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Dr Karen Adamson

Dr Karen Adamson

Consultant Physician
MBBS, MRCP (UK), PhD, FRCP (Edin), FHEA, MAcadMed

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Karen Adamson at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Diabetes
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Pituitary disease
  • Thyroid disease

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Professional profile

Availability - Spire Murrayfield: Monday 3pm-5pm

I graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1994. I have been a Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine since 2007. My PhD is on the immunology of endocrine autoimmune disease, and was awarded in 2005 from the University of Edinburgh. My interests include endocrine autoimmune disease e.g. thyroid disease, Addison's disease, however, my NHS practice encompasses the full range of endocrine disorders including pituitary disease, calcium disorders and PCOS.

In my diabetes practice, I take a patient centered care approach. My interests are in the newer drugs used in Type 2 diabetes, and all aspects of Type 1 diabetes.

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and have a keen interest in medical education, and is currently completing a Master in Clinical Education. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.


Clinical Interests

Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
Diabetes
Endocrinology
Menopause
Osteoporosis
Parathyroid disease
Pituitary disease
Thyroid disease

Thyroid disease, Addison's disease, pituitary disease, calcium disorders and PCOS. Type 1 and 2 diabetes

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Academy of Medical Educators
British Thyroid Association
British Menopause Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician, St John’s Hospital, Livingston

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Email Karen.adamson@nhs.net