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Dr. Lakshman is a Board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He is a graduate of SDU Medical College in Bangalore, India. After earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of South Carolina, he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas in Galveston. This was followed by a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Lakshman is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. In addition to diabetes, Dr. Lakshman’s interests include thyroid disease, men’s health and medical care of transgender individuals. Dr. Lakshman provides care for a wide range of thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer. Prima CARE’s Thyroid Center uses office-based ultrasound techniques to diagnose and biopsy thyroid nodules, parathyroid adenomas, and malignant lymph nodes. Dr. Lakshman is ECNU-certified, and his practice is AIUM-accredited, in the field of thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound. Dr. Lakshman offers Afirma® and Thyroseq® gene testing for thyroid nodules to prevent unnecessary thyroid surgery, and he is licensed to administer radioactive iodine therapy. Dr. Lakshman’s Men’s Health Clinic addresses sexual disorders such low testosterone (low T) and erectile dysfunction (ED). He offers a wide range of testosterone replacement options for low T, and erectile dysfunction treatment options including <a href="https://gainswave.com/">GAINSWave® high-frequency acoustic therapy</a>. For more information about Prima CARE's Men’s Health Clinic, <a href="https://www.prima-care.com/services/endocrinology-men-s-health">click here</a>. In 2016, Dr. Lakshman founded Prima CARE’s Transgender Clinic in response to the growing need for specialized health care services in our local transgender community. Coordinating with regional organizations and resources, Dr. Lakshman provides a program offering psychological counseling, cross-sex hormone therapy, and medical care focused on transgender concerns. Dr. Lakshman sees patients in his Fall River office and sees patients in consultation at Saint Anne’s and Charlton Memorial Hospitals.
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