Medical specialists directory
The purpose of the medical specialists directory
www.healthdirectory.com.au/Medical_specialists/ 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 healthdirectory.com.au 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
FRACDS (OMS), BDSc (Hon), MBBS, BSc, BA
Newstead QLD 4006
Dr Hirst's interest in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery developed when working as a resident medical officer in the RBWH Oral and Maxillofacial Department. Dr Hirst feels strongly that while the training requirements to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon are the most arduous of all of the surgical specialties, it has been worth it - enabling him to provide a high level of patient care. More....
MBBS, FRACP, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Heidelberg VIC 3079
Dr Chris O'Callaghan is a Clinical Pharmacologist with expertise in the management of hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), dysautonomia, fatigue syndromes, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), arterial aneurysm disease, autonomic neuropathy (Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy, diabetes, spinal cord injury). More....