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Medical specialists directory

The purpose of the medical specialists directory is a communications platform for medical specialists. The directory has been established to assist consumers and referring professionals to find medical specialists with specific interest, qualifications and expertise.

General practitioners and other referring professionals are busy people and it is unreasonable to expect them to be fully informed about the range of expertise of individual medical specialists. While they know some of the specialists in their geographical area, they tend to use online directories to find suitable specialist to refer their patients to.

Patients are taking an increasingly more proactive role in finding a medical specialist, assisting their GPs with the management of their health issues. They are searching the Internet to inform themselves about health matters, treatment options and health service providers.

The directory also aims to save time and traveling costs for patients. Patients and their referring professional can use to find medical specialists within a desired radius around their postcode.

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Medical specialists in Australia

To become a medical specialist in Australia, doctors complete a program of supervised training and are awarded a Fellowship by a specialist medical college, accredited by the Australian Medical Council.

There is a wide range of medical specialist disciplines recognised in Australia, including anaesthetics, dermatology, intensive care, emergency medicine, general practice, obstetrics and gynaecology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, paediatrics, pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, surgery, psychiatry, public health medicine and rehabilitation medicine. Many medical specialists focus on a sub-specialty, following additional training in that area.

In 2006 there were a total of 64,425 registered medical practitioners in Australia. 35% of them were specialists.(Medical labour force 2006. National health labour force series no. 41. Cat. no. HWL 42. Canberra: AIHW.)

Featured medical specialists

Dr Natalie Shaw

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Randwick NSW 2031

Dr Shaw is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Randwick, in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
She manages high risk and uncomplicated obstetric patients at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women. She also practices general gynaecology and has a special interest in pre-invasive gynaecological disease. More....

Radar Medical Imaging

Caring for the community since 1976
Providing comprehensive medical imaging services

Bundoora VIC 3083

Radar Medical Imaging is sited in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. We are the only group of independent comprehensive medical imaging practices north of the Yarra.

We provide a wide range of general radiology examinations as well as more specialised imaging services.

Please refer to our website for information about which procedures are available at each of our eight clinics. More....