Consultant Profile

Dr James Ahlquist

Dr James Ahlquist BSc, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Wellesley Hospital
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
    • Endocrinology
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
  • General medicine
    • Diabetic medicine
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:



Lipid disorders

General medicine

Thyroid disease

Pituitary disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:
Southend Hospital Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Physicians

Royal Society of Medicine

Society of Endocrinologists

Endocrine Society (USA)


Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01702 447921
Private secretary fax:
08715 227199
Personal email address:
Dr Ahlquist's clinic is held on Tuesday afternoons.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Ahlquist is a Physician with a specialist expertise in Endocrinology, Diabetes and general medicine. He trained in Bristol, Birmingham and Oxford and also worked at Massachusetts General Hospital (USA). He has worked as a Consultant in Southend since 1995, and also does regional clinics in Essex and in London.

Endocrinology is about hormone disorders. The most common conditions are thyroid disease, reproductive matters and problems with calcium balance. Pituitary disease is less common and this is an area where Dr Ahlquist has particular expertise. Endocrinology also includes disease of the Adrenal Glands and Pancreas, and some uncommon genetic disorders.

Diabetes is an increasing problem in our community, and routine care often requires some specialist input. People with diabetes often have concerns about choice of treatment, the complications of diabetes and what the future holds and Dr Ahlquist is able to provide information and care to patients with this condition. 

Personal profile:

Dr Ahlquist lives locally to the Wellesley Hospital. In addition to medicine his other great interest is in music. He also sings in a number of local choirs.

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Dr James Ahlquist

Dr James Ahlquist Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus & General medicine Consultant, Southend On Sea, Essex, private hospital specialist.

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