk billed
$100 for weight management
[Updated 2023 - contact for latest fee]

30 minutes to 60 minutes


  • Referral letter
  • Imaging and lab results
  • Other investigation results
  • Glucometer/BGL diary
  • Medication list/medications

In-Clinic Follow Up Visit

$100 gap/visit ($50 concession)
[Updated 2023 - contact for latest fee]

15 minutes to 30 minutes


  • Relevant new results
  • Glucometer/BGL diary
  • Food and activity diary

Telehealth Follow Up

$50 gap/session
[Updated 2023; contact for latest fee]

15 minutes

Be ready with:

  • Glucometer/BGL diary
  • Food and activity diary

Get in touch! We're here for you...


Please fax referrals, or use Argus/Referralnet for "Tien Lee" for secure messaging. Appointments can be booked at the following sites, or we will contact the patient on the referral with an appointment time and location.


City Medical Centre    
 (08) 8120 1888
(next to Central Bus Station)
1/80 Grote St
Adelaide, SA 5000


Bedford Medical Clinic    
 (08) 8276 5055
(previous Mitsubishi Factory Site)
1284 South Rd
Tonsley, SA 5042

(08) 7109 0000